Another bitter-sweet romance from Choc Lit author Jane Lovering. Can two emotionally damaged people help each other and cancel out the hurt or will they simply tear themselves apart?
Jane Lovering on what inspired her to write Star Struck...
'The inspiration for Starstruck came (whisper this..) from my obsession with the sci fi show, Babylon 5, where I had the most massive crush on ranger Marcus Cole. Did I say crush? I mean, a true, deep and abiding love, of course, ‘crush’ is far too shallow a word for the emotions that I felt every week at 9.30. Babylon 5 is long gone, but I often wondered, if I’d been offered the chance to go and meet Jason Carter who played Marcus, would I have gone? If I had, what would I have said to him? Would I even have dared to ask for an autograph, or would I have been so crippled with hero-worship that I could only mutter at the carpet and blush a particularly unflattering shade of fuschia?
And so, when I came to write Starstruck, I saw the perfect opportunity to explore the ‘what if’ of meeting a long-time crush...I mean, deep and abiding love. What if he appeared to return that love? What then? And what if my heroine had a reason for feeling unlovable and uncertain? So I gave her reasons for wanting to go to Nevada to meet her hero beyond simply wanting to get a signed photo – she wants to begin to turn her life around. And, in trying to build herself a new life and new memories, she gets drawn in to a power struggle between two men, one she’s been watching on screen and desiring for the last eighteen months, and one who’s just walked into her life.
How would I have behaved if Jason Carter had done more than smile at me if I’d ever asked for his autograph? I’ll never know (unless you’re reading this, Jason, in which case, come and get me!) but I can explore the complicated emotions behind getting what you think you want in the storyline of Starstruck.'
Our memories define us - don't they? And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fiance. It's left scars, inside and out, which have destroyed her career and her confidence. Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada - and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises - will help her heal. But she bumps into mysterious Sci-fi writer Jack Whitaker first. He's a handsome contradiction - cool and intense, with a wild past. Jack has enough problems already. He isn't looking for a woman with self-esteem issues and a crush on one of his leading actors. Yet he's drawn to Skye. An instant rapport soon becomes intense attraction, but Jack fears they can't have a future if Skye ever finds out about his past ...Will their memories tear them apart, or can they build new ones together?
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Choc Lit
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
Jane Lovering was born in Devon but, following extradition procedures, now lives in Yorkshire. She has five children, four cats, two dogs and doesn’t believe in housework so the the bacteria and dust are approaching sentience and now rank among the pets. Incidentally, she doesn’t believe in ironing either, and the children all learned self-defensive cookery at early ages. She works in a local school and also teaches creative writing, which are extreme ways of avoiding the washing up. Jane is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has a ...More About Jane Lovering