"Her future's so bright, she's gotta wear shades
Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom--they are actually head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat's grandmother, an eccentric star from Hollywood's golden age, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of control. Will their secret be front-page news in the tabloids? And can their budding romance survive the onslaught of paparazzi, wedding preparations, and misinformed family members?
From the soundstage to a Beverly Hills mansion to the gleaming Pacific Ocean, Stars Collide takes you on a roller-coaster tour of Hollywood, packing both comedic punch and tender emotion."
My Rating: Spring
My Review:What a fun and crazy ride! Stars Collide has a sweet romance and a great supporting cast. I loved the names of the chapters and the constant references to famous movie quotes. For a great excursion into a place where "happily ever after" is more than just "The End," this book is the ticket!
All of the characters are wonderful, and I think that a lot of the secondary characters, like Kat's grandmother and the child star with more to her than meets the eye, stole the spotlight frequently. I confess that it was hard to believe that there were so many Christians working on the same set of such a popular show (that was family-friendly and clean). Of course, I really don't know how many honest-to-goodness Christians work in Hollywood in real life, so perhaps it really isn't all that unbelievable. But either way, it made for a sweet story with lots of encouragement to trust God and have hope for the future.
And if you're looking for a book with a happy ending wrapped up with a shiny pink bow, Stars Collide is it! Although the conclusion did seem a little too nice and neat for real life, so to speak, all of the happiness fit somehow. I really enjoyed it! Stars Collide is sure to lift your spirits, complete with a "special feature" at the end that will put a smile on your face.
*With thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.*
“Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”