Book Review: Child Star by J.J. McAvoy

Title: Childstar (Childstar #1)
Author: J.J. McAvoy @JJMcAvoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 95 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars


Amelia London is America’s sweetheart. Noah Sloan is America’s bad boy. Both are former child stars and once were lovers. When they are cast as the leads in the upcoming erotic suspense blockbuster—Sinners Like Us—they are forced to come to terms with the issues that tore them apart to begin with.

As the whole world watches, can they keep their secrets hidden? After all, everybody is a sinner.

Grace Review

Hollywood and all the drama that comes with it, is the perfect fit for the romance genre.  You have fragile egos, temptation, bad rumors and greedy managers/family members.  All of those plot lines play a part in this quick read, as book 1 of a 3 part serial.

My initial impressions on the 2 child stars and former lovers:
***Amelia is a bit weak and seems let people walk all over her.
***Noah is an ass who does whatever he wants no matter what the consequences.

“You both were children who were forced to become adults, and now you’re adults who are acting like children.”

But everything isn’t as it seems.

As we get to know the character’s more, my initial impressions were proved wrong:
***Amelia stands up for what she wants and doesn’t fall weak to criticism.  In addition, she will always put Noah first, no matter how he treats her.  Is she a doormat or a loyal friend?  That’s up to you to decide.
***Noah cares about more than he shows.  He has a lot of reasons for what he does.  These reasons come out in a huge twistapoloza at the end of the book.

Even after all these years, Amelia London was my kryptonite, and she still didn’t know it.

Can Amelia and Noah fight off the treats that come close to home?  Can they maintain the connection that has been rebuilt?

We’ll have to wait for part 2, to find out.

– Grace

*An ARC was received from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.



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