Release Blitz (Book Review): I, Pornstar by Zara Cox

Title: I, Porn Star
Author: Zara Cox @ZCoxBooks
Reviewer: Ivy @PoisonIvy70
Rating: 4 stars


My name is Quinn Blackwood: By day, I’m a billionaire CEO. Rich. Entitled.
By night, I’m the exclusive porn star only known as Q.
Why? Because I love women. If I believed in an almighty being, I’d thank him for creating them. They’re by far his most perfect creation…especially when I’m fucking one of them.
Oh, did I mention I’m an asshole? Fuck yeah. According to my shrink, I’m one twisted motherfucker. And that’s just the way I like it. Until she walks into my life…


My name is Elyse Gilbert, nicknamed ‘Lucky’ because according to my dad, I’m the unluckiest person alive, and I’ll die the same way I came into the world: naked, screaming, and dirt poor.
Yeah, my life is a twisted, seething mess. But that life changed the day I met HIM.
He made me forget the cameras.
He made me forget I was doing this for the money.
He made me forget my shame.
He made me forget everything. I was consumed by him. Only him.
But now my past has caught up with me.


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What would you do if you were offered one million dollars to star in a very selective porn movie with Quinn Blackwood, scion of the Blackwood dynasty that rules New York, is a billionaire by day, tortured a-hole with daddy issues and secret porn star by night? I think these are fair questions to ask. Ok, and a whole lot more, but you get the gist – eventually, romance happens.


Hello, Ms. Cox: I don’t recall ever reading her books, but I was impressed with the story for I, Porn Star. Care was taken in setting up the chessboard of players and moves, and unlike a real porntastic story, the sex isn’t jammed in your face from the start. You get a sense of the characters before they connect physically, and it helped me enjoy it more when the smutty fun comes into play.

It’s not just lady p*rn: When I read the blurb for the ARC, the thought of the billionaire by day, pornstar by night and serious daddy issues, well I said, sign me up! But Elly’s backstory captured my interest. They both have issues, and are they anywhere near emotionally stable? Hell no. But they have chemistry in spades and Ms. Cox worked that like a stripper works the pole.

No Cliffy here: Bonus – it’s a standalone! The way Ms. Cox structured the story, it could easily be broken down into installments, but it was done so well that the flow worked as a standalone. Ms. Cox paced the telling of Quinn and Elly’s secrets in a way that didn’t give the whole can of beans away too early, and didn’t inundate me with sex, sex, sex just for the hell of it. There’s a decent amount of it, mind you, but it wasn’t superfluous and the intimacy of it progressed at a pace with their relationship.

Rushing to climax: The story unfolds well, and if there was a bit that didn’t quite click, it was the ending, which felt a tad rushed. Considering the revelation of Quinn/Q’s identity to Elly and the big climactic ending, I would have enjoyed seeing more of the fallout. I also have to mention that I received an ARC that did have several issues with editing that I anticipate will be fixed in the final product. Ms. Cox enjoyed her thesaurus, at times a bit too much, but overall, it was the story that captivated me and Quinn/Elly’s chemistry that kept me reading well after dark.


I really enjoyed it. Dramatic, suspenseful, with good smutty sex, It was a drastic change of pace from the last book I read and I really enjoyed that change. Ms. Cox is on my radar and I’d be interested in reading more from her.

– Ivy

*An ARC was received for an honest review.


Zara Cox has been writing since she was thirteen years old, but it wasn’t until eight years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone besides her close family (the over 18s anyway!). Her best-selling Indigo Lounge Series is Zara’s first step in her erotic romance- writing journey. In 2016 she hopes to bring her readers even more sizzling-hot stories featuring panty- melting alpha heroes and the women who rock their world. She’s also working on an entirely new super- hot series, so watch this space and keep in touch! She loves to hear from her readers.

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