Source: e-book from We ♥ YA Books
Troy Alexander (19) chases fame as a lead singer in New York City, but finds nothing but heartbreak. So he takes a job as a paparazzi to earn enough money to go back home. His assignment lands him in the path of Ashlyn Sunshine, teen pop star (19 going on 25). They end up spending one memorable summer afternoon together, but could someone as amazing as Ashlyn ever like a guy like him — or is he headed for another heartbreak?
This book is really a quick read, but a great one! I loved the story and the pacing. The idea of the story wherein a paparazzi falls in love with a superstar is cool. I’ve never read anything like it.
I liked Troy’s character. He’s a kind gentleman and he’s kind of a dork so it’s a bonus for me. Ashlyn’s character is easy to love. Even though she was a “superstar”, she’s very down to earth.
I just think that this book shouldn’t be in the short story category at all. I think it could be expanded more into a full novel. I can’t help but think about the story and the possible events that could happen to Troy and Ashlyn. I’d love to see their relationship grow.
The copy also included a prequel novel of Haunting Joy called Chain Reaction, which I also enjoyed.
Will be reading Haunting Joy next. :)
About the Author
I’m a young adult author who enjoys writing teen fantasy. My writing tends to be on the romantic side, mostly because I’m a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s young adult, fantasy, or historical mystery romance (like The Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series). And those elements (romance, fantasy, mystery,…) have a way of creeping into my own writing, even when I’m writing something lighter and more contemporary like my Haunting Joy books.
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