Welcome to my stop for To Catch A Star by Romy Sommer. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read my excerpt, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card and eBook Backlist Romance from Romy Sommer.
Teresa (or Tessa) is in the ‘titled class’ of a small European country. Polished and always doing the ‘right thing’ for her image and the country, she is engaged to a man just like her father: a workaholic with little passion or emotional connection to her.
Christian is a biracial actor, returning to the country of his birth for a film. While he has long held anger and resentment to those in his past, he has never publicly claimed Westerwald as his history, even as his then unwed and pregnant mother was run out of the country.
From a less-than-auspicious meeting after a very stressful day, these two are soon thrown into close contact as Tessa’s father insists she take her first ‘real job’ as a PA to the Hollywood movie star Christian. But all is not as It seems: Christian has been noticed in possession of a ring, a family heirloom only possessed by those in line for rule.
Completely entertaining, this story is told from the perspective of both Tessa and Christian. He’s determined to get under her skin in his quest to have her in his bed. She is determined to do her ‘duty’ for her father and country, and remain aloof and untouched by the dangerously sexy and daring man. While there was a ‘mystery’ in the story, foreshadowing made the mystery far less unusual – it was only of interest to me that Tessa didn’t put the pieces together sooner. But, she was so determined to keep her protective candy coating, she really had no clue how to process the emotions she was flooded with. I liked her, but so wanted someone to come along and smack her, get her to truly see her own situation for the dead end it was. Fortunately, Christian, although determined to keep everyone at arm’s length is a very observant, and cares little for ‘convention’ manages to drop pointed hints, if not outright directions to her.
You know HOW you want this story to end, you can cheer for it and you would be mostly right: but the journey to that end is one that is full of angst, emotion, clever characters and some really interesting insights into the growth of these two characters throughout the story.. A difficult book to put down, with a solid feel of a fairy tale come alive, this was a fun read and sure to please romance fans who want to ‘get away from it all’ for a few hours.
Title: To Catch A Star
Author: Romy Sommer
Published by: Harper Collins, Impulse
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Teresa Adler is the ultimate Ice Princess, with a heart as frozen as the winter landscape of her beloved home, Westerwald. All her life, she’s belonged to the ‘inner circle’ of wealth, privilege and position.
Christian Taylor: Heartthrob. Movie Star. Bad Boy. The mischievous actor sets temperatures soaring in the picturesque baroque principality – and with a wicked glint in his eye and a chip on his shoulder he sets his sights on the one thing he’s told he can’t have. Teresa.
While Tessa holds the ultimate clue to the secret of Christian’s parentage, it is the heat of his touch that will make this Ice Princess feel more alive than she ever has before…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.