We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.
Least of all, us.
Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.
Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.
Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.
If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…
All is not fair in love and war.
“Are we all fools to think there is such a thing as true happiness in this world? Or are we all destined to live a lie spun of our own delusions?”
“I kiss her like she’s the sun, and moon, and stars all wrapped in one. She’s everything in this world that dreams are built upon.”
“It’s stupid to cry over this, but the love I feel for him honestly scares me. It’s intense and all-consuming. The kind of love that has the power to destroy you if things go wrong.”
Micalea Smeltzer never ceases to amaze me. Her writing is flawless and so easy to get lost in. With each book she writes, she finds away to obliterate the bar I’ve set for her books and makes me fall desperately in love; not just with the story, but with the characters too..
When Stars Collide is one of my favorite book troupes. It’s a fantastic friends to lovers romance. I fell in love with the story-line from the very first chapter. From the moment I read that Thea and Xander got married in Las Vegas, I just knew this was going to be a great story. And let me tell you, I was not wrong. This story was captivating and a whole lot of fun. I loved watching Xander and Thea fall in love and how hard they worked to make their relationship work. The road to HEA for the two of them was not easy. There was a lot of bumps in the road and obstacles to overcome, but I just knew that what these two shared was strong enough to get them through just about anything that life decided to throw at them.
I adored Thea from the moment I met her. I found her so easy to relate to and to connect with. She had been in love with Xander for such a long time, that I could totally understand her reservations about her relationship with Xander. It had to be terrifying to finally get what you’ve always wanted. She was afraid that it was too good to be true. And Xander…He was so sweet and so in love with Thea. Sure they got married young, but he also has always been in love with Thea and was determined to show her that what they have is real and worth fighting for.
When Stars Collide was a quick and easy read for me. I devoured it in just a few hours. The story-line was so much fun and so entertaining. The characters were easy to relate to and made you feel like you’ve know them forever. This story is filled with just the right amount of drama, romance and steamy moments. There was also a few surprising twists thrown in along the way. Thea and Xander’s story took my emotions for one heck of a ride and enjoyed every moment of it.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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Holy mother of all hangovers.
I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.
I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.
I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.
“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.
My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.
Not just any sleeping guy.
Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.
His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.
I look down.
Oh God, I’m naked too.
“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.
“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.
His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”
I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?”
He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.
Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.
Confessions of love and desire.
A wedding chapel.
“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”
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What I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary.
Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was ever the same.
life doesn’t work that way. She’s stuck living out the consequences of
her actions. At times the burden feels unbearable.
He’s determined to thaw the ice around her heart and expose the girl
she used to be. He wants to show her that life is worth living for and
that she really is a Rae of Sunshine.
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