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by Olivia Brynn

Adam Nash is a superstar. House, cars, money, women ... he's got it all. Yeah, he's conceited, but with his looks and talent why shouldn't he be? Not until he's banned from another hotel for his drunken antics does he realize that it's time to grow up and treat his music as a career and not a free ride. Now Adam has set his sights on florist Jade Graham. She's not the kind of woman he's used to, she's too smart to play the role of arm-candy. Adam is going to have to keep his celebrity status a secret for as long as possible, because what woman in her right mind would get attached to a playboy without a conscience? Jade Graham is going to be one tough case, but she seems hell bent on proving that there is more than one way for a star to fall.
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ISBN: 1449908357
ISBN13: 978-1449908355
Category: No category
Subcategory: eBook Readers
Author: Olivia Brynn
Language: English
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 13, 2010)
Pages: 154 pages
ePUB size: 1793 kb
FB2 size: 1583 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 343
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A sweet short novel about a huge country music star (Adam Nash) falling for an ordinary girl (Jade Graham). A lot of the fun in the early part, was in Adam's increasingly complicated measures to ensure that Jade doesn't find out his identity. In reality, he's a massively famous musician with a well publicised history or women, drinks and drugs, but to Jade he's just a hot guy that wandered into her florist business one day.

<< "I... uh, need some flowers." Great Adam. Mr. Suave superstar with a brilliant opening line. >>

She may have bought his CD's, but she completely failed to recognise him.

<< "How do you know I'm buying them for a woman?" He raised an eyebrow in that sexy way video directors loved.
Her smile faltered for only a second. "I'm... sorry, I didn't mean to assume." She covered his fingers on the counter with her soft hand, and gave them a quick pat. "Does your boyfriend have a favourite flower?" >>

And this throws Adam. He's used to being mobbed on the street. Even while he buys flowers for his secretary, his bodyguard / driver waits at the door to fend off the fans. When he calls her a few days later to invite her for dinner, she doesn't even remember him at first.

<< Hadn't he wondered what it would be like to walk into a public place and be treated like every other Joe Schmoe off the street? Well, here it was, and now he couldn't actually decide whether he liked it or not. >>

He finally persuades her to join him for dinner, but Jade is cautious. She's had bad dates before and has an excellent system for handling them.

<< Ever since meeting Dean she'd had to excuse herself from her date in order to text him the address where she was, a freakiness rating between one and ten, a turn-on rating, and any request to be rescued. Jade's last nightmare date was four months ago, and her "1543 Central Ave, 10, 0, omg please!" text brought Dean to the movie theatre with an affected jealous rage. Everyone should have a friend like Dean Chambers. >>

Adam takes her to dinner, to a picnic (where they almost get mobbed) and eases his way into her life. All without giving her his real name or his occupation - claiming to work in the entertainment industry. Her imagination runs riot. Porn star. Stunt man. Out of work actor. He lives in fear of someone telling her the truth.

<< "Adam? I think... I just figured out what you do for a living."
"You did?" His tone turned empty.
"Yes. I recognize it in your voice." She pulled her comforter over her shoulders, and snuggled deep into the plush bedding. The rain still beat a hypnotic rhythm on the roof, and she yawned.
"You do?"
"She heard the anguish, and smiled sleepily. "Mm hm. You're one of those phone-sex men." >>

But the truth has to come out eventually. He whisks her away to his boat for the weekend and promises her best friend Dean, that he'll tell her. He ties himself in agonised knots. Will she dump him? Will she be thrilled? Embarrassed? Horrified? Can he bear it if she dumps him?

<< "At first I thought you were unemployed, or you had some job you were embarrassed about." She shook her head. "But this... this is kind of a big deal." >>

This is a light and enjoyable short novel, a good weekend or afternoon sunshine / pool / beach read. The sex scenes are hot and Adam sounds delicious. There are nice secondary characters in gay-best-friend Dean and his boyfriend, but overall I'll only rate this 4 out of 5. When things go wrong, as inevitably they must, I was disappointed that everything got resolved so quickly, but apart from that I loved it.
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I liked this book a lot. I've read three books from this author, "Falling Star", "For A Price", and "Position Secured". This book was my favorite among the three. However, it was not erotic (sexual tension/spark/thrill/etc) enough for my taste, but it was a great `independent Cinderella' read. `Independent Cinderella' for me is the typical struggling woman and rich man tale (there's a plethora of them in the romance/erotic genre). This is not a better example of that sub-genre. I think if the tension would have been much tighter and much better written it may have gotten a 5 star for me, because I really liked the book as a whole (with the issues below corrected).
~ Spoilers ahead ~
I guess the purchase of the cash register and her happy response is what squashed it for me (Hello! He's buying her off!). The romantic/sex scenes were pretty good, but still I felt tension lacking between the characters. I like the gay besttie, but it felt like a very one dimensional character. Wow, a promiscuous gay best friend, how original. The other little issue was the whole country rock star thing, LMAO, yeah right! The author should have just made him a rock star, the country part was just cheesy and stretching it. The press does not care about country stars unless it's LeAnn home wrecking with her D-list actor bf. Sorry, I went there, but it's true. There's pages and pages devoted to hiding from the press and it's just laughable.
I really loved this book. Although predictable, I still loved the chartacter development, the detail of their relationship. It didn't feel rushed. I loved the support of the other characters. And most importantly, I love that superstars are also looking for "normal" as well.
Quick, sweet read about famous country singer who runs into the only woman on earth who doesn't recognize him. I loved that she is a florist who is as impressed by his yard as by his mansion. It made me smile. Light romance. Plus I learned the Four types of country songs: Lovin' Livin' Leavin' and Cryin'
Adam and Jade were great characters. Wanted the book to go on for a little longer. I wish I could have got to know the characters a little more. But on a whole, I was still intrigued with them and wanted more. I did love it!!
I loved this book! Adam and Jade are such a great pair! and jade's best friend Dean he is so awesome! he loves Jade like a sister and he has such a great personality you can't help but love him! I give this book 5 stars! :)
I liked this book. It's a quick read and I liked the characters. I would have given it more stars, but I felt like the ending didn't finish the story. There should have been more.
This story was enjoyable from beginning to end. Both Adam & Jade were smart and believable characters. The story was well paced and I loved the plot about a country music superstar falling for an intelligent and sweet florist. It's a breezy tale with a satisfying ending. I wanted to read more about the adventures of these two people. Her best friend was likable as well, charming book!