Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise

Beyond the Stars

byStacy Wise

Kobo ebook | February 8, 2016

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Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood's hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she's reluctantly working as Jack's personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.

Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she's not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she'd be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.

But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss's easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.

Title:Beyond the StarsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 8, 2016Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633755126

ISBN - 13:9781633755123


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reads like a YA storyline BEYOND THE STARS by Stacy Wise is a stand-alone, contemporary, new adult story line focusing on Hollywood actor Jack McAlister, and his personal assistant twenty one year old Jessica Beckett. Told from first person point of view (Jessica Beckett) BEYOND THE STARS follows Jessica as she is thrown into the world of Hollywood movie stars, paparazzi, and the jealousy that comes with success, and the friendships made along the way. Jessica’s aunt Marnie is a Hollywood agent, and her biggest client is a man whose personal life and schedule are a mess. Enter Jessica, who is on leave of absence from college, and in desperate need of a job. What ensues is a building relationship between Jess and Jack, and Jack’s need to protect himself and Jess from the media hell. BEYOND THE STARS is a sweet story line that focuses on the not so private life of a big time Hollywood star, and the woman with whom he will fall in love. The relationship between Jessica and Jack begins as professional, leading to friendship than love. The $ex scenes are implied and fade to black. As to the tone of the story line BEYOND THE STARS reads more like a young adult (YA) story: there is no $ex and the slow build to love is more anticipatory due to the lack of physical fireworks; the requisite evil is a jealous friend who tries to make Jessica’s life miserable; and the story line conflict is easily over come leading to a happily ever after. If you like your romance storylines ‘clean’ and far removed from sexually graphic, than BEYOND THE STARS is the perfect read. I would have no problem recommending the novel to young teens or adult readers.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond the Stars Jessica Beckett is the exception to the rule that most girls dream of meeting Hollywood heartthrobs, she would rather stay far away so she reluctantly becomes the personal assistant to the hot Jack McAllister in this riveting romance. Jack is private, prickly and downright condescending and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the fireworks as Jessica begins to peel away Jack’s layers to the man beneath. The chemistry is hot but the sparks flying between these two aren’t all passion as they push each other’s buttons which leads to some heated encounters throughout the story and has lots of emotional turmoil saturating the pages as they fight the attraction. The characters are strong and feisty grabbing the reader’s attention and easily drawing them into this steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot full of excitement and romance. Expectation builds as the readers wonder what Jack and Jessica’s next encounter will entail and spine tingling tension builds throughout the story because working for an actor is no picnic, especially for a young woman when there’s paparazzi leaping out of bushes and you to worry about who your friends really are. The scenes are well written with great details that capture the imagination and bring the story to life while the intriguing events draw readers in. This romance is kind of a Hollywood Cinderella story in that Jessica wonders if Hollywood’s hottest actor could ever love a girl like her but with the emotional turmoil flowing from the pages, both Jessica and Jack discover that what’s beneath the surface is what really counts.
Date published: 2016-01-31