#BookCoupleChallenge Day 4
Today’s choice is one of my favorite trope in romance: celebrity.
Call me shallow or girlish or whatever you want but I love to read books featuring one or two celebrities as main characters. Honestly what little girl or teenager has never dreamt of becoming famous or being chosen by the hot actor/singer/athlete/…?
Well as it’s one of my favorite topics you will have again several contenders and one winner.
1) Bonnie and Clyde or rather Bonnie and Finn in Infirnity+One by Amy Harmon (singer)
What I wrote about the book and their relationship:
Finn will rescue Bonnie Rae, country singer and acclaimed star. Right after his heroic move, he questions his decision:
“He sat on the Blazer’s rusted bumper, torn between his own survival and the survival of the weeping girl he’d walked away from.”
Bonnie Rae is in a bad place, grieving the death of her identical twin, Minnie Mae. Her entourage, especially her Gran, has used her talent to bring in money, uncaring for her own feelings.“They didn’t tell me(her sister’s death)until after her funeral, a week later. And Gran didn’t want me to cancel the dates.”
Her whole world fell apart .
When both meet, they’ll embark on a road trip across US. Bonnie just wants to find herself, to find “real”, to think. She immediately trust Finn “Big, bad, long haired and tatooed. A bit uptight.” She soon realises she was “starving, hungry for companionship, affection, connection.”
They’ll overcome many ordeals on their road trip and it’ll cement their connection and deepen their feelings. It’ll become a healing journey, a time to come to term with their twin’s death.
“We’re Bonnie and Clyde! Wanted and unwanted. Caged and cornered. We’re lost and we’re alone. We’re a big, tangled mess. We’re a shot in the dark. We’re two people who have nowhere else, no one else, and yet, suddenly that feels like enough for me! I’m sorry if it’s not enough for you.”
― Amy Harmon, Infinity + One
2)Cooper Hood and Daisy Charbonneau in More than a Feeling by Erika Kelly (lead guitarist)
What I wrote about them:
“Cooper is the lead guitarist of the famous rock band Blue Fire. He’s back for two days in his hometown as his mom promised “The Big Reveal” about his real father. Cooper had a very hard childhood being the town junkie kid. He often had to sleep in the woods as a kid and went hungry for days. No one helped him aside the music teacher who opened Cooper to another world and a more promising future. To say he does not want to come back is the understatement of the year.
But there is a bright light in this gloomy journey: Daisy. She was Cooper teenage crush.
I loved Daisy. She is one of these sunny people you can’t help but like. Always enthusiast, working her @ss off to save the town’s economy and give her community a bright future while helping to develop a resort she truly was a good person. Don’t worry, she’s feisty as well and you won’t have a goody two shoes with no personality. That girl can stand her ground and I loved when she battled with the Mayor Stuart!
When she meets Cooper again, all her old feelings rush to the surface. Cooper was also the guy she dreamt of kissing and more.”
Goodreads -> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33773480-more-than-a-feeling
3)Oakley and Vaughn in When It’s Real by Erin Watt (singer)
What I wrote about them:
“I loved Vaughn as she is the girl next door, down to earth, supportive and ready to help her family. She also has quick remarks and I loved the banter between her and Oak. Oak is piqued in his ego when Vaughn does not fall at his feet.
In the beginning Oak was a big jackass and Vaughn took great pleasure in taunting him. No he was not the Seventh Wonder even if he was very easy to look at and had a fantastic voice!
So the book revolves around their relationship and broach the downside of celebrity where you’re never wanted for you alone but for your fame and money.
Vaughn’s character was easy to relate to thanks to her “normal “life. She is not a super-hot model. She is smart and loyal but does not already know what she wants to do with her life. Her insecurities, the reasons why she stayed with her boyfriend were the little flaws that made her so easy to identify with.
Vaughn was just the right fit to help Oak grow up and become less infatuated. I loved witnessing Oak’s evolution. From hot but conceited jackass he opened up and showed his weaknesses for everyone to see. He made amends when he treated someone badly. He ditched his entourage to really make his own decisions. He matured.”
4)Aiden and Vanessa in The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapatta (athlete)
I so loved this slow (very slow) burn romance with this blind (figure of speech) man. He could not see what was right in front of him!
And to say he was a bit insensitive would be a euphemisms.
What I wrote about the book and their relationship
“It’s also incredibly hot but astonishly without sex for ages and ages. It’s like Aiden aka The Wall of Winnipeg does not realize Vanessa is a woman for a very long time. That man is so driven and single minded he lives, eats and drinks football and nothing else. He is like one of these zealot monks but way hotter with mountains of muscles and pouty lips.
Vanessa could have walked naked singing Alleluhja he would not have noticed her in the beginning. Well, that’s what I thought… I also loved Van because she came from a very bad family but through sheer will she carved the future she wanted. She busted her @ss and worked really hard to make her dream come true and change her temper. She seemed so level headed and in control that when I learned she was hot headed when younger I was really astonished. That girl had the patience of a Saint! And she needed it with that stubborn man who had zero social skills. He told it like it was, not embarassed to hurt other’s feeling. To say to a girl she did not annoy him and expect she would feel flattered, it says a lot about that hulk of a man!”
5)Cassie and Ethan in Starcrossed series by Leisa Rayven (actor)
What I wrote about book one:
“Longest foreplay in book history! The sexual tension is so heavy you could cut it with a knife.”
“This is what love feels like. To no longer belong to yourself. To be pulled from what you know into what you feel. No wonder people live and die for this feeling.”
― Leisa Rayven, Bad Romeo
Goodreads -> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21411058-bad-romeo
Amazon -> http://amzn.to/2zjhX5Y
And my winners are….
6)Cole and Summer in Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre (actor)
Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there’s a new bad boy in town.
Summer Jenkins. That’s me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year.
We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn’t have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him.
From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me.
Sometimes, opposites just aren’t meant to attract
What I wrote about the book and their relationship:
“I loved reading about the town, the community. I loved Summer’s attitude. She is a strong girl with an iron backbone and she’ll tame the Hollywood Golden Boy. I loved their battles, their foreplay. I loved Cole’s evolution from superficial jackass, used to have everyone at his beck and call, into a “real” man, enjoying simple pleasures, not afraid to get wrinkles in the sun. I loved Cocky, I loved Summer’s original and unexpected welcoming gift. I loved Brad De Luca, the sexy and commanding attorney (I’ve just bought “Blindfolded Innocence”), I loved … everything.
I inhaled this book like a heady perfume, drunk on its words only.”
“Now I knew why they said you fell in love. I plummeted with no parachute, and hoped like hell he would catch me when I hit the bottom. Only, there hadn’t been a bottom. There was just him.”
― Alessandra Torre, Hollywood Dirt
Who is your favorite celebrity couple?
Thanks for reading!
Great post Sophie! I didn’t know half of the books in your post so thanks for introducing new books 🙂 My favorite celebrity couple is Brooklyn Heart & Jason Monroe from The Duet by R.S. Grey
Oh yes that’s true! I forgot about them but I loved the book so much! Thanks for reminding me Mia <3
I’ve been seeing the cover of Hollywood Dirt for a while now, but it isn’t until I saw the trailer from Passionflix that this book caught my attention! 🙂
Oh yes it’s a really good one! Well written and sexy with lots of fun too 😉
This is a great challenge… I’m not familiar with everything you picked, but it comes thru in your reviews and thoughts on them! Good job.
Thank you!!! It has me revisit my “old” books and realize that I’ve read tons of books 😉