Stars in Their Eyes

Stars in Their Eyes

by Lauren Blakely


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A sexy and swoony contemporary romance...
Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be's corset, she'll need more than her camera and smarts, she'll need help from her biggest rival--hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He's the last person Jess should trust, but he's her only ticket in.

William Harrigan wants one thing - to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he's scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn't have ulterior motives...

But there's no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess' new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.

The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone's acting and no one's playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497342279
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2014
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In March she'll release WANDERLUST, a breathtaking new romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Stars in Their Eyes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Original plot, well written but took awhile to get to the steamy scenes. Enjoyed this enough to pre- order Matthew's story :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jessica a young Celebrity Paparazzo trying to pay for her college tuition. When Jessica gets nervous that other Pap William is going to take her job she feels that she cant trust him. The only problem is Will keeps trying to talk to her and keeps finding her. Jess can no longer keep away from him either. The more they hang out the more there walls drop. Jess is worried about falling behind and paying for school if she gets involved with Will. Wills worried about his student visa being up into months. Jess love of everything Movie related gets her some great shots. She learns Will is not a paparazzo at all he just wanted info on how they got there info on where to find Celebs. Will get an invite to the biggest Celebrity so he makes a deal with Jess she gets to come with him to the wedding and get the shot of a lifetime. He gets info on how she gets her info. They end up falling for each other the more they work together. Till things fall apart. Will it be a fairytale ending Im not telling
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book . Will & Jess take you on a trip of discovery as they try to find their ways in life . There is intrigue and romance . I also Love how Lauren ties everything together you get little tidbits of other Blakely Boys and their Loves in The Next story as it may be . really hope when she decides she has taken these wonderful couple as far as she can that she write one that somehow gives us updates of them all so we can see their HEA has kept on going :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I might be a little bit in love with William Harrigan. I don't know how Lauren Blakely consistently writes mouth watering, drop dead gorgeous alpha males, but this woman succeeds...EVERY TIME! William and Jess's story continues in Stars In Their Eyes. Their chemistry is fun to read. I found myself laughing, crying, and there were plenty of "awwww" moments! Jess is a paparazzi by day, medical student by night. She needs one job to pay for the other. She finds herself in uncharted waters when she meets William. William shakes up Jess's neat little world from day one. William is working as a PI while looking for full time work so he can stay in America. Did I mention he's British? Sigh... Jess and William smoke up the pages in your e-reader. Their chemistry is light, fun, and intoxicating. This is definitely one of those feel-good, fun contemporary romance novels. Snatch this one up, along with Starstruck Kiss (FOR FREE), their prequel novella.
LoriC5 More than 1 year ago
I love Lauren Blakely’s books. Stars in their eyes was no exception. William and Jess are both reaching for a goal. In a strange way, they are the solution to each other’s problems. Despite knowing the basics of their needs, there is still mystery to puzzle together, predominantly on the part of William. What’s ironic about that, is when it comes to his feelings (physical or emotional), he is a lot more open than Jess. I suppose that is how they are complimenting each other as main characters.  I’m so glad this book was in dual POV. I’m not sure I could have dealt with only one. If there is too much to question, too much to discover, a single POV can often drive me crazy to the point where I have a hard time finishing the book. The plot is a really cute concept and I enjoyed the way it shaped their relationship. It was quirky and fun. However, sometimes the star aspects overwhelmed the story and I was itching for it to come back around to William and Jess’ romance.  Both William and Jess have sharp minds, and mouths. Their banter added quite a bit of humor, as did the whole cast of characters. The book would have fallen flat without the supporting characters building up the fun and laughter.  I tend to be over the moon for strong alpha men, However, William is as sexy as can be and definitely all man, without the possessive and dominant qualities portrayed by most alpha’s in a romance. He is a complete swoon. He is so sweet and loving, yet he melted my panties right off with his passion. Oh, the dirty bedroom talk in Italian? Yes, please.  The ending was a great HEA and I closed the pages with a little smile know that these two were riding off into the sunset. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. IT was a little slow at times, but it usually picked back up. It’s fun and light, and really great book for a day when you need a pick-me-up and a smile. 
Pinky47 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Lauren's books and they keep getting better!  This such a sweet young romance.  I loved how Lauren included other characters from her other books.  I could not put this book down.  You will not be disappointed for sure.  
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Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
21 year old Jess is pre-med and paying her way through collage working as a paparazzo. If she can somehow snag some photos of the upcoming celeb wedding, it would pay for a nice amount of her classes. William graduates college in two months and is doing some part time work at a security/private investigation company. As great as graduating will be, he also dreads it since his student visa will be up and he'll have to return to England. Unless he can find a full-time job to sponsor his work visa. Jess and William both have something the other desperately needs. William can get her into the wedding and Jess can give him the intel he needs on paparazzo. While they have agreed to help each other out, there is so much more going on between these two. Though Jess didn't want to get involved with any guy right now, she simply can't resist is charm. But while they are falling for each other, will everything else fall into place so they can both get whet they need? Lauren Blakely used the most perfect word to describe this new book of hers" swoony. Totally spot on. I love William. L.O.V.E. He is sweet and attentive and has such a way with words. Especially dirty Italian ones. Jess is a very strong heroine who is determined to stay focused on her end goal. The two of them together was just wonderful. This story was sweet and funny and I enjoyed the unique paparazzo plot. It was a fun read that was low on the angst meter and a perfect way to fill an afternoon. And true to Lauren Blakely form, you can expect some cameos from some of our favorite characters from her other books.
RosalieBelle01 More than 1 year ago
Hopes and dreams come to life in this real life fairytale.  Captivating the reader from A Starstruck Kiss' first page to the very last page of this gem! I love books that have been continued, previously being left on a cliffhanger, but am often left wanting more.  Stars in Their Eyes is definitely not one of these!  Delving into Jess and William’s friendship/business partnership turned more is exactly what I would have wanted between them.   Stake outs that lead to sexy library makeout sessions under street lights, cooking exactly what Jess wants before a little “anatomy” study session, and sharing ice cream that leads to some love licks are just a few of the scenarios that these two find themselves into.  Blakely finds a way to make sure that there is substantial plot and intrigue in this story though, always keeping the reader on their toes.   “Kissing her was not optional.  It was mandatory, and as necessary as air or breath.”  From celebrity gossip, to a scandal from one said celebrity that becomes Jess’ friend, and sweet unrequited love in general, this is another Lauren Blakely must read!
KaraHildebrand More than 1 year ago
I start all my Lauren Blakely reviews the same. I love her. I love her books. I will read anything and everything she writes. Period. This book was so good! I loved the characters and the writing! William isn't a bad boy with something to prove. He isn't mean, rude, or cruel, and he knows that he likes Jess and he wants her. It was so refreshing! He's sweet, hot, sexy, nice and British. So, what's better than a hot sexy man with an accent? One that speaks fluent, dirty Italian when he's turned on! William is trying to find a job in the US so he can stay and work and Jess is taking pictures as a papparazzi to pay for medical school. They are an unlikely pair that team up to benefit each other. Along the way, they kiss, flirt and start to fall for each other. Their witty banter is sweet and hilarious and I was sad when the book was over! I wanted more. It was also great seeing some characters from Lauren's other books ( I FLOVE that she does that!) Do not miss this one! I placed a hand on her shoulder, gripping her lightly and shaking my head. "No, that was not an Italian accent whatsoever," I said to her in Italian, and she furrowed her brow. "But you are so f hot even when you try to put on a ridiculous accent that I still want to f you. Especially since you look even sexier with that red wig on." It was the kind of kiss that took over your brain. That made you believe in possibilities, in perfect chemistry. That's only because you kissed me. Now I know what I'm missing if you say no. Don't say no, Jess. I want to see you again, and I want to kiss you again.
MickLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
I had not ever read, nor even thought about, a story from the point of view of the paparazzi until this book.  It was SO good!  William is this sexy british sweetheart where Jess is a hardworking tough as nails chick and I absolutely loved the interaction between them.  It was refreshing to have the main male character not be a complete arsehole.  Also, it was great getting to catch up with Bryan and Kat from the Caught Up in Love series! I highly recommend this book!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
Loved this! Excellent pace, great build, and solid story that was entertaining and sexy! I adore Jess and William, they were great characters. Jess was strong and determined and had some past issues that still weighed heavily on her. A very relevant issues in today's world and kudos to Lauren Blakey for including something so very real. I loved William, he was so caring, sweet, and totally swoon worthy! I thought their growing friendship and attraction developed at a great pace and I loved every second of it. Jess and William give new meaning to the words “hot kiss.” The build between them was incredible and it lead to some really passionate and steamy times. I enjoyed their ups and downs and adventures. Everything seemed so real and true to me. I loved the fact that Jess and William were just these open and honest people falling in love and trusting. I enjoyed the secondary characters in this as well, I really liked Jess’s roommate Anika a lot. There were a ton of cross over characters from other Lauren Blakely stories, I won't say who because it's always fun to discover them... but two of my very favorite couples make an appearance. I was thrilled about that.  This was just so FUN to read. There was just the right amount of drama with a bit of mystery thrown in. I absolutely enjoyed all the movie references and the hero/heroine mentions. I had a great time trying to figure out which celebrity might be the one being referenced. It was just this entertaining element that was added that made me like it all even more. As a dog person, I have to say I really liked all the dog interactions as well. This storyline had all these great twists and turns, just when I thought something might be predictable it wasn’t and I found that really refreshing. Great ending, so very sweet!  Stars In Their Eyes left me with a big ol' smile on my face. I think I have a new favorite Hariggan brother.  Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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KB67 More than 1 year ago
4 stars I purchased the novel Caught Up In Love Book 4: Stars In Their Eyes by Lauren Blakely and this review was given freely. A week in the life Bryan's celebrity photographer/ pre-med student sister Jess. This novel like book 3 is also based in California and features a sibling of one of the characters from book 1. The constantly shifting life of celebrities, the struggle with weight, the struggle with privacy, the stress that occurs when your school visa expires, learning to trust, and a steamy love story are just a few reasons to read this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy ever after done right. Young love holds on through unexpected twists of fate.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
Don't you love it when you read a book that makes you smile while it engages your imagination, your mind, your senses, and teases your intelligence? This book is all of that and more! Lauren Blakely is one of my favorite authors because her stories are not only stories full of sensuality and steaming hot love. Her stories always have a strong and intelligent plot line to thrill and entertain you. Jess and William are meant to be. From the moment they set eyes on each other, it is not only about the chemical attraction of two hormonal 21-year-olds. There is something deeper that connects and makes them feel whole and safe when they are together. But things are not what they seem on the surface and trust is a hard commodity. In the world of the paparazzi, the competition is fierce, you do not trust anyone or you will be scooped; you keep your enemies close so you can keep an eye on them. Hollywood is called Tinseltown for a reason. Everyone is playing their power gain in their race to success. On the surface everything glitters and seems wholesome. Being able to read the undercurrent of deceit and mendacity is the trick to survival in this environment. Our Jess is good at this game, but she is dealing with pros. Although nothing should surprise her any more, she has to stay on her toes so she does not get played. As always, our author gives a well written, masterfully plotted story that will both amaze and amuse. It is also a story of first love and recognizing that life only gives you one chance at happiness. Recognizing your options and taking a risk at love is part of living, unless you want to waste your life by just viewing others from the sidelines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooo fun! This book is sexy, witty and super romantic! A very clever plot too!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Glad that there was a HEA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry just could t get into this today