Review: Starfire by Mimi Strong

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in book review / 16 comments

Review: Starfire by Mimi StrongStarfire by Mimi Strong
Publisher: Self-Published on December 14, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Peaches Monroe works at a bookstore in small town Washington. She's also a plus-size lingerie model, and the former girlfriend of Dalton Deangelo. He's the sexy, smoldering actor who plays TV's hottest vampire.

Now Dalton is back in town, hiding out from his past and a ton of bad publicity.

He can't keep his hands off Peaches, even though she's dating someone else.

Peaches knows that being friendly with Dalton always ends up in complete disaster, but he does have an interesting proposal for her--a wedding proposal. He says a fake wedding will save his career, and he needs her.

As much as she'd love to run into the arms of the incredibly hot, deliciously sexy actor, she's also afraid. He keeps hinting that he loves her, but he won't say the words.

Even if he did profess his love, can you ever really trust an actor?

At A Glance

So annoyed that the last book was meh when the series was awesome.

The Good

What keeps bringing me back for more is the humor. The Peaches Monroe series has the most crude, ridiculous humor I have ever seen and I love it! Peaches is just straight up outrageous. You can’t help but keep reading to see what she will say or do next. You want her as a best friend because you know she would make life interesting every day. I am happy Peaches never lost her spark through each book. She really does have a positive attitude no matter the situation. She loves who she is and accepts her flaws and perfections equally.

I enjoyed the plot for the most part. A lot of random stuff was happening, and even though that’s not the norm for good, solid plots, I still had fun. I liked getting to know all my fav characters again. I was surprised by how much I liked Adrian because he was iffy for me in the other books.

The writing was fun and flirty. There were a few surprises thrown in, which was nice. You never know what you are going to get with Peaches, and that didn’t change with Starfire. It was just as crazy and odd as the other books.

The Bad

I am going to get spoilery. You have been warned:

This book should have been about Peaches and Dalton, but it really wasn’t. Mostly, it was about Adrian and Peaches almost making it as a couple but never quite getting there. Why tease us with that when we all knew it wasn’t going to happen?

I have a love/hate relationship with Dalton, but honesty, he is a douche, and I didn’t want Peaches to end up with him. And if they did end up together, I wanted Dalton to try very hard to make their relationship work. Yeah…no. Should have known that wasn’t going to happen. Dalton pretty much forces Peaches into marrying him without any hope of love. It was horrible. No romance at all.

I love Peaches but, damn, she needs to gain some self-respect. I am all about the free love, but maybe she needs to keep it in her pants for a few seconds and actually think things through.

The Snuggly

You can’t have Peaches Monroe without lots of sexy. I always find her sex life hilarious and fun to read about. So, yes, mucho sex in this book.

Final Thoughts

This is the worst book of the series, but the hilarity and weird characters kept me reading. I am disappointed with how it ended but I don’t regret reading this series. It has definitely been an experience. Somewhat recommended, but only if you have read the other two books.


“I feel weird. Too much bacon. Everything’s jumping around inside me.”
Mitchell fixed me with a serious stare.
“Peaches. That fluttering is love, not bacon.”
“Are you sure? If feels like bacon. Does love feel like bacon?”


”I’m fucking the dish washer.”
“I don’t understand. The dishwasher? You renamed your vibrator, or are you actually going after bigger appliances? Shayla, be honest. What exactly happened with our old refrigerator?”
“Not the dishwasher appliance. The person. From work.”

“The thing about accepting your own fabulous size is it’s not a one-time thing. You have to accept your body over and over again, every time some little thing happens to remind you that life isn’t fair, and other people don’t walk around with the same curves and creases you have. Some people can dry their little bodies off with a fucking hand towel. And what do you do when that reality hits you in the face? You smile at your beautiful face in the mirror and tell that girl you lover her, big bath towel and all.”

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16 Responses to “Review: Starfire by Mimi Strong”

  1. Red Iza

    Love the quotes 🙂 And I love that I have book #1 of Peaches Monroe and plenty other books by Mimi Strong (all to read) : fun times ahead. Great review !

  2. Lily B

    Peaches herself sounds really fun but I am sorry to hear that this is the last book and it kind of failed 🙁 forced into marriage with no love? Umm….ew?

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I know, the ending was so weird. Strong tired to throw in some love in the end but it didn’t work for me.

  3. Lekeisha

    I need to get back into reading more adult/NA romances. I used to read them all the time, now I can’t find one that peaks my interest. Maybe I will give Peaches a shot.

  4. Melliane

    It sounds like a great writing style here but it’s a little too bad for the characters I think it would annoyed me as well. Thanks for the discovery!

  5. Lupdilup

    Humor will always do the trick for me, I stayed with the Stephanie Plum series longer than I should have (11 books…lol) because it cracked me up. So I can totally understand putting up with the shortcomings of a story when is humor involved.

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