by Mimi Strong
Publisher: Self-Published (Sept 3, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult/Adult
Format: eARC (276 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
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Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
So, I fly my rockin’ curves off to LA for the big Peaches Monroe (that’s me) underwear shoot.
I’m nursing a broken heart from you-know-who, when along comes Keith Raven. Sexy, tanned, and nearly naked. He’s my new co-model, and let me tell you, Keith is the full package with a big package (wink, wink).
My new bestie Mitchell warns me that all male models are walking disasters, but I think Keith’s different. He meditates, for example. And, unlike some people, he doesn’t toy with my affection.
Staying at Keith’s apartment in LA and swimming in his pool is heavenly, not to mention the more intimate details of our Rebound Arrangement. What’s a Rebound Arrangement, you ask? It’s a fixed-length romance and a great way to turn your world upside-down.
Meanwhile, Dalton Deangelo is trying to redeem himself and win me back. He sucks at redemption, but he is charming.
Somebody please stop me, because if I keep slamming my heart like this, it’s going to break.
At A Glance
Mimi brought the funny, ridicules, and sexy, just like she always does. I love this series and this book.
I was surprised to see that Starlight was completely a book about Peaches and Keith helping each other get over their recent heartbreaks. I expected to see more Dalton and maybe a reconciliation. But Peaches is hard-set on keeping Dalton away and getting Keith closer. LA Peaches really let loose. She is taking charge of her life and making decisions only for herself, no one else. I love this strong, independent Peaches. She is making mistakes, and loving every minute of it.
OMG, Peaches was CRAZY in this book. She does naughty things. Things that left me shocked. And that’s hard to do. She also reveals some stuff that left me dumbfounded. LA Peaches is fun, flirty, and dangerous. She really does take life by the balls. Her relationship with Keith starts out as sex, fun, ‘get over your ex’ sex. But they slowly fall for each other, even if both of them want to deny it. Peaches clicks with Keith. They have the modeling in common, they both have a great sense of humor, and they both need to mend a broken heart.
Keith starts out so fun and exciting. I loved his honesty. You think he is just another sexed-up, dumb model but he actually has a brain. After his last breakup, he is looking for something different. Peaches is different. Keith actually turns out to be very deep and spiritual. A little kooky too, but that’s what made him unique. I liked how we never really knew where his head was at and if he was just using Peaches or really cared for her.
Again, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Mimi’s humor throughout the book. You will not stop laughing, guaranteed. Even the text messages between Peaches and her bestie had me holding my stomach in laughter. Mitchell, her new gay bestie, was an awesome addition. He fit well into this dysfunctional family. I hope to see more of him in the series.
I was happy to see more of a plot in Starlight compared to Stardust, but I was sad to see a huge lack of Dalton in this book. Peaches loses her focus and any care for her relationship with Dalton and jumps into bed with Keith right away. I wish she spent some time talking things out with Dalton, but she doesn’t, she is done with him. And by how Starlight ends, we might see book three focus on yet another man Peaches has feelings for. I don’t mind Peaches being sexual active and sleeping with different men, having fun, but I wish she showed more emotions for Dalton and for what they had.
The sex was just as hot as before. Mimi knows how to write an awkward, steamy, hilarious sex scene. I still think these books are more adult than new adult because Mimi has no limits when writing about Peaches sexcapades.
I think Keith and Peaches actually had more of a connection than Peaches and Dalton. Dalton likes to play around too much. Keith is funny but also serious which I think was a nice change up for Peaches. Except for the spiritual stuff, that freaked Peaches out…and me too. lol.
I may have liked Stardust a tiny bit better than Starlight but not by much. Starlight was a great addition to the series. This book had the same humor level as Stardust but with a deeper relationship aspect. I almost cried at the end. The small cliffhanger ending has me dying for the next book already. Highly recommended.
“This your first shoot working with another model? Don’t be scared, I’m big and strong. Find something you like and grab on.”
“Hey Peaches, how do you like these apples?”
“Yes, there is a candy supply nearby, and it’s called My Purse.”
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
“Stop looking at me like you’re the fox and you just got the keys to my hen house.”
“If you’re trying to make me feel like sh*t on toast, it’s working. I’m dressed in a drag queen’s clothes, I got a tattoo I’m too scared to look at, I narrowly escaped getting arrested, and now the world’s most beloved TV vampire is telling me I suck at life.”