Hello Guys! I wanted to share my thoughts on the fabulous new book Falling Star (A Jersey Girl Novel) by Author Laura Deluca!
Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.
Drew DiPalma feels like he’s living a lie. He’s had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he’d often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.
After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has given up on romance–until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart. But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who’s constantly scandalized in the tabloids.
When she learns the truth, will the small town Jersey girl be able to accept Drew’s fast-paced life? Or will the truth drive her away forever?
I have been a huge fan of Author Laura Deluca since the Dark Musical Trilogies! Every book since that beginning series has shown the author’s growth and mastery of story-telling. Laura Deluca knows how to tell a great story! Whether Paranormal, Historical or Contemporary—Ms. Deluca’s books just keep getting better and better!
Falling Star is the tale of Mega-star Drew DiPalma who in an attempt of escaping the hectic and manic scene of Hollywood, heads back to a childhood vacationing spot in the small town of Wildwood, New Jersey. While spending some quality time at the beach, he meets Lainey Riccardo. She’s a small town girl, with a desire to become an Author. She lives in a quiet world. She does not have a completely satisfying job, but she does have some very cool friends and fun times at their favorite club called Woody’s. This is her life, simple. Drew is drawn to her and the world she represents and they fall in love.
But between the lies and secrets that Drew is hiding in attempt to remain, at least for a time in Lainey’s world, his real life begins to encroach on what he’s building with her and soon everything threatens to boil over. The question remains will Drew and Lainey survive the truth or will all be destroyed?
As always I enjoyed Falling Star immensely! I’m not sure how to explain it, but Ms. Deluca has a way of unfolding a story so seamlessly, that before long the reader is completely invested in the book! Drew and Lainey both are characters that I root for on every turn. I enjoy the interplay of their relationship, as well as the other relationships represented.
Ms. Deluca has incredible character development, description and she peppers the story with fast paced nuggets that keep the reading wanting to read more! Well written (as usual), awesome plot development and flow…Once again Laura Deluca delivers a gem!
I look forward to the next book in the Jersey Girl series and I recommend for those that enjoy Contemporary, Romance and Suspense!