Book Review: ‘Lucky Star’ by Rebecca Norinne


Title: Lucky Star: A Hollywood Love Story

Published: 1st July 2016

Author: Rebecca Norinne


Twitter: @rebecca_norinne


He said nothing would come between them, but then Hollywood did. Can their love survive his fame?

The only thing actor Cameron Scott wants more than fame is Sarah Travers, the sassy director’s assistant who’s been his best friend since his days as an unknown. One night and one too many shots of tequila later, he and Sarah wind up in bed together, pushing their relationship in a whole new direction. Things couldn’t be more perfect … until Cameron lands the coveted lead in Hollywood’s latest blockbuster and the studio sets up a fauxmance with his gorgeous new co-star. With Cameron’s fame on the rise, can Sarah handle being his best-kept secret or will the temptation of superstardom cost them their love?

NOTE: There are no shifters, alphas, or billionaire CEOs in this book. Just a man who loves a woman and is willing to give up everything to be with her. If you love a smart and sassy heroine who can bring a sexy, completely devoted man to his knees, this book is for you.


Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set somewhere you have travelled to. L.A. Hollywood to be specific. Holy hell, how hot are they when they get together! Talk about scorching, you may need to fan yourself down in places when these two get frisky.

So Sarah has only recently realised that she has fallen completely in love with her best friend Cameron. Being too scared to say anything she tries her best to hide those feelings thinking nothing could ever come of them. She, at first, doesn’t seem that confident in herself (especially in regards to her looks/weight) and can’t see why or how he could ever want her. Living in L.A. has taken its toll on her a bit. She’s healthy with curves that most women wish for, living in a world of stick thin women. A drunken night back at hers and Cameron’s soon starts to change her mind. She’s almost in that dozy sleep stage right up to he’s holding her face, gazing in her eyes. The look he gives her is pure lust and something snaps. He may have held back to see if she would make a move but when she does all bets are off. Talk about zero to fifty – strike that a hundred – in the passion-o-meter. Shame a its like a bucket of ice falls over them when she mentions a condom. You feel just as crushed as she does when he walks out without looking at her. To then ignore her for a month and all you want to do is smack him upside the head, well until you find out his reasons. Seems she’s not the only one keeping her true feelings a secret.

Cameron has been in love with Sarah from pretty much the moment they met after she was a shoulder to lean on after a brutal audition. Since then she’s been all he think about. He might want to make it as a movie star, never knowing when his break might come, but he needs her like his next breath. Which is why he takes a certain trip to get something that might help him grovel his way out of their drunken night together. He didn’t want that to be the reason they got together, only thinking of his own feelings. Not even twigging what she might have thought with his vanishing act but trust me when he does he more than makes up for it. Seems when he gets an idea he runs with it and that idea now is getting Sarah. Seems she’s more than agreeable to that plan and their whirlwind romance is off with a bang.

Well that’s until he gets his big break with the movie ‘The Ties That Bind’ her boss is directing. Monday morning comes round and it seems the powers that be think the two leading stars need to have an appearance of an off-screen romance as well as on. Sarah is pretty much told she’s not “Hollywood pretty” enough to make it work so they think its a good idea for Cameron and Jillian his co-star to have a fauxmance. He is not happy about being told, not really asked, about this by Sarah. She’s doing it all for him and his big break but he can’t see it, his big head getting in the way. Seems when he’s hurt and angry he likes to fight back, blindsiding her in the process. Oh I wanted to beat the crap out of him from that moment on with how he treats her. More so as she has my name so I was taking it personally. Their relationship has to stay a secret but when his “public” one gets to feel a little too real you have to wonder how they will get back to each other.

So much anger is between them at that point that something needs to give. A trip before filming officially starts is a great idea and I loved the location. Eagle Harbour is a very romantic setting and where you hope everything might fall back into place for them after the craziness they’ve been through. The outside world (and even some of his so called friends) might not see it but they are perfect for each other and theirs is the true Hollywood style romance people would want to go watch. Chemistry between them is off the charts – even when they are fighting. They are fighting to be together and playing by others rules. Once they let go of all that they will find their way back to each other.

Steamy, steamy, steamy with what they get up to at times. Loved all the naughty things they got up to while away. Lets just say that heated fights lead to some epic make-ups. Well mainly when Cameron gets his head out of his ass and realises what she’s been going through too. When he realises he’s been played for no good reason (I’m thinking of a certain female here, you know who you are!) he’ll do anything to put it right. Being best friends first seems to have worked out just fine for them in the end. Great characters and engaging storyline your can relate to. Fun read to devour on a rainy day. Will definitely want to check out what else the author has done now.


4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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One response to “Book Review: ‘Lucky Star’ by Rebecca Norinne

  1. Thanks so much for the review! Glad you loved Cameron and Sarah’s story. They are near and dear to my heart being the first contemporary romance couple I wrote.


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