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Star Crossed by Emma Holly
Series: Billionaires #4
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
A.J. Hoyt is a cynical investigator now, but once she was a young cop who made the professional fatal mistake of being a whistleblower on a fellow cop. Back when A.J. was trying to figure out what to do with her life, she met Luke by saving him and then sleeping with him. While he was nice, A.J. knew that right then she couldn’t handle a relationship, and she made sure Luke accepted it. Now she is about to take-on Luke as an assignment to keep him safe. The first thing she learns is that the attraction hasn’t gone away and the second is Luke is better than ever.
Luke Channing started as a model-turned-actor. Now he is an actor and producer of a hit movie series. It might seem like Luke has had a charmed life, but he has a secret that only a few people know about. Luke has never forgotten when A.J. helped him after being attacked in a bar during his modeling days. Luke also believes that she might have helped him at a very important turning point in his life years before. Now he knows that she is one of the best at being a bodyguard, he just isn’t sure how it will be having her around all the time, especially when he finds that the attraction is still as strong as ever.
A.J. isn’t about to leave any rocks unturned to find out just who is behind the threats and attack on Luke. While putting together the clues, she learns what Luke has always wondered—that A.J. has helped save Luke more than just the two times as an adult. Together they track down the answers leading to who is behind the current attacks, A.J. and Luke finally give into their attraction, which quickly turns to passion and then to love. As the clues come together, it appears that someone has turned fantasy into reality and believes that no one should be allowed to love Luke but his co-star in the movies, which is something that will never happen. Accepting their love has placed a big red X on A.J., something Luke is having trouble dealing with, and A.J. is hoping to use it to her own advantage. A trap is set, and the person behind the threats is stopped, but has the threat really been stopped? Luke and A.J. are putting it all on the line to bring an end to the risk to both their love and to Luke.
A hard-assed investigator and a hot movie star once again meet up when he is placed in danger in Star Crossed. Luke and A.J. seemed to be star-crossed lovers for a second time in their lives and, yet, this time, I found that they were able to overcome the differences and hard pasts to have their love bloom. I was amazed when what seemed like a throwback turned into an important turning point in both Luke and A.J.’s lives. I loved watching as they both worked together to find and stop the person threatening Luke. I have to admit that I only half guessed the answers before they were revealed. By the end, I had to believe that fate had more than a little to do with them having that second chance at love. Star Crossed is an action packed adventure that proves sometimes you are just meant to love a certain person—no matter what life brings.