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Sunday, February 19, 2012
Review: Starr Dust by Lauren N. Sharman
Author: Lauren Sharman
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Buy Starr Dust here
Reviewed by: Val
Rating: You GOTTA Read
Two lost souls. One thing in common. Nothing left to lose. Only Brady McCassey could get himself into so much trouble by just looking at a pretty girl. For the bad boy who knows better than to let his guard down, mistakes like that can be deadly. The first time Starr sees Brady, she knows he's the reason she was so drawn to Hagerstown, Maryland. Her horrifying past behind her, Starr has dedicated her life to living in peace, and is surprised by how easily she accepts the violence surrounding Brady and his tight-knit family. When Brady's blindsided by ghosts from his past, it's Starr who comes to his rescue--twice--forcing him to put down his flask and take a good look in the mirror. Finally ready to face his demons, Brady sobers up and takes on the roll of leader, as the McCasseys band together and stand behind him.
Throughout the entire McCassey series one thing has remained a constant. Behind every devastatingly handsome bad boy, there is a woman of strength with the ability to bring that bad boy to his knees with just one look. Let me introduce Brady McCassey. Just as the rest of the McCassey clan, Brady has a reputation for being rough around the edges. Add a drinking problem to that and you have the potential for some dangerous situations. When Brady sets eyes on Starr, the hippy fortune teller, all he can do is stare. Brady finds it hard to introduce himself until a little blackmail from Georgia, his cousin, finds him face to face with the pint size cutie herself. From the moment they meet, the action, attraction and intense feelings of love and conflict will leave you begging for more.
I can't say enough about the plot line in Starr Dust. With bad guys coming at Brady from every direction, the carnage they cause and the riveting action scenes, I found this book to be a fast paced, edge of your seat read that I simply could not put down. The underlying element in each of the McCassey books is family sticks together. And boy can they tear up some stuff together which is another reason Starr Dust is such a gripping read. I'll give you a hint, do NOT miss the barn scene. I held my breath all the way through that scene.
I've said before that Ms. Sharman is one of the most talented writers I know. She knows how to write grit one minute and wit the next while seemingly blending everything together effortlessly. If you are looking for an outstanding romantic suspense book with real characters, look no further. Lauren Sharman's writing is clearly addictive, especially in the McCassey series. Starr Dust is the 3rd book in the McCassey Cousins series and the entire book from start to finish will blow your mind! My advice to you is to buy this book. HURRY! After you are left wanting more, here is a list of the rest of the books in the McCassey series. Each book is as good as the one before. Hands down this is a book that you simply have GOT to read.
The McCassey Brothers Series:
The Devil's Candy
The Long Road Home
The McCassey Cousins Series:
When Night Falls