CHILD STAR is a novel told in three parts. Each part is about 25,000 – 30,000 words. Amelia London is America’s sweetheart. Noah Sloan is America’s bad boy. Both are former child stars and once were lovers. When they are cast as the leads in the upcoming erotic suspense blockbuster—Sinners Like Us—they are forced to come to terms with the issues that tore them apart to begin with. As the whole world watches, can they keep their secrets hidden? After all, everybody is a sinner…
Child star: Part 1 is a snippet of a full book that is in a series. I am unsure whether I like the idea of installments, because it could get a little expensive.
Amelia is america’s sweet child actress, but she is so board with the reputation that she has as an innocent little girl, and what better way to do that then to start in Sinners like us. As Amelia turns up for her audition, she is stunned to find that the costar who is playing the male cast is her ex-boyfriend Noah.
Noah is a pretty big bad boy in the acting world. He mocks Amelia as soon as he realises she’s came to try out for the role, even though deep down he still has a lot of feelings for her.
It is only a matter of time before they start to realise their feelings for each other again.
I loved the story line, Noah and Amelia seem perfect for each other, but there is always something that gets in the way of them being together, which we find out why the main reason as to why they split up all them years ago right at the end, making it a big cliff hanger ending, but this is an installment book, so if you want to find out what happens next, you’d have to buy the next two books.
I could the major sexual tension between the two characters, and I loved reading about it.
Internal Affairs investigator Jeremy Ranklin is looking into corruption within the Reno Police Department when he’s ordered to examine the suspicious death of the Chief of Police. The assignment partners Jeremy with Detective Cristian Flesh. Though they spar at first, Jeremy earns Cristian’s trust, and they work well together. Deeply closeted, Jeremy fights an attraction to fellow cop Kipp Mosely. The investigation brings Jeremy and Kipp together, but lies and secrets prevent things from going any further. Jeremy will need both Kipp’s and Cristian’s help to discover how deep the corruption runs—and to stay alive when the danger hits close to home.
Closing ranks starts with us getting introduced to Jeremy Ranklin who is an internal affair officer. He has been trying to fight his feelings for fellow officer Kipp. He is not known to be gay, so he is trying to fight his urges as to not to be found out.
As soon as I started reading, I knew I would like this book, I loved the writing style of the author, and it gripped me as soon as as I started. I loved everything about this book, Kipp and Jeremy’s relationship was so deep and meaningful, I fell in love with both the characters. The blossoming relationship felt really real.
There was a great suspense in the book, wondering if the chief of police’s death was actually a suicide or a murder, I kept flitting between who I thought was responsible for the death and as to whether it was actually a suicide. I did find however that the police work took a bit of a back seat for the romance aspect of the book, but I didn’t mind this overall because I did love the book.
There is 3 other books before this one, which I have not actually read, however I didn’t feel like I really missed out much because there wasn’t any detail that I didn’t understand, so you can definitely read this by itself.
Overall, a very good read. I loved the romance, the mystery and the story.