Author: Madalyn Thane
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Published: October 24, 2017
Page Count: 167 Pages
When the boy who appears hellbent on ruining her life shows every sign of doing a 180-degree turnaround, seventeen-year-old Sadie Davis doesn’t know whether to trust her head or her heart.
After years of wishing on stars, she’s beginning to give up on her dream of finding true love. Can Jacob, the boy who has tortured her for three long years convince her that she hasn’t been wasting her time wishing on someone else’s star?
“Can you please try to get along with him?” Why did Bree make her feel like she was acting like a petulant child? Sadie was not the friend in the wrong in this situation. She would never ask this of Bree. Damn. Damn, damn, damn. She hated being such a pushover.
Someone Else’s Star Excerpt © Madalyn Thane 2017
“Get along with him? I’m not the asshole who hit him in the face with a dodgeball, forever ruining the line of his nose. I need to think about this. You have no guarantee whatsoever that he won’t try something even worse on the so-called dates. What if he tries to actually kill me, once and for all? Maybe something has finally snapped in his mind and he wants me dead. I fully believe that a serial killer could lurk behind those eyes.”
Madalyn Thane lives in Western Montana with her husband, teenage son, four dogs and two cats. She has another son who lives in heaven with the angels.
Someone Else’s Star is her debut novel.
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college—until their relationship blew up, leaving Declan with more questions than answers.
As you know, I’m pretty picky when it comes to New Adult but I wanted to give this author a chance. I glad that I did. I really liked this book. Sure, sure, second chance romance in New Adult is pretty typical but Ms. Kelly gives it a fresh spin. What I mean by that is that there isn’t much angst. Which I hate. The book is told in the past and the present. You get the whole story. A fresh idea, I know. Especially in New Adult.
These two, Declan and Holly are meant to be together…forever. Too bad no one told Holly that. Having known each other since they were 14 and to their breakup, their journey to being back together is great. I liked how Declan really stepped it up in his pursuit of Holly once again. It’s not like she made him work for it but she is one stubborn lady. In that sense, I really wanted to scream at her. She still loved the guy but wouldn’t see past the miscommunication that broke them up in the first place.
Declan is hilarious. And frustrating. Having his friends help him win Holly back is good but I could have used a little less of it. It made him seem weak at times. But the pursuit…I loved it in the end. He’s not the perfect boyfriend but he’s still perfect for Holly. One of the big things in this book that I LOVED is the character growth that Holly and Declan go through. I know, it doesn’t happen too often in the genre but Ms. Kelly makes it work and swoon-worthy in the end.
Overall, I really liked Holly and Declan. Sage and Baxter are a hoot. Trust me on this one. Secondary characters that actually enhance the story, not bring it down. This is a stand-alone, too. Even if you don’t read New Adult, you would like this one. Swoon-worthy in the end and the angst is left at the door.
D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com