Tuesday, August 30, 2016

When Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer


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Title: When Stars Collide

Series: Light in the Dark #2

Author: Micalea Smeltzer

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: August 30, 2016
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We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.

Least of all, us.

 

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend. 



Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.



Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.



If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…



All is not fair in love and war.
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EXCERPT




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Holy mother of all hangovers.



I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.

I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.

I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.

“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.

My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.

Not just any sleeping guy.

Oh no.

Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.

His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.

I look down.

Oh God, I’m naked too.

“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.

“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.

His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”

I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?

He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.

Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.

Drinks.

Kissing.

Laughter.

Confessions of love and desire.

A wedding chapel.

Vows.

Rings.

A contract.

“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”
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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.
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MY REVIEW 
 

I finished this book in 2 days and can not wait to hear Jace’s story….he HAS to have a story. 40% through and I fell in love with Thea’s and Xander’s relationship. The fun that they have together but that heat that can be turned on like a switch. It reminds me of my relationship and I feel like the good ones are like that.


There was so much happening in this book. I felt like it could have been twice the size that it was to really give me all the info I wanted. There were a few things the book could have done without...like the addition of Gabe. It didn’t add much to the story and just made it so I wanted more info on that topic.


I love this quote from Xander from the book. I think it is so very true and such a beautiful statement: “That’s where you’re wrong. Beauty is in the chaos—in those little imperfect moments where we just are.”


Micalea Smeltzer told a wonderful story though. I loved Thea, I thought she was such an upbeat girl that was so similar to myself….it was great!! I’m always the one people are looking at and wondering if I really said what I said outloud. LOL It keeps people on their toes!!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.