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Private Lives, Public Property

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  195 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
"You said you didn't know me," I said, my voice coming out a lot gruffer than I'd intended. "Lucas Goodspeed," I stuck out my hand and, after a moment's hesitation, she took it, her hand small and soft against my rough palm. "23 years old, Full Forward for the Coastal Crocs, and your new one true love." I tried to inject a bit of humour into the last bit, but to be honest, ...more
Kindle Edition, 452 pages
Published February 22nd 2014
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Mar 14, 2015 Izzie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, na
I read "Private Lives, Public Property" on FictionPress, about a year ago, and it has been a favourite of mine ever since.

When I first stumbled upon this story, I decided to give it a go in order to kill time, during one of my many sleepless nights; thinking it'd be one of those nothing-special romance stories that I'd read and then completely forget about by the next morning.

Boy, was I wrong!

Not only did I find myself actually enjoying the story, but I completely fell in love with her charact
Nov 10, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it
Fake relationship trope! I can't help but love it. Such a fun, fluffy novel - exactly what I was looking for. Escapism romance in a contemporary setting done just right.
Oct 25, 2014 Cheshire rated it it was ok
Disappointedly underwhelming.

The following review will probably hurt someone's feelings or turn people off. There are books that are ready to be published, and there are books that aren't, and this one is definitely the second.


The book was full of typos, grammatical and formatting errors that could have easily been fixed if someone had read over it. They were so glaring, some of them wouldn't have even necessitated an editor. Or a beta. Some things were very poorly thought
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Mar 25, 2014 Monmon Hiceta rated it it was amazing
I've known about this story years ago, and I still can't get over how great it is! I would always re-read it every few months and it never fails to envoke the same feelings as when I first read it. I love how Isobel and Lucas developed individually and became together! I love how each character was established and how they play into the lives of the main love interest. I'm a bit redundant, but I don't know how to stress how much I love this story, and how great I think the plot is, and how ...more
Sep 05, 2015 Serena rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book? Entertaining, funny, real characters, and a fun read pretty much fits this book. This was the second book I read by this author and it did disappoint! I read this on fictionpress and simply could not put it down. It's amazing that this is a self-published author because this is so much better than all of the so-called "best books of the year" and "bestsellers." I normally don't read books that are heavily surrounded by sports, but the idea of star and a normal gal ...more
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May 09, 2016 Hannah Geleen Mae Ilagan rated it it was amazing
I love this book since the first time I read it in Fictionpress. In reality, it is one of my favorite stories. Every time I read this, I can still feel the love the words signify. I don't know how many times I've read this book. But what makes this book special, even though I've read this countless of times, I can still feel my heart bursting with joy, I can still smile at the characters' antics and I can still feel the butterflies and all. Lastly, for future readers, I know we all vary in ...more
Jun 21, 2014 Ciarra rated it really liked it
I first read this story on FictionPress - it was one of the first stories I read on FictionPress too. I have always loved it and enjoyed reading it. I think Jessie L. Star creates such great characters and builds wonderful relationships between them. That, matched with a solid plot and witty narrative, I immediately thought that this could have been a published contemporary novel.

I'm really happy to see that Jessie has taken her stories a step further and I wish her all the success!
Oct 15, 2014 Mac rated it it was amazing
Love this book! This author is amazing! I'm going to have to read all of her books. I just really enjoy her writing style and love the quirkiness of the characters. By the time I'm done reading one of her books I feel like I actually know the characters. Only problem is when I'm reading a book she has written (this is the second one by her that I've read) I stay up wayy too late because I just can't put it down! But of course that's a good problem ;)
Feb 26, 2014 Satya rated it it was amazing
So, I just checked fictionpress and saw that the story had been removed from fps and is now available on amazon.

I am so happy knowing that Jesse had finally made it to a book! I was reading PLPP when it was still fps, well it was a long time ago. But I still love Isobel until now. She's a great writer. She made me fall in love with her characters. Plus she knows everything about football! Whoo! I'd love to read another story of her. Can't wait for her new project :) x
Jun 06, 2015 Dianne rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Ms Star and it definitely won't be the last! I became so involved in Lucas and Isobel's story that I couldn't put the book down. Their relationship felt so real it was hard not to get taken away on the journey of their life together. The secondary cast was well written into the story and contributed greatly to it. I highly recommend this book.
Sep 12, 2015 Carmel rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
I can't emphasize enough how cute and amazing this book is - it's the type of story that makes you feel all giddy when reading it. I enjoyed every second of Isobel and Lucas' development from forced acquaintances to the sweetest couple on Earth. I will definitely be rereading it someday!
Jan 08, 2016 Nicky rated it really liked it
I've read this when it was on Fictionpress and it's my favorite fanfiction of all time since.
Yes, there are a few things that weren't exactly my favorites, but probably the best thing for me was the I was picturing HIM reading this story ;)
Jun 02, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
Well written, cute romance. Pretty cheesy but not cringey. Well developed characters, slow burn, sweet ending.
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Whilst digging through her childhood scribblings a few years ago, Jessie L Star (AKA star123) discovered a thrilling saga by her six year old self entitled 'Jessie has Lost her Sock'. This sweeping epic spanned all four corners of her childhood house in outback South Australia as the sock was hunted down (spoiler, it was in Jessie's bed all along). Many years later and the urge to write is still ...more
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