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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  313 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Madison "Sunny" Stone is a self-proclaimed Plain Jane; pleasantly plump, aspiring screenplay writer working in retail hell. Her love-life is as predictable as her B.O.B. (battery-operated boyfriend). Until a random night out at her favorite local watering-hole, where she is being watched by a handsome stranger in the shadows.
Gabriel Wolf is a mega-famous movie star that h
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Published December 11th 2013 by Twylite Publishing (first published December 9th 2013)
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Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
A cute sweet romance between a full figured 30+ year old woman with body-type issues and a handsome almost 40 year old movie star with insecurities about being abandoned as a baby. Though the characters are supposed to be in their mid to late 30s the dialogue reads as if they are in their early 20s and undermines the believability of characters. The many errors in grammar were also a little distracting.

This is the first of a two part story and I read both books. I like that the series tried to
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another reader recommend this author to me and her book called Scarred. Whilst purchasing scarred I realised that I actually had the author's other book on my kindle called Star-Struck and I brought in January 2014 and had not read it yet. So I decided to read this book first and then read Scarred. This is my first book by this author and this is a 2 book read.

This is Gabriel and Sunny's story. The first couple of chapters were a bit slow for me but as soon as the couple bump into each other out
Here we go... first I would like to say that I love books when celebs be it movie stars, rock stars, singers etc fall in love with the regular working girls.. I mean it makes you think... well if this can't happen to me... as least I can read about it and root like hell for the underdog.

Now, sweet plus size sunny ( You all know how I feel about plus size ladies if you have read any of my reviews... LOVE LOVE LOVE it) just doesn't believe that someone, hell anyone could actually be attracted to
--karen Green-berry
Gabe and Sunny

Gabe and Sunny are just an adorable couple that you just can't help falling in love with. Their chemistry is explosive, their sense of humor is off the chart; and their journey was both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I totally loved this book! There is so much I want to say about this book, but I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I will do my best not to.
This story centers around Madison "Sunny" Stone, a pretty, plump and curvy girl wishing for love and romance from a good man to enter into her stagnant, R.I.P., loveless life. However, as we know ladies that can be hard to find. To pass the time, Sunny works in retail hell, but really wants to be a screenwriter for movies. Instead, she settles
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Twyla Turner's StarStruck is a fun, quick read that takes the perfect "what if" scenario--what if you met the Hollywood star of your dreams and he fell in love with you--and adds a nice twist.

Sunny and Gabriel come together in the perfect meet-cute: she is at a bar in Long Beach with her friends, after a long day at work; Gabriel shows up after a tough day on set, looking to blow off steam and have a few beers. He wasn't expecting to be captivated by Sunny as she sings and dances with her friend
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is syrupy sweet. It took me a while to actually get into this book and start to enjoy it because Gabe is REALLY sensitive and not the strong alpha I'm use to. However, I still enjoyed the story.
Noreen Joseph
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What more can I say about this author. Each time I read one of her books she brings it. This is a story of a beautiful full-figured woman who is insecure due to cues she received from previous relationships and thus not able to see her inner and outer beauty. She is able to go on a journey of self discovery only enhanced by falling in love. Beautifully written which made it seem that you were actually physically caught up in the story. The supporting characters were great and the haters made you ...more
Mae Dixon
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely love Gabe and Sunny. Well written, the plot, the hot sex, the love they have for each other. I felt like this was real life Hollywood playing out in a book. Wolf was so open and honest about everything, no holding back, how could you not fall in love with him. Sunny was sweet and funny with her witty comments. I was so pleased it did not take a whole book for her to come to terms with his love for her and not be complaining about her looks.
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sunny & Gabe are SMOKING HOT TOGETHER! Sunny is sweet and quirky and a spitfire and Gabe is a true alpha male. The chemistry and dialogue are off the charts in this this book NOW!

Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was loving this book so much until the end. Sunny and Gabe is the cutest couple ivee met in a long time. They gave me hope for love. The sexy as hell movie star meets the chubby black chick and falls in love. The girl has been looked down on by men and is the most unlikely in everything but laughs and smiles her way through life falls for th movie star. Their love is magical. Of course the world intervenes and tries to come between them. How can Sunny claim to love Gave when at the first sign ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Leanna Terrell
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sunny and Gabe

I loved them together, but Sunny's insecurities were tiring. I think Gabe knows what he wants and is surprisingly put together for such a major "Star.". Where as, Sunny seems to always be living in the stars and hasn't the best grasping reality. Having said that, Sunny is a sweet and genuinely nice person, she just seems a little immature for a thirty something female who's loved on her own for a while.
The story itself is really well written. You do get vested in the both of them.
Jacque Golden-raines
I really wanted to give it 3.5 Stars. It's a good book but I read the Chase & Day Series and the Lexi & Sloan Series before this one and this 1st book seems a bit lacking. I like Sunny & Gabriel but it just seems like they fell too fast and didn't have enough happening or enough diversity like the other couples. I guess for a shorter Love Story it was pretty good. Starting the 2nd Book now and I hope their's a better adversary than that idiot Josiah.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m here for.

I loved being both Sunny and Gabe. I rooted for them until my heart stopped on the last page. They both really deserve happiness. I hated that Sunny let her insecurities stop her but more often then not that’s what happens. Yes I recommend this book. Now off to book 2 Awestruck to see if they’ll get their HEA.
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wish I hadn't waited to read this story. It was so passionate and sweet. Gabriel is a true book boyfriend. Sunny was cool but I just wanted her to "man-up" and fight for their relationship. Can't wait to start Awe-Struck...
Kay Dee
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Sweet!

Imagine having a movie star fall in love with you and be genuine! Gabe and Sunny are swoon worthy, for sure!
Keisha Nicole
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Page Turner!!!

I absolutely love this story! The heroine is so relatable while the hero is a dream boat. I’ve re-read the book few times already because it is just that good.
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
DNF @ 5%. I've read one of this authors books before and this reminded me why I never finished the series before. The writing style is very very juvenile and amateurish... its like reading decent fan fiction... I just can't with the way this author writes. The storyline is right up my alley though... too bad.

Update: Went back and finished it because eventhough the writing is extremely amateur, I did like the story. She doesn't know how to develop a story or characters yet but it wasn't horrible.
Tisha Johnson
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I only put this book down because I had to go to work. So, now I'm off for a couple of days and book two is just calling. Just read it for yourself. I'm left tears in eyes...SMH
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to Ms. Turner after reading her “Damaged Souls” series, so I was interested in reading more of her work.

I really related to Sunny. I used to be 70 pounds heavier than I am today, and there’s a part of me that will ALWAYS have body issues and struggle with self-worth. Sunny is having trouble believing that someone like Gabe, a gorgeous movie star could really be attracted to and have feelings for her. She’s a bit hung up on it. I understand that that annoys people, but it’s
1. 2.5 stars. Insta-love-based-on-lust and sex - that's pretty much it here. Yes, there was plot and romance, but none of it was all that riveting.

2. The MCs drove me crazy; Sunny reminded me of a college-aged heroine in a NA book and not a grown ass woman. And Gabe ... I just didn't like him. At all. Nothing about him read sexy to me, and when I don't like the male MC in a romance novel, I usually don't like the book at all. '

3. This book features one of the clichés I hate the most in romance n
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a romance

I really loved this book. A true romance to the fullest. In this story you meet Madison A.K.A. Sunny. Sunny is full of life, charismatic, and loving, but her confidence is very low, and she doesn't see herself very clearly. You also meet Gabriel Wolfe, superstar actor, whose had a rough life, and never really experienced real love. Find out what happens when these to meet in a small bar, and start on a whirlwind romance. I loved these 2 characters. Everything about their relationsh
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sunny Dreams

I love Star-Struck I read this book a couple months ago and realized that I forgot to review. So I read the book again and fell in love with Sunny and Gabe once again. Star-Struck is the story of a "regular" girl that just so happens to catch not just the eye of Gabe but so much more. This story has romance, reality, sex, romance, laughs just about everything. Many can relate to Sunny which makes to book so great, don't get me wrong at some points I wanted to just hit her with a pill
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from the beginning, you know what they say. Can't judge a book by it's cover, well that is the case throughout this whole story. Sunny in just sunshine on a rainy day, but don't take to much ish from people. She will shutdown at times, but don't we all. Gabriel is a man that never had love and didn't think he ever would, so did did try to find it. Then he met Sunny and she made him smile, but that wasn't all that would keep them together. Some people thought they shouldn't be t ...more
Kisha O
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had to add an additional comments because I'm still thinking about this book and it's been over a week. I really loved that Gab is "the sexy man alive" but loves a plus size black woman. the book didn't harp on the interracial relationship like most IR do but the way it was written I've actual learned to love my full figure shape even more. I just loved how Sunny never changed anything about herself to keep Gab because he loved her just as she was :). Super cute love story
Apr 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This was just okay. I had to force myself to finish reading it and once it did end I was glad and am not craving to find out out what happens really. There was no conflict in this. The characters were all predictable, the out come was predictable, and I'm pretty sure once I read another book I'll forget about this all together. Harsh I know but this is a truly forgettable story. It did keep me occupied for a little bit so that counts. I'm glad it was free or I'd be a little peeved.
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought this book was ok. It read a bit like a YA book at times. The characters being in their mid 30s is not that believe able by the way they are written. Mid 20s would have been more realistic. The story does have potential if it was tweaked a bit. It has left me curious enough to check out the sequel.
May 31, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

The story is well written I guess. I didn't even read 50%. It was just all about quality very sadly insecure woman berating herself. I just couldn't stand it. But I will try the author again and see if one of her other books is any better. But I will not waste money on book 2.
Helen Bowen
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Sunny & Gabe!!

Enjoyable story. I am one clicking the next book as soon as I finish this review!! Twyla thanks for including Long Beach, Ca and surrounding locals for Gabe & Sunny's adventures! Your sexy sex scenes are awesome!!
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I was born and raised in Joliet, IL. I wrote my first story in the 3rd grade and fell in love with creating my own world. But throughout the years I have lacked the discipline to actually sit down and write. Even with a minor in Creative Writing (which should have been my major).
I have been a avid romance novel reader since Jr. High and have read hundreds. I have lived in Chicago, Japan, Californ

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