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A Starstruck Kiss

(Caught Up in Love #3.5)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  813 ratings  ·  90 reviews
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A STARSTRUCK KISS is the first part of the novel STARS IN THEIR EYES. A STARSTUCK KISS was previously available as a limited time prequel novella. It is now ONLY available in the book STARS IN THEIR EYES. You will not find A STARSTRUCK KISS on any retailers. You will find it in the book STARS IN THEIR EYES.

Celebrity photographer Jess Leight
ebook, 150 pages
Published September 29th 2014
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE today on Amazon US (10/5/2014)

There are no two ways about it — William Harrigan is a certified babe. He’s sexy, smart, and British, and he wants nothing more than to charm the pants off fellow college senior Jess Leighton. Well, he does want other things; he just can’t tell her about the job he’s working on since it maybe, possibly involves her. Jess, who moonlights as a celebrity photographer, is laser-focused on earning enough money snapping pics to pay her way through grad school,
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Yummy British Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Jess Leighton is a 21 yr. old college senior living in LA, & working as a celebrity photographer to pay her way through grad school. Taking photos is her primary source of income, & how she is paying for medical school. Jess stays busy balancing classes, volunteering at the hospital, & working as a paparazzo. She gets a thrill from doing a star stakeout, & is very good at getting that perfect shot for celebrity magazines.

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Mitch Castro
Apr 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: rant-and-rave

Typical college cutesy partners in crime. Jess as a newbie paparazzi desperate to hit the biggest catch in Hollywood. William as part-time private detective desperate to gain full-time employment. Together they rise, complications they fall. That should do their motto.

Not much to say as I’m not really into college romance. But this is an okay read. I like the characters maturity and bits of conflict of interest.
Lauren Blakely
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Loved it! Fun, sexy start to new adult series that's full of surprises!
ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review

☆☆☆☆4 "Sparky McDoodle" Stars ☆☆☆☆


Hollywood..the city where actors, glitz, glamour, and celebrities live. It is a city where if you want to be seen, heard, and discovered. One thing Hollywood is notoriously known for is its paparazzi. Fans love to see pictures of their favorite celebrities. Lets be real, we love to find out the juiciest gossip on who our favorite celebrities are dating, what they are wearing, and any tiny glimpse into their l
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Jess is not only a college student trying to graduate and pay her way into med school, she’s also making ends meet by catching celebrities by surprise (and some not by surprise) as paparazzi, selling the images to cover her expenses. Enter the hero, a hot British guy, William, who at first appears to be her competition, but soon Jess realizes that he isn’t exactly what he seems.

As these two race around Hollywood to capture the stars, they get caught up in their own chemistry.


I have come
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Great introduction to the new series – loved it! This story is told from dual POV's and it was a fun and flirty. I think great foundation was set for what’s to come.

I really liked Jess and was totally intrigued by her job and determination. She seemed so very real to me, they both did. I loved William, he was so sweet and sexy. “Hot. British. Rides a motorcycle.” I was sold! I kept wanting to know what he was up to and what secrets he was keeping, I was definitely invested.

Jess and William tog
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novella is a great introduction to this spin-off series. William is a Hot British Guy (HBG)who has 2 months left on his student visa and wants to stay in America. Jess is a med student who works as a paparazzi to pay for her education. I love the introduction of these characters and the instant chemistry between them. I can't wait to read more!
Anne OK
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
This novella is the meeting between William and Jess, and the setup for the rest of their story in the follow-up, Stars In Their Eyes, which is now available, too.

Jess Leighton is in need of funds to feed her bankrupt savings account. While finishing her undergrad degree, she moonlights as a paparazzo taking pics of the rich and famous in LA to pay tuition for medical school. Jess is a control freak, too – but she isn’t always what you see.

William Harrigan has a sexy British accent and provides
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
3.5 HBG Stars (Hot British Guy)
I'm a big Lauren Blakely fan and I love her steamy love stories. This is different from the other books I've read by this author. Both main characters, William & Jess, are full-time college students with jobs. Jess is a 'Shooter', using her camera to earn money to pay her tuition. William is in the US on a student visa - hoping to stay there - if he can find a way... The attraction between these two is strong, but there are obstacles in their path. Jess has con
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it

a pretty good precursor to the full novel. i definitely liked it a lot better than kat and bryan's story
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Lauren Blakely for the review copy! This in no way affected my views of this novella.

Lauren said she thinks this is my kind of story and I did think so, even with just the blurb. Because, HELLO, HOLLYWOOD. I love Hollywood, I love catching up on all the celebrity gossip. I'm the kind of person who is a regular at Who's Dated Who (omg, I finally confessed this in public), Wetpaint, JustJared, JustJaredJr (because really, I'm still a teen livi
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freebies
I just love when Lauren Blakely has a free prequel novella to introduce a new series! A Starstruck Kiss is a quick glimpse into Jess and William and how they met. Jess is a med school student, funding her way through college by snapping and selling photos of celebrities. William is British and going to school in the U.S., but his time is running out. He needs a full time job and a work visa in order to stay. Otherwise when his student visa expires in two months, he is heading back to England,

Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Starstruck Kiss is a super cute, quick introduction to Jess and William and what I expect to be a really fun, sweet romance. Jess is working her way through college and trying to pay for her first semester of medical school as a paparazzo. There's a celebrity wedding coming up, and she is determined to find out when and where it is and bank the big bucks. Well, William is also trying to land the job so he can stay in America after graduation. He likes Jess, but she is the competition. But gett ...more
Lacey Black
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lauren-blakely
Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. Why do I love you so much? THIS is why! A Starstruck Kiss is alluring, passionate, funny, and the true definition of a page turner!

Jess is a pre-med college student, moonlighting as a paparazzi to pay for school and her apartment. Enter Will. Hot. British. Hot. Accent. Hot. (Yes, he's worthy of 3 Hot's). Will appears to be paparazzi as well, but you learn towards the end of this novella that Will isn't exactly who he says he is.

A Starstruck Kiss is a wonderful prelude to
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
This was a short read that set up the plot for book two well. I did feel that it was a little slow and wasn't as engaging as the actual book, but it was still interesting. It made me begin to like the characters, and their secrets intrigued me, but I was always left thinking the best is yet to come with crashing the wedding (which it was). Considering I got both books from NetGalley, I'm moved straight on to book 2 to find out what happens. I'm not sure the stories needed to be split up, but I'm ...more
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Surprise, surprise...Lauren Blakely does it again!!!
This book introduces us to William and Jess as the prequel to Stars in Their Eyes.
First of all, William is British, and you need more of a description than that? Jess is a bit cynical but she is very independent and determined. Together, they are perfect....except it seems that William is keeping a secret.
There was just enough drama and steam to get me really excited and anxious to read more of their story. So, off I go to get my re
Briana Pacheco
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Jess is a paparazzo because she needs money to pay for her college tuition. She stalks celebrities, gets good shots then gets paid. She didn't plan on some random guy coming into the equation and being at her spots, asking her out and being completely HOT. While following celebrities around, she and William spend a few moments together and they're so cute!

I liked this book but I'm not a fan of knowing celebrities everyday lives so I looked forward to when William and Jess were back together. Asi
Oct 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle
*Free on amazon* 10-5-2014
Sep 18, 2014 marked it as to-read
Free on Amazon as of 10/4/14.
3.75 stars
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like this introduction to Jess and Will. The couple make me laugh so hard - they're so into each other, but life keeps getting in the way. A fun read, and that promises to continue into the next full-length book.

Reviewer's note: This is #0.5 of Wrapped up in Love Series.
Also, recommended for mature readers only.
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I have read all of Lauren's books and I love that they are all unique. When I found out she was writing a book with Far Too Tempting leading man Matthew's brother, William I was ecstatic and maybe some fists were flying from excitement. Matthew is one of my favorite Blakely boys so I knew his brother was going to be just as or even more amazing! And then adding Caught up in Us Bryan's sister, Jess to the mix is just perfect.

Jess is putting her self through Med School by taking pictures of celeb
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, ebook, own
First thing I have to say is I'm hooked! A STARSTRUCK KISS is sassy and such a fun read I can't wait for the rest of the books in the series! Lauren Blakely is one of those authors whose writing style is filled with wit, humor and characters you can't help but love!

William and Jess were great together and I love that they tie-in to Lauren's previous series Caught Up in Love, by being related to characters from those books. But even without reading the other books I enjoyed the witty dialogue (J
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
4.5 stars

Trying to finance her medical school dreams without resorting to student loans, Jess Leighton has channelled her abilities to recognize celebrity faces and take quality photos quickly as a paparazzo to help her reach her dream. All her energy is focused on keeping her grades up and funding that next step in her life; she keeps her vices, guys and dessert, at a distance to maintain the control necessary to reach her goals.

William Harrigan is in the United States on a student visa, strug
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off when you buy the book it comes with this warning.


WARNING: The hero in this book is hot, charming, smart, funny, ripped, gorgeous, respectful, and completely panty-melting. Please proceed. That right there made me want to read this book. How can you not want to read anything that starts off with a man who will likely become one of many on your list of book boyfriends?


Jess is a blonde haired, blue-eyed senior in college who is trying to pay for her way into medical school by taking pic
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

A Starstruck Kiss is definitely a refreshing read for me - whereas many books are written from the point of view of a celebrity or a celebrity's love interest, this one focuses on Jess, a paparazzo who is trying to pay her way through college with this job. It's definitely interesting to see things from this perspective mainly because celebrities always hate paparazzi and sometimes even treat them like trash. Whereas paparazzi are always cast aside, this book focuses on t
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
***ARC courtesy of Season Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for honest review

This is an awesome kickstart to a new series, featuring two college students; Jess Leighton and Will Harrigan, both with hopes of fulfilling a future dream.

Jess is currently saving up money to pay for grad school, and she's working on it by being a papparazzo, snapping pictures of celebrities, young and old, for an agency. This is her only job, and she can't afford to lose it and even slack off. Always on the lookou
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st in the Wrapped Up in Love series and should be read in order. It’s also a spin off of Caught up in Love series

Jess Leighton has always wanted to be a doctor, but the cost of medical school means she has to work hard to pay for it and taking pictures of celebrities is her occupation of choice. She had a reputation of being able to get the shot everyone else wants and had no real competition until William Harrigan showed up. He’s the Hot British Guy that she can’t get enough of but
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st in the Wrapped Up in Love series and should be read in order. It’s also a spin off of Caught up in Love series

Jess Leighton has always wanted to be a doctor, but the cost of medical school means she has to work hard to pay for it and taking pictures of celebrities is her occupation of choice. She had a reputation of being able to get the shot everyone else wants and had no real competition until William Harrigan showed up. He’s the Hot British Guy that she can’t get enough of but
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