Shooting for the Stars
Pro snowboarder Stella Lazarus has always loved her brother's best friend. But the one time she tried to show him, she was shot down faster than you can say "competitor disqualified."
Until one blissful night in Tahoe, when Stella finally gets her man.
Or does she? In the morning, Stella and Bear wake up to horrible news. The sort that sends ...more
I love a good falling-for-your-brother’s-best-friend romance, and this one hit all my buttons.
Stella Lazarus has been in love with Bryan “Bear” Barry practically her entire life. As her brother’s best friend, Bear has been an honorary member of the Lazarus family since they were little kids. As they grew older, Stella tried her best to catch Bear’s eye in more than a familial/friendly kind of way, but the man remained stubborn to a fault, always turning down her advances, much to Stella’ ...more
**Shooting for the Stars generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
3 "There was only Stella." Stars
After reading and loving book two in this series featuring Callie and Hank I couldn't wait to get my hands on the story between Stella Lazarus and Bear. Sarina Bowen never fails to write a fast-paced story with independent characters who struggle with themselves before they can fully realize what they have in each other.
Stella and Bear have known each other since they we ...more
Story Review: This book was about Stella overcoming leukemia as a child, battling the man's world of profession snowboarding to make a name for herself and her life long love for Bear. Then we have her brother Hank who is a celebrated profession ...more
I love Sarina Bowen's writing.
In this book, Stella (Hank's sister) and Bear (Hank's best friend) are skirting around each other.
Bear thinks Stella is untouchable - best friend's little sister and all that. Plus, he feels he doesn't deserve her.
I loved Stella. She has been through a lot and Bear has been a rock for her.
Sarina Bowen's writing is so easy for me to read. This wasn't my favorite of hers - mainly because I wanted to reach into the book and slap the characters silly and sa ...more
Stella had loved Bear since she was a little girl, and man! When you heard her backstory and how Bear stood by her side, you could understand why she loved him. You also hear about when she tried to show him she loved him, and how he rebuffed her efforts. When they finally make that magic connection, their worlds are turned upside down with the news of Hank's accident.
This was a love story that was sooooo ...more
I feel like this book had bare minimum character development, bare minimum chemistry, bare minimum *sexy time scenes*, bare minimum everything you would w ...more
Third and final instalment in the Gravity series, but can be read as a standalone. Finally, we get to see Bear and Stella together. Bear is Hank's best friend and Stella is Hank's little sister. If you, like me, enjoy a friends to lovers theme along with the big brother's best friend trope, then this should be perfect for you.
Bear and Stella have been in love with each other forever but neither thinks the other feels that way. Bear doesn't think he deserves the feisty, sp ...more
*ARC kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review*
Sarina Bowen could make me fall in love with every kind of sport she decides to write about.I've loved Shooting for the stars and I'm so fascinated by the snowboarding world right now that I keep watching freeriding video maybe one of them was shot by Bear :D
The most amazing thing of this story is that the snowboarder is a girl and one of the best one.I like Stella so much.I felt her freedom and joy descending those slopes,he
I'm a sucker for friends to lovers, especially friends that have been secretly in love with each other for FOREVER.
I adored Bear. I loved the lengths that he took for friendship, not out of guilt or duty, but out of pure kindness of his heart.
But then there's Stella!! So headstrong, completely fearless(except for when it came to her brother's best friend). I loved the action in this with Stella! I wanted more, so much more, but I loved her adventure side.
I'm going ...more
I've throughly enjoyed all of Sarina's previous books particularly the Gravity series. I've been excited to read Shooting for the Stars which is about Stella Lazarus and Bryan "Bear" Barry ever since I first read about them in Hank's book Falling from the Sky last year. Stella is Hank's sister and Bear is his best friend.
Stella is confident and fearless while flying through the air performing jumps in her snowboardin ...more
Being as this is a story of Hank’s sister and his best friend.
I went in blind as usual and I was so happy it wasn’t the omg if your brother finds out kind of book it was really well thought out and made me think and root for these two.
I loved that they were there for Hank when he needed someone. They both thought about their actions before any ...more
" Anche Stella lo aveva pensato all’epoca, ma c’era stato qualcosa nel rifiuto di Bear che non era suonato vero. Ma forse era solo il suo sciocco ottimismo a parlare. L’inverno precedente era stato terribile e Stella avrebbe voluto dimenticare in fretta tutto ciò che era successo. Ricordava di essersi sentita vuota per tre settimane intere, come se qualcuno l’avesse ribaltata sottosopra. Prima della sua deprimente conversazione con Bear, sulla panchina, loro due avevano p ...more
Stella Lazarous ha sempre amato il migliore amico di suo fratello, ma lui non ha mai ricambiato i suoi sentimenti… fino ad una notte a Tahoe.
Ma le cose non vanno come previsto, quello che c’è tra di loro non può avere futuro, o almeno così pensano entrambi.
Adesso, però, non hanno tempo di pensare a loro stessi, dovendo tornare in Vermont per il brutto incidente di Hank, ma ciò che hann ...more
Ecco un romanzo contemporaneo che mi è piaciuto molto e mi ha davvero lasciata piena di tenerezza.
Prima di tutto, ho trovo originale l'ambientazione sportiva, incentrata su uno sport non proprio femminile: lo snowboard. Ora, io di questa disciplina non sapevo praticamente nulla, ma l'autrice è riuscita subito a farmi entrare in un mondo di velocità pazzesche, adrenalina pura e acrobazie da urlo. Stella, la protagonista della storia, è sorella di un ...more
I've read most of the Ivy Years series and I really enjoyed i ...more
Ah! I'm so excited to talk about this book. This is the newest addition to a great series by one of my favorite authors so without further ado...
Shooting For The Stars is a Contemporary Romance standalone read with no cliffhangers so if you haven't read either of the previous stories, no worries. However if you are like me and have read the other two, when you read this one you feel a bit like you are reuniting with old friends. If I'm being honest I kind of felt bad for any guy who ...more
After a perfect night spent with Bear, Stella gets a call from her mother informing her that her brother was in a bad accident and she needs to come home.
Both Stella and Bear work on bringing Hank back into reality and help him to recover from his injuries.
Both of them lose their sponsorship, bu ...more
Puntando alle Stelle è il terzo e ultimo romanzo della serie contemporary romance Gravity di Sarina Bowen.
Mi piace molto lo stile di questa autrice e i temi delicati che ogni volta riesce ad inserire nelle sue storie, per cui sono contenta che questa serie sia stata tradotta in maniera indipendente in Italia. Spero però che qualche editore italiano consideri la pubblicazione di altri volumi di questa autrice, perché ci sono tante belle trame in lingua orig ...more
Despite the lack of "togetherness" I fell hard for Bear. He struggles so much with trying to be there for everyone, all while figuring out his dreams and next path in life. He's a truly intriguing character and I was fascinated by him.
Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina's books broken out by trope and style.
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