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Starlight

(Falling Stars #2)

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Stars of the hit TV show, We the People, Sam Newman and Val Saunders have been burning up the small screen. Their chemistry is the topic of water cooler conversations everywhere. But their talent and success isn’t all that has people buzzing. Rumors of an off-screen love affair have begun to circulate. The married man and the young ingenue.

But they’re just friends.
Good fri
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Published January 26th 2016 by Xio Axelrod LLC
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Kim
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Four words: I LOVED THIS BOOK!

Doesn't matter that I'd read it back when Xio was still trying to decide if Falling Stars would be a series or one book. Reading it again, now with Starlight as its own novel, I fell in love with the characters all over again.

Xio really knows how to pull you into a story, and this continuation of Val and Sam's love story seriously hooks you. We pick up where Falling Stars left off, with Sam and Val finally seeing one another again after a summer of We the People b
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Nia Forrester
If 'Falling Stars' was the foreplay to a grand romance, 'Starlight' was definitely the climax. Sam and Val don't last too long in this second and final part to their story before they have to acknowledge and act on their considerable pull toward each other. And if what they hoped for was a quenching of that impulse, well, let's just say they fail miserably. Xio Axelrod delivered on the build-up and anticipation by writing incredibly steamy scenes of Sam and Val's consummation, and then did even ...more
Ida Louise
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Starlight is the continuation of Val and Sam's story, which began in Falling Stars. Two actors who's on screen chemistry bleeds into their off screen lives. Throughout we are reminded of the line of finding the right person at the wrong time. This is Val and Sam's dilemma, Soulmates whose lives are very public because of their work. Sam must deal with a wife who doesn't want him and doesn't want anyone else to have him. Val must deal with Sam shutting her out in order to protect her, while she m ...more
Sarah
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller coaster. This author writes body language so well (descriptive yet unobtrusive) that you literally fall into the story. My heart and breathing rate increased along with the characters, and my heart broke with them too. I yelled at the main characters (in my head) quite a few times during this book.

The characters are well-developed and just feel so real. I feel like I've known them for years. I loved powering my way through this book but, as is the case with any great bo
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S.C. Mitchell
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read and enjoyed Falling Stars, and have been eagerly awaiting the second part of Sam and Val’s story. Well, if Falling Stars was the tasty appetizer, Stardust was an epic feast. And it was so good. Facing one road block after another on their journey to be together, these star-crossed lovers have a tough roadway to their “happy ever after,” with soul-crushing lows, amazing highs, and love scenes that sizzle off the page. 5 stars. (I’d give it more if I could.) An incredibly satisfying read.
Justine
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Rather annoying in parts. The weakness of the hero grated on my nerves. The I've got to leave you to protect you became like nails on a chalkboard.
Anika
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I loved the first book so much that this continuation didn't really live up to my expectations. The whole storyline with his wife didn't work for me. I felt there was enough conflict with out the additional crazy that this storyline generated. As a consequence of this storyline the hero was really rather passive for most of the book. I wanted to like this as much as I liked the first book but it ended up not being my cup of tea. I will still look up other books from this author but I won't be ru ...more
Terry Moskowitz
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book picks up right where Falling Stars ended. Val and Sam are not speaking and Sam's wife is still in the picture.
Sam decides to make a move while Karen is planning her own shenanigans. You want to feel one thing about Sam and Val's relationship even though you are feeling something else. You don't know whether to feel sorry for Val or scream at her than you realize it takes two for a relationship and there are many people on their side helping them move along.

This is an emotional roller
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Jordan
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
So i kinda got whiplash between the back and forth of the two main characters, they spend most of the book avoiding each other then making up. That being said the conclusion was quite satisfying so still happy I read it.
HI5O
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't like

Although written well, the main characters were pitiful. We have an almost 40 year old man that is so weak that I can't understand why someone would be attracted to that. Looks are not everything. He loves Val so much that he doesn't have the self control to wait until he cleans up his own mess. And Val is alright being a side piece because...I don't know why.
Angel
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I honestly don't have words right now.... I'm so overcome with tears threatening to fall from my eyes again. The final chapter ALWAYS gets me, because it hits home now... This is my third time reading, and I had an entire essay written about Sam and how I feel he did right by Val, even though it was hard....

I just.....


Xio, Xio, Xio! *big squishy hugs!*
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Xio Axelrod is a USA Today bestselling author of different flavours of contemporary romance. She also writes what she likes to call strange, twisted tales. Xio grew up in the music industry and began recording at a young age. When she isn’t writing stories, she can be found in the studio, writing songs, or performing on international stages (under a different, no-so-secret name). She lives in Phil ...more

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