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Star Crossed

(The Billionaires #4)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A.J. Hoyt is as cynical as she is badass, a former cop turned bodyguard. A lifetime of hard knocks taught her not to trust—a handy trait in her line of work. Given the right motivation, she knows anyone will betray their near and dear. Rather than let them betray her, A.J. keeps her shields nailed up.

On the surface, Luke Channing’s life seems charmed. He’s a Hollywood acti
Published April 19th 2016 by Emma Holly
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Sultry, suspense and star-crossed! I read the blurb and I thought, I have to read this to see what Ms. Holly does to crank up the sexual tension.

A.J. Hoyt is woman who is strong and will take no crap from anyone. She's been kicked down before but it didn't put her down. She came back up fighting and still finding a way to do what she loves. She may no longer have a badge in law enforcement, but she can still work a case better than others. She has the connections and she knows how to pay attent
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
When you pick up a book by Ms. Holly, you know you're in for something crazy hot!

A.J. Hoyt has always wanted to be a police detective. Even as a kid, that's all she ever wanted. As an adult, her burgeoning career has been cut short by the good ole' boys club, but just as she's mourning her loss, she has a chance run in with up and coming model Luke Channing, and the pair wind up in bed. After unceremoniously dismissing him in the morning, the two don't have another encounter until 5 years later
Ruckasaurus Rex
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Guarding you is my job. If you're too concerned about my safety-or my competence-to let me do it, you've no business paying me" Luke's mouth twisted ruefully. "Maybe I didn't think that part through when I hired you." "Or when you seduced me." He didn't seem to mind her dry humor. His green eyes smoldered. "That I'm not sorry for." - Star Crossed by Emma Holly

**copy received from author/publisher**

My Summary: The fourth book in Emma Holly’s Billionaires series was my first read of the series an
Emma Holly is one of my favorite authors but this one wasn't the bee's knees for me. I would describe the MC's backstory as unbelievable. Just wasn't buying it.

I know female characters often have masculine names but every time I read A. J.'s, I thought it was a dude. Then I'd see Luke's name and go "Nope, he's the dude and this is an M/F which I haven't read a lot of lately. It got annoying.

The sex was hot, the side characters were relatable, the writing good, even the plot wasn't bad. I did fee
Kathy Davie
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-this, romance
Review coming
Deb Markanton
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every book in The Billionaires series is a scintillating, can’t put it down kind of read. I love them all. They also serve to fulfill my admittedly huge ménage addiction. So even though I was a bit disappointed to discover that Star Crossed is not a ménage, I certainly wasn’t going to pass it up. I mean, come on! This is Emma Holly we’re talking about! Creator of fascinating characters, sizzling hot sex scenes and spellbinding stories. Besides, once I met A.J. Hoyt and Luke Channing it was quite ...more
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma Holly goes mainstream romance and kicks ass! With more than 30 books in print, Emma's been one of the better erotic fiction authors out there for years. To my knowledge this is one of her first mainstream, non-kinky, romances.

I super enjoyed how feminist this book was. The heroine saves the hero's ass repeatedly. She's a security specialist and body guard. She's tall with small breasts (yay), "pixie" cropped hair and Michelle Obama arms. She feels uncomfortable when she can't wear her gun,
Ms. Holly has become an auto-buy author for me. I barely read the summary before I clicked buy. What a great treat this book is! The hero and heroine are opposites, with a strange connection in the past, that influenced who both of them are as adults. She is the tough, gruff, not falling in love one. He is the optimistic, open and trusting one. The depth of these two. Their connection and chemistry. The supporting characters. I pretty gobbled this down in one setting. Bad idea for the rest of th ...more
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Star Crossed is a sweet and sexy reverse bodyguard story that will keep you turning pages. Emma Holly keeps you enthralled with the mystery of who would want to kill good guy actor Luke Channing and keeping your fingers crossed that Alexandre “A.J.” Hoyt can figure it out while keeping him safe. This book may be part of The Billionaires series but can be read standalone just fine. It isn’t as overtly sexy as the others in this series which make the sex between Luke and A.J. that much hotter. I h ...more
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

There's nothing else to say but love. I love the angle of the chick being kick ass and badass. I love that the little lost boy found his place. I love when opposites attract. Emma has written another amazing story in the Billionaires series. Huge props to Emma for making me crazy anxious for her books.
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 25%
I'm not sure how this book is part of the Billionaires series. In the 25% that I read, there was not one single similarity to any of the rest of the series. No MM, no D/s...That's what I wanted to read, and this book doesn't have any of that. Color me completely disappointed:(
and no mmf. not cool.
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Other books in the series

The Billionaires (4 books)
  • The Billionaire Bad Boys Club (The Billionaires, #1)
  • Beck & Call (The Billionaires, #2)
  • Lord & Master (The Billionaires, #3)