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Fallen Star

(Starstruck #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  443 ratings  ·  99 reviews
She has a history of falling for the wrong man, and this Hollywood bad boy is as wrong as they come.

Scott Deacon was on top of the world until his drug-fueled flame-out got him blacklisted in Hollywood. Now, four years after losing everything, he's clean, sober, and desperate to revive his acting career.

But first he'll have to prove to the world that he's a changed man. An
Published March 5th 2019 by Haver Street Press
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Leigh Kramer
CW: substance abuse/addiction, recovery

I zoomed through this story! Susannah Nix’s books are always great but she's really shining with her Starstruck series. This is my favorite book of hers yet!

Scott made me swoon for him! It was fascinating to see what it's like for an actor to try to break back in to the industry after substance abuse issues trashed his reputation. I haven’t worked with people in recovery before but this seemed like an accurate portrayal. Scott has an additional layer of unt
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Today I read “Fallen Star” – the second book in the Starstruck Series by Susannah Nix. Two weeks ago or so I read the first book “Rising Star” and already liked the way this author develops her stories. This time she went even further.

Fallen star is almost a cliché without being one – let’s see how do I explain this …

This book is a lesson on prejudice and pride, a lesson on strength and vulnerability – a story of how they end up in misunderstandings when people do not communicate

It should be a
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Fallen Star is a well-written, fun, standalone romance with likable characters, no cheating, and a HEA. Grace is heroine who works in the movie industry as a script supervisor and makes a snap judgment about Scott, a former drug addict movie star. I loved how both characters were strong, but also vulnerable which made them more relatable. As a slow burn romance, I enjoyed watching their relationship evolved from mutual dislike, to friends, and finally to lovers. I found myself chuckling at the k ...more
Novel Grounds
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is the second novel in this series but the first read for me! I was fine jumping in but I completely intend to dive into book one as well!

This novel follows Grace and Scott and throws us head first into the movie industry and I loved every second of it. There is something angst filled with any celebrity type read for me. I love the chemistry of it and the chaos. This novel completely delivered.

I completely fell in love with the characters and their banter. I swooned at the industry
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just loved “Fallen Star”, the second book in Ms. Nix’s “Starstruck” series. You don’t need to read the first book, “Rising Star” to enjoy “Fallen Star”. In fact I read Fallen first and then, because I liked it so much, I went back to read Rising. Full disclosure: Susannah Nix is an automatic one-click author for me, so I’m excited to share my thoughts.

Scott Deacon is a former child star whose life and career imploded because of drug addiction. Clean and sober now, friends of his went out on a
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Full review and excerpt available on my blog, Laurie Reads Romance.

"Fallen Star" centers on Scott Deacon, a former child star turned grown-up Hollywood bad boy, and Grace Speer, a script supervisor who has sworn to never again date an actor after her last boyfriend left her for his younger co-star. Scott and Grace are thrown together on a location shoot for Scott's latest movie in New Orleans, his attempt at a comeback after several years spent away from the spotlight overcoming a drug addiction
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Grace and Scott are likeable and relatable protagonists (not that I've ever been a celebrity with drug problems, or ever worked in Hollywood at all, but hey...).
Their story feels real, and I love seeing their relationship grow from mutual dislike into something bordering on respect, then a tentative friendship, and then - finally! - into so much more.
The problems and hang-ups they face are realistic and dealt with in a grown-up manner.

This is the first book in the series I have read, but now
Sunny Shelly Reads
Looks can be deceiving, and Fallen Star is the perfect example of how you shouldn't believe everything you see -- or read. I fell hard for Grace and Scott. Their connection was amazing, and this story is so full of love and hope and finding something special. Their road to get there isn't an easy one, but through all of the ups and downs of their relationship, Grace and Scott work at it.

It was interesting to get the behind-the-scenes stuff of Hollywood in this book. And my heart broke for Scott,
Apr 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
-movie cast/crew romance <3
-grace is a script supervisor wc is cool bc i like movie related stuff and seeing the glimpse of what is like is interesting
-scott is an actor who is a recovering drug addict wc was also interesting
-they pretty cute,,,
-appreciate the trigger warning by the author,,, and i cant stop reading her works omg u guys,,,,
Kimberly Lund
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a well written romance. Nicely paced and a nice balance between angst and moving forward. Grace is relatable — an every day woman just doing her job — and Scott is such a great flawed hero. Put them in a fun location and interesting situation and it all comes together so well. My first book by this author but likely not my last!
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was one of the lucky ones to receive an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. That being said, I loved this book.

I recently discovered Susannah Nix and I have yet to be disappointed. Fallen Star is an enemies to lovers slow burn romance.

Scott is a well known actor who has had his share of troubles. He’s a recovering addict that stayed in the news for his mishaps similar to real life celebrities. Underneath his cocky attitude is a man who suffers from insecurities and anxiety. Gr
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fallen Star is a beautifully written book with wonderful characters and a relatable plot. We are so quick as a society to make judgements about people based on their past, based on something we read on social media, so quick to judge without knowing the person, without knowing what really happened, or the circumstances surrounding things. Susannah Nix also tackles the tough subject of drug addiction with class.

I loved watching their relationship evolve. To see it grow from distaste to friendship
I like how this book treated the subject of addiction in a real, relatable and honest manner. I really liked how you get to understand Scott and the insecurities and issues he is facing day-to-day after going through rehab. Scott gets all my love, to be honest, because I really wasn't feeling Grace, the heroine.
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Fallen Star was unputdownable and absolutely wonderful. I adored Grace. I swooned over Scott. And I loved that the book was set in New Orleans, a city I just visited a little over a month ago. All the scenes — as well as the tastes — were fresh in my mind as I read and I felt like I was right back there again. I also wished I was right back there again to have some beignets and café au laits from Cafe Du Monde. Hello, food cravings. I might hav
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a 4.5 if I am totally honest. This is a completely adorable and feel good romance that has a perfect balance of sexy scenes as well. The characters are great and written so well, I cared for both leads as a couple but also as separate individuals. I really liked the pacing of the romance, it felt so much more realistic than some romances because it wasnt rushed into the steamy stuff, but took the time to build a more believable attraction that was founded on more than looks and sex appea ...more
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-reads, arcs
Susannah Nix creates the most incredible characters and builds their relationships and dynamics into something even more magical. This book was no different.

I received an ARC and I am eternally grateful, but I'll post up my full review after release!
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an engrossing read; I couldn't put it down! I really liked the characters and the plot.
I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Brenda Brown
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this as much as I thought I would! Scott and Grace don't start off as enemies, exactly, but I loved the evolution of their relationship.
Lisa Kropinak
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got an advance copy and ate this latest romance by Susannah up! The hero and heroine are likable and I was rooting for them the length of the book! The story was believable and I will re-read this book! If you like writers of smart savvy women you will love Susannah! Her characters complex and interesting! Her characters in this book have trials but aren't immature about them.
And she gives a shout out to the value of 12 step groups. My husband was married to an alcoholic and found great suppo
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this series, this romance follows a recovering drug addict, his problems, how he trys to reestablish his foothold in acting, how the girl who falls in love with helps him along the bumpy road back. This was an ARC from the author and my honest opinion
I binged this book in half a day. Nuff said.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I received an ARC of this book) I really enjoy Susannah Nix's writing. Her books are always thought provoking, and address important subjects, which I really appreciate! Her characters are flawed and human, and even in a setting most of us don't have a lot of experience with personally (aka Hollywood) she still manages to make her characters relatable and human. This book handled the topic of addiction recovery really well, and showed the reality of it: that even once you're clean, it does not ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fallen Star is such a sweet, slow burn romance and my very first Susannah Nix book. There’s a lot to like about it and I’m really looking forward to reading more from this author.


I loved Scott’s journey. He’s a recovering addict and Nix does a good job of getting into his head and helping readers understand his struggles. It’s never easy to write about a character that has an addiction because they’re starting out of the gate with a huge rock on their shoulders, but Nix portrayed it
Rebecca Parker
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to obtain an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I've been a fan of Susannah Nix's for a while now, ever since a friend recommended her Chemistry Lesson Series. I loved her foray into the world of Hollywood with Rising Star, but I think Fallen Star may me my favorite of hers yet.

Where Fallen Star really shines is in the characterization of her leading male, Scott. Usually with Romance you expect the female protagonist to be the most textured character, but Nix
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first book well enough lots of good points. This second one had a grittier feel with the inclusion of the addiction and depression topic. Not uncommon in the Hollywood scene. Scott is a recovering addict, one of those teen actors that fell of the wagon. Now trying to make a comeback, he had a rep to deal with and things over past his actions. This new indie movie is his big chance, the crew doesn't think of him much at first and he accepts that and wants to change that which I thin ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Thanks for the eARC copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The story starts with Grace who works as a script supervisor in film industry making a judgemental comment about the Hollywood star Scott, a former drug addict who has lost his career and looking for a comeback. Scott is trying to move forward from his past and also has to deal lot of things. And Grace is definitely not looking for a relationship with a Hollywood bad boy again. But the fate has other ideas...

I like how the au
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Ana Celia
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun heartfelt romantic story
I loved this book!! I don’t like to give up plots and take away from reading this story, but I will say once you start you can’t put it down! The characters are well built with strengths and flaws. With pasts that overshadow some of the relationship they are trying to build - first as work partners and then naturally evolving. Scott is an actor trying to come back but he will have to do some things he is not used to or likes. In spite of this he takes it with great st
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Starstuck Series and even though I haven’t read the first book in the series I still enjoyed this book. Loved this story and the authors writing style. The story builds and unfolds so beautifully it kept me totally hooked. It was realistic and thought provoking and makes you take a step back and ponder on how judgmental human nature is and how easily we form an opinion about someone without knowing them and god forbid if someone does something wrong and tries to re ...more
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced copy of Fallen Star by the author for review.

What can I say about Fallen Star other than I fell in love with it? Plenty, that's what. I've fallen in love with all of Susannah Nix's books that I have read and this is no exception.

Scott and Grace are wonderful characters and we see so much development on their own and together. The fact that Scott is brought in immediately as a recovering drug addict is amazing and that mental health is touch upon is something you don't see
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Susannah Nix is a RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary romance who is best known for her Chemistry Lessons series featuring heroines who work in STEM fields. She currently lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull.

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