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The Sun and Her Star

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,319 ratings  ·  389 reviews
If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.

Graham was born to be a star.
Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.

Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.

For a while, I thought I could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God-given charm that made him famous, I still caught glimpses of my best friend.

Of the boy who called me sun
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published July 18th 2019 by Gold Coast Girl Publishing (first published May 29th 2018)
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Amber Sanchez
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.* Envy - One of the most BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORIES *EVER*! Dylan Allen’s words have taken me from the lowest of the lows to highest of the highs with this book. It is truly an ever-lasting love story of EPIC proportions.

Graham’s story is one that battered and bruised my heart. His story story left me spent with raw emotion, and unsure of what was to come of his life. With grim moments and situations that left no room for hope, Apollo represented a
Vanessa (When Vane Reads)
English/spanish version
The Star is my Universe. And I am his.
Infinite stars! Top 5 of 2018!!!
I do not even know how to begin to describe everything that this story made me feel, Oh my God, Apollo and Graham will stay forever in my heart, I want to live with them in their world forever.
I literally do not have words. It crushed my soul so deep that it will forever remain etched in my soul.
This story consumed me, tear me apart, broke me and remade, left me breathless a thousand times. I can not
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★



If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.
Graham was born to be a star.
Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.
Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.
For a while, I thought could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God given charm that made him famous, I caught glimpses of my best friend.
Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me.
I wore that love like a crown..
DNF @36%

It breaks my heart to DNF this but something happened that I don’t think I can get over.

The writing is beautiful and I was loving it so much. I’ll definitely be checking out more from this author, I just don’t think this was the book for me x
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****4.5 STARS*****

I devoured this book! You would have thought I was a single woman with no kids the way I ignored my family to finish ENVY.

I have yet to read a book of Dylan Allen’s that I haven’t enjoyed. She is one of my favorite authors. I’m not easily impressed but she impresses me more and more with every book.

Let us go through some of the emotions I felt will reading ENVY.


. . . and so many more!

There are so many more but I’m going to stop there for you guys.

May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Envy delivers a beautiful and heartfelt story about two childhood friends who later becomes lovers. It’s a story of years of friendship and loss. Love and trust that will break them both. Apollo and Graham’s first meeting at eleven and fourteen years old was the meeting of a lifetime. Something that changed them both irrevocably and will forever hold a special meaning to the both of them. A friendship was formed. A bond and connection where they could be themselves and share their passions. Book ...more
Geri Reads
Jun 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 78%

Note: Goodreads ate my review. FML!

I've seen this book all over my feed and since I'm a sucker for friends-to-lovers/second chance romance, I decided to pick this up.

It became apparent early on that this might be a dud.

For one, there were so many things happening to the characters. This is a very plot driven book. So much so that all the characters did was to react to every single thing that's happened to them. It would've probably worked more if the things that happened made sense b
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
4.5 Stars

Dylan Allen writes beautifully. Her prose is eloquent. The subject matter is deeply moving. The characters are perfectly imperfect. In a word, Envy is Amazing!

I was all up in my feeling with this one! My emotions ran the full range of the spectrum while reading this book. My heart broke, healed, and fell in love! I loved it!

Dylan Allen is an author to watch. Her writing is amazing and storytelling is breathtaking. Absolutely loved it!

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May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2018
It’s taken me a while to write this review because I don’t know what to say that can convey how much I adore this book and these two main characters!

From the beginning I felt something so special. I could visualize everything in my head and it made me feel like I was in a movie. Allen’s use of imagery and description is very well done. It’s almost like you’re in the book yourself. We first meet them as children and their innocence and instant chemistry is magical.

The transition between childhood
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
4.5 Stars
"The Star is my Universe. And I am his."

I got completely swept up in this friends to lovers romance! I am blown away again by this author's writing and I literally have about half of this book highlighted with so many beautiful quotes. This was a TRUE LOVE story with imperfect characters who make some really bad decisions sometimes that made me irrationally angry and frustrated. You can't help but be drawn into this story and feel like you are a part of these characters live
Oct 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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This is my second read by Miss Allen. To be honest I was not optimist picking up her book again since I do not have a memorable experience with her previous book. The Sun and Her Star is a childhood romance, second chance romance between Graham and Apollo.

Both of them have a very opposite up bringing with Graham shoulders the worst. He is also have to bear the consequences of his choice. Graham childhood story is tragic and heart breaking. He is a good man being forced to make a bad choice to s
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: The first part of this book and the connection they make was amazing! It kind of reminded me of Mia Sheridan’s works and how she takes two damaged characters and makes it so they become each other’s worlds. I love that! Yes, this takes some turns that many readers will be unhappy about. Yes, the H does some stupid stuff that made me want to shake him. I did struggle with the sexy times (see below) and the fact that we had so many different dramatic elements we were dea
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

“That’s what stars do. They shine when it’s dark.”

Sometimes you have to take a someone new, read something different and maybe read a book that a lot of your friends are DNF'ing for some inexplicable reason. Yes, I'm that cat.

And it can be a curse but this time, it was just O.K. I didn't think this was a bad story and it definitely has its issues, however, it wasn't horrible, just a little over the top. But I can totally understand why some of my friends DNF'd.

So, let's g
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So it would appear that I can't write a review for shit. Honestly I've been staring at this screen for near on an hour wondering what the heck I'm gonna write!


So speechless in fact that I honestly CANNOT write a review of any kind that will do this book the justice it so very rightly deserves!


Overcome with the beauty, the intensity, the breathtaking - flawlessness that is DYLAN ALLEN. I am overcome by the passion and the raw, unbridled power this book emits whil
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


ENVY by Dylan Allen is raw, real, unfiltered look at life and love. This isn’t an idealistic, romanticized notion of a couple destined for each other. It is a chronicling of what can happen when the world, which is often filled with malignant and malicious people, get their hands on something pure and good. And although this is anguish and despair, Dylan Allen also shows what real and honest love looks like with its acceptance and d
Robin Hill
I've been wanting to read Dylan Allen for a while and this one came recommended! I went in blind so I had no idea what I was getting into, and I'm really glad I did. The set up was unexpected and the concept new to me. I loved the connection the MCs had right off the bat and for the life of me could not figure out where they were going to go after their initial meeting. I was pleasantly surprised!

To be honest, I had no intention of starting this when I did; I just wanted to read a couple pages
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
This story was such an easy read... until it wasn't! Graham grew up in a cult that limited his exposure to the outside world. His treasured possession was a book that taught him all about another existence and tested the boundaries of his imagination. His life was empty and only grew hollower after the death of his sister. Suffering through abuse and isolation, Apollo's appearance in his life gave him hope and allowed him to dream. Apollo was a girl full of sunshine, with a heart that knew loss ...more
book bruin
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if the words that I'm going to type will ever be adequate to express how I feel about this book. I experienced every emotion while reading Envy. There were times that my heart was beating out of my chest with terror, and then the next I felt like I was being given the most comforting and soothing hug. Heartbreak, joy, anger, fear, laughter, pain, love, anguish, euphoria - this childhood friends to lovers second chance romance had it all.

Envy started in a way that I didn't expect, b
Lauren Luman
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed an ARC.

Dylan Allen just gave me my entire fucking life with this book. I am slain. Dead. Buried.

Like, how do you find a more perfect, meant-for-life couple than Graham and Apollo??? And I looove her name. So unique!!!

Who meets their soulmate, their life mate, their forever in the stars, as a kid? The one who captures your everything? I'm babbling on, seriously. But this story, nay this saga, is my favorite work of Dylan's so far. Readers will be able to tell she has poured her entire
Whoo Gives A Hoot
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I have no clue how in the heck I am supposed to put my thoughts into words about this story! It's been several days since I finished this incredibly captivating read and I am STILL at a loss for words. This is not my first time reading a Dylan Allen book, but I think that it is safe to state that this is my FAVORITE one yet!

Envy is a story unlike anything that I have ever read before. It is a breathtakingly beautiful and emotionally heartfelt rea
Aug 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
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THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING AND THEN SOME! Graham and Apollo's love story hit me in all of the feels. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. I don't know how I'm supposed to move on with my life. I was CONSUMED by this story. It grabbed me by the balls and didn't let go. Seriously though I really don't know wtf to say about this book. If you are into ANGSTY stories about a once in a lifetime love that will rip you apart (more than once) and put you back together then you NEED this
Melanie (mells_view)
The Star is my Universe. And I am his.

This is my first Dylan Allen read, and it absolutely will not be the last. She did a fantastic job taking the ever popular second chance romance, and making it feel fresh and new. The way Apollo and Graham meet is BEYOND unique, and the way their friendship/relationship grows is beautiful. I absolutely LOVED this read, and even though it frustrated me at times (necessary), the pay off in the end makes every single emotion I felt worth it.

Such a beautiful re
Vanessa (nessreads)
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

5 "Us" Stars!!!

I'm in a state of euphoria. I'm high on this feeling. I want to bask and stay in this bubble Dylan left me in. I don't want to move on from this story or these characters just yet. I want to still live in their world and pretend I still have chapters to read and trying to prolong the end. Graham and Apollo, my gosh there aren't enough words to eloquently describe what they did to my heart. They embedded themselves in all the cr
Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
I have procrastinated so long with writing this review. The more I love a book the harder it is for me to write a review because what could I possibly say that would show it any justice.

Dylan Allen's talent shines brighter than ever in this explosively touching, raw, and phenomenally stellar story!!

Graham and Apollo. Their story is so incredibly gripping and torturous. It's a beautiful, sentimental and touching story but it isn't simple or easy. This is a soul mate to lovers story. Something t
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm... how to rate this...
5 stars for keeping me on my toes
5 for the heroine
1 star for the hero

3.5★s (I've been changing my rating like crazy I need to cool down first I guess)
I loved that the story was deep at first. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. I love a reading experience like this, but Graham just soiled it for me. Major star deductions for him. (view spoiler)

When I first saw Dylan Allen's cover of Envy, I swooned because the guy looks hot. Then I read it. Oh man, I wasn't prepared for what's coming!

Believe me when I say that this book is sooo much more than a sexy cover. The hero will be so much more than a long-haired hottie when you discover the reason why he wears his locks like that.

ENVY captured my heart and gave it so much feelings at one point I even thought it's gonna break its cage. This is poetry, people. IT'S BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. Beautifu
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"It felt like the universe has suddenly remembered that I exist and sent me my very own angel."

I love Dylan Allen's books and I can always depend on her to come up with original stories with intriguing characters. That was definitely the case the first quarter of this book. I was hooked and I couldn't wait to see which direction she would take this story. I fell in love with Apollo and Graham, and wanted to see how these two would take on the worl
Laura Lee
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 Star Star’s

I did it!!! I finally got to pop my Dylan Allen Cherry <3 What a fantastic book to enjoy the pop!!

Have you ever read a book that while reading it, everything around you was shut out and little things that normally irk you while reading, go unnoticed? That is exactly what this story did for me. It was unstoppable. I had to know. I wanted to shank someone, I wanted to hug someone, I wanted to have babies with someone, I wanted it all. Slowly and surely, I got it all
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read of Dylan Allen, but by no means will it be my last. I floundered a bit in the middle with some of the choices that both Graham and Apollo made... I understand, plot points notwithstanding, but it did muddy the waters a bit and made for a bit of a drawn out read. There was some hefty angst thrown in here... and I am a bit uncertain where the title comes from. *Shrug*

Anywho, great writing...only a few proofy things that I noticed...not enough to detract from anyone's enjoymen
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