Monday, July 2, 2012

Reviewed: Star Crossed by Kele Moon...

Star Crossed (Battered Hearts, #2)July 3rd, 2012
Heavyweight MMA fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go. 

The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.

As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.

I have been a HUGE fan of Kele Moon ever since reading Defying The Odds, book #1 in the Battered Hearts series.  That book is one of my favorites and I have reread it many times. I had been anxiously awaiting the release of Star Crossed, so when I was contacted by Kele to read and review an ARC copy, I could not have been more excited!! Thanks again Kele, it was my pleasure to read Star Crossed and I can't wait for Wyatt's book!! 

I have been fortunate lately to read some outstanding books by some outstanding authors and it was to my great pleasure that this continued with Kele Moon and Star Crossed!! I loved everything about this book and it is exactly why my reading addiction continues to grow!!  Star Crossed grabbed my attention from the beginning and held me captive until the end with an incredible heartwarming and touching story.  

Romeo had me under his spell from practically his first words and I loved him and Jules together. And really, Romeo and Juliet how can you not love that!!!  Romeo's brothers, Casanova and Valentino, added so much to the story and had such loving, tender, heart-wrenching, funny moments with Romeo that I was immediately drawn to them and I am hoping that they each get a book also. (hint, hint, Kele)  Of course it was great to catch up with Clay and Melody and also Wyatt.  Wyatt and Jules have such a great relationship--I love how their always fighting and griping at each other but because they are twins that special bond they share keeps them together. I just love Wyatt and his tortured soul, I just want to hug him!! He and Jules also have some great touching moments. 

Now I can't write my review without saying something about the sex scenes. WOW...I was struck dumb with the first one--I think I might have even drooled a little, it was so  HOT, STEAMY, INTENSE and SEXY. The other scene in the hotel room towards the end--WOW!!! And to my surprise and delight, Romeo is a dirty talker--love that!! LOL  Kele writes some of the best sex scenes that I have read. ;)

Star Crossed was a great read that entertained me through the entire book and will definitely be a reread for me.  5 out of 5 rating.  Thanks again Kele!!! Great job!! :)
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  1. SOLD!! Mariann you had me with "Romeo is a dirty talker". Great review. I love reading your reviews. I tend to like reviews that express their feelings more than giving a run down on the book. I just added Defying The Odds and Star Crossed to my buy TBR List. Defying The Odds will be the first book I buy from my list. Hope you are having a beautiful monday.

    1. LOL...I love this series and can't wait for the next book. I am interested to see what you think of it when you start reading. I love the dirty talkers too--that is why we are twins!!! LOL I don't think he is up to the standard of Tate or Ty or Knight but he is still good--plus I just love this story!!!

  2. Thank you again for the lovely review!!



    1. Hey Kele,
      Seriously, it was my pleasure. Thank you for not only writing a great book with lovable characters but a great series that I keep rereading until the next book is released!!! Have a great release day and a great holiday!! :)