Release the Stars by Harper Bliss ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Release-the-Stars-CoverTitle: Release the Stars

Author: Harper Bliss

Publisher: LadyLit Publishing

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/16/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance

Blurb:

Can love be measured in percentages?
After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’s had a celebrity crush on for ages, Charlie is forced to review her belief in percentages because true love could very well be on the line.

Release the Stars is a contemporary lesbian romance novel set in the glitzy world of Hollywood.

My View:

Lets Get Cooking
Ms. Bliss has challenged herself to writing a book a month for a year. This is an amazing goal to set but she is off to an excellent start with Release the Stars.

Charlie is a successful writer whose books are being made into a TV series. Feeling betrayed, Charlie is trying to get over her ex who left her for and married a man. She is obsessed with finding a girlfriend who is 100 % lesbian. One day her BFF Nick takes her to a dinner party hosted by Charlie’s celebrity crush and a woman she has lusted over for years, TV chef, Ava.

The women hit it off and a friendship is quickly formed and before long it looks like something much more personal could and would happen if only Charlie will just let go of her fear and her ideal 100 % lesbian woman.

I really loved the story line in this book. Who doesn’t dream of a chance with her celebrity crush and having that crush want you in the same way?

The main characters in this tale are great and the secondary characters are wonderful adding to the story. Charlie is so easy to love while being totally frustrating at the same time. She is scared, angry, a bit lost but mostly hurt and confused. She isn’t able to see her role in the breakup, instead focusing the pain and anger toward her ex and the man she married. I think we all have blinders like that on at some point in our lives. Its easier to deny and blame than take a good look at the whole picture. It is only after Ava and Nick call her on it (more than once) that she actually takes a real look at the situation. After talking to her ex she is finally able to move on letting herself be free from all the weight she had been carrying.

She was a damsel in distress and Ava her knight with shining cookware. Ava is sweet, charming and genuine. She is also patient, gentle and determined to win her Lady’s heart no matter the cost to her own heart. I just adored her to pieces!

It was a pleasure to see Charlie grow the heck up and change her way of seeing things. I enjoyed how their relationships friendly and romantically, developed and strengthened. I loved this precious romance and eagerly await Ms. Bliss’ next book in the series.

Links

Release the Stars on Goodreads
LadyLit Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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