#NAAugust: Review of How to Catch A (Falling) Star by Gabrielle Aquilina

Posted August 6, 2016 by Jamie in Blog Series, New Adult August, Reviews // 0 Comments

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#NAAugust: Review of How to Catch A (Falling) Star by Gabrielle AquilinaHow to Catch a (Falling) Star by Gabrielle Aquilina
on July 28th 2016
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The much anticipated sequel to the new adult bestseller "How to Catch a (Rock) Star"

Johnny Moretti, bassist of American rock band The Dead Hour, is hot, single and in demand with women, but he’s becoming disillusioned with the rock star lifestyle. Not that he wants to settle down like his band mate, Jed. Hell, no. He just wants something more out of life than meaningless hook-ups.

While filming for a popular UK chat show, he meets American TV actress Darcy Swanson for the second time. As with the first time they met, there’s no love lost between them so when their lives are thrown together unexpectedly when a traumatic incident involving movie superstar Jack Ford occurs, neither knows quite how to handle it.

With Johnny facing prison and Darcy’s hard-earned career in serious jeopardy, they both need to confront their pasts and face up to the truth, but are they be brave enough to do it?

A web of Hollywood cover-ups begins to surface, but will Johnny and Darcy be the first spark to light the fire and run the risk of getting seriously burnt or will they stay silent and suffer the consequences?

Jamie’s Review

This is a spin-off of HOW TO CATCH A (ROCK) STAR! I loved that one and Johnny, so I was super glad to be able to read this one (early) as well!

As a warning, this book deals with attempted assault which could be triggering for some people. I discuss that below, but put it all in spoilers, so please be cautious while reading.

I really enjoyed this one. I liked seeing Johnny be more vulnerable and open up to someone. I also really enjoyed Darcy and her story. I thought she was a great character to include in this one and a perfect match for Johnny. Their chemistry was undeniable and they complimented one another really well.

I was a little put off that their chance meeting included Darcy’s an View Spoiler » because it was kind of off-putting. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the idea that Darcy only came forward with the truth because it would save Johnny. I am glad that she ended up realizing that View Spoiler », but it still was a little unsettling to read about it. I did, however, like that the community really supported Darcy and that the females in Hollywood actively tried to help Darcy.

I thought their reason for falling apart and coming together was a little ehhh. I didn’t really buy it and ended up skimming part of the last little bit for when they got back together because it was kind of meh to me. I am glad they found one another and all that jazz but I still was not completely sold on them breaking up to begin with.

I am hoping that the next book (if there is one, which I super hope so) will focus on Chris and Kate. I feel like we only got to see a bit of them throughout these past two novels and it would be interesting (and nice!!) to see a couple that is already together try to work through their issues instead of two people coming together. I think this is a great setup and series and I love it so much.



About Gabrielle Aquilina

I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember but never entertained the possibilty that it could, or would, ever happen. My mum has always pictured me as a children’s book author (sorry to disappoint!) but I’ve always loved contemporary romance as a genre – love, lust, betrayal, drama, hot guys, sexy girls. What’s not to like?

And now my first book is being published and I hope to look back on it, in the years to come when I’m an established author with plenty of titles on the shelves, with fondness and a good deal of embarrassment as, I’ve been told, most authors do!

I’m absolultely thrilled that So Vain Books, an indie publisher, have chosen my first novel, ‘How To Catch a (Rock) Star’, as one of their novels for next year and cannot wait to hold a copy of my very own book in my hands soon. I hope you like it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it – I think Jed, Lillie and Johnny will long be my favourite characters to have come out of my own head…

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