Cassandra by Starlight
by SUSAN MAC NICOL
A London woman is swept off her feet into the glamorous yet surprisingly dangerous world of an up-and-coming star of stage and screen.
TO CATCH A RISING STAR
Unconventional though she may be, Cassandra Wallace leads the life of an average Londoner, from blind dates to rush hour traffic. Then, along comes Bennett Saville. Charming, erudite, the up-and-coming actor is like the hero of a romantic movie. He sets Cassie afire like he has the stage and screen, and defies the tragedy that brought them together. From the tips of his Armani loafers to their scorching hot first kiss, he’s perfect. Only, he’s ten years younger and from the upper class, and those emerald eyes invite dangerous secrets. The world is full of hungry leading ladies, and every show must have its villain. Yet a true romance will always find its happy ending.
REVIEW RATING: 4.5 Lightning Bolts
REVIEW: Romance, mystery, intrigue, and a well written story in Cassandra By Starlight keeps readers going with plenty to make the eclectic lover satisfied. The story is a mixture of romance, plot twists that have suspense and mystery elements, and plenty of tension.
The heroine, Cassandra is interesting and unique. Living a life that's a bit ordinary, she's anything but There are may levels on which I can relate to her, making Cassandra a real character to me. When she meets Bennett, Cassandra is drawn into a new life, and this is where the good stuff begins. There are some mysteries that surround Bennett's entrance into her life. Their attraction is imminent from the start, and the sparks will fly in this riveting tale.
There's also another character that drives on winning Cassandra's attention, Ian. With two different men in her life for two various reasons, it's interesting to see how things play out. Ian is nothing like Bennett. His character definitely adds some interesting aspects to the book.
Overall, other than a few slow spots, Cassandra by Starlight delivers a great read. I'm interested to see what else this author has to offer.
Sue Mac Nicol was born in Headingley, Leeds, in the United Kingdom. When she was eight years old her family emigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa. One day, after yet another horrific story of violence to friends, they decided it was time to leave. In December 2000 they found themselves in the Arrivals area at Heathrow and have stayed in the UK ever since, loving every minute of it.
In between her day job as a regulatory compliance officer for a financial services company in Cambridge and normal daily life, the inspiration for the Starlight series was born; Sue’s characters, Cassie and Bennett, finally made their debut onto the flickering screen of a laptop and gave her the opportunity to become a published author—a dream she’s had since being a young girl old enough to hold a pencil.
Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She lives in a town house in the rural village of Bocking, Essex, with her husband of twenty eight years, Gary (who believes he deserves a long service award for putting up with her for so long), two children, Jason, 24, and Ashley, 19, and a mixed collie mongrel called Blu.
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