Friday, November 9, 2018

Blog Tour: RISING STAR by Susannah Nix


Alice Carlisle has problems.

Her sociology Ph.D. dissertation is going nowhere, she’s about to lose the TV extra job that’s been paying her bills, and her roommate is kicking her out. She needs to find a new place to live ASAP so she can focus on finally finishing her doctorate.

Enter Griffin, one of Hollywood’s rising stars, who offers to let her move into his guest room if she’ll dog sit for him. Four months rent-free in a nice house with an adorable dog is an offer Alice can’t turn down—even if she has major qualms about her movie star roommate.

Griffin Beach has it all.

He’s gorgeous, newly jacked, and poised to make the leap from TV show regular to box office superstar. Until his dog sitter bails, leaving him desperate to find somebody he trusts to look after his precious fur baby.

Enter Alice, the extra who’s never seemed to like him but loves his dog. Griffin has his doubts about the arrangement, but living with Alice opens his eyes to how empty his workaholic lifestyle has become. The more time they spend together, the more he realizes she might be exactly what he needs in his life.

Can Alice let her guard down and learn to trust again? Can Griffin stop trying to please everyone else long enough to show her how he feels? Will they get their Hollywood happy ending? Or will their love story bomb at the box office?

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My Review:
Alice is having some major issues this year. Her roommate and supposed friend is kicking her out so his boyfriend can move in. She’s struggling to finish her dissertation in Sociology to finish her Ph.D., and to top it off her job is ending. Now on the verge of being homeless and, jobless Alice doesn’t know what she’s going to do. When she tells Griffin about her problem he thinks it’s a match made in heaven. 

Griffin’s contract has ended with the show he’s been on for seven seasons. He’s scheduled to go off for three months to Atlanta and he needs someone to watch his dog; Taco. When he hears about Alice’s predicament he offers her a place to stay, free of charge, if she’ll watch his dog.

After some hesitation, Alice agrees and suddenly she’s moving in and despite some initial trust issues Alice and Griffin become friends.

I thought the characters were well fleshed out. I understood their motivations. 

My main issue was liking Alice. I struggled to like her sometimes. I felt like she went from one feeling to another very quickly for no reason. Griffin’s character was pretty straightforward. 

Rising Star was an interesting read with great character development and a happily ever after. 

About Susannah Nix

Susannah Nix is the author of quirky contemporary romances about smart women and swoony men, including the Chemistry Lessons series of romcoms featuring STEM heroines and the Starstruck series of movie star romances. She lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull.

When she’s not writing, Susannah enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching too much television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.

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