by Stacey Kade
I highly recommend Starlight Nights, Stacey Kade’s second “new adult” novel, to anyone who enjoys conflicted characters and captivating romance. Calista Beckett is a child star all grown up and trying to right her life on a small college campus far from the lights of Hollywood. Eric Stone co-starred with Calista on a popular TV show a few years ago before the show and their lives imploded. Now Eric’s trying to make a name for himself outside the overbearing shadow of his producer father, and he needs Calista’s help. Calista doesn’t want to be drawn back to her old life and bad habits, but her mother’s gone through all the Hollywood money and needs Calista to work to support the family. Calista accepts knowing her crush on Eric from years ago partially led to the collapse of the show and her life. Eric doesn’t expect Calista to not only star in his new show, but to forgive him for past harms and team up with him to take on their controlling families. The scenes with both characters struggling with their personal demons and coming together are show stoppers.
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