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Blog Tour + ARC Review: ‘Star Bright’ by Staci Hart

It’s finally here!! Star Bright, the first in Staci Hart’s brand new Bright Young Things series, is available now.
Grab your copy of Star Bright from your preferred online book retailer today!

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Stella Spencer has one enemy—her secrets.

The world’s obsession with the Bright Young Things is real. Every lavish party thrown by the most exclusive group in New York is a spectacle, stalked not only by the media, but by the police commissioner, who’s declared war. He’s out to ruin everyone’s good time, starting with uncovering the mysterious benefactor leading the group, thus answering the question on everyone’s lips.

Who is Cecelia Beaton?
And no one knows it’s Stella.

If society finds out the truth, her plans will unravel. And with one smoldering look from a stranger, her carefully ordered world catches fire.

Levi Hunt has one plan—get the story.

His future at Vagabond magazine depends on his ability to do the one thing no one can: infiltrate the Bright Young Things. If he can find out who Cecelia Beaton is, he’ll earn enough notoriety to permanently secure his career.

His dreams are at his fingertips, so long as he doesn’t blow his cover. But one night with the brightest, most brilliant young thing of all, and he knows he’ll have to make a choice.

The job he loves or the woman of his dreams.

Secrets and lies. Love and laughter. And two people with something to hide and everything to gain.

Welcome to the party.


4.5 ‘The brightest star in the sky’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

A brand new sparkly world from Staci Hart? Count me in! Ever heard of the Bright Young Things? Well, Staci’s new series is based on them and she gives us a modern spin on this group of bohemian young socialites who loved to throw glamorous and decadent parties. Star Bright is the introduction to this new world and its people and trust me when I say, you’ll want to live in it (crazy parties included!).

Star Bright is the first installment in the Bright Young Things series and it tells the story of Stella Spencer, the mysterious benefactor and organizer of the lavish parties everyone wants to get invited in: also, known as Cecilia Beaton. We are presented with a group of rich party animals who love the glamorous life but not everything is sunshine and rainbows. Everyone has a story and what this is truly all about is connection. In one of these parties, Stella meets Levi Hunt. Sparks fly and they start a no-strings relationship that turns out to be so much more. But both have secrets and Stella has the police commissioner on her tail. Will their love survive after everything is brought to light?

Everyone wanted to know what it was like to be a Bright Young Thing.

I am already addicted to the plot of this new series and the amazing crew Staci has created! Star Bright is so different from any romance I’ve read in a while, the theme making it fresh and dazzling. It was all about the glitz, the family created between this misunderstood group, the mystery around Cecilia Beaton and the connection between the couple. I just loved Stella and Levi. I loved their imperfect relationship, which starts with secrets on both parts (Levi is a journalist infiltrated to get a story) but all that is left aside when it comes to the burning chemistry and the beautiful bond between these two.

What we felt for each other was bigger than we would admit, more than we could afford.
And we both knew it.

I just felt the sparks between this couple from the very first page and trust me when I say, things get SCORCHING HOT. That first sex scene? Man, I am still burning! And it is obvious feelings start growing instantly even though both Stella and Levi try not to (especially because of the secrets and also because Levi is set to leave to cover the war in Syria). I loved getting a bit of everything in this romance, including even a bit of suspense. But my favorite thing obviously is the relationship formed between this couple. I just loved how they clicked and I loved their ending.

My life has never been so bright as it’s been since you.

Therefore, I am rating Star Bright with 4.5 STARS since it has been the perfect introduction to the Bright Young Things series. I loved the glamour, the sparkle, the friend group, the mystery, the suspense, and of course, the couple. I loved this new theme and how Staci developed it. I cannot wait to read whatever is next in the series and I hope we are getting loads of stories because I love these characters. Highly recommend to read this one!

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The Author

StaciHartStaci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that.

She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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