Title: We Are the Stars
Author: Teagan Hunter
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2018
There was no way I wasn’t going to fall for Carsen Wheatley. He came out of nowhere and we collided like stars in the night sky. It was fast and brutal. The buildup was slow and the burnout inevitable.
I never intended for him to be anything more than a summer fling, and he never thought of me as more than fleeting moments of happiness.
But the summer is only temporary, and so were we.
We are imperfect. We are mismatched. And we stand no chance against any of it.
What happens with the town pariah meets his match? Read We are the Stars to find out. This book captured my heart and refused to let it go. We are the Stars is such a deep story that has a greater meaning. This book has romance and heat, but even more importantly, this story has themes that should resonate with most people.
The plot of this book intrigued me. It was more than just girl meets boy. It was boy who is a pariah, but the girl looks past that, and an unusual friendship of sorts begins to form. Honestly, I loved this whole arc for these two characters. It really spoke to me. There are a couple of different themes that this story covers. Friendship can be found in unexpected places. Avoidance can cause more issues than there were to begin with. Also, sometimes you have to focus on yourself in order to better your life and be able to accept another into it.
Elliott is who I would hope I would be in a similar situation. She is strong-willed and kind, while also being brutally honest. What I love most is that she doesn’t just accept what others say as truth. She refuses to give in to gossip and that is the way I try to live my life as well. There are always more than one side to a story and I love that she sees that. Carsen is a dark and broody character. He has had so much tragedy in his past and that seeped into his personality and shaped him into a shell of a person. I loved his journey throughout this book.
The heat in this book is like an inferno. A spark lights a match that burns through these two characters. I loved watching them progress though the different stages of heat between them. I think that their personalities added to this burning fire that allowed it to burn brighter. The heat in this book was perfect.
The pace of this book was steady. I was entranced from the very beginning and read this book without putting it down. I just had to know what happened next with Elliott and Carsen. Thankfully, the author answered all my questions while adding more about some minor characters in the book. I cannot wait to see where she takes this series.
Overall, this story is such a romantic, yet heartbreaking story. I loved the characters and the plot. The author really made me love these characters to the point that at times my heart longed for their love and broke for their heartbreak. If you can handle a little bit of that, then I would recommend this book for you.
Writing Style: 5/5
By day I’m a freelance cover designer. By every other free moment, a writer. I’m a Missouri raised gal, but I currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband where I spend my days begging him for a cat. I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.