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Rising Star by Susannah Nix- Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RISING STAR BY SUSANNAH NIX

Four Stars

Loving A movie star isn’t easy. To never be able to enjoy a quiet life. I didn’t envy Griffin and Alice. The story was sweet, funny and sad all at once. The author made the characters believable and relatable. Griffin was at first a really good character but once his flaws popped out I was like nope. But then he lets his feelings show and I liked him again. Alice was too wishie washy for me. I couldn’t take her serious for most of the book. I was proud of how she handle some situations and didn’t let it stop her journey.

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rising Star- Susannah Nix

5-Stars

I could not recommend this book enough! It’s a must-read romance that had me feeling all the feels. It’s books like this one that fuel my reading addiction! I love being so swept up in a storyline that I can read the book in one sitting. That feeling of experiencing the same emotions as the characters and feeling so invested in their story. I have nothing negative to say about this book, I loved everything about it! The story flowed seamlessly, the build up to the relationship wasn’t too action-packed and the story felt so real!

I can’t wait to dive in to my next read by this phenomenal author.

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Erin Davidson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rising Star by Susannah Nix is the first book in her new Star struck series. The book follows Alice, a sociology student trying to complete her dissertation and gain the PhD that she’s been working on for the last five years. As if that wasn’t stressful enough her roommate needs her to move out, so he’s boyfriend can move in, and her job as a background extra on the show Las Vegas General, is finished as it wraps up its final season. Now Alice is basically homeless with no income and a looming dissertation dead line fast approaching. Thankfully in walks the up and coming actor Griffin, who’s been playing the smoking hot doctor on LA General, and in desperate need of a dog and house sitter while he films the latest blockbuster hit in Atlanta.
Rising Star was a cute, fluffy, enjoyable romance, in the way that all well written romances are. It has the perfect moment when the two main characters realise that what they’ve been looking for has been in front of them all along; as well as the right amount of angst and cheesiness. Susannah Nix also tackles more serious issues of the #metoo and TIME’S UP in the field of academics, that is vastly underrepresented in popular culture. Alice was a very believable character as she faced these issues, and her demeanour to sweep it all under the rug, rather than face social and academic backlash is incredibly relevant. Many young women are scared to speak up, or undervalue themselves when something terrible like this happens. And just as Susannah made clear in her novel, none of this is ever ok. It’s your body, and your choice.
This novel was very inspiring, as well as a cute romantic-comedy novel, that I really did enjoy. Overall I gave it 4/5 stars.

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Susan Mowdy

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read from Susannah Nix and I was pleasantly surprised. Normally when we think of celebrity romance we think of something light and fun but this wasn’t it and I loved that!

I loved Alice! Miss Nix had a way of showing her strengths and weaknesses but even made her weaknesses seem like a strength. She did an amazing job on letting us in her head which was amazing because I felt like there was a subplot to this book (I don’t want to ruin it for you) and she did a masterful job showcasing it!

I also loved Griffin. We see a side of him as being a celebrity that we normally don’t in these types of romances. It’s the side that completely sucks that you’re in the lime light. Normally we see the glory, not the “annoyance” it can bring!

Beautiful story if your looking for something completely different!

Review by @listersda
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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rising Star by Susannah Nix
Four Stars

Rising Star is a contemporary romance by Susannah Nix. It book grabbed my attention from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down until I finished. This is the second or third book I have read by Ms. Nix and she is now a permanent add to my TBR list. I love the fact that she brings issue in the mainstream into her stories. The romance between Alice and Griffin is slow build that is which is refreshing because not all relationships are instantaneous. If you are looking for a strong romance with deep issues discussed, this is a great read. I highly recommend this book and author.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Rising Star but Susannah Nix – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So many wonderful things in this book. Seriously cannot put to words how I appreciate and love the author’s ability to provide the reader with levity, humor, romance, and realism in this book. She had me engaged, enthralled, and laughing while reading of social injustice and possible romance. It is a delicate balance that caused this reader to be unable to put the book down before finishing. Nix has a distinct voice and writing style and contributes to a beautifully written book that is relevant and still fun. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Heather Bahm

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rising Star, by Susannah Nix, is the first book in the Starstruck series. This new adult/college romance was a humorous, real-life romantic read. Alice and Griffin were a hilarious pair of characters, from the parts they portrayed to the individuals they were to the lives they wanted to have. Alice was an independent woman, as much as she could be as a grad student pushing through her life. Along side that, Griffin is a rising star on the crest of something big, while trying to find time for his adorable Taco. This story was full of choices and shifts in direction. The roller coaster the characters embarked upon was a thrilling ride that was an absolute pleasure to read while watching these two find who they were each meant to be.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Krystal Gregory

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rising Star by Susannah Nix
4 out of 5 Stars

Super adorable! Susannah Nix is an author who continues to impress me with her well developed plots, beautiful characters and complex storylines. This book starts off quick and I love that about books. I am not really into the slow burn kind of book. I like when an author gets into the meat and potatoes of what the book is supposed to be about, and this author does that.
Griffin and Alice are two very loveable characters. Alice has found herself in the situation where she is losing her job and her home, and Griffin, super duper i-am-moving-from-a-soap-drama-to-be-a-movie-star Griffin, is needing someone to dog sit his pooch. Griffin offers her the job and she accepts. Fast forward to her moving in and the sexual tension between the two rise. I won’t spoil it for you but when the tension finally spills over, it comes boiling out.
NOTE: Ms Nix offers a word of caution in the preface as there is some subject matter in the form of sexual harassment that is addressed in this story. If this subject makes you uncomfortable in anyway, please consider this before reading, otherwise, this book is highly recommended.

Reviewed by @kgregory

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Tracy Wilkin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rising Star is a novel by Susannah Nix. A first time read for me from this author, and it was brilliant. The storyline was engaging and attention grabbing. The characters were full of life and endearing. The story was one that appealed to me and the further I got into it, the more I liked it. The author has a real flair for captivating an audience, and I couldn’t get enough.

Griffin and Alice just were perfect together. They were maddeningly cute together. The sweet and light nature of this romance is a great way to pass a rainy day or a well earned day off. It has the magnetism that would attract the fussiest of readers. Rising Star has something for everyone. An immensely satisfying read. 5 stars.

Reviewed by @tracywilkin

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Rising Star By Susannah Nix – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rising Star by Susannah Nix
Rated 4 stars

This is a wonderful story with two characters who have heart. Alice is used to being invisible. She works in the background on a TV show. She is also working towards her PHD. In doing that she ran across an unsavory character who changed her outlook on men. Griffin is an actor and dang if I’m not impressed with him. I never realized what an actor goes through to look good on screen. When Alice eats junk food IN FRONT of him…the willpower?!?! Impressive! His reaction to dairy?? Orgasmic! When he tells Alice “I miss you more than dairy”. I couldn’t help smiling my face off.

This is my second book by Susannah Nix. I enjoyed this story and fell in love with these two characters. It seemed a bit slow at first but picked up fairly quickly. There are fun and quirky moments along with more serious ones. I did read it in one day so there is that. ….and i almost wanted to cry at the end. I’ll be keeping an eye out for her next book.

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