Monday, August 26, 2013

Stardust by Mimi Strong [Review]

Stardust (Peaches Monroe #1) by Mimi Strong
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: July 20-21, 2013

Peaches Monroe
1. Stardust - Paperback | Kindle
2. Starlight

Mimi Strong
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
There I was, minding my own business at Peachtree Books when this lunatic comes racing in the door and knocks me into his arms. I would have ripped him a new one, but he was kinda familiar, and hot. Like I-want-to-have-your-sexy-babies-now hot.

Turns out he looks familiar because I stare at his gorgeous face on TV every week. Yup, Dalton Deangelo. In the oh-so-firm flesh.

I let him hide out from the press for a while, then I thought he'd be on his way, and I could breathe normally again. But no. He found me interesting. He wanted to tag along to my cousin's wedding with me. I couldn't say no to that face ... or THOSE EYES. Before the night was through, he was saying sweet things, then dirty things. Very dirty things.

I try to keep my eyes wide open. I've made terrible, stupid mistakes in the past. But Dalton Deangelo's touch turns me to Jell-O.

I'm just a regular girl, and he's rich and famous with no body fat. The guy has a butler! So, why is he chasing me? And why can't I say no? And what is this sordid secret of his the reporters are trying to uncover?
My Thoughts: Good gravy. If Mimi Strong ever says something like "this book ends on a cliffhanger" AT ANY POINT ... OMG! BELIEVE HER! Because, yeah, she said that and, YEAH!, this book ends on a cliffhanger. (But I'm stubbornly holding out hope that there's some sort of misunderstanding there and Peaches will bounce back and everything will work out the way it's supposed to. Also, please note the extreme willpower I managed to exert to not say that everything would end up peachy! Then take a few bonus points away because I did say it while pointing out that I didn't say it. DANGIT!)

Anyway. Peaches is a treat. She refers to her ladyparts by highly amusing names. She's outspoken and has no filter on her mouth. And she likes herself. Sure, she has a few body hangups, but WHO DOESN'T? She also appears to have a bit of mystery in her past. That's something I'm excited to learn more about because I have a feeling that things haven't always been *grits teeth and resists the urge to use "peachy"* as easy as they are now for the lovely Peaches. *ungrits teeth*

Then we have Dalton. I like the guy. I really do. But... I'm starting to wonder how much of him is real and how much is an act. Thanks a lot for making me feel all conflicted, Mimi Strong. His secrets come in several flavors but I'm not sure how much we really know him.

With a supporting cast of quirky characters (the cousin/roommate of Peaches who didn't do the greatest job of hiding her jealousy over Peaches's change in circumstances but who ultimately came through in the end and the DELECTABLE Adrian Storm spring to mind) and a whole slew of new experiences for Peaches to show that the fun girl she's never claimed to be has just been waiting for a chance to come out and make herself known, this book is downright FUN!

Book 2 needs to come along soon, though, because that cliffhanger is just as intoxicating as the wild, unrestrained sex. SERIOUSLY.


  1. Hey. I have this book. I think. This is the one I won...ANYWAY. I should read it soon.

    1. YOU SHOULD! It's a Mimi Strong! You know it's going to be sassy and fun!

  2. You convinced me to read it. You also convinced me to wait until the sequel is out before I start it. I really dislike big cliffhangers. What's so bad about having a resolution at the end of a book?

    1. I will say that Mimi Strong did warn me before I agreed to read it and it REALLY helped knowing that it was going to end without resolution. (It's still a sassy, sweet read, just so you know!)