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Catherine Marshall is used to being invisible. Although she’s intelligent and talented, she’s an underachiever and lives her life in other people’s shadows. She has a job she hates and dreams she’s too afraid of pursuing. When she wins a writing competition and her long-term boyfriend persuades her to spend the prize money on air tickets to Hawaii, she’s convinced he’s about to propose at last. Instead, he betrays her and unable to change the tickets, Catherine goes to Hawaii alone to mend her broken heart.
Jake Donovan can’t hide from being in the spotlight. A Hollywood superstar and one of America’s most eligible bachelors, he’s in Hawaii taking some time to decompress after the filming of his latest hit show wraps. Surrounded by paradise he should feel like he has it all, but he’s feeling jaded and aware of a growing dissatisfaction with his world.
When a chance encounter brings their two lives together Catherine and Jake discover they have more in common than expected. Together, they escape their everyday lives and develop a fragile intimacy. But as reality closes in, it becomes clear that the fairy tale is not likely to survive in the real world and they begin to question whether their meeting was meant to inspire personal change or if it really was fated in the stars.
Genre: Romance / Woman’s Fiction / General Fiction
Publisher: Road Less Travelled
Release date: 1 July 2023
Number of pages: 340
E-book, ISBN: 978-0-473-67421-2
Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-473-67419-9
Paperback (Amazon version), ISBN: 978-0-473-67422-9
Paperback size: 135 x 203mm
Shooting Stars by Skye Bothma is an irresistible romance that effortlessly sweeps readers off their feet. With relatable characters and heartfelt emotions, this book is a genuine gem that will leave you completely captivated.
Catherine Marshall, the protagonist of the story, is a character that instantly resonates with readers. Despite her intelligence and talents, she often feels overshadowed and lives a life of underachievement. When her long-term boyfriend betrays her, she finds solace in a solo trip to Hawaii. There, she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jake Donovan, a jaded Hollywood superstar searching for something more meaningful in life. Their chance encounter sparks a deep connection as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and love.
The chemistry between Catherine and Jake is undeniably electric. Skye Bothma skillfully portrays their relationship, infusing it with tenderness, passion, and a touch of destiny. Against the backdrop of Hawaii's stunning landscapes, their shared experiences and growing intimacy create a sense of enchantment that will leave you yearning for more.
What sets Shooting Stars apart is its ability to transport readers to the breathtaking beauty of Hawaii. Skye Bothma's evocative descriptions effortlessly bring the island's allure to life, immersing you in a world of sunsets, swaying palm trees, and the soothing rhythm of the ocean. It's a setting that adds depth and a touch of magic to the characters' personal transformations.
Additionally, the side characters in Shooting Stars provide delightful surprises and unexpected support. From the catty girls at work who constantly underestimate Catherine, to Amira, her kind-hearted work friend, and the gruff boss who fails to recognize her true potential, these characters add a layer of authenticity.
Shooting Stars is a captivating tale of love, self-discovery, and the power of unexpected allies. Skye Bothma's skillful storytelling and make it a must-read for anyone seeking an enchanting romance with a touch of destiny. So sit back, relax, and let Shooting Stars sweep you away on a journey you won't soon forget.
– R J Astruc, author