Saturday 5 April 2014

Review ~ How Not to be Starstruck by Portia MacIntosh.

Title: How Not to be Starstruck.
Author: Portia MacIntosh.
Publisher: Carina UK.
Genre: New Adult.
Release Date: March 31, 2014.
Source: Review copy.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK ; Amazon

Nicole Wilde’s life is one of sell-out gigs, bunking on tour buses, trashing hotels and partying with the band all night long. But she’s not in the band. She is a music journalist, paid to be the world’s greatest groupie– and she loves it!

Nicole has the party lifestyle – and the hangovers to prove it – but no one stops her in the supermarket on a bad hair day. Until she is papped in an incriminating position with recently married mega-star Dylan King of The Burnouts and the tabloids start hounding her. This isn’t so fun. Especially when her make-up is a mess and she hasn’t yet had a chance to clean her teeth.

Dylan accuses her of ruining his marriage. His handsome PR agent, Charles, calls her a tart. She has to take gorgeous Luke from Two For the Road to hospital after a drug incident. And she’s dropped her mobile phone in the bath! Too much celebrity lifestyle for one week? Time to slow down and take stock? Maybe for somebody else. But Nicole Wilde is going to come out fighting!


How Not to be Starstruck had me laughing the whole way through. It was fun-filled, sweet, crazy and always entertaining. Portia MacIntosh wrote a fab book.

The book was written from the perspective of Nicole, a journalist who spends her time touring with the band Two for the Road, a band in which she has a massive crush on one of the members. I loved Nicole, she was fun and likeable and who can’t relate to having a crush on someone famous? There was a whole host of other characters in How Not to be Starstruck, not many I found that easy to connect with but they did bring a lot of entertainment with their crazy antics. Dylan, Luke, Charles et al all brought something to the story and Nicole’s dialogue with them all was easy to enjoy.

I never knew which way this book was going to turn and I commend the author for making this book unpredictable because it makes you turn the pages and not want to put the book down. There were a lot of moments when I laughed out loud, which was exactly what I was hoping for.

Can I mention the cover now? Because it’s gorgeous! I love it. It’s a little bit quirky and this sums up How Not to be Starstruck for me. It’s an easy, light-hearted book and great if you want to immerse yourself in the celebrity lifestyle for a little while. With lots of humour and unpredictability, How Not to be Starstruck is great fun.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review also posted on Goodreads ; Amazon UK ; Amazon

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