Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Release Blitz ~ #Review ~ When Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: When Stars Collide
Series: Light in the Dark #2 
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
 Release Date: August 30, 2016


We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.

Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

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Holy mother of all hangovers.

I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.

I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.

I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.

“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.

My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.

Not just any sleeping guy.

Oh no.

Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.

His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.

I look down.

Oh God, I’m naked too.

“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.

“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.

His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”

I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?”

He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.

Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.




Confessions of love and desire.

A wedding chapel.



A contract.

“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”

5 stars

Thea and Xander have been close most of their lives. He is her brothers best friend, but they've always had a special connection. When the three of them are sent to Vegas on business, Thea and Xander wake up married. Thea wants a divorce right away and Xander want to make it work. She agrees to give him the summer. Three months to prove they can make it. Wow! I love the chemistry between the two. They are funny and the love is so obvious and strong. Thea has doubts and insecurities. She doesn't see how Xander could possibly want her, especially long term. She's only nineteen, certainly not ready for marriage. They've never even been on a date. Her family has been through a lot and she holds onto guilt she of course shouldn't feel.
Xander is determined to prove his love for Thea. He would do anything to protect her. You have plenty of these books where the main is a playboy, waiting for his chance with the one he really wants. This was definitely not one of them. Xander was so sweet and completely taken by Thea. I loved his loyalty for her and the ways he showed it. He had a pretty big secret from everyone, including her. He was so afraid it would ruin everything. She's the one person he can't hide from. It just depends on how she reacts. Xander was like my dream guy. He knew when to back off a little so he didn't scare her away or push her too far. He also knew when to take control and push just a little.
I loved this book. It moved along at the perfect speed and threw in just enough twists and turns that I wasn't bored at all. I loved the supporting characters, mainly Thea's brother and his girlfriend. They made an awesome little foursome and the dynamic between them all was something I would love to have. Micalea Smeltzer did such a good job with this book. This was the first thing I've read from her and I was far from disappointed. I didn't realize going in that this was a book 2 but I didn't feel lost at all and I find myself really wanting to go back and read the first one now. Smeltzer just jumped into my list of must reads!

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Book One in the series. Cade and Rae’s story.
Can be read as a standalone.

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What I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary. Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was ever the same.

Rae Wilder wants nothing but a do over—but life doesn’t work that way. She’s stuck living out the consequences of her actions. At times the burden feels unbearable.
College is supposed to be her second chance.
New place.
New people.
New life.
No one to know what she did.
Despite that, she has still vowed to avoid everyone and everything at all costs.
Unfortunately for her, an accidental run-in with the campus heartthrob, Cade Montgomery, derails that plan.
He’s determined to thaw the ice around her heart and expose the girl she used to be. He wants to show her that life is worth living for and that she really is a Rae of Sunshine.



Author Bio

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.

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