In More than a Superstar we learn that even a bad boy rock star has a sweet and tender side just waiting to break free. I received a copy of this book at no charge from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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More than a Superstar by Nic Starr
Title: More than a Superstar
Author: Publisher/Date: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 17, 2014)
Format/Length: 468 KB/104 pages
Genre: M/M contemporary
Heat Rating: 2
Star Rating: 4
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Sam Miller’s dreams are simple—to give back to the aunt who supported him since his mother’s death and to have a family of his own. He focuses on making a success of their catering business Poppy’s Pantry, and his close group of friends. However, when Aunt Poppy ends up in the hospital, it’s a stranger Sam meets in the corridor who gives him the support he needs.
Rob Taylor is a man with secrets. His life in the public eye has taken its toll, and now he lives with the repercussions. When he finds himself falling for Sam, he knows things are finally going his way.
But just as Sam and Rob find their happiness, another secret threatens to tear them apart.
If you love a sweet and tender romance with only a touch of angst, you will really enjoy More than a Superstar. The writing just flows perfectly in this book, giving us a wonderful peak inside each character. This is a slow ‘get to know you’ kind of story with the characters falling in love while still trying to deal with the complications that come with a new relationship.
First off in More than a Superstar, we meet Sam who helps run an event planning business and is in the hospital visiting his aunt. He is a bit shy and not exactly the most experienced guy when it comes to dating so when he stumbles into Rob the janitor he is a bit dumbstruck about what to say!
Rob is taking a break from his life as a popular rock star to work as a janitor in the hospital. Health issues make it impossible to continue with the band for the moment and he enjoys working at the hospital. He spends time not only as a janitor but also loves spending time with patients, especially the kids. I honestly loved his character and think the author did a wonderful job creating a man who is hard working and compassionate but who also has his own issues to deal with.
Sam and Rob’s relationship moves along very slowly and they truly fall in love over the coarse of the book. They will have to overcome a few issues, though, before they get their happily ever after!
Throughout the book we see Sam jumping to conclusions and Rob refusing to be totally honest with Sam for fear of appearing weak. These are slightly flawed characters that finally figure things out but not after a bit of stress!
I did feel that the book could have been a bit longer to help fully develop the characters and their relationship. I loved Sam and Rob but I wish I had gotten to know each of them a bit more. There was a lot going on outside of the relationship in terms of the story so I don’t think I really got enough of the two of them together.
Overall, though, More than a Superstar was a wonderfully sweet romance with very realistic characters.