Release Blitz & Review: When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark #2) 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.
Four Boundless Stars
When Stars Collide, is full of new love. Xander and Thea have been friends since they were kids. But they’ve always felt something for each other. Though, her brother has warned him numerous times not to get with this sister.
Not only is this story full of romance. But there is so much more to this story. I didn’t read the first one in this series. Most likely, when I requested it, I didn’t realize it was part of a series. I could see how it could be read as a standalone. I’m wondering if thats the reason I felt out of the loop with certain things that happened through out this story.
Now, I did enjoy this story but I did feel there was so much that was piled into it. You have a new marriage, secrets, I mean lots o’ secrets that Cade has been keeping from everyone. There’s also those nail biting moments. I don’t want to give too much of this story away but I’ll just keep it at that.
Even though, I actually own quite a few books by Smeltzer. This is the first one I’ve read of hers. Her writing is really good. Her characters develop really well. I loved Thea’s character, she was pretty hilarious in some parts. So it’s no wonder that Xander fell in love with her. She’s all around, really a great character. And Xander is pretty awesome as well.
Overall, I give this book Four Boundless Stars.
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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.
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.
“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.”
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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.
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.