Competing With The Star: A Review

Author: Krysten Lyndsay Hager

Genre: Young Adult, Romance

Series: Star Series, Book #2

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Source: ARC from the publisher


Good cover.


Hadley has recently moved to a new town. She is determined to be more social this year and has already made new friends, including a former T.V star Simone.

Nick, a sensitive and sweet guy has asked her out. Hadley is happy: finally she is being noticed.

Little does she know that having more than one friend and being in a relationship is not that easy as she had thought.

Simone and other popular girls in school are bent on competing for Nick’s attentions. At every chance they get, the girls intentionally or unintentionally try to sabotage Hadley’s time with Nick.

Even though both of them share same interests and are happy together, Simone tries to confuse Hadley by suggesting that Nick is just passing his time and will eventually get bored of her.

Matters aren’t helped when Hadley discovers that Nick had a crush on Simone before asking Hadley out.

So, when she discovers that Simone and Nick might have cheated on her, Hadley’s heart broken.

She feels that she can not compete with a beautiful T.V star. Her self esteem is crushed and she continuously finds

comparing herself with Simone.

Nick tries to convince her that he hasn’t cheated on her and Simone is to blame for causing trouble in their relationship.

Heartbroken, Hadley finds it hard to believe him.

Is Nick telling the truth? Is Simone trying to attract Nick to herself? Will Hadley discover the truth? Will Nick and Hadley be able to get past their differences?



My Opinion:

It is a fun and light read. In the beginning, the story drags a bit. There is a lot of repetition.

Hadley’s celebrity obsession is somewhat accurately depicted.

Her relationship with Nick is sweet. The couple is close to reality: they aren’t overly romantic, they aren’t model looking and they have their ups and downs.

However they are shown as an almost perfect for each other at first. Later, though, their shortcomings are brought to light.

Rating: 6 out of 10

Recommended For:    It’s not a hard-to-put-down book exactly, but its suitable for a light reading. Especially, teens  might enjoy it more.

I received this ARC for free, in exchange for providing an honest review.












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