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Review: The Love Plot

Star Shine Meadows is one of the sweetest, quirkiest sunshine characters I’ve read. She and the grumpy Rafe do NOT hit it off when they meet. However, when run into each other again a plan – a love plot –┬áis formed to keep Rafe’s meddling mother and sister-in-law from setting him up on unwanted blind dates.

Little do the grumpy Rafe and the free-spirited Star know that they have more in common than they think. They soon find that they may actually like one another. Such a swoony, angsty read! Samantha Young at her best.



There’s a magnetic attraction when a happy-go-lucky gig worker agrees to a fake relationship with a rich, uptight New Yorker in this steamy romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.

Star Shine Meadows is all about freedom, thanks to the hippie parents who raised her. Juggling her jobs as a professional costume character actor and a line sitter, she believes in no expectations, no stressful ambitions, and no-strings-attached relationships. So when she meets a birthday girl’s grumpy uncle while working a princess party, she can’t help but needle him. She’ll never see him again, and honestly, he’s pretty hot.

Rafe Whitman may be a veterinarian with a great bedside manner, but that doesn’t mean his patience extends to anyone with opposable thumbs. His family will not stop nagging him about finding “the one,” so when he runs into obnoxiously cheery Star again, he makes her an offer: He’ll pay her more than she would make doing her odd jobs if she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend at family gatherings. She can stop sitting in line waiting for someone else’s new phone, and he’ll get his family off his back.

When the tension between them heats to a breaking point, Star’s desire for “no strings” is tested against Rafe’s staunch stability. They say opposites attract, after all….

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