The Stars Among Us
By Sanja S. Jungic
What’s it about?
Nora is as shocked as her friends and family when she quits a perfectly good job to become an extra in a Hollywood movie being filmed in Dubrovnik. She hopes it will help her move on from a painful break-up and give her breathing space to find out what she wants to do with her life.
To Nora’s delight she discovers that she loves every minute in her new “temporary” career. It doesn’t hurt either that the handsome assistant director, Ivor, takes more than a passing interest in her. But then events take a dramatic and unforeseen turn when Lucas Winter, world-famous actor and Nora’s teenage heartthrob,
unexpectedly arrives on set…
The Stars Among Us is inspired by the author’s real-life experience of being an extra on the set of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
What I think:
I loved the premise for this book and the cover is gorgeous.
I must admit it took me a good few chapters to get into and I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it. But once I got used to the style of the writing – which is very much tell not show, I began to enjoy the characters.
Nora is independent and prepared to take risks to make her dreams come true. Despite other people thinking she is mad, she quits her job and heads to Dubrovnik to be an extra on a Game of Thrones style series based on a novel that she loves.
She finds herself increasing drawn to gorgeous leading actor Lucas. The two end up spending more time together when she is accidently whacked with a shield.
Nora is funny and resilient. The flirtatious banter between her and Lucas is fantastic and the writer does a great job of allowing the relationship to develop.
Nora’s ex-boyfriend is a fantastic villain. He turns up and causes chaos. And Nora soon finds out that Lucas has a few secrets of his own that might ruin their budding romance.
This is definitely a book that grew on me and I’m glad I stuck with it.
Check it out as it is currently available free on Amazon Prime
About the writer:
Sanja S. Jungic’s bestselling debut novel, Zvijezde medu nama (The Stars Among Us) was published in Croatian in 2019. The novel was inspired by Sanja’s real life experience on the set of mega-popular show Game of Thrones, gaining a lot of press interest.
This prompted Sanja to write her second novel, Ti si moje sve (You are My Everything), whilst having Zvijezde medu nama translated into English by the renowned Croatian translator Neven Divjakinja.
Sanja is very excited to see her bestselling debut published in English for the first time.
She lives in Zagreb with her husband Saša and their pets Toya, Cecilije and Egidije. You can find out more about Sanja at http://www.sanjasjungic.com.
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