ARC courtesy of Author G.E. Griffin for an honest review. Purchase Starr Fated on Amazon.
When art student Seraphina Jones leaves her bag behind on a London tube train, little does she know this will change the course of her life. She initially brushes off the cute guy who comes to her rescue, but when he suggests a seemingly perfect solution to her problems, she decides to take him up on his offer.
For London School of Economics student Jamie Starr, returning the bag he discovers the gorgeous babe sitting opposite him on the train has left behind gives him the perfect excuse to get to know her better. Jamie is not used to rejection from girls, but despite his best attempts, Sera remains intriguingly unreceptive to his efforts.
Cynical wealthy businessman Liam Starr is certain Jamie’s good nature has been taken advantage of by a hard up art student. Liam doesn’t believe in any of that love or romance rubbish, and he’s determined that a pretty face is not going to take his gullible baby brother for a ride.
But first impressions aren’t always correct, and people aren’t always what they seem.
G.E. Griffin is a new author to be on the look out for! Ok, I have to admit, I am a huge fan (more like obsessed) of her Christian Grey’s POV Blog that I stumbled upon over a year ago. We’ll get to that later, since this review is all about her first book, Starr Fated.
Starr Fated, first of all–I love the name of the heroine in the book, Seraphina Jones (Sera)! Both Sera’s parents passed, so she’s all alone; but is a determined young woman, who is going to school and working to support herself. She’s bright, smart, but totally naive (especially when it comes to the opposite sex!).
Sera meets Jamie Starr after leaving her bag on the Tube. Wanting to get to know the gorgeous Sera, Jamie patiently helps her out with a few things. Jamie Starr had a lot of potential of book boyfriend, but then lost his status when a “misunderstanding” happens–total douche move!
Liam Starr is Jamie’s older brother. Liam is total alpha and controlling–both in his professional and personal life. He loves to recycle his busty blonde f*ck buddies and has no time (or sees a point) in relationships. He watches over his little brother and thinks Jamie is wasting his time on Sera.
Soon after Sera interns at Liam’s company, she proves herself to be bright, smart and talented. Liam realizes his first impressions of Sera were wrong and begins to have feelings for her. He persues her and she believes Liam is “The One.” There isn’t a love triangle between the brothers, but I didn’t feel a connection between Liam and Sera (at first)–it just seemed like it came out of nowhere.
These two start a very hot, steamy relationship. Of course, Sera is the naive virgin and Liam is the “Take Charge/Spank Daddy” in the bedroom kind of guy. Yes, “Spank Daddy” named by her friend, Abby (who I loved her fiery attitude!). But Liam was gentlemanly-like, as he took their relationship slow for her, but he definitely had his “Christian Grey” controlling moments with her.
Starr Fated had plenty of steam, drama and angst. And the end has a cliffhanger, so I can’t wait till Starr Destined! There were a few moments of British lingo that I didn’t quite get a first, but did catch on. Overall, this was a great first book by the author and looking forward to more in the series.
Ok, back to the 50 Shades’ Christian POV blog written by this author…I was (currently am) obsessed with her blog over the past year. She does a freakin’ brilliant job of retelling the 50 Shades story in Christian’s POV. You can find it here! Enjoy!