Review: Starstruck (Bluewater Bay #1) by L.A. Witt

StarstruckThis is an excellent introduction to the Bluewater Bay shared-universe romance series, giving us just enough information about the town of Bluewater Bay and the television show Wolf’s Landing to provide a taste for more. This book also does a great job of showing how major Hollywood stars are human just like anybody else, with very human emotions and relationship problems. 

I instantly adored Levi and Carter, but through no fault of his own, Carter felt very bland in comparison to his counterpart. Carter is a very well-developed and three-dimensional character, but next to Levi’s professional and family drama, I wish there had been a bit more in Carter’s camp to balance the scales.

Some tension was also lacking in the evolution of the relationship because this genre promises a happily ever after. I felt that the final declaration was a bit too telegraphed, and I wish there had been a few more twists and turns in the obstacles presented.

Despite the above criticisms, I devoured this novel and I look forward to reading more installments in the Bluewater Bay series, especially those by this author.

Updated Wolf’s Landing premise theory: Like Forever Knight, but with werewolves.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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