A sweet romance... Silver Star by Lisa Swinton (Review)

Silver Star
By Lisa Swinton
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
May 1st 2018


Her cowboy might just be another broken-heart ballad waiting to happen…

Country superstar Sara Silver has it all: fame, fortune, and a mantel full of Grammys. She also has a string of chart-topping heartbreak songs to go with them—all based on her miserable love life. Now her manager says Sara doesn’t sing with the heart she used to. If she doesn’t come up with another hit album soon, then her label will move on to the next big thing.

Sara heads to a ranch in Wyoming to get back to her country roots and rediscover herself. To keep the press away, she hides her identity and is determined to let nothing distract her. Then she meets Cal: tall, brooding, and all cowboy. Sara falls for Cal and the quiet ranch life, but with each song she writes her time there draws to a close.

Sara will have to choose between the country stars of Nashville or the glittering stars of a Wyoming sky…unless she can find a way to have both.

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SILVER STAR is a romance about a country music star trying to find herself in a place where a man and his sweet daughter help her find her heart. Contemporary romance fans who like their romance heartfelt with genuine characters will enjoy this one.

I really enjoyed the characters in this story and the ranch setting. Sara fills icy and removed at the beginning, and it fit the story and how she was supposed to be. Then she begins to come alive as she distances herself from her life in the spotlight. I loved her interactions with Cal, Peg, and Stella. She totally came into her own and had some choices to make. I also loved Cal. He's just a great all around guy who works hard and cares for his daughter. I thought he was the perfect down-to-earth and relaxed counterpart to Sara and the demands of her profession. I also appreciated that the romance was built upon a lot of friendship and working together before anything else. I would have liked a few more swoon-worthy moments, but this was a sweet romance to the end.

My one issue with the story was there being this issue that Sara couldn't date or marry a rancher and still be a country music superstar. I just didn't see that being an issue or why Sara would feel it was an issue (besides the fact that most of the country singers today have homes or ranches away from Hollywood or Nashville and a lot of times aren't married to someone famous). I just didn't feel it was a believable issue to throw conflict in this story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a great read. Sweet contemporary romance with plenty of heart.

Content: One scene of attempted rape that is thwarted.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through the Whitney Awards for the purposes of judging. I was not require to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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