What a great introduction to this group of friends! Whether you’ve read the first full length novel in this series, Star Bright, or not, this short and playful novella will allow you to get to know these characters better. Stella is the heroine of the first book, and this provides some insight into her relationship with the wrong guy, all of the reasons why she stayed as long as she did… and all of the reasons why she’ll never put up with a guy like that again.
There’s also a look at how the Bright Young Things parties begin, all that entails, and hints at the story to follow. It’s got the same light, bantery feel as the full-length book, with just enough to it that you’ll be left wanting more. If you’ve read Star Bright already, you’ll appreciate the insight into Stella and her friends. If you haven’t, then this will provide a great way to sample the series before you dive in.
Gatsby meets Gossip Girl in this contemporary romance prequel where secret society parties and the thrill of the unknown tempt fate.
Lush parties. Love lost. Broken hearts and hope for the future.
Meet the Bright Young things and the woman behind the mask in this origin story. Stella Spencer wants what we all want—love. But sometimes we have to have our hearts broken to get us ready for the one we were meant for.
And Stella learns that the hard way.
Star Bright is one of my favorite books of July so far, so I loved getting a look at the group of friends who are central to the plot. If you missed my full review, you can check it out here!
Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you a new series where secret society parties and the thrill of the unknown tempt fate.
Stella Spencer has one enemy—her secrets.
The world’s obsession with the Bright Young Things is real. Every lavish party thrown by the most exclusive group in New York is a spectacle, stalked not only by the media, but by the police commissioner, who’s declared war. He’s out to ruin everyone’s good time, starting with uncovering the mysterious benefactor leading the group, thus answering the question on everyone’s lips.
Who is Cecelia Beaton?
And no one knows it’s Stella.
If society finds out the truth, her plans will unravel. And with one smoldering look from a stranger, her carefully ordered world catches fire.
Levi Hunt has one plan—get the story.
His future at Vagabond magazine depends on his ability to do the one thing no one can: infiltrate the Bright Young Things. If he can find out who Cecelia Beaton is, he’ll earn enough notoriety to permanently secure his career.
His dreams are at his fingertips, so long as he doesn’t blow his cover. But one night with the brightest, most brilliant young thing of all, and he knows he’ll have to make a choice.
The job he loves or the woman of his dreams.
Secrets and lies. Love and laughter. And two people with something to hide and everything to gain.
Welcome to the party.