Review: Starring Me and You by Ella Bradshaw

April 25, 2017

Starring Me and You by Ella Bradshaw
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Release - April 4, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 211 pages

'Hollywood’s hottest star is out of control.


Nate McCoy is a bad boy through and through. He doesn’t give a damn about anyone or anything and has broken more hearts than he can count. So why have they hired an inexperienced little Southern Belle like me to keep him under control? Because I’m the only one that can resist his charms. I’m not gonna be tossed aside like all the other girls. I’ll reel Nate in and save his career if it’s the last thing I do!


I don’t do relationships. I do passionate one night stands that leave them all begging for more. So what if a few hearts get broken in the process? That’s just part of the game. Then Darcy walks into my life and ignites a fire inside me like no one else. I’ll have her and use her just like I do with all the others…unless there’s something more to be had…

*Starring me and You is a standalone romance with no cheating and a HEA. Due to the adult nature of the book’s content it is recommended for adults only.*

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Nate doesn't do relationships. Commitment is synonymous with death. Or something like that. As Hollywood's hottest commodity, he gets away with most, has his pick of beautiful women, and has developed quite the disgusting reputation. Darcy, an unpaid intern for a celeb gossip rag, is hired to help curb Nate's inappropriate impulses and keep his rep clean in the days leading up to the release of his latest blockbuster. What happens when the temptation becomes too great for both of them?

I liked this story. I really did. While I enjoyed the plot, the characters, however, were a little off. I didn't like Darcy. I honestly tried to, but this heroine wasn't winning herself any points. She was judgmental, condescending, and an utter itchbay. Yup. I just threw in that pig latin right there. She was a Negative Nancy without just cause and she constantly verbally attacked Nate based on her own ignorant assumptions. Her facts (or lack thereof) lacked substance and I was supposed to believe she was a journalist. Although I really liked Nate, as he was the only character who I felt deserved my attention, I failed to connect with him because he came off as one-dimensional. He has an interesting back story and I wanted more of it. I wanted it to give him meaning. I wanted to feel the essence of his first defining moment. We get bits and pieces but not enough for the full picture.

Overall it was an interesting and entertaining story. I'd probably rate it higher if Darcy had an attitude adjustment and Nate's character was fleshed out more. Actually, give me more of Nate and not so much of Darcy.

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