BOOK REVIEW: Catch a Shooting Star by Olivia Ventura & Louisa Masters

Title: Catch a Shooting Star
Author: Olivia Ventura & Louisa Masters
Publication: June 29, 2018
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Sports
Pages: 297

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

A cleaner, a football player, and a drug scandal… who said wishes don’t come true?

Social misfit Jessamy James pays the bills with a cleaning job so she can do what she really loves—tell stories to children. When she meets NFL superstar Nathan Powell while scrubbing unknown substances from his kitchen floor, Jess is as wary as she is confused. Never has she met a man with so much trust in the world, and he’s never met anyone he couldn’t charm. Outwardly, they’re complete opposites, but Nathan is intrigued by Jess’s reclusive attitude, and she’s drawn to his open personality. The attraction between them is inevitable.

When Nathan is dragged into a drug scandal, Jess is caught up in the media storm and finds her own vocation slipping through her fingers. As they struggle to clear his name and rescue both their careers, Jess and Nathan discover that sometimes all you can do is wish upon a shooting star.


**A copy of this novel was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

This is the third and final novel that I have by this author.  Honestly, the cover of this book isn’t anything to look at.  Two basically naked people with a football field in the background isn’t exactly something that would make me want to pick the book up.  

Jessamy (Jess) is a housekeeper.  She starts cleaning a new clients house and meets Nathan, an NFL quarterback,  when he wanders into the kitchen as she is scrubbing the floor dressed only in his birthday suit.  She is shocked and rather appalled.  He is startled that she isn’t his normal housekeeper.   He puts on boxers and returns to the kitchen.  He manages to talk her into making him some coffee since he is horrible at it even when he follows the directions to the T.  He tries to get her to make his meals as well, since that is what his previous keeper did, but she refuses and instead gets him set up with a meal service that the cleaning service also runs.  As she cleans for him more they begin to have a routine: she makes the coffee, he gets the doughnuts and they have breakfast together.  A friendship begins to form.  Slowly something more than a friendship begins to form.  As that happens Nathan is thrust even more into the limelight as he is accused of being a drug trafficker.  Will their newfound romance be able to withstand the trials and tribulations of that accusation?   Will Nathan be free of the charges brought against him and be able to return to his career as an NFL quarterback?

To be frank I was rather leary of this book when the first sentence of it mentioned a penis.  What exactly would this say about the rest of the book?  Turns out it said nothing about the rest of the book.  It didn’t set the tone at all for the romance level of it.  If anything there was too little romance!  Jess is not your typical heroine.  She is a blonde that dyes her hair black, has multiple tattoos, and a fair amount of piercings, including her nipples. Nathan is what you would imagine with a high profile football player: cute, muscular and attractive.  The only thing about him that doesn’t fit the bill is the fact that he is too trusting and naive.  This book flowed easily and was filled with witty banter.  I honestly didn’t want this book to end.  I loved every minute of it.  The only complaint is the fact that I felt let down by the epilogue.  It was too short and sweet.  I will definitely be picking up more books by this author the next time I go to the bookstore.


Catch a Shooting Star by Louisa Masters and Olivia Ventura is available on Amazon. You can add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. Check out more novels from  authors Louisa Masters and Olivia Ventura and keep reading. 

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