Friday, 22 November 2013

Star of Bethlehem (Flowering Series) - Sarah Daltry

Now first of all sorry for not having this post up earlier today. It's been one of those days where I have been chasing my tail and am only now catching up with it (It's 7pm here).

Lets get to it................

Star of Bethlehem

Synopsis - Jack isn’t a rock star. He’s not the leader of a MC. He isn’t a billionaire. Lily’s not the daughter of a mob boss, or a stripper, or a virgin with a BDSM fascination. They’re just regular college kids, who somehow found each other in the middle of all the crap and chaos of growing up. 

“With you, Jack, it was the first time I ever felt real. It was the first time anyone looked at me and saw substance. It was the first time I wanted to make someone see me.” 

Jack and Lily have navigated his past, her desire to move on from her family’s demands of her, his depression, and her loneliness. Now, on New Year’s Eve, they have an entire year laid out ahead of them. First, though, Jack needs to meet Lily’s family, to be welcomed into her life. It’s intimidating, but with a sweater that is way too hot and his grandmother’s ugly car, he arrives at Lily’s gleaming house on a hill, ready to open himself up completely to her. 

Inside the perfect, sparkling house, Lily waits for the boy she has come to love. But Lily’s house and family are a lot like her – shiny and pretty on the outside, with a sad emptiness on the interior. Lily wants to give Jack the one thing he has always dreamed of – family and love – but can she keep him from seeing how hollow a lot of the picture perfect life he fantasizes about really is? 

This is a novella length work that follows Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley

When this book catches up with Lily and Jack they seem like they are in a really good place. He's about to meet her family and they are about to start a new year together. 
It's a very sweet novella that deals with Jack's insecurities about not being good enough for Lily and Lily's issues with her past and feeling like she was a "Paper Doll".
As you can imagine things don't go smoothly with the evening and there are various other factors in play (HUGE Family party etc) the story shows how these two deal with it. 
This appears to be a New Years eve neither of them will be forgetting in a hurry.

I love that Sarah has written this book and in doing so has strengthened Jack and Lily's bond. By the end of the series they will be ready to take on the world.
I loved this book and it's definitely made me more of a Lily and Jack fan that I was before.
Great quick read for just before the holidays.

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