Kele Moon
Contemporary romance
Available from Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-61118-940-7
July 2012

Heavyweight UFC fighter, Romeo Wellings is in the fight of his life for his own Juliet and he is more than ready to claim any battle to make the beauty his no matter what the cost.

Romeo has ties to the mafia, Jules, "Juliet" Conner has ties to the law but when their paths cross in Las Vegas the sexual attraction can't be denied but it was only supposed to be one night of loving, a "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" kind of night. But both Romeo and Jules can't help connecting with each other, between phone calls and text messages the two lovers keep their forbidden attraction alive. There are forces at work between the people that Jules and Romeo love who work at keeping the apart but the lovers aren't about to go down without the fight of their lives.

Author Kele Moon continues the magic of her Battered Hearts series with Star-Crossed an exciting, fast paced romantic tale that grabs hold of the reader and doesn't let go with it's bad-boy hero who is so good and a heroine who is willing to risk it all for the love within his arms.

This book has a strong, sensually charged conflict, intense emotions, buckets of humor, a little chilling suspense and lots and lots of thrilling adventure complimenting wonderfully realistic and heart-stopping characters all combine for a delightful romp full of danger and wild escapades that are magical. Jules and Romeo's relationship right from the start is wildly passionate, emotional and quite a bit heartbreaking due to forces beyond their control, like their families who play a large part making them keep their relationship a secret. Both Romeo's and Jules families create some laugh-out-loud and endearing moments that encourage the reader to keep turning the pages to see what's in store for the lovers. Readers will enjoy the combination of raw passion, playful desire and kinky temptation between Romeo and Jules that illustrates the naughty pleasures they find in each other's arms as well as when they are miles and miles away from each other. All the misunderstandings as well as the family ties to the mafia add plenty of clashes and conflicts between the characters to make their relationship rocky but realistic. The heart-pounding climatic ending will have readers on the edge of their seats, riveted as each scene unfolds page by page.

Readers will be anxiously awaiting the next installment in the Battered Hearts series as the author tempts and teases the reader with what's in store for Sheriff Wyatt Conner and his heart.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Shannon
January 3, 2013

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