Starstruck by Ruby Preston
Publisher: Dress Circle Publishing
Publication Date: June 29, 2015
Format: Paperback - 238 pages
Kindle - 735 KB
Genre: Women's Fiction
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With her Broadway opening night a few weeks away savvy young producer, Scarlett Savoy, is finally ready for her brand new musical to take center stage. Only two major things stand in her way - the beautiful but mercurial Hollywood diva she's cast in the lead and a handsome familiar face from her past who flies back into her life. From high stakes rehearsal rooms, to paparazzi fueled scandals, to the star-studded red carpet of opening night, Starstruck is a page-turning journey behind the scenes of Broadway, all set against the glittering back drop of Manhattan. Will Scarlett make it to opening night before the curtain falls on her dreams?
My Book Review:
Welcome back to the bright lights and lively musicals that is Broadway!
Author Ruby Preston weaves a fascinating trilogy that follows aspiring Broadway producer Scarlett Savoy. In Showbiz, the first book of the Broadway Trilogy, the reader is introduced to Scarlett as she spreads her wings and learns the ropes as an assistant to the King of Broadway, producer Margolies. In the second installment of the trilogy, Staged, Scarlett has wrangled funding for her pet project, a new musical called Swan Song. With the funding secured, a talented young director hired, and a Hollywood star for the female lead, all Scarlett needs to do to get the musical in production is a Broadway theater. And there lies the problem, because the theater owners aren't willing to take a chance on a novice producer, what's a tenacious girl to do? Why kick up her heels and attract the attention of the eligible son and heir apparent to the Stewart theatrical empire! Now in the third book, Starstuck, the financing is in place and so is the famous Hammerstein Theater, and Scarlett is leading her team to the bright lights of Broadway with the opening of their musical, Swan Song. But the road to the opening is filled with backstage drama, a Hollywood leading lady diva, and an old love from Scarlett's past, will Swan Song be a hit or a bust when the curtain falls?
When I read Showbiz and Staged, I couldn't imagine author Ruby Preston would being able to recapture the magic and mystique that is Broadway in another story. Well, I stand corrected, because she once again pulls out all the stops and sprinkles fairy dust on another fascinating tale of the inner workings of NY's famed musical theater industry. Starstruck easily captivates and transports the reader back to the magical Great White Way in a seamless and entertaining style.
Written in the third person narrative, the reader follows sassy and persistent Scarlett Savoy as she tries to get her first big musical, Swan Song in the big lights and on the stage of a famed Broadway theater. Even with the trials and tribulations that she endures along the way, there's no stopping this Broadway baby from getting her way! And if that isn't enough, the author mixes in a delicious romance to keep our hearts fluttering!
With an exciting cast of characters who are realistic, have flamboyant personalities and larger than life egos; humorous dialogues and interactions; and a masterful style of creating a storyline with chapters that are set as scenes, and plenty of show tunes spread throughout the story to keep you humming along, Starstruck pulls out all the stops and provides excitement and entertainment that is simply Broadway!
Author Ruby Preston stays true to the musical theater that is part of her real life profession. She provides the reader with a fascinating story rich in detail and vivid descriptions of the inner workings of the production of the musical theater industry with a touch of romance that keeps the reader engaged and wanting more! Bravo, Ruby!
The Broadway Trilogy is a sensational must read series for all fans of Broadway musicals!
RATING: 5 STARS
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