2014 Book Reviews · Blog Tours

How Not To Get Starstruck by Portia MacIntosh

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I’m so excited to be a part of this blog tour. After reading Between A Rockstar And A Hard Place, which I reviewed a while back. Meeting Nicole for this first time in A Rockstar And A Hard Place I felt as though she became a hilarious friend, so I couldn’t wait to catch up with her and find out what she had been up to!

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‘Nicole Wilde’s life is one of sell-out gigs, bunking on tour buses, trashing hotels and partying with the band all night long. But she’s not in the band. She is a music journalist, paid to be the world’s greatest groupie– and she loves it!

Nicole has the party lifestyle – and the hangovers to prove it – but no one stops her in the supermarket on a bad hair day. Until she is papped in an incriminating position with recently married mega-star Dylan King of The Burnouts and the tabloids start hounding her. This isn’t so fun. Especially when her make-up is a mess and she hasn’t yet had a chance to clean her teeth.

Dylan accuses her of ruining his marriage. His handsome PR agent, Charles, calls her a tart. She has to take gorgeous Luke from Two For the Road to hospital after a drug incident. And she’s dropped her mobile phone in the bath! Too much celebrity lifestyle for one week? Time to slow down and take stock? Maybe for somebody else. But Nicole Wilde is going to come out fighting!’

I loved this book, I loved it so much I want to shout it from the rooftops. But seeing as I’m rather scared of heights, I will stick to yelling about it from a high window!

Nicole Wilde is a music journalist/friend to musicians and she LOVES her job. She interviews and parties hard, often drunk and flirting with the baddest boys in the industry. Dylan King, the baddest boy of them all is her best friend.

When interviewing old friends Two For The Road, Nicole ends up joining them on tour, as you do! One member of Two For The Road is heartthrob Luke, the ONE who Nicole really likes. It seems that Luke may just be just as interested as Nicole… Apart from the fact he acts likes a massive tool!

As for Dylan… His getting married… Oh and his having twins! But he is marrying the wicked witch of Oz. As with most things involving Dylan things don’t run smoothly and Dylan and Nicole are thrown into the spotlight. For poor Nicole she is thrown to the wolves and there is only one person to stick by her through it all…

My absolute favourite part was the best man’s speech, I was crying actual tears of laughter in public and being stared at like I was insane! (Thanks Portia). So many highlights for me with this book, I loved the coffee shop scene (I’m saying no more, annoying aren’t I?).

One of the things I love most about the book was Portia’s writing style, Portia has this way of making Nicole feel like a real friend who is telling you all her latest gossip. By doing so, Nicole becomes real and you become her cheerleader. Sticking up for her when things go wrong and cheering when things go right.

Portia also has the rare ability of making you genuinely laugh out loud throughout the book with witty one-liners or embarrassing situations.

A brilliant book I would happily read again and again.

How Not To Get Starstruck was impossible to put down, hilarious, fun, flirty and packed with excitement.

How To Get Starstruck is an ebook only and available to preorder now ready for the 31st March!

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Author Bio

When she was fifteen-years-old, Portia MacIntosh fell in with a bad crowd… rockstars.
After disappearing on tour and living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for a few years, Portia landed a job in the music industry – but only so that she didn’t have to join the real world just yet.
Now in her twenties, Portia is ready to spill the beans on the things she has witnessed over the years. Well, kind of. If her famous friends knew that she was borrowing their lives to inspire her fiction, they would stop inviting her on tour and banish her from the inner circle. Then she really would have to rejoin the real world, and she’s still not ready.
Portia only started writing novels to share her secrets, but then she realised she actually quite liked writing – maybe even more than she likes living on a bus with a bunch of smelly boys – and has since tried her hand at writing about other things.


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