The Superstar

  • by Patricia Logan
  • Narrated by Jonathan Young
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Storm Ellison is the sexiest man on two legs. The gorgeous young star of Trapped on an Island, the hottest reality show on television, is instantly recognizable the moment he leaves his palatial mansion. Paparazzi follow him everywhere, leaving him no peace or privacy, selling his pictures to the tabloids, and cementing his reputation in the press as a slutty gay playboy. As Storm prepares to sign his first major movie deal, his manager decides he needs protection. What he doesn't expect, is to be attracted to the cold bastard who's now running his life.
Balthazar Grant, freelance bodyguard, is a huge, handsome, rough and ready former marine, trained by the best, and willing to step between Storm and anyone stupid enough to come at him. Always stoic and serious, Taz lends a deadly presence to Storm's entourage whenever he ventures out in public. Storm doesn't want a bodyguard, much less one who won't let him live his fast and loose lifestyle with impunity, and he's certainly not one to be dictated to by an overconfident marine who has opinions about everything, including who he should hook-up with.
When a deadly threat hits Storm's world, he's suddenly living his own reality show, only this one has an outcome which doesn't involve being voted off an island. Will Storm wake up before it's too late and will Taz be able to fight his attraction to the handsome young superstar while trying to convince him he's in very real danger? The pair will soon learn that reality is stranger than fiction.

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Enjoyable

4 star story. 5 star narration!!

A really good narrator can bring a story to life and make it a really enjoyable experience for the listener and of course that was the case with this book.

I hadn't come across this author before and so I was a bit wary about whether I would enjoy it or not but I shouldn't have worried. The story was actually quite good (four stars) and the narrator was excellent (five stars).

And the story was very entertaining - serious in places, amusing in others and totally engaging from beginning to end.

Storm is a young, gay TV star whose fame is rising. His agent employs a body guard, Taz, to protect Storm from his growing numbers of well meaning fans, stalkers and other threats.

Despite his popularity and fame Storm has insecurities and difficulties of his own that are not seen by his adoring fans and Storm is also deeply attracted to Taz.

Taz is a highly professional body guard and thinks that Storm is just another spoilt, promiscuous playboy but as he gets to know Storm he begins to see the beautiful loving man beneath the glittering facade and he begins to struggle with his own attraction to Storm.

This is an enjoyable bodyguard love story with a frisson of mystery within, with entertaining drama and some fabulous characters. The narrator did an excellent job and each character sounds very different and their different personalities are made real for the listener. The narration drew me into the story, made it interesting and also brought the story to life.

I didn't feel that the story was too long and I didn't get bored either. I generally find that some sex scenes can become tedious but with this narration they simply became part of the story.

I thought the mystery part of the story was a bit obvious but this didn't detract from my listening pleasure.

All in all this is a lovely story and a really lovely audiobook!

This audiobook was provided by Audiobookblast in exchange for an honest review.
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- Mummy

A sweet love story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Superstar to be better than the print version?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was not given the opportunity to review a print version, so I have no basis for comparison.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Superstar?

This story has a good story line, a sweet love story, and a decent plot. The MCs are easy to like, and there are very few secondary characters. There is a bit of action toward the beginning of the book, but then the actual "story line/plot" doesn't pick back up until toward the end. Now, of course there is reference to what is going on throughout the book, but the bulk of the story is devoted to the MC's rapidly developing romance. The thing that stood out for me with this book was that it had me laughing out loud several times, and I don't find that as often as I might like.

I found the references to author/director G. A. Hauser great, and she even had a bit part in the story.


What does Jonathan Young bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jonathan Young does really well with the characters' voices. The secondary characters that have accents seemed a bit strained in places, but overall, the conversations were well done. The only comment I have is that throughout the story when it was not conversation, he seemed to make everything sound breathy/erotic. There were times when it sounded normal, and that was really nice. I know this was a steamy book, and the love scenes were well done, but I would have enjoyed the story more if much of the reading didn't sound like a love scene.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I probably would have read it in one sitting if I had had the time. It did not seem to be an extremely long book. But, it took a while to listen to. I did listen to it in a couple of days, so it kept my attention once I got into the story.


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- Meg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-19-2015
  • Publisher: Westburg Publishing