Limelight – 5 Stars


Kim Carmichael

Hollywood Stardust Series (Book 2)

Release Date: October 23, 2015


Amazon US   •  Amazon UK

book blurb

Worth The Wait…

Twenty years ago, Drew Fulton was made famous in the genre-changing movie, Hollywood Stardust and fell in love with his costar, Erin Holland. Left heartbroken and fed up, he played his ultimate role and walked away from his life, taking on an entirely new persona. Now he wants everything back, from his place in the limelight to the love that made him leave. He only needs to make sure he can leave the past in the past.

Known as the spoiled, has-been star of Hollywood, Erin Holland has spent the last two decades pining away for the one love she cannot have. Blindsided when Drew Fulton appears in her life as mysteriously as he disappeared, she is torn between acting on her heart and using Drew’s reappearance to relight her star.

Together for the first time in twenty years, their true passion consumes them, but the sparks of old wounds still threaten to burn out of control before they can decide if their love was worth waiting for.

Limelight is a Hollywood Stardust novel. All books are stand alone, no cliff hangers, with their own central couple. They can be read in any order.

Typecast (Book 1)


Amazon US   •  Amazon UK

Idolized (Book 3)


Hollywood Stardust Supporting Roles

– Giselle & Wilson

Hollywood Stardust Supporting Roles - Giselle & Wilson

Amazon US  •  Amazon UK

about the author

Kim Carmichael

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

Author’s Links

Website  •  Facebook   •  Twitter

Hollywood Stardust Website  •  Amazon Author Page

my review

5 Stars

As you may or may not know, I LOVED the first book in this series, Typecast. I pretty much begged Kim Carmichael to notify me as soon as the second book in the series was available because I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the continuing saga of the Hollywood Stardust crew.  So I was pumped when I finally got to read Limelight.

Here is the deal with this series. Twenty years ago, a group of four young adults made a movie that changed a generation. It was about a cross country road trip to California with three guys and one girl  – they’re all friends but they’re all also all in love or lust with Erin. Off-camera the actors basically are living through a similar story line except for Erin who is really only in love with one of the three boys.  And who it is a huge secret.

Like any good romantic drama, there’s an incident and the results from it changed the life paths for all four.  It also almost destroys all the friendships.  Drew disappeared – changed his name and got started on a completely different career path.  He hid himself from the world and especially from Erin. For twenty years, Erin has been searching for a Drew – to mend and correct the errors she made when she was a foolish kid.

So when Limelight picked up where Typecast ended with Drew showing up for the twenty year reunion – you’re beyond excited to finally get Drew and Erin’s story.

I was quickly sucked into their world and their drama.  I didn’t really like Erin the first book – I thought that she was kind of bratty and spoiled but the author has given the reader more insight to what really makes her tick in Limelight.  Suddenly I found myself having more empathy for her.  I slowly began to like her and I was completely invested on her journey of self-discovery and reclaiming her lost love.  I wanted her and Drew to work things out.

It’s not an easy path for these two to get their happily ever after. There is a lot of mistrust and insecurities that makes it difficult to move forward and overcome the heavyweight of their past mistakes.  But they are amazing together.  Their scenes made me laugh, and swoon.  They’re sexy and sweet.  I loved it.

Erin and Drew’s story makes awesome reading and the plot incredibly entertaining. I devoured Limelight in just one afternoon because I couldn’t put Drew and Erin’s romance down.  This book is a top recommendation from me.  Don’t miss out on this series!!

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