Christian Fiction Review: Stars Collide (Backstage Pass, Book 1) by Janice Thompson

Stars Collide (Backstage Pass, Book 1)
by Janice Thompson
Copyright 2011
Revell Books
336 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3345-2
Fiction/Contemporary Romance

From the publisher:
Her future's so bright, she's gotta wear shades

Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom--they are actually head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat's grandmother, an eccentric star from Hollywood's golden age, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of control. Will their secret be front-page news in the tabloids? And can their budding romance survive the onslaught of paparazzi, wedding preparations, and misinformed family members?

My Review:
When you think of Hollywood glitz, glamour and scandal, not necessarily faith and love come to mind. Stars Collide just may change that. Stars Collide gives a glimpse behind the scenes on the set of a popular (fictional) TV sitcom and into the lives of its two biggest stars, Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy. It's just a "glimpse" mind you by the end of the book I had no idea they had it in them to pull off what they did! Squeee! I loved it! I was totally shocked and pleasantly surprised! You will laugh one minute and sigh the next. Janice Thompson has a way with words unlike any other author.

Looking for a dashing hero? Janice gives you one in each and every one of her books. While Scott doesn't take DJ's place in my heart (DJ is the hero from the Weddings by Bella series) he is sweet and pretty much a dream. Scott's got the Hollywood good looks with the down home charm and personality and doesn't Kat know it too! While Kat, the heroine, is sweet and sassy she has nothing on Grandma Lenore. Anyone with a '57 Caddy, a '77 Camaro, and a '67 Mustang is more than okay in my book! I love her enthusiasm for her cars, her life, her family and most importantly, God.

If you are a fan of the Weddings by Bella books I think you will love this great start to a new series. I'm not at all disappointed with this story and have the feeling that better things are yet to come. Stars Collide is a fun, quick read, a perfect distraction from the real world!

“Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review.*


  1. I just got my first book from this author, woohoo!! Swinging on a star, i believe. i remember you saying how much you liked that series, so I'm giving it a try!!

    As for "love on assignment", it's the first one i've read from that author. It was so cute!

  2. I'm about to start on this one in just a few minutes! I haven't gotten to read any of the Weddings by Bella books, but Janice has such a fun personality and charm that I already know that I'm going to be a fan of her books. :o)

  3. Love this cover.
    And I love any character with a thing for vintage stuff and/or cars. This sounds way cute!

  4. I'm really enjoying this one so far. At the rate I'm going it'll be Saturday before my review is up, though.


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