Competing with the Star
The perfect guy, the perfect location. What could go wrong?
Hadley Daniels’s life seems perfect. Before the beginning of sophomore year of high school, Hadley and her family move to a beautiful beach town, where she makes amazing new friends and lands the boyfriend of her dreams. She and Nick form a deep bond, but insecurity sets in when Hadley discovers her boyfriend once had a huge crush on her friend—who just happens to be the beautiful teen TV star, Simone Hendrickson. Nick claims to be over Simone, but then Hadley is blindsided with the news that Nick and Simone kissed after school. Now Hadley must determine who is telling the truth.
Love, betrayal, friendship…who needs TV drama when you’re busy competing with a star?
Hadley is more than happy with her life in Grand Haven. She has made some great friends and is enjoying the time she is able to spend with her family. Hadley and Nick have been dating for a while now, and she feels overjoyed to have found such a good guy. However Hadley soon learns that she has more competition than she originally thought for her handsome, popular boyfriend.
When Hadley becomes friends with Simone, a beautiful former TV star, she has no idea that Nick used to have a huge crush on her, so when rumours start circulating Hadley finds herself struggling to work out who to believe..
This is one of those books you become invested in immediately. The characters are all wonderfully developed and unique, and their individual traits add so much to this brilliant story. Hadley is such a lovely character who is not used to having a group of friends, and unfortunately not everyone in her newly formed friendship group have her best interests at heart.
Full of drama and emotion, this is a book I found myself totally engrossed in. The story flows beautifully from beginning to end and really allows you to share in the experiences the characters faced throughout. A fantastic read that I would happily recommend to others.
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About the Author
Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. Her work includes YA contemporary, middle grade fiction, and adult and young adult rom-coms. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star, Dating the It Guy, Can Dreams Come True, and In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety.
Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton. She received her BA in English and master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Michigan-Flint.
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