Released by Romance Unbound
What starts out as a routine emergency call, lands Gordon Flanders and Dennis Wilson in the thick of a madcap drag queen party gone wild. Gordon finds himself in a position to save Ben Ryder, his old lover, from a fiasco that could ruin the movie star's career. Gordon volunteers to hide the movie star from the paparazzi until he can get a flight back to L.A. Thrilled by what he sees as his second chance with the man he never got over, the star struck Gordon plans a romantic dinner for two that he hopes will set the stage for more - much more.
Dennis and Gordon outwardly agree love affairs and work relationships shouldn't mix. Inside Dennis' heart, however, it's a different story. Too shy to press past Gordon's defenses, he settles for being the best friend he can, even when it means helping Gordon plan the seduction of another man.
When events collide to reveal Ben's true colors, Gordon's heart is trampled in the process, and it's left to Dennis to pick up the pieces. Will Dennis finally find the courage to seize his own second chance at love? And with the stardust falling from Gordon's eyes, will he finally see the real star who has been in front of him the entire time?
In Stardust, Claire Thompson continues her series The Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay with a story about a man who seizes the opportunity for a second chance with "the one who got away" only to find that he has wasted years pining for someone not worth his affection. In reaching for an unattainable dream, he almost misses out on the love that has been staring him in the face for years... Stardust is well-written and readable, as are all Ms. Thompson's stories.
... Stardust is the best book so far in this series. The story was amusing but my heart broke for Gordon who loved so unwisely and found out that Ben's heart, what there was of it, was made of coal. Stardust demonstrates how people can believe that somehow life will give them their heart's desire despite all the evidence to the contrary and they end up disappointed... If you're looking for a book that will amuse you, show you the sordid side of cardboard heroes, the lengths to which people will go to fool themselves because they see others through rose colored glasses, and the value of someone who will be in your corner regardless of the price, then Stardust should be on your next list of books to buy. Definitely recommended.
... Ms. Thompson is a masterful storyteller who delves into the heart of her characters and STARDUST is no exception. It has some wonderfully funny secondary characters, heartfelt emotions and some passionate sex all mixed in to make a satisfying story to while the afternoon away. This is truly an author to grab as you get transported to within her stories... Ms. Thompson is an author that should be on your auto buy list as she creates stories that continue to linger in your hearts and mind long after the last page is read.
Claire Thompson has written another winner in "Stardust," the fourth in the Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay series. Again Ms. Thompson has managed to breathe new life into a well-tried formula ~ this time it's a love triangle. ...Ms. Thompson manages to pull something new and different out of the hat each time, keeping the series feeling fresh. I look forward to reading the next episode.