Book Review: Shooting For the Stars

Shooting for the Stars (Gravity #3) by Sarina Bowen: For one night she had everything.

Pro snowboarder Stella Lazarus has always loved her brother's best friend. But the one time she tried to show him, she was shot down faster than you can say "competitor disqualified."

Until one blissful night in Tahoe, when Stella finally gets her man.

Or does she? In the morning, Stella and Bear wake up to horrible news. The sort that sends them racing back to Vermont, and straight into the arms of guilt and family obligations.

For all of Bryan “Bear” Barry’s life, three natural laws held true: his best friend Hank was destined for greatness, Hank’s sister Stella was off-limits, and Bear would always manage to negotiate the rocky paths that life threw his way. In the space of two days, that’s all shattered.

Bear can't believe he slipped up so badly with Stella. Even if his best friend wasn’t lying broken in a hospital bed, it would still be unforgivable. Determined to do better, he devotes himself to his friend's recovery, denying himself the very person he loves. And the very thing he needs.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Shooting for the Stars generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

After reading and loving book two in this series featuring Callie and Hank I couldn't wait to get my hands on the story between Stella Lazarus and Bear. Sarina Bowen never fails to write a fast-paced story with independent characters who struggle with themselves before they can fully realize what they have in each other.

Stella and Bear have known each other since they were kids. Bear being the only person who's always just really seen Stella for exactly who she is and who she's become. He doesn't make excuses for her perceived weaknesses like others, he sees the best in her, believes the best in her. For as long as Stella remembers Bear has been it for her. He's a man she's so in tune with she can't see anyone else. Being rocks in each other's lives has kept them connected. But Bear is Stella's brother best friend so of course seeing her as his buddy's little sister is hard to overcome. Not to mention the fact he thinks she's better than him.

Their story waxed and waned for me as far as my interest. For some reason I felt it drug on without too much happening. Towards the end is when I really felt connected to them as a couple and starting believing in their attraction. I enjoyed how the story wove together Hank's story and of course I enjoyed the glimpses into Callie and Hank's future as well as the epilogue of Stella and Bear.

It's a solid read from Sarina Bowen. This author has made me a fan of her writing and her characters. These are people, if I were a winter sports kind of girl, that I would want to hang out with. They are real people with real issues.

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