STARDUST DESTINY by Nazarea Andrews
An adult, erotic romance retelling
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/s6GjZ-ebQ4U
The face that launched a thousand ships…
I grew up knowing my destiny. Daddy pounded it in my head, my brother repeated it every day of my life. I was the only daughter of the Orsi crime syndicate, the pretty prize that would bring peace. My one job was to marry Callum Sheehan, the vicious head of the Irish mob in Chicago.
I never questioned my future–until I saw him.
The man who was never meant to love her…
I wasn’t going to the wedding. It’s shit that my brother does, things our father requires of the heir of the Sosa cartel. Not me. I’m the black sheep, the one Mama spoiled, and my father loves, but without the pressure of expectation. But Sheehan is too big a deal for me to blow off.
And then I see her.
The love that started a war…
She isn’t mine. She will never be mine. I watch her fall apart when she thinks no one is watching. I watch her marry another man. I watch her bravery. And I don’t care who she belongs to or that it will start a war between our families.
I will damn us both to possess her, and burn down the world to keep her.
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Nazarea Andrews’ Bio:
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.
What I thought:
This was literally me when I finished Stardust Destiny.
I love mob stories. I LOVED the Sopranos, I love reading books about Al Capone, and any book with a mob theme (especially if it includes a love story) in general. I am convinced I was a gangster in a former life.
I also LOVE retellings. Ten Things I Hate About You is one of my favorite movies ever. I love everything by Gregory Maguire. Wicked, the book and musical, I adore. I devoured the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
Stardust Destiny is a retelling of Helen of Troy. In a modern, mob family style setting.
CAN YOU SEE WHY I AM EXCITED?
Ileana Orsi is set to marry Callum Sheehan, in order to protect the Orsi dynasty, and Ileana. It was decided among all mob families involved that this would be the best thing to keep the peace between everyone. Ileana never fought it or questioned it. Until she gets one night out right before her wedding, and a stranger flips her world upside down. She thinks she will never see him again, so she certainly didn’t expect him to be at her wedding. Or a member of one of the families protecting her and working with her husband.
I could go on and on about this one, but I will try to keep it short. I loved everything about this book. I know, its a tragic story and there are also varying accounts about Helen of Troy and Paris BUT that is the thing about writing fiction. You can tell a story with your own spin on it and that is exactly what Andrews has done.
When Paris tries to get Ileana to go with him and he’s all like “Choose me” I was all like:
And then the way it ended……I need that sequel now. Or yesterday.
Five stars. Definitely. Highly recommend this one.