Loved Every Minute of It
5 out of 5 stars
I really wasn’t sure what I was going to get out of this one, but it was even better than I could have expected. Morley was able to write two characters that I fell in love with AND a third, Parket, AJ’s daughter who steals the show in my opinion.
Sprinkled in the Stars was just one of those books that I felt good reading. Sure there were some issues and I liked the tension that was created early in the book – but AJ and Melanie were so cute and perfect together it was hard not to smile throughout the book. The addition of Melanie’s ex’s issues combined some unmentioned things that Melanie was dealing with – then sprinkle in Parker and AJ into the mix and it’s just… near perfect.
I like that Parker being neurodivergent wasn’t really a main part of the story. It was just there and as it is for those on the spectrum, just part of everyday life. It wasn’t the main story, but it was just there as something that AJ and Parker were living with every day. I think we need more stories like this, especially throwing in the Melanie aspect of it. Not just the fact that she loved both of them – but some other parts I won’t mention.
As always, Abby Craden nails this – I particularly enjoyed listening to her play Parker, who as I said earlier, stole the show. But Craden’s performances always jump off of the pages. And Sprinkled in the Stars was no different. I think this was my first book from Morley – but it won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
AJ Beckett is just trying to get Parker, her seven-year-old autistic daughter, through life in one piece. As a paramedic, AJ puts others’ needs above her own; in her personal life, she keeps everyone an arm’s length away. That distance disappears when a chance run-in with actor Melanie Cooper leaves her sticky, angry, and fed up.
Melanie Cooper has just signed her last movie. The media keeps portraying her as cold and hard to work with, and Mel has absolutely nothing more to give. As she begins to imagine a new life, a challenging part of her past comes back on the scene, determined to cause problems for Mel.
After a series of coincidental meetings, AJ battles her desire for control while Mel struggles with trust. Despite the challenges and complications, Mel finds herself drawn to the Beckett ladies, and AJ can’t deny their connection, either.
Falling in love has never been so sweet.