Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Catch a Falling Star

A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimp...


Details Catch a Falling Star

TitleCatch a Falling Star
ISBN9780545627047
Author
Release DateApr 29th, 2014
PublisherPoint
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
Rating

Reviews Catch a Falling Star

  • Lola
    1970-01-01
    *3.5 stars*Summer arrived and Small-Town girl, Carter, sees her life change when a famous Hollywood celebrity arrives in her town, Little, CA. Turns out Adam Jakes is there to act in a new movie, a Christmas Carol retelling in fact.Carter isn’t the kind to fangirl over actors and that’s why she would be perfect as Adam’s fake girlfriend. She is someone who doesn’t take much place, is calm and could make Adam look like the most adorable bo...
  • Ash Wednesday
    1970-01-01
    3.5 STARSEven Hobbits have to take adventures. That's how they bring back stories to the Shire. I am flummoxed. Baffled.Bewitched, bothered and bewildered how this book managed to pull something off of me, a plot-twist of sorts in my reading habits. We often get disappointed and underwhelmed but it’s quite a rarity to start off with notes snarking on the cringe-inducing cliches only to end up halfway through not making notes at all and just pay...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    3 StarsOk so here's the thing, this book has a super cute plot (famous actor comes to a small town and hires a good girl to be his fake girlfriend only to have them end up falling for each other) but that storyline was the highlight of the book, and I mean it was seriously the only thing that brought this book out of DNF land and into I'm-Trying-Not-To-Skim land. The summary of this book sounds so sweet and fun, but it's like I ordered a banana s...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    1970-01-01
    Surprisingly cute with a good audiobook too! I particularly enjoyed the way this book talked about future plans and figuring out what you want to do in life. Good parent interactions. Good exploration of the images we see in Hollywood or post online vs our more private selves.The only thing that felt out of place were the blog posts that came between chapters every once in a while. I feel like these were added in to flesh out Carter's hobbies, bu...
  • V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
    1970-01-01
    If you are looking for a clean, sweet read similar to Elle Kennedy's Jen Fredericks (The writing erotic duo behind Erin watt's name) "When it's real" but more appropiate for readers under 18 look no further. Kennedy and Frederick write New adult but this book Catch a Falling star is for Young adult reader and it's quite sweet. I wont' re-read but I enjoyed it! It's far from being a perfect book or original but it's the perfect beach read.This boo...
  • Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
    1970-01-01
    This was far too plain for me. No plot depth, no character depth, slower-than-a-snail pace and just too bland.This had so much of potential. That's the sad part.
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald
    1970-01-01
    A sweet Y.A. romance with an interesting twist. Not every girl in Little, California has the chance to be the “girlfriend” of movie star Adam Jakes when he comes to town for filming. Supposedly it will improve his public image, and Carter will be able to help her family’s business with the money she’ll receive for her “acting role”. As Adam and Carter “date” for the cameras, their relationship begins to take a different turn.
  • Ruby
    1970-01-01
    THIS BOOK!!!! The best, I am glad that I read this book. If you are worried about anything bad in this romance novel, don't be. This book is about a girl who loves the smallness of the town that she grew up in, but "hollywood" starts filming a movie starring Adam Jakes, a popular actor in some trouble. Then mysteriously Adam's manager Parker meets Carter (The only girl in Little California who does not care at all that Adam Jakes is in town), ask...
  • Jennifer Madero (Boricuan Bookworms)
    1970-01-01
    More Reviews At Boricuan Bookworms This book was just what I needed. If you want Young Adult stories to read this summer, this is the book for you.I loved Carter Moon. You know how there's always a small-town character that dreams big and wants to leave to some big city to start living? Carter is the complete opposite. She's happy living in her small town of Little, CA. She lives in the now and doesn't think much of her future. And if she has to,...
  • Ornella (Nyx)
    1970-01-01
    This book mainly got my attention because every time I read the title I would start singing that song from the movie Princess Diaries. So I read the blurb and it sounded like a cute light read. And I guess it kind of was, but not good enough.I just didn't connect with Carter. At all. She actually frustrated me to no end. She tried coming off as this totally mellow, well adjusted teen who had all her shit together but instead she was just so into ...
  • Red_Queen_Lover
    1970-01-01
    I DNF this book because I don't think this was the one for me right now. I will try to re-read later.
  • Sarah Louise
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes you just need a satisfying romance. Catch a Falling Star is a book that makes you throw out the idea of analyzing the details and allows you to just sit back and enjoy the completely predictable, light-hearted, warm fuzzy feeling that it brings. It’s been a long time since I have been able to read a book in one sitting. Catch a Falling Star has the perfect additive romantic comedy feel that had me chuckling and beaming with each turni...
  • Sandy
    1970-01-01
    2.5This was an okay read. I didn't really love the characters but the story was a light read. It was slow and I felt bored at times. The romance didn't feel real/believable to me. I'm glad it wasn't insta-love though.
  • Gillian Berry
    1970-01-01
    Originally posted at Writer of WrongsRating: I loved this! What a lovely, entertaining summer read. Plus, FAKE DATING.I bought this book partially on a whim and partially because I just love this kind of fluffy, modern-Cinderella story. Blame Notting Hill. Blame Teen Idol. Hell, blame Camp Rock, if you want to. I love them all. I could read/watch these types of stories for... well...And while this book is definitely that, it's got quite a bit mor...
  • Nasty Lady MJ
    1970-01-01
    To See full review click on one of the following links:My blogBooklikesCatch a falling star and put it in your pocket…That song has stuck with me ever since I saw The Princess Diaries.And speaking of The Princess Diaries, this book does remind me a lot of Meg Cabot’s novel, Teen Idol though that book was better written. It also reminds me a lot of the Disney movie, Star Struck, though this book was better than that movie.So what does that mea...
  • Shane
    1970-01-01
    Catch a Falling Star had an interesting premise. I liked the concept of Hollywood going to an unpopular location to film, and the idea of a famous guy falling for a regular girl. It's a cute story with some sweet moments, along with some scenes that made me cringe. Carter wasn't a bad character. She was a young girl coming into her own, but with the troubles of her brother and not believing in herself enough, she made the decision to remain in he...
  • Chelsea
    1970-01-01
    This was cute. light and fluffy.
  • Shay
    1970-01-01
    Review - What to say? I loved it. It's a perfect summer read. It's everything you want in a contemporary book, I don't know. I did love it though. The characters, the setting, the whole book is exactly what one wants when picking up a contemporary book. Personally I always enjoy the rich boy not so rich girl story line and the movie star/regular person story lines, it's some good reading and this book nailed it. This story is fun and cute and it ...
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    I checked this book out because I thought it would a fun, light read--it's barely 300 pages and the blurb makes it sound like one of those typical, cliche stories about a girl discovering that not everything you see in Hollywood and the press is true: a lot of things are often fabricated, embellished, or a flat-out lie. I thought it'd read like your typical fan-fiction you'd see online where you'd have a typical, ordinary girl next door given the...
  • tomato girl
    1970-01-01
    "There were many things in this world to feel small — stars, cemeteries, oceans. They relaxed me. I liked being reminded of being small, mostly because it took the pressure off when people pushed you to be big." Was that really supposed to be inspiring? I can't say I enjoyed this book. Although it had some really great concepts, I would have liked to have seen the author make use of the potentials it had. I must say, I did admire was how the au...
  • Milka
    1970-01-01
    If someone where to ask me what type of stories/people always get me, my list would look something like this: fictional guys who seem like assholes but who actually are sweet and somehow tormented, guys who like nerdy stuff, stories related to films and film-making, ice-hockey players with amazing butts, funny guys and fierce female characters... The list goes on, but already from the synopsis of Catch a Falling Star several of the items from my ...
  • Sherry
    1970-01-01
    2.5 starsI definitely think there is a subset of readers out there that will love Catch a Falling Star, by Kim Culbertson. I just wasn’t one of them. I think the book had potential, and I really liked the premise and title of the book, but overall the story fell a bit flat for me.I liked Carter. I think her reasons for taking the job as Hollywood star Adam Jake’s pretend girlfriend were pretty sound. I liked Adam well enough. I think Culberts...
  • Joy (joyous reads)
    1970-01-01
    I’ve had my fair share of stories that feature celebrities falling for the unsuspecting townie. Most of them have been really romantic. Catch a Falling Star, however, was as bland as they come. That’s not to say there wasn’t much to enjoy about this book. And who knows? Maybe it was meant to highlight a realistic portrayal of these type of relationships; and if that was the case, the author was relatively successful. But if you’re expecti...
  • Jackie (No Bent Spines)
    1970-01-01
    Thanks Netgalley and Publisher for this lovely book! It was worth the read with the adorable chracters and raw emotions. It was a real kind of magic. The kind of magic that let's you discover who you are meant to be. It's the kind of magic that let's you dream and hope and wish. ~Full review to comeMore reviews on No Bent SpinesREVIEWI wanted something real yet magical. I wanted something that gave me a sense of hope. I wanted something fresh and...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    This was really great. It felt like a true coming of age story, about a girl trying to figure out her life and reconcile all parts of it.I picked up because I was interested in the movie star aspect, but, in some ways, I was a little dissatisfied with that aspect of it. I don't think I ever quite got to know Adam and his motivations well enough. There were lots of hints, but it didn't really come together. But I did buy his and Carter's relations...
  • Kyleigh M
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! I am not one for realistic fiction but this one really caught my attention. I loved the plot and storyline and would definitely recommend the book. It's basically about how a teenage girls life is changed when she falls in love with a movie star and they start hanging out. I thought it was a little sappy but overall a great book!
  • Acacia
    1970-01-01
    Such a good book. This is my first contemporary novel I've read in a long time and I freaking loved it.
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    Maybe I'm just a sappy teenage girl, because I really, really enjoyed reading this! There were some things that could have been better, and there were some pretty predictable parts (although sometimes I like cute predictable romance stories), but I absolutely loved the "yesterday's sightings" sections. Some of my favorite lines: "Maybe that's why we enjoy looking up at night. For a moment, our immediate atmosphere shifts on us and reminds us we'r...
  • Dezra Bennett
    1970-01-01
    I loved every bit of this book. It kept me smiling a majority of the time, which is rare for me. This was simply just a cute, fluffy read.
  • Destiny Pace
    1970-01-01
    I think that this book is very amazing. You get the point of what's going on right away. It is 297 pages long but is very worth taking the time to understand and enjoy it. It's about a small town girl and a movie star comes into the small town for a movie. When he comes she is the only one not very interested. But when things take a turn she is starting to get interested in him. When she startes to get to know him more she finds out the truth. Is...