A Shooting Star

A Shooting Star

by Joe Cosentino

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BN ID: 2940150803107
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 09/02/2015
Series: In My Heart , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 967 KB

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A Shooting Star 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Harold More than 1 year ago
This book has a magical quality to it. Reading it gave me a sense of wonder, mystery and enchantment. You never quite know where it is going next, but can’t wait to find out. David Star is an enigma. He is a Pied Piper, with a charisma that charms people into following wherever he leads. He is a Fairy Godmother, granting people their deepest wishes. Yet, you always feel there is a dark secret hidden within. When Jonathan becomes his college roommate, he immediately falls under David’s spell. Joe Cosentino writes a fascinating story of David and Jonathan’s time together during Jonathan’s Freshman year as a Drama major. It will make you laugh and cry; it will inspire you and touch your heart; and it will keep you mesmerized throughout.
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
Holy Toledo, I wasn’t expecting THAT kind of story. We start this tale with these two being room mates, and you think, yes meet in college, few years apart. One confident, one shy but both are on the same path. They play, they learn they fall in love. Few years later we will get our HEA. End of story…. SO, SO wrong! Thanks Joe! (not) Well, we get the first part. Jonathan and David do meet, they are roomies, David does take Jonathan under his wings, so to speak but from that point on we get another tale. A marvelous, sad, interesting, life changing one. It really shows you how things can change, and some times we need to stop and reflect. I was given a copy in exchange for a honest review by Crystals Many reviews
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite A Shooting Star (In My Heart) by Joe Cosentino is a romantic novella about the past love of two men. After winning an Academy Award, Jonathan Bello reflects back to David Star, his true love. When Jonathan was a freshman in college, his roommate was gorgeously handsome and charming David. Both in the theatre department, David aspired to teach Jonathan everything he knew, both in art and craft but also as a lover. It was wonderfully blissful until Jonathan discovered a darker side to David, a side some readers will have a hard time looking past. The lies, the cheating, the casual way in which he doesn't care that he's hurt people, including people he loves like Jonathan. The book looks at the concept of love in all shapes and forms and challenges the reader to look at their predetermined notions and re-imagine what love can mean. Unlike most romances, this story has a bittersweet ending, which may turn off some readers expecting a traditional happy ending. However, I agree with the author and many other readers that, although this ending isn't perfect, ideal, or perhaps what I wanted to happen (or what I thought some of the characters deserved), it is a good ending for the story. So I think readers that understand this isn't a "happy ending" can still be satisfied with the way the story ends. It is a beautifully written story, full of life, love, heartbreak, tragedy, and maybe most importantly, triumph.
69mustanglady More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I was given this ARC by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review. This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I really hoped that David and Jonathan would get their HEA but it was not to be, but there was a HEA. From the beginning I was enthralled and couldn't wait to finish this book. I loved how the author went through David's and Jonathan's relationship and how David helped Jonathan with his acting. I didn’t expect what happened in the end but was glad to see that Jonathan got his HEA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A give this book a spectacular, tear jerking 5 stars. A Shooting Star is a love story between two students attending college for acting. When Jonathan arrives at his dorm room, he is greeted by his outgoing and beautiful roommate, David, who is a senior at the school. When they’re not in class, David takes Johnathan hitchhike to get around town. David has a way with people and the advice he gives them brightens their lives. I had tears in my eyes while seeing one person after another find happiness after their encounter with the two boys. Though some people in their acting program talk down about David, and call him flashy or fake, Jonathan bears witness to David’s kindness and the overwhelmingly positive effect he has on people. Johnathan knows David is far from being fake, and he falls in love with the David that others rarely see. However, David has a secret that slowly comes to light. David bears the guilt of the crime of being born which gave his mother’s health a turn for the worst. David does his best to help his family financially, and helps other people by making their lives brighter, but he is powerless to help himself. Though Jonathan tries to love him, David’s damage runs too deep. I really can’t even write this review without tearing up. This book is unbelievably beautiful and heartbreaking. At times I was filled with joy and at times sadness. I felt so bad for David. I wanted someone to tell him that he didn’t have to define himself by how his family treated him. He tried so hard and denied himself love just to pay a debt he felt he owed to his family. This book is truly a masterpiece and I can’t wait to read more from Joe Cosentino. I recommend A Shooting Star to anyone who loves bittersweet and emotional M/M Romance. Reviewed for Love Bytes