August 29, 2016

When Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer • RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW

Title: When Stars Collide
Series: Light in the Dark #2 
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
 Release Date: August 30, 2016


We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.

Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

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Review by: Stacey 

I loved this book!
 Xander has crazy night in Vegas that ends in a marriage to his best friends sister and he has always loved her but knows he's in love with her and wants the happily ever after while Thea isn't so sure! I loved how determined Xander was and how he was determined to sweep her off her feet and show her they could work forever! He just wanted 3 months...the summer to show her they didn't make a mistake!

Can they work despite all the forces around them? Brother Cade/ Bestfriend, career changes, and the 2 families???? Does love win or or they destined for an annulment?

You have to dive in to find out and see just how awesome and addicting Xander and Thea are and Pheobe....I loved how they got Pheobe no spoilers there!!!!

4.5 Stars 

Review by: Leeann

This is a good story about 2 young people that get drunk, get married then realize the crap they have gotten themselves into. See, he is her brothers best friend and he has been warned away from her!

Thea is a young woman who has been in love with Xander for as long as she can remember.  Never in a million years did she thing he would feel the same. But he does, in fact he is more sure of his feelings for her than she is of her feelings for him. 

This is for the most part a light YA romance, then all of a sudden it gets heavy. I won't go into details because I don't want to give spoilers, I will say the subject matter that comes up is not nice, but the author has done a great job in  bringing attention to it and writing in realistically. It is not taken lightly but not over embellished either. 

If you like YA slightly forbidden romance you will enjoy this one. There are lots of funny moments and lots of romance. The sexy is steaming and the emotion is high.

Worth a read! 

4 Stars 

Review by: Erin 

This story was wonderful. I love a friends to lovers story. There is not a lot of awkward, getting to know you drama. These characters know everything there is to know about each other, except that they are in love with each other. I love the “AHA” moment in these stories. This story is full of humorous moments between Xander and Thea, but also full of passion and deep connection. I loved the storyline, and the detail and description was incredible. I loved the moment when they figured out they should stop fighting against their feelings for one another, and start fighting for them.

4 Stars 



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Holy mother of all hangovers.

I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.

I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.

I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.

“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.

My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.

Not just any sleeping guy.

Oh no.

Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.

His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.

I look down.

Oh God, I’m naked too.

“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.

“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.

His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”

I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?”

He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.

Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.




Confessions of love and desire.

A wedding chapel.



A contract.

“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”

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Book One in the series. Cade and Rae’s story.
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What I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary. Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was ever the same.

Rae Wilder wants nothing but a do over—but life doesn’t work that way. She’s stuck living out the consequences of her actions. At times the burden feels unbearable.
College is supposed to be her second chance.
New place.
New people.
New life.
No one to know what she did.
Despite that, she has still vowed to avoid everyone and everything at all costs.
Unfortunately for her, an accidental run-in with the campus heartthrob, Cade Montgomery, derails that plan.
He’s determined to thaw the ice around her heart and expose the girl she used to be. He wants to show her that life is worth living for and that she really is a Rae of Sunshine.



Author Bio

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.

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