Recommended By Marlena
Recommended By Marlena
Let me start by saying that Brittainy Cherry is an automatic one-click for me. Her stories evoke a depth of emotion that very few authors can dig out of me. Northern Stars... sigh, this book was perfect. I don't know what else to say besides that. It takes you on a journey of friendship, adolescent torment, self loathing, self reflection and eventually self acceptance, social pressures, family pressures, broken family, healed family, lost family, found family, love, love and more love. Ahhhhh... it was everything. These characters went through it all! And they were REAL people. I don't care that the synopsis say's "Hollywood's biggest star"... Aiden was/is the geeky adopted boy next door who just longed to be loved. And Hailee was/is that charming, spunky, curvy, self-conscious girl in HS who never really fit in. I loved them. I saw myself in their struggles. I rooted for them, cried for them, raged for them, and cheered for them to win. If you are a fan of CoHo's earlier YA/NA series you will LOVE this book. This was the final book in the Compass Series, and although you definitely don't need to read the others to read this book, if you HAVE read the others this one just seals the package in the most perfect and complete bow 🎀 Do yourself a favor and read it, but prepare yourself for all the feels. All of them.
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Imagine being so bitter and sad with yourself that you felt compelled to ruin someone else’s life. I didn’t even understand why people cared what others looked like, big or small, tall or short, but they did. It was as if they tried to make themselves feel better about their sad, pathetic lives by belittling others. Because if others felt unworthy, then maybe their sad existence would’ve felt more fulfilling to them.
I guessed that was what best friends were—people who knew where you’d be and showed up on your worst days.
Life is short. So many people are walking around like zombies. Most people’s souls are dead as they move through life. But when you find that person who makes you feel? When you find someone who makes you glow? Stay around them. Anyone who makes you feel alive in a dark, lonely world is worth fighting for.
The greatest thing a person could ever do to be happy was to shut out the opinions and judgments of the outside world.
Even when the stars didn’t align for us, we created our own galaxy.
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Hollywood's biggest star first belonged to me.
Northern Stars is an angsty, new adult, second chance standalone romance from Brittainy Cherry.
Breaking up with your high school sweetheart was one thing.
Breaking up with a famous Hollywood actor? That was a different situation.
I’d been in love with Aiden Walters since I was a little girl. We’d grown up as neighbors in our small town. He was my first love, and I was his. I was there when his career took off, and I was certain I’d always be a part of his life.
But just when his Hollywood star began to really shine, the internet blew up with the news of his real-life girlfriend at home. When I realized he was spending more time defending me than focusing on his career, I did the only thing I could do - I let him go.
Five years later, he was back home staying in the only hotel in our small town. Of course, it was the one I managed. I was forced daily to see the man whose heart I’d broken all those years ago.
The man who now resented me.
The man who grimaced with annoyance every time he looked my way.
The man who swore he’d never speak to me again.
It was clear that I was now his sworn enemy. Still, during our arguments, I saw the sparks of the boy I grew up loving. I craved his warmth, his touch, and the feelings that we once had.
I had to remind myself daily of why I ended things with him in the first place. Otherwise, I’d find myself falling in love with him all over again. Only this time, I was certain that if I fell, he wouldn’t be willing to catch me.
Each book in the Compass Series can be read as a standalone and in any order.