Review: The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes – Xio Axelrod

Posted 10 May, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes – Xio AxelrodThe Girl With Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod
Series: The Lillys #1
Published by SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca on 4 May 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 464
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
5 Stars

Toni knew from a young age that music would have a big part in her life. However, she was adamant she did not want to be on a stage, or have to deal with fame in any way. She wanted to be in the background. Play, produce, but not be in a position to be recognized.
Seb wanted it all, but he didn't always know how to get about getting it. He met Lilly, then Candi and the others in the band, and they became his new family. He helped them get recongized, and then, one day, he met his past in a recording studio and questioned everything.

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The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes is an amazing story, following Toni B from when she was only twelve years old.

I don’t even know where to start with The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes! Axelrod did amazing with this novel, that’s for sure! The characters were very realistic, and my feeling were involved from the beginning. Toni knew the backside of fame, and she wanted nothing to do with it.

Toni’s hopes and dreams were crushed more than once. First when her mom sent her away to look for fame on her own. Then, when her dad, Mo, didn’t really seem to care about having her around. Finally, when Seb up and left without telling her – leaving her behind with nothing but half the money they had saved to run away together.

The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes is Toni’s story more than anyone else’s, however, Seb is definitely important as well. As is Yvette, Toni’s best friend. The female friendships are part of why I loved this novel so much! The women in the band, Lilly, Kayla and Tiff just made me want to be friends with them.

The romance was very well, too! Especially because even with her strong feelings, Toni managed to think more or less clearly, and decide if she wanted to let Seb into her heart again. And Seb finally realized that love had been in his life since he first met Toni.





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3 responses to “Review: The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes – Xio Axelrod

  1. Jen

    I really enjoyed this one as well. It was a bit slow to start, but I never was bored. I love Toni’s journey and where she ends up. And I’m excited this is a series!

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