Review: Spotlight by Eden Finley (Famous #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing.

I have a thing for single parent romances; I also have a thing for Eden Finley's books. A single parent romance penned by Eden Finley? Hell yes, and thank you very much. Spotlight is a book I've been eagerly waiting for, and it met every single one of my expectations. It's the second book in Finley's Famous series, and it works rather well as a standalone. That being said, however, I recommend reading the first book, too, because there are recurring characters. and simply put, it's a damn enjoyable read!

Spotlight is the story of twenty-seven-year-old Ryder Kennedy, former member of boy band Eleven and single father to his five-year-old daughter, Kaylee. He gave up his very public music career as a singer and songwriter for Eleven for a more private one as a record producer while still trying to be the best parent for Kaylee. He accidentally stumbles upon someone who turns out to be the perfect nanny--struggling musician Lyric Jones. The two of them have different tastes in music, with Lyric disparaging Ryder's boy band and pop roots; but while Ryder may not have to worry about his new nanny using him for his industry connections, his concern is that he won't be able to hide his attraction to Lyric, especially since Ryder is NOT out.

A slow burn romance with delicious tension and well-developed storytelling? Yes, please! Eden Finley does not disappoint with this follow-up to Pop Star. It's a different story line and trope, but it still has that same level of quality in terms of writing and development. Even with expected elements, Finley manages to give this familiar trope her own original flare, and that's something I've always appreciated when reading her books. Both Ryder and Lyric are layered main characters who have their respective issues, but that zing that I demand from a potential couple in a romance is there from the get-go and becomes a certified bond as the story progresses. Then there are the supporting characters, with adorably precocious Kaylee taking top spot as scene-stealer, and I certainly would mind reading more about Cash Kingsley in the future (hint, hint). Whoever comes next in the Famous series, they'll have huge shoes to fill, but I have faith that it won't be that much of a struggle. Five stars for Spotlight.

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Read my reviews for the Famous series:


Pop Star (book one) - five stars - My Review

Spotlight (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 10 July 2020

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