Saving the Star

book cover for saving the star by rachel bowdler

“Only she mattered. That, and the fact that she was safe. The pain burrowing in her flesh and bones was secondary to that.”

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Hollywood actress Atlanta Stone has always been regarded as a vain, out-of-control party girl, and she’s more than happy to play that part. However, when she’s assigned a bodyguard after surviving a near-fatal robbery, she finds herself chafing against the sudden loss of her independence — the damsel-in-distress role has never been her style.

And close protection officer Beck Harris isn’t too fond of her new charge, either. As a bodyguard to celebrities, Beck has spent years perfecting her cool composure around the rich and famous, but when forced to handle a wily, superficial actress intent on pushing her boundaries, her professionalism is pushed to its limits.

Their clashing lifestyles and temperaments take a back seat when a string of attacks on Atlanta suggests that she has become more than a victim of a botched robbery — now she’s a target, and if Beck can’t figure out who’s behind it, they’ll never get the chance to see who they are behind the masks they’ve perfected.


this book was such a delight because it’s filled with details but just the right amount. not overly so that you get bored of it but so you get to feel like you know the characters, their behavior and their reasoning for their behavior. i loved that this story wasn’t focused specifically on a character coming out but that it just seemed natural that two women had such a great representation of enemies to lovers
– muzze ☼ (source: Goodreads)

Singlehandedly the saviour of 2020. The characters are so well formed that you forget they’re just in a book, and find yourself relating to and pining over them. The action had me on the edge of my seat. I absolutely loved this novella and can’t wait to see what the author does next!!
– Leah (source: Goodreads)

4.5 Stars for Saving the Star (audiobook) by Rachel Bowdler read by Maggi Mayfield. Another great Bryant Street Short. I really liked the characters. It was interesting to see how people from such different worlds come together. The narration was great too. Maggi Mayfield does a wonderful job.
– Howard (source: Goodreads)