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The Princess and the Porn Star

The Princess and the Porn Star - Lauren Gallagher Warning: Let’s just say there’s a reason Buck Harder went into his line of work, and it ain’t his pretty smile. Wink wink.Best warning ever y/y?This book is more of a 3.5 for me, but I'm rounding it up because, yeah, I enjoyed it a lot more than 3.5. I swear, I was grinning like a loon throughout the book.What I liked about it is that it's a different take on your usual rockstar book - I so wish the title of this book wasn't so off-putting because I think it might turn people away from reading it. Even though it's accurate (she's a pop princess ala Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and he's an adult movies actor), it kind of cheapens the book.But I digress.I really liked both main characters. I loved being in Lee's head. He is such a sweetheart - understanding, nice, charming and just enough cocky to still like him. Also Buck Harder.Rachel is a girl that picked herself up after a major fall, and I loved how strong she was, so sure she would never go back to that person.These two had crazy chemistry and I absolutely loved it. It's not really insta-love, it's long after they meet that they realize and admit to their feelings, but you could feel the pull they had towards each other from the moment they meet. It's sweet and cute.What I mostly liked about their relationship is that there's no drama between them, everything seemed logical. I expected either of them to screw up, to do something typical for books like these, but no. Both of them are it for each other and it's really just lives they lead that stood in their way.I really liked the writing! It's engaging and funny - there are some GREAT one-liners. The supporting characters and by that I really mean Quinn was a great addition.Why I'm rating the book lower than my review implies I loved it? It's that there was potential for so much more. You get this insight into what the rumor-mill and living under that magnifying glass can do to two people who are so perfect for each other, and it's literally the focus of the whole book, but I still thought it wasn't enough.You also get some glimpses into what a porn-star's job is. I mean, obviously we all know what it is, but there is this stigma surrounding people in that line of work, and I could totally understand the conflict in this story. I liked that Rachel had no problem with it, it seemed more like Lee was struggling.The ending felt kind-of anti-climatic, although it fit the overall tone of the book. But I absolutely loved the epilogue even if it was same-old same-old.There are a couple of graphic sex scenes in the book. They were great and I loved them and I'm struggling not to look at other reviews to see if it was as good for them as it was for me.So overall? I loved this book. It was the perfect lovey-dovey, sweet read I needed after some books I've read lately. And don't be put off by the title - it's really so much more than that.