"...A delightful story with fun characters and great sex...The story is well crafted and well written. I found myself engaged in the lives of these characters and compelled to keep reading. I was satisfied by the events at the end and felt hope for the characters’ futures...Overall, an enjoyable read."--Matthew, Rainbow Reviews
"4 Nymphs!...Jamie Craig has penned another winning gay romance...Both Elijah and Sam are talented, gorgeous hunks, trying to live their lives in the often uncomfortable and intrusive fishbowl of media popularity...I liked these two guys from the very beginning, and only wished them well as they tried to juggle their careers, hiding their growing attraction and love. This endearing story caught and held my attention from the opening paragraph and kept it till the very last word. These men are two great characters alone and when together they are perfect. I would love to see them again in a follow up story at a later date."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"5 Hearts!...My favorite writing duo, Jamie Craig, does it again. They have a gift for taking two men from any walk of life and building an erotic, fun to read story out of their characters. This time it's Hollywood costars who realize that discretion is the better part of a career as well as life. The two literally sizzle with eroticism and romance whenever they're together...The two men come with a well-done supporting cast that helps them make the most out of their career while helping give Jamie Craig a more authentic sounding tale to tell. This is the kind of book I've come to expect from Mss. Dean and Espinoza writing as Jamie Craig. It zings with eroticism throughout a superbly crafted novel."--Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
"...Set against the interesting and unusual backdrop of 1950’s Hollywood. The descriptions are well done and the reader gets a good idea of what being a gay actor during this time must have been like. These two men have powerful chemistry between them. The need for secrecy increases the sexual tension which is palpable throughout the story. Sam and Elijah have are extremely amiable and appealing characters that make reading Star Attraction by Jamie Craig a pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon."--Christina, Romance Junkies
...They just missed each other in makeup, but Elijah found Sam standing near the coffee. He watched Sam pour a cup and carefully add sugar and cream before approaching.
“Is that stuff any good today?”
“Just this side of tolerable.” Sam smiled as he set aside his coffee and reached for an empty cup. “But that might be a side effect of how early it is. I think Gordon schedules us for now so we don’t realize how awful it really is.” He filled the cup and automatically reached for the sugar to add as well. “On the plus side, it should be quiet. It’s just us today, isn’t it?”
“Thanks.” Elijah accepted the cup and took a tentative sip—it was just right. “Yeah, it’s just us. I suspect Gordon scheduled it this way to get a break from Eva.”
“Between her and Alma, I’m surprised Gordon hasn’t blown a gasket sooner. Though Alma has her own ways of defusing him, I guess.”
Elijah grinned. “Indeed she does. And, from what I hear, she’s quite good at it. Makes me wish we could all have our own assistant.”
“Nicky would kill me if I had one of my own. Unless it was someone like Connie, which…no. Just no.”
“Like Connie would ever lower herself to be somebody’s personal assistant. She’d be scandalized by the very suggestion, I’m sure.”
Sipping his coffee, Sam sat on the edge of the table, his long legs stretched in front of him. He’d left the glasses behind today, and his pale blue eyes were soft and contemplative. “But you know, if you had your own assistant, you wouldn’t need me to help you run lines.” He paused, his broad fingers absently stroking the side of his coffee cup. “I’m not sure I like that idea.”
Elijah wanted to point out that if Sam were his assistant, they’d never have time to run lines anyway. “Speaking of, I wish we had time to do a run through of the scene before shooting starts. I have to do more talking today than any other time in my career.”
“You worry too much. Just focus on the moment, and you’ll be fine.”
Elijah worried more about this shoot than any of his other pictures, but that was because of Sam. Sam was good. Not kind of good. Not pretty good. But good good. The sort of good that could raise the quality of performance in his co-stars, if his co-stars were up to the challenge.
“I’m sure you’re right.” Elijah sipped from his cup. “Well, I hope you’re right.”
“I’m right.” He offered a shy smile before his lashes ducked. “I wouldn’t steer you wrong, Eli.”
Elijah tilted his head. “Did you just call me Eli?”
In the murky soundstage, it was hard to be certain, but it looked like there was a distinct flush creeping up the back of Sam’s neck. “Yeah. Sorry. I have a habit of shortening names if I can.”
“No, don’t apologize. I like it. Elijah can be quite a mouthful. Especially if your mind is on other things.”
His color deepened, though Sam stopped hiding away in embarrassment and looked up again. It really was no wonder the teenybopper mags splashed his picture everywhere. With his flawless bone structure and the cleft in his chin, he had a face that begged to be admired. But it was the casual disarray of his sun-streaked hair and the laughing pale eyes that made him human. More than human.
“And here I thought we were consummate professionals,” he joked. “You wouldn’t be suggesting my mind would be anywhere but our work, would you?”
“Oh, never.” He licked a drop of coffee from the corner of his mouth, and reached for a pastry. “In fact, my mind is always on our…work. I’ve been looking forward to today’s shoot all week...”