Review: Porn Star by Laurelin Page & Sierra Simone

26259196Title: Porn Star

Authors: Laurelin Page, Sierra Simone

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Genre: Erotic Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humor

Goodreads Synopsis:

You know me.

Come on, you know you do.

Maybe you pretend you don’t. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the word porn in your presence.

But the truth is that you do know me.

Everybody knows Logan O’Toole, world famous porn star.

Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I’m doing things that aren’t like me—like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again.

With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O’Toole isn’t the guy I thought he was.

So maybe I’m not the guy you thought I was either.


 ★★★★★


I feel a little embarrassed writing this review. By the title, it’s easy to guess what this book is about. (A porn star, if you had any doubts.) It’s like admitting I did something naughty. I don’t usually feel embarrassed when admitting I read an erotic romance every once in a while, but there’s something about admitting I’m reading about a porn star that just takes it to the next level. Don’t judge me. 😉 But anyways. On with the review.

I wanted to read Porn Star the minute I read the book blurb. I love reading books through the eyes of cocky male main characters. There’s always a humor behind their personalities that I enjoy. Logan O’Toole was no different. He knew he was a stud (Do people even use that term anymore?) and he was using it to his monetary advantage. His plans are to rock the porn star world until he’s old and gray.

Then, he reconnects with the one porn star he’s been secretly obsessing over since the first and last time they did a scene together. Devi Dare stars in his fantasies every night and Logan is desperate for a chance to work with her again. His new project gives him that chance to do exactly that.

But when Logan and Devi connect on a deeper level, neither of them is sure whether their relationship will be able to survive their porn star careers.

Porn Star was off the charts steamy. Due to the nature of the characters’ jobs, there are many types of sex in this novel and several different partners. That’s something a reader should take into account when picking this one up. If you don’t want to see your MCs with other people, this one’s not for you. I liked the way both MCs were upfront about the issue of consent and deeming what they felt comfortable with.

Besides revolving around the porn industry, there was also a very sweet love story between Logan and Devi. Their chemistry and connection was instantly recognizable. The way they treated and respected each other was important to this story. I loved watching them fall for each. The impact their relationship had on their careers was interesting to read about. I wondered with them how falling for each other would change what they may or may not be willing to do in front of the camera.

Not only was Porn Star steamy and sweet, it was funny. As I said before, Logan’s cockiness brought out a natural humor. He could look at his career with a little bit of hilarity. His banter with Devi was also hilarious (and a little dirty). It was so much fun to read.

If you’re looking for an erotic romance that will make you laugh as well as fan yourself, I would highly recommend Porn Star.

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Review: Porn Star by Laurelin Page & Sierra Simone

  1. yay. i definitly want to read this one :D, it sounds fun. I totally get what you’re saying about being a little embarrassed, lol, I got a book about a porn star the other day and my first thought was “how the hell am I going to review this?” 😀
    by the way, you’re self hosting?! 😀

    • It was definitely fun. I love the whole cocky male POV and the porn star part was actually pretty thoughtful. I bet you’d like it. 🙂
      Yeah, I don’t know why I decided to do the self-hosting thing. It was pretty impulsive. I do like knowing I own my content and there’s more options (when I figure them out!). I did it through iPage because they were having a big deal.

  2. haha I can definitely see where the embarrassment comes from. I’ll admit I did look over my shoulder to make sure no one was looking over as I read the review. 😛 As an industry I do wonder how personal relationships would affect their work and all the complications that come with it. I’m glad that this book has a humorous side to it and I’m all for some sizzling chemistry. I don’t see myself picking this one up anytime soon but I’m still intrigued by it. 😛

    • It did exactly that! It was interesting to see how becoming a couple changed certain views they had while other stayed the same. It was also an interesting look into some parts of the porn industry. I really know nothing about it (erotica is as close as I get), but the authors did a nice job explaining porn realities in a section at the end.

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