Sometimes the greatest romances arise from the greatest friendships. In the case of L.A. Witt's Starstruck, the opening novel in the shared universe of Bluewater Bay, romance derives from the friendship between veteran actor Levi Pritchard and young heartthrob Carter Samuels. Levi has been retired in Bluewater Bay since his action-star typecasting drove him out of the business. Carter Samuels is filming a new show called Wolf’s Landing in the tiny, well-to-do town of Bluewater Bay.
The show’s gaining popularity has led to an influx of attention on the small town—even its hideaway celebrity, Levi. One of his best friends in the industry ends up directing the show and offering Levi the part of a lifetime, a part that would allow him to get back into the job that he loves without being subjected to typecasting. Levi has gotten used to his life of solace in the woods of Washington, but one look around the set wouldn’t hurt. One look at Wolf’s Landing and Levi sets his sights on Carter.
In a perfect world, Levi would be able to talk to Carter without a problem. In the world of Hollywood, Levi has always been speculated as being potentially gay, and his conservative parents have never liked those speculations. Carter is a blatantly out and proud actor, so hanging out with him would give the press a little too much to work with. Levi is honest with himself about his sexuality, but telling the world as a former action star is something he’s never been able to do.