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Author: Jessie L. Star

Whilst digging through her childhood scribblings a few years ago, Jessie L Star (AKA star123) discovered a thrilling saga by her six year old self entitled 'Jessie has Lost her Sock'. This sweeping epic spanned all four corners of her childhood house in outback South Australia as the sock was hunted down (spoiler, it was in Jessie's bed all along). Many years later and the urge to write is still going strong, although lost socks have thankfully been replaced with a raft of characters destined to snark and banter at each other until, ultimately, falling in love.

Jessie studied Business at Uni where she primarily learnt that writing and talking were very much her thing and that dealing with numbers was very much not (although, honestly, what difference does a couple of zeroes in a spreadsheet make, really...?).

Jessie writes New Adult/College/Uni contemporary romance stories set in Australia.

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Cake at Midnight

Cake at Midnight
  • Number: B06ZZWDBNM
  • Release: 2018-01-15
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Star
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In this deliciously sweet foodie romance, a twenty-something pastry chef falls out of sync with her old childhood crush and falls into the arms of the quiet but charming boy next door.

Giovanna, Zoë, and Declan have always been a trio—their fierce friendship has seen them through every heartbreak and hardship and helped pave the way to brighter futures. Gio is a passionate baker of cakes, pastries, and all things delicious, Zoë a take-no-prisoners beauty, and Declan an ambitious businessman on the way up.

Best friends forever, Gio thinks—until Gio's lifelong crush on Declan is exposed, leaving her humiliated, and Gio realises she needs to cut him loose to get over him once and for all.

Enter Theo, Gio's neighbour...she's never met anyone like him before. He doesn't talk much, but he's kind, he's sexy, he's generous, and he's often awake in the middle of the night, like Gio. Theo has a sweet tooth and a mysterious history and Gio can't seem to stay away.

Thanks to the power of sleepless nights and chocolate cake, Gio thinks she's finally over Declan, but then his whole world turns upside down. Gio knows she can't desert Declan in his time of need, but how can she explain a lifetime of love to Theo?

Letting go of the past isn't so easy when your heart is breaking.


The Do-Gooder

The Do-Gooder
  • Number: B01JGQAHM4
  • Release: 2017-02-20
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Star
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A college girl tries to make up for her bad karma by doing one good deed for anyone willing to ask—a witty, sweet romance perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Abbi Glines.

Lara Montgomery is no good. Having been scorned by her classmates since high school, she’s used to it. From where she’s sitting, the one with more notches on the bedpost has more fun anyway. At least, that’s what she tells herself.

Really, a small part of her hopes that her massive amounts of bad karma can be neutralized by wearing her Do-Gooder hat—that thing she does where she’ll complete one good deed for anyone who asks. And she does an amazing job at it, if she does say so herself. Still, there’s one thing she knows she can’t make better, no matter how many problems she solves for other people: on the night her brother died, she was off hooking up with his not-so-single best friend, Fletch.

It’s been three years since that night, and Fletch just wants her to let it go. To him, her persistence with the good deeds only serves to remind everyone in their small university town about what they did. As it is, they can’t help but get into a heated argument every time they run into each other on campus. And yet, neither of them can seem to stop that pesky electricity that runs between them whenever they get too close….


His Saving Grace - So Much to Learn, #2

His Saving Grace
  • Number: B00LMG8346
  • Release: 2014-07-07
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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“Who do you think you’re talking to here?” He interrupted me again. “Why are you trying to put this to me like it’s a normal thing when we both know it’s not? If you were a normal person taking a normal boyfriend home to a normal town to meet your normal parents, then it would be normal. As it is, this is just insane.”

Yep, Bridunna and my boyfriend, the two topics guaranteed to cause friction in, what was at all other times, the best of friendships.

Grace and Alex have been best friends for years, but now she’s returning to the small town repressed nightmares are made of with her boyfriend, and things between her and Alex are about to fall apart. It used to be them against the world, but years have passed and things aren't quite as simple anymore. Sequel to So Much to Learn.


Lighthouse Charlie

Lighthouse Charlie
  • Number: B00ILM2DHC
  • Release: 2014-02-22
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Max blew out a sigh and said, "Come on, Charlie-girl, play nice. It's too hot to argue."

Forgetting about my determination not to look at him, I twisted my neck round to stare at him in disbelief. He didn't want to argue? When for the past 17 years that had been the sole basis of our relationship?

The story goes that the first time I had kicked in the womb it had been when Max, a baby himself, had placed his hand against my mother's stomach. It had been the first, but certainly not the last, time I'd kicked him, and now suddenly he wasn't interested in a fight? Weird.

Charlie has known Max her whole life, and wanted him ever since her hormones kicked in. If only he wasn’t such a disappearing, secret-keeping, disappointment, there’d have been no need for Emmanuel to get involved…

Please note this story contains some mature language and content.


Saving from Monkeys

Saving from Monkeys
  • Number: B00ILM2ILS
  • Release: 2014-02-22
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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I had known the guy on the bed, AKA Elliot Sinclair, since I was 10 and, in the subsequent decade or so, I'd felt absolutely no compulsion to get naked with him.

Although I’d basically grown up as his maid, with all of the trashy romance connotations that entailed, we'd never even considered a class-defying romp. So what could possibly have happened last night to change that? I prodded my sozzled mind for an answer, but none was forthcoming.

Rox has woken up with the hangover to end all hangovers to find herself sharing a bed with her ex-employer’s obnoxious son, Elliot. Try as she might, she can’t remember what happened the night before to lead to such extraordinary circumstances, and Elliot is being far from helpful…

Please note this story contains some mature language and content.


Private Lives, Public Property

Private Lives, Public Property
  • Number: B00ILJMIS4
  • Release: 2014-02-22
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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"You said you didn't know me," I said, my voice coming out a lot gruffer than I'd intended. "Lucas Goodspeed," I stuck out my hand and, after a moment's hesitation, she took it, her hand small and soft against my rough palm. "23 years old, Full Forward for the Coastal Crocs, and your new one true love." I tried to inject a bit of humour into the last bit, but to be honest, I think it just came out sounding morose.

She smiled slightly nevertheless and didn't pull away from me, instead choosing to follow my lead.

"Isobel Saunders, 21 years old, waitress at Crumbs Café, although since I didn't turn up this morning, I've probably been fired." She took a deep breath, glanced at Gary as if to convince herself there really was no other way, and finished all in a rush, "and your new one true love."

It's not easy to pretend you're in love for the sake of teenagers and housewives across the country, but top footballer Lucas Goodspeed and shy, romantic Isobel Saunders soon discover that convincing themselves that they're not in love might be even harder…

Please note this story contains some mature language and content.


So Much to Learn - So Much to Learn, #1

So Much to Learn
  • Number: B00IKXWG2O
  • Release: 2014-02-21
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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"I need to learn," I said in a very small, quiet voice. "You have to teach me…" I faltered here as the whole thing was really just too sordid to put into words. I thought I had a good grasp of the English language, but I had no clue how to put my dilemma to him.

"Teach you…?" He prompted.

"Teach me it!" I finally choked out. "What happens when you actually like the…touching and the….the…fondling and the…it, you know." I had never been so embarrassed in my life. The age old 'you could have fried on egg on my face' adage actually seemed kind of plausible I felt that hot and flustered. But - would you believe it? - Jack still hadn't cottoned on to what I was on about. He looked at me completely blankly and I could almost see his mind whirring as he tried to connect the bits…

After a rather hideous break up with her boyfriend due to her inability to 'put out’, Talia bullies her brother's best friend into teaching her the complexities of a 'full' relationship. Turns out uni courses have nothing on life lessons!

Please note this story contains some mature language and content.


Book Library

  • Cake at Midnight Cake at Midnight
  • The Do-Gooder The Do-Gooder
  • His Saving Grace His Saving Grace
  • Private Lives, Public Property Private Lives, Public Property
  • Saving from Monkeys Saving from Monkeys
  • Lighthouse Charlie Lighthouse Charlie
  • So Much to Learn So Much to Learn