Review: Deja Vu by D.J. Starling

August 28, 2013 Review 1

Review: Deja Vu by D.J. Starling

"They each sense a powerful connection at their first meeting, but no one could have ever imagined the incredible scenario about to unfold, forever altering the lives of all involved. . . ." "DEANNA"

A new business venture takes priority over romance, yet she longs to meet her Mr. Right. At the same time, she's being haunted by a recurring nightmare, relentless in its tormenting attacks until desperation leads her to a dark and dangerous world. "JOSH"

At the pinnacle of a demanding career, with everything he worked for finally coming together, he begins to yearn for the serious relationship his cherished grandmother, ANNA, insists he needs. Neither could have ever suspected that a vintage keepsake would clear the path to true love. "FAITH"

Deanna's closest friend, her greatest ally through the best and worst of times, she believes she could supply an antidote for the horrifying dreams that are threatening her friend's well-being. If only Deanna would let her. "RIVKA and DAVID"

Fortified by young love, emboldened by circumstances, they stand strong against a ruthless enemy in a grueling fight for their lives.

Title: Deja Vu
Author: D.J. Starling
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Fantasyland
Published by iUniverse
Source: Author
Published: March 9, 2013
Pages: 244
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Stars: five-stars

Deanna and Josh are meant to be. They are soul mates. If only they could work through their personal issues, and if only the universe would finally work in their favour they might see an happy ending.

Past, present and future collides in this, an amazing tale of two souls destined to be together. The characters in this story were so fantastically real that I felt an aching loss when I had to put the book down. I feel like I will miss them for weeks to come and I am sure it is a book that I will revisit again on many occasions.

Deanna is a strong, sure and very successful woman. She knows what she wants and even though she is a little afraid to go for it she still has enough confidence to stand up for herself and not let anyone walk over her. She makes for a very interesting main character and I absolutely adored reading about her.

Josh on the other did tick me off a bit, but I do get why he acts the way he does. He has been hurt in the past and his family life has made it hard for him to trust that he deserves love. He was so charming and sweet, if a little thoughtless at times.

I was completely on the edge of my seat in the beginning of the book. I was completely unsure if the two of them were even actually going to meet, never mind have a happy ending. It is a story like none I have ever read before. D.J. Starling is a penname for two extremely talented authors. I look forward to future works from them.

Reviewed by Angelique

Author info:

D.J. Starling is a penname derived through a combination of a dream, an apparition, and fate.  Instinct told Donna to embrace the moniker, and an author was born.  Wisdom led her to recruit Marsha after they got acquainted in a writers’ workshop, and a productive partnership began.

An innate understanding of each other’s work enables us to rely on each other’s unique strengths, as well as distinctive personalities.  We nurture our own ideas and brainstorm often, mining nuggets from our ramblings that we write and edit—together and separately.  Coincidentally, although it was long before we knew each other, we both attempted our first novels while in the 4th grade.  Since then, we’ve both learned that two heads really are better than one as we blend our literary voices to bring intriguing characters to life in compelling stories.

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