A sparkling romantic comedy about one woman’s decision to tinker with the horoscopes of the man of her dreams—with far-reaching consequences
“A bright, brilliant, joyful love story.” Josie Silver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December
When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) randomly bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. True, she hasn’t seen Nick in 13 years, 1 month, and 3 weeks, but who’s counting? She’s pined after him all the same, and now that Nick lives in the same town, a struggling actor to her struggling magazine reporter, he’ll surely realize his own unchanged feelings, take the reins, and jump at the chance to rekindle their relationship. Right? Well, no. Nick, she learns, is an astrological devotee, and his decision-making, romantic and professional, is guided solely by the infallible horoscopes in his favorite magazine. The magazine Justine happens to work at. Perhaps the stars’ guiding forces could use a little journalistic reimagining?
It’s only a few tweaks to the Aquarius column, just a little push to get Nick to realize they’re meant for each other. It’s nonsense in the first place, so what could possibly happen? Aquarians everywhere are about to find out, when the doctored horoscopes, ostensibly published to steer Nick (and Nick alone), end up reverberating in lives of the column’s devoted readers, and those who cross their “diverted” paths, demonstrating the ripple effects of what can happen one woman decides to take the horoscopes—and Fate itself—into her own hands.
Spanning exactly one year, as the Earth moves through all 12 star signs, Star-Crossed is a delicious, intelligent, and affecting love story about fate, chance, and how we all navigate the kinds of choices that are hard to face alone.