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Crossed by the Stars

We’re worth fighting for. A life full of love will always be worth it.

A heartfelt, star-crossed HEA with a protective French billionaire and the daring woman he can’t have…


Dax Armaud has spent the last decade haunted by feelings for the one woman he can never be with. Family secrets mean just being seen with a Mori is a dangerous dance let alone dating one. But a desperate call sends him spinning back into Jada’s life, and now he can’t walk away without leaving half his soul behind.


For years, Jada Mori fought the ties to her father’s world while healing a broken heart. She thought she’d finally escaped both until a shadow creeps out of her past seeking retribution. When Dax shows up trying to protect her, she’s determined to send him away before her mistakes destroy them.


Forced into hiding, the tantalizing desire hovering between them refuses to be ignored, and in the end, they’ll have to decide what matters most―family allegiances or a chance at a forever after.


Inspired by Imelda May’s “Falling in Love with You Again,” comes an emotional, second-chance romance with deep, relatable characters and a story you might never forget.

Genre: contemporary romance, romantic suspense, slow burn, second chance

Series: standalone, an Anchor Suspense Novel

Pages: TBD

Release Date: September 29, 2021

Available: eBook, paperback, and hardback

Other Books in Series: Guarded DreamsForged by Sacrifice, Avenged by Love, Damaged Desires, Branded by a Song, Unmasked Dreams


  • The BookLife Prize from Publisher’s Weekly rated CROSSED BY THE STARS a 10/10 and says it’s original, clever and fast-paced transporting the reader to a new and unlikely setting with characters who feel like acquaintances.

  • Heart-pounding action and steam that sizzles up from the pages. Delightfully delicious! ―Michelle the PA

  • This story takes you on a wild ride. ―Goodreads Review

  • Will capture your heart and hold onto it.―BookBub Review

  • LJ Evans' storytelling is always poetic in essence, but also heartfelt, loving, and kind. ―Jersey Girl’s Bookshelf

  • Jada stole my heart. I didn't think I could love her. Boy! Was I wrong. ―Goodreads Review

  • I would give this book all the stars in the world if I could for the way it made me feel. ―BookBub Review

  • Dax might just be my new favorite guy! ―Goodreads Review

  • This book is everything!! It has reminded me why I love LJ Evans’ books so much! The attention to detail, the beautiful prose, the use of the song lyrics… all of it transports the reader to another place. ―Goodreads Review

  • What a rollercoaster of a ride! This book has you on the edge of your seat from the beginning right through to the end! ―Goodreads Review

  • Five stars is not nearly enough for this book! I've read many of LJ Evans's books and loved them, but this one is hands-down my favorite. ―Goodreads Review

  • This book seems like more: more love, more determination, more chemistry, more intrigue, and more surprises. ―Goodreads Review

BookLifePrize 10 out of 10 for Crossed by the Stars.JPG


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We’re worth fighting for. A life full of love will always be worth it.

💋 Swoony, Protective Billionaire

🌺 Strong, Determined Heroine

🌠 Star-crossed w/ a HEA

💕 Heart-stopping devotion

🔥 Emotional slow-burn

🎼 Standalone



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