I’m back again with another groovy playlist! This time we’re going to enjoy some songs that either inspired scenes in Shake the Stars or might have been playing ten years ago when the first half of the book takes place. It’s kind of fun to be able to take a peek at the by-gone days via the popular music of the times. Feel free to check out Dean and Khalid’s playlist now or wait until you’re reading the book to help get a deeper immersive experience!
Shake the Stars Playlist on Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y32won8t
Shake The Stars
Can this summer romance survive the chill of autumn as well as the winds of time?
Spending time in the Poconos with his family was the last thing Dane Forrester wanted to do over the summer. He had dreams of spending his last break touring Europe and gathering story ideas for his upcoming creative writing classes before heading to college. Maybe even finding that elusive first love in a small café in Paris, or along the Rhine, or even in a sultry villa in Italy. But no, he was stuck at the Silver Fir Lodge with his family where his dreams of romance and passion would wither and die a slow painful death, or so he imagined.
When all seems lost, the budding wordsmith is saved - in more than one sense - by Khalid Novak, a lifeguard at the lodge’s pool. Khalid is two years older, a bit more sophisticated, and the most incredibly beautiful thing Dane has even seen. The two young men find themselves joyously wound in a searing romance that teaches Dane that love can be wildly intense yet fleeting so one should revel in it when the discovery is made.