Book Awards

Winner of Literary Titan GOLD book award – May 2024

"Shooting Stars is a fun and uplifting story that will resonate with readers who enjoy women’s fiction stories of personal struggle and triumph. It’s ideal for readers who are navigating their own crossroads in life or anyone who appreciates a story that combines emotional depth with the complexities of everyday life." [Read full review at Literary Titan]

Editorial Reviews

Reader Views  *****

"...The unique premise and engaging themes put it a cut above other books from this genre. [...] On the surface, Shooting Stars by Skye Bothma is a sweet, contemporary love story sure to capture the attention of romance enthusiasts. But dig deeper, and you uncover a multidimensional novel about self-discovery, challenging preconceived notions, and taking a leap of faith. – Stephanie Elizabeth Long [Read full review at Reader Views' or download review as PDF]

Readers' Favorite  *****

"...a slow-burn romance and engaging story with witty dialogue. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy romantic adventures."  – Stephanie Chapman [Read full review at Readers' Favorite]  

Online Book Club  ****

"...I loved this book so much. ... It had everything that excited the romantic in me and left me wanting more. There was absolutely nothing that I disliked about this book and nothing needs improvement. ...this book is perfect..." – Ishq594 [Read full review at Online Book Club]

Reader Feedback

"I definitely went into this book figuring it would be like most contemporary romances. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, third act breakup, everyone realizes they can’t be without the other, and BAM! Everyone is back together again. While this does have the HEA we all enjoy of a contemporary romance, I really appreciate that this book doesn’t resolve things as quickly as most. Yes, there’s always a breakup but when it occurs and what happens after might surprise you. I enjoyed the pacing and the detailed descriptions of everything. There’s no skimming over what things or people look like, the author is very descriptive. Well done." – Ashleigh Carter

"Loved Shooting Stars. Read it in one sitting... just couldn't put it down. Stunning!" – Bronwyn S.

"I found myself becoming increasingly engaged with your characters, and wanted them to be successful despite the challenges of the real world that seemed determined to stop them. I liked your use of imagery and your dialogue reflected your understanding of the 21st century. In all, I surprised myself by reading it in two sittings and was very happy with the resolution... dreams do come true! I do hope that you will continue writing... you have a gift which you should not let lie dormant." – Mr P G. (Skye's high school English teacher) 

"It was so refreshing to read such an imaginative, creative, descriptive story that it absolutely entranced my heart; you had me smiling, tearful and heartbroken (you had me feeling Catherine's heart break as if it were my own) and, as an especially surprising bonus, the story continued when I was sure I was reading the prelude to the epilogue...several times over!" – JDH

"This was a good read. The story drew me in and kept me entertained." – Rach31

"I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a good beach book. I was hooked right away and throughout the book. I liked how the book wrapped things up. It was a great ending. I would recommend this book and I would read another book by this author. – K Gillespie

"I found this book a very enjoyable read. Catherine and Jake are two people who come from very different paths and backgrounds, brought together by a high stakes chance encounter. The writing flowed easily and the journey of the two main characters kept me hooked and wanting to find out what would happen next. I felt that Jake's character was just lovely - very likeable, caring and charismatic and it was easy to get invested in him and his romance with Catherine. I've never been to Hawaii, but I got the impression that it was described very carefully and authentically here." – JessTheCat 

News Articles and Interviews

Pahiatua Author Debuts First Novel – Leanne Warr, NZ Herald

No Limits to Skye's Determination [PDF] – Leanne Warr, Bush Telegraph

Author Interview – Crave Books

Author InterviewLiterary Titan

Media Releases

Media kit - 10 July 2023 [PDF]

Media release - 16 May 2023 [PDF]

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