My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I truly enjoyed this book! The writing was direct and fairly simple, but the story was engaging and I really loved the characters. The book had a sweet, fun start that slowly evolved into a more in-depth, emotional read.
When music journalist Trudy Bennett gets hired to interview one of the world’s most famous and sexy rock stars, “Jake Wethers”, she is extremely surprised and reluctant. Jake was Tru’s first love. They were childhood best friends until life separated them at the age of fourteen, leaving Tru alone and heartbroken.
I don’t think I need to tell you how the sexy sparks fly when these two reunite! It seems all those years apart have not diffused their connection, and a deeper attraction ignites. There is just one problem; Tru has a boyfriend, to whom she is determined on remaining faithful. Even as she agrees to go on tour with Jake and his band to cover his biography, she refuses to betray her boyfriend Will.
I cannot tell you how many times I forgot about poor Will throughout this story. I even considered trying this little ‘remembering Will’ tactic just so he wouldn’t slip my mind again…
I’m sorry Will. You were really sweet…
I think the fact that Tru’s boyfriend wasn’t constantly present in this story made the love triangle pill a little easier to swallow. I sort of felt less guilty as a reader rooting for the other man in the absence of her current one. Speaking of guilt, I adored Tru, but I do wish her actions didn’t so quickly and completely betray her thoughts. She struggled internally with the idea of hurting Will, but literally JUMPED on the first chance that arose…;) Fortunately, I was able to be more understanding when I considered the history she and Jake shared.
All-in-all, I’d say this was an awesome, steamy read with a lot of fantastic references to music. Jake was a sexy, romantic, possessive, intensely tormented hero and I fully enjoyed his journey to redemption. Looking forward to the second book of this series!
“I’ll never be good enough for you, I know that. But I’m no good without you, and if that makes me a selfish bastard for wanting you as badly as I do then so be it because I can’t live a life that doesn’t have you in it.”
▪ Genre/Category: Contemporary Romance
▪ Steam Caliber: Maximum steam
▪ Romance: Complicated, extreme, and sexy.
▪ Characters: Bad-boy, alpha, rocker hero. Frustrating, but strong heroine.
▪ Plot: Centers on childhood friends reuniting into an intense, passionate, but unsteady relationship.
▪ Writing: Fun, smooth, and lively.
▪ POV: 1st Person: Heroine
▪ Cliffhanger: None
▪ Next Installment: Follow up/Continuing story