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Showing posts with label Rock Star. Show all posts

Review // Drowning to Breathe by A.L. Jackson

July 13, 2022

Drowning to Breathe by A.L. Jackson

Every cell in my body came alive, my heart pressing at my ribs, as I looked at the man I loved more than any other. At the man who was my baby's father in every way. At the man who'd come with a violent force to upturn my life. To shake it up with joy and love, with something deep and profound.

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Drowning to Breathe by A.L. Jackson

Drowning to Breathe by A.L. Jackson


Bleeding Stars #2
Release - September 15, 2015
Genre - New Adult Rockstar Romance / single mom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 352 pages
Publisher - Indie

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The danger in pretending is it becoming real...

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused.

Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper.

Darker.

Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies.

Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending.

Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family.

Two pasts intertwined.

Two lives bound.

Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?

My Two Cents

3.5 "Cue more drama" stars

Well, I definitely liked this book more than the first.
Probably because it wasn't as vague this time around.
Probably because of all the cuteness that was Kallie. I can't resist when an author creates an impossibly adorable child.

It did take most of this book to finally put the pieces together of what Shea was keeping from Baz. And I really didn't blame her for keeping it a secret. Dude was ready to pop off for absolutely anything, consequences be damned.

Tons more flowery and poetic words, words on repeat, etc., but again... it worked for me.

I loved seeing these two grow as a couple. Yes, there were obstacles in their way. Yes, they had to work out how to juggle his career and their family to make everyone happy. But they were willing to put in the work, they loved each other, and it was beautiful to watch.

I'm very interested in finding out what happened to Baz's little brother, Austin. All of those years taking care of him and now he's struck out on his own. What kind of man will he become?

Book 1, A Stone in the Sea, should be read first to better enjoy this one


About the Author

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

If she's not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

Visit http://www.aljacksonauthor.com for more information

Review // A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

July 11, 2022

A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

"I'm going to break you, Shea."
I knew it.
Felt it in my gut.
"You already have."

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A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson


Bleeding Stars #1
Release - February 21, 2015
Genre - Rockstar Romance / single mom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook purchase from Amazon
Length - 302 pages
Publisher - Indie

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He wanted nothing at all…

Until he found she had everything to give…


Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A.

Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.

When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she's helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers.

They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t let them up for air.

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only one who’s hiding them.

Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s past that costs them everything?

My Two Cents

3 "Can't Walk Away" stars

One look was all it took for the lives of Shae and Sebastian to be changed forever.

His rocker lifestyle doesn't really have room for a single mom, but he finds it near impossible to walk away. And I loved the tension the author created with this indecision! Especially because Shae has no clue who he really is. She sees the real him, the one the fans never get to meet.

There was very little drama and what was there was pretty vague... until it wasn't. There were a ton of metaphors and similies and poetic prose. The writing... I'm kind of a fan!

All I know is that Baz may go to jail and/or be sued for a physical altercation with some douche named Jennings and that it all has to do with his baby brother and a dead bandmate. I'm hoping for more details with the next book.

Things were pretty tame for the most part and then BOOM, we're hit with an emotionally explosive cliffhanger. It seems Sebastian wasn't the only one keeping secrets.

About the Author

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

If she's not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

Visit http://www.aljacksonauthor.com for more information

ARC Review: MY ONE REGRET by Claudia Burgoa

May 05, 2018

My One Regret by Claudia Burgoa
When he left her, he made the biggest mistake of his life. But now she might be gone for good.

Kaden Hades couldn’t handle touring with his rock band and a relationship— until he discovered Sadie, the love of his life. But when tragedy struck with his teenage daughter, Kaden broke off the engagement, swearing to put his kids first.

Then he gets the phone call. Sadie’s been in a car accident.

By the time he reaches her side, she is critical.

With Sadie in a coma, memories flood Kaden’s mind. Her kisses. And all the wonderful experiences they shared. The day it all went wrong…and Kaden made the biggest mistake of his life. Now, as her last line of defense against those who've given up hope, he'll move heaven and earth to protect her.

Because she’s always had his heart—but if he loses her, his world will come apart.

Review: ROCK KING by Tara Leigh

April 28, 2018

Rock King by Tara Leigh
I'm not who you think I am.

Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that's what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money - and women - than I know what to do with. But what you don't see is the wreckage I've caused. The memories and pain I can't escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold.

I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn't work. It hurt me and - worse - it hurt my band. That's the last thing I want to do, so I'm cleaning up my act... starting with Delaney Fraser.

Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice - Delaney is the perfect "girlfriend." When I'm with her I don't have to pretend. It's like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that's dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn't actually exist. He's a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer.

And it's impossible to love a lie, right?

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ARC Review: MIDNIGHT BLUE by L.J. Shen

January 16, 2018

Midnight Blue by LJ Shen
Four Continents. Three months. Two lovers. One, broken soul

It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.

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ARC Review: LOST FOR YOU by Jayne Frost

January 13, 2018

Lost For You by Jayne Frost
When I was eighteen, I stood at the precipice of stardom. I had the record deal. And the tour to back it up. But I succumbed to the pressure of that life. The dark side.

Now, I skate on the fringe. My brother is the genius guitarist for the band Caged, and I’m the one who helped make that happen. I’m happy to run my bars and my land development company.

Sure I am.

And then I meet her—Taryn Ayers—the music manager behind the three biggest bands in the country. She doesn’t know I’m Cam’s older brother. Or that I’ve got a secret that makes her world and mine fundamentally incompatible.
Problem is, I want to know Taryn.

But do I want her to know me?

Lost For You is a STAND ALONE New Adult Romance with recurring characters. Pick up books 1-3 to get the full experience!
Intended for mature audiences due to hot as sin rockstars and the world they live in.

**Please note: This book contains instances of drug use.**

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Audible Review: MISSING FROM ME by Jayne Frost

December 16, 2017

Missing From Me by Jayne Frost
One mistake. Four years of regret. A second chance worth fighting for.

When I traded one dream for another, she was the price. My Anna. But I never forgot her. Never let go. And no amount of drumming could drown out my love for her. Her music is my head.

Still...Always...

And when I see her again, it's so clear. Anna is mine. She'll always be mine. I just have to convince her.

Missing From Me is an epic story about second chances, redemption, undying love, and music. Because every great romance deserves a soundtrack.

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Review: Between Lust & Tears by Dani René

July 10, 2017

Between Lust & Tears by Dani Rene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Backstage Series #2
Release - October 29, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Rock Star Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 118 pages

I'm not worthy of her, but I can't stay away.

Liam Hayes has struggled most of his life. The pain he holds inside has made sure his heart is nowhere to be seen. That is until Emma walks in and changes his outlook on everything he once believed of himself. She's different. Her sweet innocence is something he craves, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't walk away.

Emma Quinn knows Liam is bad news. But the pull toward him is far too strong to deny. When someone from the past threatens to tear them apart, she's unsure she'll ever be in his arms again.

Will Liam's own struggles stop them from finding love? Or will Emma's stalker rip her away for good?

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Review: Between Love & Fire by Dani René

Between Love & Fire by Dani Rene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Backstage Series #1
Release - May 13, 2016
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 242 pages

Callum Hayes always gets what he wants, and this time, he may not be so lucky.

When blonde beauty, Tayla Quinn lands a dream job working for one of the most prolific rock bands, Hunters in Oblivion, she doesn't realize that lead singer, Callum Hayes will be her downfall in more ways than one. The overconfident rock star wants her, and he'll stop at nothing to get her.

For Callum Hayes, life hasn't been as easy as the press portrays. There is more to the handsome singer than meets the eye, and all he wants is for his new employee to look beneath the sparkling exterior and find the man under the glitz.

Can Tayla and Callum make it work? Or will his infamous reputation be the end of their romance?

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Review: Fall with Me by Jayne Frost

January 06, 2017

Fall With Me by Jayne Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sixth Street Bands #2
Release: December 15, 2016
Length: 164 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hero POV - 1st person
Steam: 3

He’s a rock star with a brain.
She’s a grad student with no time to waste on a musician.


Christian Seers has it all figured out. Literally. He may look like a tatted-up rock star, but he’s got an IQ that rivals Einstein. After doing the math and weighing the odds, he’s learned one thing—love doesn’t exist.

Attraction? Lust?
That’s real. Biological.
And convenient too, since women love musicians.

Grad student Melody Sullivan doesn’t have time to date.
Between working at a fast food joint, studying, and researching diseases, men are the last thing on her radar.

Review: Secret Sins by CD Reiss

January 05, 2017

Secret Sins by CD Reiss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Saint Margie #1
Release: September 16, 2016
Length: 170 pages

Her name is Cinnamon. Cin for short. Band mates Strat and Indy don’t know anything about her except she’s smart as hell and sexy as heaven. They can’t agree who gets her, so they do the only thing two best friends could do. They declare her off limits to both of them.

Margie, AKA Cinnamon-you-can-call-me-Cin, has a thing or two to tell these guys. Nobody “gets” her. She’ll let them know which one she wants when she can decide between them. Until then, their little pledges and promises aren’t her problem.

Her family is her problem. Her friends. And the world-famous blues rocker who has her cornered. He’s her problem too.

This may be one problem she can’t fix without some help.

Secret Sins is a standalone novel with an HEA, an edge just where you need it, and a shocking twist at the end. It’s recommended for people with an open mind and a love of super hot stories.

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Review: Blow by Heidi McLaughlin

January 04, 2017

Blow by Heidi McLaughlin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Virtuous Paradox #1
Release: November 8, 2016
Length: 199 pages

Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, girls. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie is the son of Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the boy band Virtuous Paradox, his star shoots even higher. But so do expectations, leading Bodhi down a destructive path of addiction—until a drop-dead gorgeous guardian angel shows him her sizzling brand of tough love.

When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Although he’s enjoyed the company of beautiful, charming women before, none of them have tried to get to know the “real” Bodhi. But Kimberly isn’t fazed by his stardom. She’d rather go horseback riding, teach Bodhi to play guitar, or ask him about his feelings. Soon Bodhi realizes he’s fallen head over heels for her. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect what they have from all the pressures and temptations of the outside world.

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