Author: Ellie Cahill
Rating: 4.5 stars
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Blurb: In this pitch-perfect novel from the author of When Joss Met Matt (“One of those books that make you forget everything around you.”—Sophie Jordan), a rock ‘n’ roll diva must choose between her career and her heart.
After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.
Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love . . . or rock stardom.
Review: They say when one door closes, another one opens. When you’re getting shoved out of that door, though, it’s never pleasant, but change brings opportunities you’d never imagine. When Presley Mason got kicked out of the band she’d formed with her boyfriend Brendan, she lost not only her band but her boyfriend as well–he chose the band over her. Going home to work at her parent’s music store, The Continental, made her feel like she’d sunk to a new low. Plus, she’d lost the desire to sing.
Working at the store brought back lots of memories, a lot of them great. However, cleaning up the store after closing was NOT one of her favorites. But she found the cute guitar teacher in one of the back practice rooms, it was actually one of the best parts of the day–she was actually flirting again! Paul Kellerman was really hot and an amazing guitar player; but even better, he was a really nice guy. He seemed really interested in her too, which was a great salve to her ego.
So, it was kind of strange to her that he’d barely mentioned that he was in a band…and finding out that they had a gig was a complete and total shock. She’d thought they weren’t even active! Paul was giving off really weird vibes about it, too. It was almost like he didn’t want her to know about it and like he didn’t want her to come. What was up with that? His attitude along with the fact that she’d already been burned by a guy in a band didn’t exactly make her feel good. Being in the middle of a guy and his band was NOT a place she wanted to be ever again.
Being in the middle of a guy and his band was NOT a place she wanted to be ever again.
Great NAread with fresh characters, a great storyline, and a smooth, sexy heat that makes you want to keep reading. Thanks!