Making the decision on what to read is one of the hardest parts of my book addiction. There are so many options, most of the time I just spend hours adding to my to-be-read list instead of actually reading them. So in honor of my favorites, I’m going to highlight some of books that I really enjoyed and hopefully you will dig them as well.
Today’s genre: Rock Star Romance ( 18+)
(Really anything with a hot guy that plays some sort of instrument and makes you want to get all kinds of sweaty with him.)
Storm by Carian Cole
The calm before the storm…
I lived in the quiet stillness.
I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.
But I didn’t.
I never stood a chance.
A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger. In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin’ hours.
A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle.
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly.
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.
Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold.
He’s used to getting everything he wants.
And now he wants me.
Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?
The first thing you need to do when considering this book is ignore the blurb. A lot of romance novels really induce my instinct to eye roll with the description aimed at enticing the reader into purchasing it. Storm by Carian Cole is great. It has a sexy male lead,a pretty cool female lead and the love scenes aren’t over done. Some parts of it have a mild cheese factor but overall I really dug the dynamics between Storm and Evie. Read it cover to cover in one sitting the first time and I have read it many more since then.
Lick by Kylie Scott
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
In Kylie Scott’s Lick, one thing is certain: being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.
Lick by Kylie Scott is hands down in my top fifteen of any genre, and I pretty much love it. The characters are hilarious, stubborn and people you can relate to. The sexual tension is off the charts hot and the story line ( while not original really) is written in a way that I think anyone looking for a mix between YA and romance can really get into. Evelyn made me laugh, she pissed me off and she had me cheering when things got good. David is what every rock star should be and more. It is a really fun read, I definitely recommend.
In the Band by Jean Haus
Being popular in the college music scene doesn’t solve all your problems; at least that’s what the hot musicians of indie band Luminescent Juliet discover. In this compelling novel, trouble begins when eighteen-year-old Riley, trying to regain her rhythm after throwing away her percussion scholarship to a top school, wins an audition to become the band’s new drummer. This sets her on a collision course with Romeo, the band’s sexy dark-haired guitarist, whose ambitions do not include performing with a girl. Luckily for Riley, all her problems seem to evaporate when she’s behind the drums. Yet she can’t ignore reality as the band’s artistic power struggles increase — and the dynamic between her and Romeo edges from dislike into overwhelming attraction. If the two can’t find a way to be together without breaking up the band and wreaking havoc on the lives of those around them, they’ll lose not just their chance to make music, but their chance for a future together.
In The Band by Jean Haus is a really good young adult novel that follows a pretty girl with a serious skill set as she auditions, makes the band and tries to do what she loves without stepping on the toes of the super hot and pissy lead singer. I like this book because the lead character Riley is smart, level headed and is portrayed as being awesome. Romeo, the ever confused love interest is an intelligent, hot, semi-douche with a soft side that can’t make up his mind. So much tension in this book and it really gets you involved in their relationship.
Next week I give you guys some of my book loves in the paranormal romance category. Happy hunting your next book down!