Genre: Romance, New Adult
Recommendation: Sure, this book is a delightful read and will appeal to those that enjoy reading about two passionate, flawed people following their dreams and stumbling through love.
Type: Stand alone
Summary: + unique writing style +female rock goddess + realistic love +well built character relationships +good chemistry -could use a bit more follow up in certain areas + no cliffhanger
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.
Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill is short, feisty and wraps up in a spicy little bow. After getting the crap end of the stick and getting booted out of the band she started with her skank of an ex-boyfriend, Presley moves back in with her infamous hippie parents to pick up the pieces.
At twenty-one and armed with a sick set of vocal skills, Presley falls back into the normal routine of working in her parents music store in an attempt to repair her crushed ego and get over her newly founded anxiety of singing. Everything is boring and comfortable until she meets the tall, tattooed and delicious Paul, who forces her to stop licking her wounds and get herself together.
When Paul’s band gets in a bind and they lean hard on Presley to help them out, trouble rears its ugly head and both are forced to deal with issues they have been working hard to avoid. This story follows Presley and Paul while they explore their attraction and attempt to find a balance between business and pleasure.
This story was a quick and easy going read. With plenty of chemistry, continuous drama and laugh out loud dialogue, this is a great choice for a momentary escape from the weekly work grind.
I absolutely dug the unique aspects of writing you get with this book. With suggested playlists listed at key points within the book you are able to both listen and read your way through the story. The author also uses twitter and text messaging to enhance the relationships between characters. The combination of those three things when added to the rest of the story line is pretty rad.
Paul, our guitar playing eye candy, is a love interest I can totally get behind. He isn’t written as perfect which I love. He is flawed and real and it makes him more swoon worthy. Presley is strong ( well most of the time, she is slightly wimpy in the beginning), and a total rock star. The only complaint that I have is that I wish there was more follow up with what occurred with the band she got kicked out of, it felt unfinished to me. It wasn’t bad enough to interrupt the flow, just something to I noticed.
With no cliffhanger, this story wraps up well and it is a satisfying ending. I would recommend to anyone wanting something funny and sexy. This is set to be released June 21, 2016.
Disclaimer: I obtained a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review via NetGalley. Thank you so much Ellie Cahill and Random House Publishing Group- Loveswept.