He can seduce with a single glance.
Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.
She’s been sheltered from the world.
Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable.
Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart.
He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.
Why are rock-star romances so dang popular? Because we all have that one musician/musical artist that we have on our bucket list. Even I have one or two (okay several) rock stars on my fantasy list.
If you don’t have at least one person on a list you are lying to yourself.
Moving on…So the MC is unconventional having been raised at an abused women’s shelter/retreat. Her mom is deathly afraid of men. So, like any scared mother in an effort to keep her child safe, raises the MC to hate and fear all men as well. But the MC rebels by being open-minded (!). She has a good friend on the outside whom she visits and her first act of freedom is to go to a private show for a band she listens to.
The next but is predictable….boy sees girl different from all the rest of the fans, instant attraction, boy must meet girl. Of course she has reservations but the awesome friend pushes her to meet him. After that things get crazy. Angry ex-employees, temporary blindness, and smut.
Aside from all that, we do see the male MC have a huge internal struggle with himself, as we always do, where he then makes a decision without talking to the MC about it, as always happens.
I hate and love this cliche so much. Why? Because drama! I hate drama irl, but I love it in books. I feel like it’s the only way to show how hard MC’s have to work to overcome their own limitations. Or how hard they would work for a real, meaningful relationship.
Loved the book as a whole.
But….yes, there is a legitimate but here.
Do these types of books build a stereotype? Do rock-star really love like this? Yes they travel a lot and yes they go a long while without seeing loved ones while on tour (unless said loved ones travel with them which does happen). Do they all live by the sex drugs and rock & roll creed? Some might, but I don’t really think they do. They’re too damn exhausted for a new hook-up every night. These people have to produce new music constantly and keep their fans entertained just to stay relevant. It is a lot more work than we as fans see.
But a good rock-star fantasy is always needed, and as writers take more and more liberties with relationship life it’s a nice escape.
But those stereotypes irk the hell outta me.