Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on April 24, 2017
I wanted to love this story about a woman taking back the control of who and what she was, but it turns into a story of betrayal and mistrust that could have been avoided. The emotion expressed in the beginning is something I think we can all understand, but as the story unfolds, you get a totally different picture.
I am a big fan of a particular set of authors. So when they mentioned this book in their newsletter, I ran over to Amazon to get it right away. I had read the blurb and knew it was going to be racy, but hoped in the end it was empowering and came with a side of love. Unfortunately, it was neither empowering, nor did I believe in the love.
Raven declares she is going to do 10 cities and a different rock star in each of those cities after catching her lead vocalist rock star boyfriend doing it doggy style in his dressing room with a groupie. I mean you really feel bad for her since it was their one year anniversary and he was there to support her through her brother’s death. But nope, he wasn’t a great guy and you learn more in the story that just makes him worse. So when Raven gets roaring drunk and makes the claim no less on video, she rises to stardom and not in a great way.
Setting out with her friend Marsha, they plot a path to sleep with a new rock start on 10 different occasions with Marsha, the best friend and wanna be director, filming all the way up until the bedroom door closes. But not only does Raven pick a new guy, she does a skit and dance in a room full of people to let then know she is available and can choose her. Needless to say she gets back stage passes.
Before the first one she accidentally meets Lucky, the lead singer of the Dragons. They don’t hit it off real well then and Raven goes on to sleep with her first and then second rock start in the next city. It’s during the second one that the band tries to gang rape her and Lucky and his bandmates save her. And you know Raven and Lucky are going to fall in love, but by this time Raven has deals to make this into a reality show for lots of money. Money her friend needs.
So she has one of those heart to heart nights with Lucky and leaves him the next day to continue her tour and starts fucking the list down once again. While the writing wasn’t great, I was somewhat ok up till this point. Yes, there were problems with how inconstant the author was in giving us information and how Raven’s heritage comes out at times and gets discarded at others.
I am not going to get into much more of the nitty gritty of the story, but you get my point. She falls in love with Lucky, leads him on in essence, then dumps him to finish the fuck tour because of money. Lucky was damn more forgiving than I was in all of this. At this point I had to skim. It just went downhill and I couldn’t take all of the problems I had with it and finish it. I skimmed it at best from then on. I never forgave Raven, Marsha, nor Lucky. They all were doing and saying stupid things.
What would have worked better for me….not cheating on someone you love. Not taking crap off the person cheating on your love. Basically she took a crap on it without trying to talk to him on another way around their problems.
So I can’t give this a great review. It just triggered all the wrong emotions. Too bad because I really like Lucky up till that point.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Bad Boys of Romance Challenge - 2018
- Books 'N Tunes Challenge - 2018
- Literary Pickers - 2018
- Review Writing Challenge - 2018