Wanderlust by Roni Loren #Review

Posted July 19, 2016 by Shari in Reviews / 11 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Wanderlust by Roni Loren #Review

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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on July 19, 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

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Not going to lie, I picked up this book mostly because of the author, Roni Loren, but also because who doesn’t like a bad boy rock band lead singer? And now I really need the rest of he band’s story. I have scented gel pens from Barnes & Noble that I can bribe her with….yep, yep that’s what I am going with, pens to bribe for more stories *smile & laughing*. Ok, no, I won’t give up my stash of pens, but yeah, I really want some more Wanderlust!

Nothing like getting pushed to do a cover story of a band when you are a restaurant critic. That’s what happens to Aubrey Bordelon. Following a band around to get a story isn’t her idea of kicks and giggles, but the minute she hears the sultry voice of Lex Logan, she is pulled into a memory of a time when music and craziness where her thing …. only to be picked out of the crowd of screaming fans for a crazy stunt.

These two were an interesting match with lots of hidden doors that make up their pasts. Lex is the laid back singer, who has gotten a little tired of all the women throwing themselves at him, but the buttoned up Aubrey pulls at something deep within him. While on the other side he is trying to keep Aubrey away from what is really happening with the band as they come off a successful tour and now need to cut a new record.

Aubrey is you straight and proper young lady until you start peeling back the layers to see what she really wants and needs. Her past is holding her prisoner and little by little Lex is cutting the chains away. She has very good reasons for her actions, but as the chains start to unravel, you come to love the real person she is and not what she has become through circumstances.

Lex comes off more “evil” in a way as he tries to push Aubrey off the story on the secrets of the band which sets off some steamy scenes that almost had me bursting in flames. In turn, though, we see sides of Lex we weren’t expecting as he starts to protect Aubrey and drag her from the shell her life has become. Insensitive in the beginning, I grew to adore this man for what he did for Aubrey outside of the bedroom as much as in it.

The story weaves through the their lives as we see Aubrey at work to Lex with his bandmates. Sean, Gunner and Jared make up the rest of the band and their interaction with the couple is cute, sexy and even painful at times. I really want the story for each of these guys and I am not above bribing the author to write them.

Roni Loren writes books I love and want to re-read. Her growth as an author has been phenomominal and I immediately went to grab her next book int he Loving on the Edge Series. I can’t get enough of her stories! This brought everything I wanted in a book, sex, laughter, crying, redemption and love. Sexy times I am telling you. Sexy times!

Challenge Info:

New to Me: Series
Books ‘N Tunes: Departure by Wander

About Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • RO

    Yay to rock star love stories, and this one sounds fun! Great review!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It was fun with a part with drama or deeper than normal life. Just the right touch.

  • Debbie Haupt

    Thanks Shari, I’ve seen this reviewed elsewhere too. I’m in the mood for a new rock romance. Thanks!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I am getting to the point of wanting something other than rock romances, but then again, I have read about 10 of them in a row. This one was so good.

  • Loren is an author that I’ve wanted to try for some time. Hopefully I’ll get to her books soon. Though, I may just start with this one. Great review!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This is a great one to start with since there isn’t BDSM and it is a stand alone at the moment. I think a bunch of people want to bribe her to write stories for the rest of the band though.

  • I keep hearing great things about Wanderlust. And other reviews have said the same thing – that they now want stories for all the band members. I definitely need to read this one asap.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Yes! More band stories!

  • Hmm, it sounds like I need to try this author, I love how passionate you are about her writing and the feels she brings you 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Her earlier Loving on the Edge series books were just ok, but you can see how she grows as a writer through the series. Wanderlust is just a change from her usual BDSM books.

  • oh I so love the humor that this author puts in her books!!! I am intrigued to read this one and soon!!! 🙂