Afternoon Delight: Rush of Insanity by Eden Summers

Posted January 29, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 8 Comments

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Afternoon Delight: Rush of Insanity by Eden Summers
Rush of Insanity

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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 30, 2017
Pages: 132
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book
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The Delight

I had a time a few years back when I was devouring rocker romances, but then that tapered off, but I was left with fond memories and the occasional craving for more band life, music and spcy hot romancing.  I had always wanted to try this author’s work so when a reading challenge had me searching for a rocker romance, I thought now was the time.


Rush of Insanity is a quick, hot standalone second chance romance for a lead singer who gave a woman space the first time when she upped and ran with no explanation because she couldn’t handle her feelings, but now she’s back and he’s feeling it still and wanting his answers.

So, in a nutshell, I was less than impressed.  Harper ran because she caught feelings and then she can’t deal.  She still can’t deal and apparently other than off the topic snark meant to keep things off point, she can’t open her mouth and have a needed conversation.  This pair were combustible, but that is all I was getting from it.  This was a novella and a swift reunion, I get that, and I get that things had to move along, but this story drove me nuts.  I saw potential in the author’s writing and plot premise, but the execution fell shy.  I honestly never got what Harper’s hang-up was.  This was a great guy who laid it all out there for her and gave her no reason to doubt and yet she did.  I needed to know more than she doesn’t see herself well and she can’t see this working out.  I need a why after I had to sit through her mess.  The hot encounter wasn’t enough.

In summary, this was a disappointment.  I will give the author’s books another try particularly the novel-length because I didn’t hate her writing and I want to try a different rocker romance from her.

Challenges Met

Mt. TBR #15
Literary Pickers #28 hated trope (no communication for the conflict)
Romance-opoly #6 rocker romance
COYER Winter #55

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

Well dang, sorry to hear it wasn’t as good as it could have been.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I was bummed. It’s been a while and I was excited to read a rockstar romance especially since she was the stylist for the band until she left, but it turned into this big tug o’ war as he tried to get her to stay and tell him what happened when she ghosted him. So, tiring. 🙂
I’ll try her older series which a lot of people loved and maybe that will be better for me.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I don’t read too many rocker romances but I have enjoyed them. Too bad this one had a few issues. It’s always frustrating when a conversation could solve a lot of problems but doesn’t happen.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yes, a short conversation would have ended the drama and got them into a meaningful relationship, maybe, but she refused to talk even when he begged her to. Argh!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

Oh that sucks. A heroine who runs away for no good reason is pretty frustrating. Hope you enjoy the author if you decide to give her another try.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yeah, she wasn’t making any sense.
I’ve heard her other stuff is good so someday I’ll give her longer books a chance. But, not for long if this starts to happen again.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

I am glad you still enjoyed this enough to try the author again. I haven’t really felt the call for rocker romances, but should try one.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I think I’m good for one or two a year, but the urge for lots of rocking out has passed. 🙂

2 years ago

I haven’t read many rockstar romances, but I do pick one up now and then. Too bad this one didn’t quite work for you. I am not a fan of couples who are too combustible and I like it when they have some good conversations now and then. So I can see why this one didn’t work for you. That’s good it had some potential, maybe other books by this author work better for you.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Lola

It was definitely all about the sexy encounters and the heroine refusing to talk about why she thought they shouldn’t be together. Frustrating.
Yes, I’ve heard her series of novels is much better so I will try that some time.