My entire life is my music—and all the trappings that come with it. Sex, booze, and rock ’n’ roll is all I ever wanted. Touring the world as the lead singer of Balefire, I have it all. Until on hiatus, I meet the girl next door.
Ashleigh Baker is nothing like the groupies and celebrities who usually have all my attention. In her cute floppy hat with her knees stained with dirt, she spends her days creating a flowering show piece from her rented yard. She’s the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever met, and she acts like she doesn’t want a damn thing to do with me. But from the moment I laid eyes on her, she’s all I can think about.
Growing up the only child of an Air Force Colonel, all I wanted was to stay in one place for more than a minute. When I score a pretty little house with a long-term lease, I just want to grow my flowers and my freelancing gig as a music reviewer. Then a loud Harley wakes me from a sound sleep and I discover my neighbor is Blu Connolly. Yeah, that Blu Connolly, lead singer for my favorite band Balefire. With his killer good looks and panty-melting voice, he’s a walking temptation to sin. Though I do my best to avoid him, it seems Blu has other ideas. He’s on a mission to wear me down, let him in, but what happens when he stops wanting to sing for me?
Yet another amazing musician romance. I feel like lately I’ve been obsessed with musician romances of any sort?? That might be because my own work-in-progress is a musician romance but still.
Blu is the lead singer of Balefire, a huge band. He has everything he could possibly want in life: booze, music, women. That is until he meets Ashleigh, of course. Ashleigh is a music reviewer and all that she wants in life is to have a place to truly call home. Then Blu goes on hiatus and Ashleigh gets to meet (and live next door to) the lead singer from her favorite band. Considering this is a rockstar romance, we all know Blu’s got to be incredibly hot and charming and have a voice to die for. Ashleigh isn’t a one night stand type of girl that he is surely used to so she tries to avoid Blu, but of course that just makes him more determined than ever to not let that happen.
I loved how Ashleigh didn’t instantly fall into Blu’s arms like every woman would. Blu’s had it easy his entire life, especially with girls but oh how hard he had to work to get Ashleigh. I loved the whole cat and mouse game between Blue and Ashleigh ah (why do i love when that happens in books??)
I loved watching Blue & Ash slowly fall in love and the banter between them oh my god, it was so incredibly cute and fun to watch unfold. I enjoyed the writing and I know for sure I’ll read more by this author.
The only reason I gave it a 4 was because Blu went from being a full on player to a 100% committed boyfriend so quickly. I mean, we’ve seen in a lot of books how the guy who’s a total player meets this girl and wants to change for her but the transition isn’t quite that easy. It’s not that easy to change your ways but Blu, who seemed like the biggest player of them all, seemed to reach that point in the blink of an eye.
Other than that and overall, I really enjoyed this book, the characters were fantastic as was the plot and the swoony-romance. A definite recommend for lovers of musician romances!
Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite “room” in her house is her back patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she’s not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can usually find her driving around with the top down in her convertible or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she’s fine with that.