Rock Star's Girl (A Hollywood Dating Story, #1)
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Rock Star's Girl (A Hollywood Dating Story #1)

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  745 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she's taken on to keep her business — a popular fashion-snark web site — up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal.

While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a ch...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Wally Hood Books & Publishing (first published July 23rd 2011)
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Tammara
A don't-judge-a-book-by-its-cover book. As always, I read a Kindle sample first (thank GOD, or I'd have missed this one). Rock Star's Girl is the story of independent web-writer and twenty-something Emily, who's been friends with wannabe rock star Jesse for four years. There's a simmering, long-standing attraction between them. They have the caring, flirty conversations any girl might have with a trusted friend with whom she'd love to explore the next level, and he's responding in kind... so she...more
A. Bookzilla.
I'm quite surprised that this has such low ratings. It's actually a pretty sneaky book that had me pulling at my hair trying to figure out who's real and who's fake. I'm taking a wild guess it's because of the ending that doesn't agree with even my own expectations, but that's why I loved it. It was realistic.

The author makes a good point showing you just how much the rumor-mill can destroy someone's life.

Emily is a wonderful, independent, incredibly smart, and unfortunately a very, very naive y...more
Courtney
So, there were some things I really liked about this story. I loved the idea, plot, the sorta triangle, the dialogue, the headlines.

But there was way more I found disappointing. For one, it contained way way way too many boring, tedious details. More action! More romance! Second, I never really felt like Emily had real feelings for Jesse or Cory either. And while I felt her angst, I wanted more romance. And the ending? Unsatisfying.
Floe (Fernie_J)
Cory I loved you. You've been an ass and I HATE you to the last letter.

I thought Emily would end up with Jesse but the author decided something else, which is wise. Good on you Emily.

Would you say it's realistic? Yes, I think it is. Never really had or experienced the Hollywood life.

Would you recommend the book? Yes, to people who fancy a change.

Stephanie
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to read a story where the main character is 26 years old.

This book has that young adult feel, but is set around adult characters. They have jobs, responsabilities and their judgement is not clouded by their teenage hormones.

Emily Watts is a lovable character. She's a strong woman who has a head on her shoulder. I felt like she could've been one of my friend.

The love interest is everything you'd want but with a touch of reality, meaning that he is...more
Holly
This was a free download.

I'm a total sucker for rocker romances and this one promised me a rock star and the LA music scene. Sadly, it was light on both. The music scene was definitely more detailed than the rock star aspects, but I wanted more. Corey seemed more like a celebrity, such as a movie star, than a rock star.

The premise is cute, but as the plot unraveled I found myself more disbelieving than anything else. It was just too far-fetched for me to buy. Especially the way things were clea...more
Liz
I wasn't really sure what to make of this book. An incredibly naïve fashion writer, Emily, as a character made me cross at points in the story.

Emily fancies her friend, struggling musician, Jesse. After a what seems like the brush off from Jesse, Emily accepts the number of another musician - Cory. Suddenly launched into the limelight, Emily's life changes beyond recognition in a very short period of time. Emily learns that fame changes people and who she should be careful about who she can trus...more
Stephanie (StephTheBookworm)
Emily Watts, 26 year old freelance writer and fashion website owner, just wants to have a fun night out at her friend Jesse’s concert. Instead, she meets rockstar, Cory Sampson, and after agreeing to go out on a date with him, makes entertainment headlines. Soon, Emily is famous, just for dating a rockstar, and does not enjoy being thrust into the limelight. When rumors erupt that she’s been cheating on Cory with Jesse, she’s not ready to face the kickback from Cory’s fans, who publicly call her...more
Michelle
Do you remember being a young girl and having that rock star girl fantasy? I do! It was Rick Springfield and I didn’t care if he was 20+ years older than me, I wanted to marry him. When Samantha from Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours asked me if I wanted to review JF Kristin’s book “Rock Star’s Girl”, I was hooked the second I read the synopsis.

I loved this book. I found it so fascinating for the little glimpse into the life of a rock star's “girlfriend”. In what appears to be such a superficial world,...more
Amanda
I forgot to add the review for this book.

I actually enjoyed this book through most of it. Then the end happened. That wasn't an ending to a book, it was barely a beginning. You go through this book with the heroine and you learn all the good, the bad, and the really ugly about the 2 men in her life. I rooted for one of those men to man up and get his crap together. Then the ending occurred.

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Samantha Janning
Emily Watts is an over-worked yet still struggling writer who tries to keep a social life with her workaholic schedule. While taking a break from her fashion website, Emily attends a concert for her friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician searching for his big break. Emily has been friends with Jesse for years, but is wondering if maybe they shouldn’t be more. When Jesse turns her down, Emily feels humiliated- but quickly rebounds when she meets Cory Sampson, who is the lead singer in a popul...more
Laura
3.5 stars
Emily Watts is the epitome of a RockStar groupie, but not by choice, her friend, Jesse who also plays into some serious confusion on his part as to if they are just friends, or if they are more then that. She's a low-key runner of a fashion website as long as writing editorals for a magazine. But overnight, with the help of lead singer Cory Sampson. She becomes a tabloid sensation and her website and column explode with popularity. Is dating a superstar all its cracked up to be? or wil...more
Emily
Emily spends her time maintaining her fashion blog and enough freelance work to just make the ends meet. But, she takes one evening off to see her friend Jesse's band preform. At the event she meets Cory Sampson the lead singer in another band, which has already had at least one hit and potential for more.
Suddenly, Emily finds herself half of the new it couple on all the celebrity blogs and gossip sites. That is not only effecting her personal life, but her professional life, as advertisers and...more
Meredith Schorr
I really enjoyed this story about a "normal" girl whose life turns completely upside down when she starts dating a celebrity and, according to the gossip columns, two celebrities! The main character, Emily, was extremely easy to like as she was very down-to-earth and stable and not someone you tend to see on the cover of gossip magazines. I liked that she was vulnerable enough to let herself fall for the wrong guys and become distracted from her work yet, strong enough to know when it was time t...more
Scarlett Janeway-keck
Spoilers
God I hate the paparazzi and tabloids cause they lie and stretch the truth all the time about celebrities lives how do they even live like that. Plus to get paid money for that crap yuck but us as the normal and not popular eat it up why? Well it was a good but up until the last few chapters that why I gave it only one star. Yea I figure Emily was not going to end up with either guy but to sell out and start writing for the tabloid guy Wally Hood disgusting why would she do that he ruin...more
Tara

Emily Watts is a workaholic fashion blogger living in Hollywood, California. Between keeping her business (online fashion-snark blog, Zeeked) up and running and the freelance writing work she does to keep herself afloat financially, she doesn’t have much time for relationships, or keeping up with who’s who in Hollywood.

I have to admit, I expected this book to be a typical chick-lit rendition of nice, normal girl finds rock star boyfriend, gets famous, a few random things happen, but ultimately...more
Katie(babs)
Rock Star’s Girl by J.F. Kristin is set in Los Angeles and shows how the paparazzi can ruin the lives of not only the rich and famous, but those they interact with. This has a definite Chick-Lit vibe to it with a subtle romantic undertone and an amazingly written heroine. Since it was free on Kindle and the blurb really caught my interest, I downloaded it. And I’m so glad I did!

I had some doubts about this one because I'll be honest, most of the self-published books that are free for a limited t...more
Kristy
First off I want to say my rating has nothing to do with how well this book is written. It was a pretty good story except I'm a love story kind of a girl. And this was most definitely NOT a love story. This was about a girl who fell for two rock stars and realized that in the entertainment industry publicity is publicity good or bad, and when you are a star or a rising star you WANT either kind even if you have to use the people close to you to get it. Unfortunately Emily had to learn the hard w...more
Saskia 'follow my shoes' Smith
For me this book had potential. The start seemed to drag in to long, to the point where so much detail was in that's unnecessary that I lost attention. That turned out to be a problem through out the book. The characters are sweet enough but I wouldn't take to the story line. The ending for me left me thinking wtf. All of that and it seemed like a quick rushed ending that seems unfinished.
Katie
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Sherry Vitaniemi
Learning

wow what a way to find your supposed friend used you.and a guy who makes you fall for him then backs off.then he changes his mind.well as for both guys pay back sucks.I am sorry someone who didn't deserve being hurt got hurt anyways.a lesson learned.this was a good story
Laura
Fun, relatable and surprising. I don’t read chick lit often, so to capture my interest in this genre I have to be pulled in right away. Finally, we have a female protagonist (Emily Watts) who isn’t lost, ditzy or dying for a man. Emily Watts is who I want to meet when I read chick lit – she’s smart, focused and sarcastically funny.

The pop culture references incorporated by the author make the reading fun, relevant and light. It’s visually very descriptive. I felt like I was following along the w...more
Amanda
I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads. It was my first one ever and was thrilled to receive it. It came with a nice little handwritten note by the author and was in trade size, which I like.

Rock Star's Girl is not the type of book that I normally read but was still pretty good. Interesting story line and quick moving, I'd say this would be a great book for the beach. Occasionally I would have liked the main character, Emily, to be a little more forward with some of the jerkier...more
Kacie
"Totally not what I thought it would be." - This statement sums up this book perfectly. Emily was a strong character who held it down and did not succumb to stressors caused by the men in her life. I definitely dig that; however for me, it wasn't exactly clear that the men in her life were playin' her. While they weren't as innocent as her, it definitely seemed that they were also victims to the series if unfortunate events. Despite this, I appreciate the boundaries Emily drew with even her susp...more
Annemarie
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005ECM... free! is this a Young adult? possibly, I didn't connect 1 iota to anything or anyone, very immature I mean these were adults, I think.
Ann Goubert
Don't know

Don't know

hmmm don't really know how I feel about this book. okay great story but sometimes weird to follow but liked it though at some points.
buppyspek
I have to admit, I didn't expect much from this book going into it. I got it because it came up in my recommendations on Amazon and it sounded like a fun read for a vacation, plus it was super cheap.

As it turns out, I was in for a bit of a surprise. I actually really liked the book! It was entertaining, engaging, and funny. The characters were well-rounded.

Though, I was also a bit surprised - considering that this is a book about a girl who dates rock stars - that there was no "sex, drugs, and r...more
Michele
May 29, 2013 Michele rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This teen-feeling story was entertaining as a light and amusing short read. First it is not really teen, it is "new adult." That is adults who are about 22 years old and pretty much act like teens. That being said, this novel needs no warning for "mature content." In fact, it really isn't entirely a romance at all! The main character, Emily, is engaging and interesting. Her relationships are not what I expected and I enjoyed seeing a more intelligent and independent female in this genre of novel...more
Jeana
Good read, love the characters and the fact it's about rockers. Looking forward to part two.
Tammy Hamilton Green
You've gotta be able to kick em' to the curb! This is an HEA, but one you'll never expect.
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