All she has to do is close her eyes and she remembers the day Brian McAvoy swept into her life.A frightened toddler, she didn't know then that she was his illegitimate daugh ...more
It's a rather atypical romance novel (semi-romantic suspense) because the romance doesn't really come into play seriously until the last 150 pages. This book is more about the heroine, Emma, ...more
This story in particular is a favorite of mine as it follow the story of not just the main character Emma, but an entire cast of characters that you love to love and love to hate ...more
This was a great book from Nora Roberts, better than some of the others I have read. It is one of her time progression novels, so a lot of the book is about Emma's childhood and the lives of the band members. The major romance between Emma and Michael doesn't really begin until after half of the book is already over with, somewhere in the last 175 pages or so.
I loved reading about all the lives in this book, though. Usually NR focuses on the main two cha ...more
It starts out in the 1970s in the early years when the English rock band, Devastation, is just starting to become famous. Emma's father, Brian, is the lead singer and she's friends with the other three guys in the band. There's lots of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll along with the times a'changin'.
We follow Emma after her brother dies, until she's in her twenties, and everyone in her family and circle. I liked the characters we are supp ...more
What I hated was being in Emma's head. Not the writing hate, I just loved the story, but rather the existantial hate. I don't want to think of child abuse, that's just one of the most horrible things out there. And the worst of it was that, even when she grew up in a loving environment with all luxuries etc., in the end she was still the traumatised little girl who ...more
So I knocked the rating down a bit.
Such an engaging story that spans about 20 years. When I put the book down, the characters stayed fresh in my mind and I couldn't wait to see them again.
The down fall for me was the Hero. He was a good guy but I found him to be too impatient for our Heroine and then when they're finally together I never felt a real connection between them.
Also, the ending, which finally wraps up a major piece of the story was way too tidy ...more
I so recommend this book! It is definitely worth t ...more
I think the book has so much plot and characters that is really hard to individually comment about each one of them. Nevertheless, Nora had carefully tackled the life of members of a rock band and his family through 20 years.
I think Emma McAvoy i ...more
Emma Parker, as a child she was told from her mom of her father, the rockstar and they lived in London.
Jane drinks, heavily and threatens to kill the child and herself after telling the TV reporters why they were abandoned by the rockstar.
was taken by her father as a child and lives with her father Brian and his pregnant girlfriend Bev. Her mom always hit her but she's happy to have money now to do what she wants.
The rockstar band travels to America and the females ...more
As an adult, Emma is a beautiful, intelligent,talented young woman whose life since she was three has been a star-studded world of wealth and privilege. But as the book opens, someone wants her dead....
She was a frightened, lonely toddler, always hiding from her mother's drunken or drug-induced wrath, when Brian McAvoy, her rock-star father, swept in and took her away. Sh ...more
Emma.Beautiful, intelligent, radiantly talented, she lives in a star-studded world of wealth and privilege.But she is about to discover that fame is no protection at all when someone wants you dead....
All she has to do is close her eyes and she remembers the day Brian McAvoy swept into her life.A frightened toddler, she didn't know then that she was his illegitimate daughter or that he was pop music's rising new star.All she knew was that with Brian, his bandmates, and his new wife, she felt sa...more
The book revolves mainly around Emma McAvoy, the "love-child" of a rising Rockstar, Brian McAvoy. She is brought by an alcoholic and abusive mother. She meets her dad for the first time, at the age of three, who takes her away from her alcoholic and abusive mother. It had been l ...more
Being honest, I was waiting for a typical romance story, but this is it and more.
Emma is so real, and I loved her relationship with her father from the very first moment. It's a travel through the 60's, 70's and 80's, though drougs, a bad marriage, redoing relationships and accepting truths, to discover yourself. And music, the music is very important in the history. There were moments when I cryed, when I laughed, when I felt like if someone were squeezing my ...more
The story was about a band (and everyone involved with them) from the 70s and how they used and abused drugs and alcohol throughout their career (as well as making great music, of course).
The physical ...more
The relationship between Emma and the band members (including her dad) was simply beautiful, this book made me laugh, cry and evoked a serious emotional reaction.
I adored Brian and Johnno and Stevie was just divine as was Pm. I didn't t know who'd done ...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her ...more
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It's restless and rude. It's defiant and daring. It's a fist shaken at age. It's a voice that often screams out questions because the answers are always changing. The very young play it because they're searching for some way to express their anger or joy, their confusion and their dreams. Once in a while, and only once in a while, someone comes along who truly understands, who has the gift to transfer all those needs and emotions into music.”