Rick (aka Riff Rotten) is in the midst of recording a new album with his band and while his bandmate and best friend is planning his wedding, Rick isRick (aka Riff Rotten) is in the midst of recording a new album with his band and while his bandmate and best friend is planning his wedding, Rick is trying to get over that he has just buried the love of his life. Even though, it has been years since her passing from cancer, he can’t forget about Simone and now he thinks he is having a heart attack. It turns out that rock stars can get panic attacks and once under control, they are now taking over his life. Not one to sit by, he decides to take action and finds yoga.
We touched on Rick and his war with Adrian in Louder Than Love and Adrian’s romance with Kat. Those two are both present with a few other characters from that book. You don’t need to read that one first to enjoy this one. When Rick’s panic attacks start to overtake his life and he takes up yoga at his son’s insistence, he has a cute meet with Sidra, an instructor. And the age difference is believable as well as the spark between the two. Of course, the new couple has issues, but they overcome the obstacles that are mostly themselves.
Dear Dog, this sounds like it could be a self-help novel for musicians, but, nope, far from that, it is a romance that will leave you with that good feeling of happily ever after. Topper has quickly become my favorite in the rock star romance department and it is all because she can summon up a rock star on paper that comes across with the true charisma they all have. That X factor is present in all of her books. This one is definitely swoon worthy.
This is one of the best written biographies I have read in a long time. It did take me a bit longer to (review not final - there may be edits to this)
This is one of the best written biographies I have read in a long time. It did take me a bit longer to get through this since there was so much information packed into a very small space. That is one of the thing I loved about it. Every word had a place, no filler, much like Petty's music - where every note counts. I also loved that Zanes tried to be objective about his subject when you can tell he is a fan. Yes, he recounts the bad times but explains what went wrong within the band. He really dug down and got Petty's side of the story and then got the other band members to give their side. I can't say everything is fair and balanced, but this is pretty close. You can tell exactly who is in Petty's camp.
I had always heard rumors about the Heartbreakers, that they were somewhat reclusive and after reading this it is amazing to find out that the guys in the band are just really shy. That all makes sense when you understand where they came from and the horrible childhood that Petty had. I am amazed that he isn't more damaged. If the writing in the book is a bit familiar to Petty fans, it is because Zanes also did the book that accompanied Runnin Down a Dream.
Overall, this is a great recap on Tom Petty and the relationship he has with his bandmates, the Heartbreakers. It reads like an honest portrayal and the fact that Zanes had access to Petty and the band makes all the difference in how the story comes off. It is a story about overcoming the odds and making in music. ...more
Grace and Ashton host a radio show and are polar opposites, she is an outspoken social media specialist and he loves the outdoors. Their on air "relatGrace and Ashton host a radio show and are polar opposites, she is an outspoken social media specialist and he loves the outdoors. Their on air "relationship" has a flirtatious quality but Grace has a boyfriend and Ashton is in a relationship, so it just remains friendly between them. As a fund raiser, they agree to kiss for every thousand dollars that they raise and of course the audience wants them to kiss, so of course, they kiss.
This adoarble and pefect for summer romance, is a quick and satisfying read. This is modern romance complete with instagram, twitter and full of fun. There is a lot of humor and tension between the two as well as character development that is a joy to read. This is my first book by Sharalyn Pratt, but it won't be my last. It reminded me a bit of Jill Shalvis but without the explicit parts....more
In this retelling of The Little Mermaid, Sarah Ockler spins on old story into something fresh and romantic.
Elyse and her twin sister, Natalie, have thIn this retelling of The Little Mermaid, Sarah Ockler spins on old story into something fresh and romantic.
Elyse and her twin sister, Natalie, have the start of a wonderful music career on their home island of Tobago. In a freak accident, Elyse has lost her voice and the meaning of her life. An old family friend offers her a chance to regain her footing in a small town on the Oregon coast. Lemon and her daughter Kirby offer her a chance to become normal again. The town might be just whats she needs to find her true voice again.
Then Christian returns home from college and offers her a job restoring an old boat which turns out to be more than just a sailing vessel. His father has pitted the town against each other and his son in a bid to sell the family holdings to a developer. Of course, Elyse finds Christian very attractive and the two communicate in ways Elyse never imagined possible. Overall, this is a story of finding out what life is really about when you think you have lost your dreams. Parents: this one is best for older teens, and moms, you will probably find this a wonderful beach read....more