I've read quite a few books that feature rock stars and I have to say Rock the Wolfe is one of my favorites. What I like the most is the look we get bI've read quite a few books that feature rock stars and I have to say Rock the Wolfe is one of my favorites. What I like the most is the look we get behind the scenes of the rock star lifestyle and the impact it has on living in the limelight. It isn't all glamour, wealth and parties.
Wolf Phelan suffers from anxiety and panic attacks to the point he destroyed his band and his marriage. Kerri Coleson is a school teacher who's had a very difficult year that leaves her exhausted and frayed at the seams. Together, these two people spontaneously combust with some seriously hot and sensual sex scenes. What started out as six weeks of companionship without the romantic complications quickly turned to something more for both of them. Beyond the sex, there is a chemistry you only find when two people are fated to be together. They complete each other.
While this was a quick read, the book is filled with plenty of plot, background and character building to leave me completely satisfied. I highly recommend Rock the Wolfe....more
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would do it. To say this book rocked me to my core is an understatement. I don't know if everyone has thIf I could give this book more than 5 stars I would do it. To say this book rocked me to my core is an understatement. I don't know if everyone has their "boy in a band" but I did. So many of the feelings and events Morgan experienced with Mathew struck a chord with me and my past. The story takes place near where I grew up which made it all the more personal and familiar.
Boy in a Band spans Morgan and Mathew's relationship for more than 30 years. Without giving anything away, I knew in the beginning where their relationship would end but like moth to flame, I could not stop reading. It's like watching a train wreck (and I mean that with the utmost respect).
Lisa Loomis is the sort of author I want to be. She writes about life in all it's glory and ugliness. Her characters touched me deeply. I laughed, I cried. OK I cried a lot (long after I finished the book and even weeks later when I recommended it to a friend and told her about it). Any book that stays with me, whose characters stay with me, is my idea of successful storytelling. If you have ever experienced a relationship where you just couldn't be at the same place emotionally at the same time, that will give you an idea of Morgan and Mathew's tumultuous romance from age 12 until around age 46.
I will say the editing could have used a few more passes but don't let that stop you from picking up this book. I am also not a big fan of first person but that didn't prevent me from loving every word. I highly recommend it....more
Heart of Rock takes Brogan Byrne, a rock star from the 70's from a heartbreaking past to a life of excess - using women, sex, booze and drugs to fuelHeart of Rock takes Brogan Byrne, a rock star from the 70's from a heartbreaking past to a life of excess - using women, sex, booze and drugs to fuel that existence. Brogan starts as a character you dislike for his arrogance but as the layers of his past and of his pain peel back, you find possible redemption for this arrogant rock idol.
His record label is at its last straw with Brogan's antics. Enter Carly Montgomery, a successful manager for the label tasked with cleaning Brogan up. This is no simple task as you will learn but Carly is a strong, take-no-prisoners woman. Her looks fit in with the rock scene but underneath the façade is a caring, complex woman. Managing Brogan can make or break her career and he doesn't make it easy. He's rude, arrogant, and damned sexy and while Carly handles him with aplomb, she isn't unaffected by his charms.
Karyn Gerrard has a very strong writing voice. She paints a realistic picture of life as a rock star of the seventies and adds some fascinating secondary characters. She also touches on some more sensitive aspects caused by a life of extreme excess. Karyn does not shy away from telling it like it is and does so with skill and sensitivity.
Overall, the path Carly and Brogan travel that leads them through their love story is full of bumps and potholes culminating in a passionate romance. Heart of Rock is vivid, raw and gut-wrenching. A definite must-read! And I must add I LOVED the title - very fitting....more