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(Groupie #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,883 ratings  ·  221 reviews
Andy Foster never expected lightning to strike when she met the enigmatic frontman of an up-and-coming rock band, but Giovanni Carnevale left her thunderstruck. At first it is easy to use her freelance writing career as an excuse to indulge the steamy flirtation from city to city. As she gets ever closer to making her lascivious fantasies a reality, however, she finds hers ...more
Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published November 23rd 2013 by Ivy Lane Media, LLC.
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads

:/ I'm not sure where to begin. This book was angsty, annoying, frustrating, infuriating. I was pissed eighty percent of the time and honestly, I felt like I wanted to go through my kindle and throttle the male lead character. It lacked SO MANY things that I crave in my books but it was a train wreck that was impossible to put down. No matter what torture I was going through I kept coming back for more. I KNOW.....I don't know why!!! I was so
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Four Very Angsty Stars

**Warning: This review contains a lot of expletives. Reader discretion is advised**

“Someday I’ll wake from this dream and hold my angel in my arms. And she’ll know all along I’ve wanted her.”

FUCK MY MASOCHISTIC SIDE!!! What the fuck did I just read? This was pure angst. I was fooled by the allure of the rock star story line and was immediately drawn to it. So here I am, hoping to read a nice predictable story involving a sexy rock star Hero. So what did I get instead? A c
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised
3 STARS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

This book has been rated by me as

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“Why?” I cried into the phone, and I didn’t even care how pathetic it sounded.
“That’s just who he is,” she reasoned softly. “He needs more love than one person can give him. That’s what makes him a star. Bright enough to shine for everyone, but far enough away that he can never really be caught.” -A sobbing Andy to Alana

Welcome to the Heartbreak Hotel...

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Feb 06, 2013 rated it liked it


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This book was crazy!! I really don't know if I actually liked it or not. The only reason why I gave this book 3 stars is because I couldn't stop reading about all the drama.

Short overview, Vanni is an up and coming rock star. Andy is a writer trying to break into the entertainment business. Eventually, they end up together in this drama filled on again off again relationship.

I really wanted to slap Andy
To say I enjoyed this book would be a colossal understatement!

This is a story about Andy and Vanni ...

Sometimes they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" so let me illustrate Andy and Vanni's relationship with a following GIF:

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Loved the story, the writing, the angst (and usually I am NOT a big fan of angsty books) ... pretty much everything about this book was perfect, IMO!

I am just glad that the next two books are waiting on my Kindle so off I go now ...


*** Full review after I a
It's just me Shelly B
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angst
Um Um Um.......I love me an angsty book and this one definitely delivered! Vanni the bad boy rockstar you love and hate his guts at the same time. Andy... I love her, first because she's an average curvy girl not a stick figure and second because she's just a regular girl. Andy and Vanni are like each others choice drug, they are horrible for one another but they can not help going back for more. Graham, who is Vanni's boss, the owner of the record label and Andy's other romantic suitor....he is ...more
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2012
More like 1.5 stars

This started out as a promising read, the girl seemed like a strong and sassy lady and the boy seemed like a hot bad boy rockstar, 2 of my fave things in a book. This lasted for a few chapters only the lady lost her backbone completely and became, sorry but I have to say it, a pathetic and whiny girl without a stint of dignity and I was SO pissed because she started out so good!!!

And the guy, I like sort of alpha guys, strong, decisive man who know what they want and know how
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have never ever ever been more frustrated with a male character as I have been with this manwhore mofo Giovanni Carnevale. *I love love his name* Anywho...

The book starts off with lies and ends in lies. Andy is a freelance writer. She has the opportunity to meet Dreaming in Blue and the enigmatic Vanni. She is instantly attracted to him and he to her but she doesn't trust him. Like I said, it starts with lies. He says the right words. Goodness does he ever but then the asshole manwhore in him
Aug 18, 2018 marked it as nfmaa
Shelves: hulk, no-f-in-way

Cheating f**k face of a hero who dips his nasty d**k in many OW....weak willed,spineless heroine =don't even waste my time
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Arghh! I feel like Ive been taken on an emotional rollercoaster ride but damn do I want to slap Vanni in the face! I cant believe this book isnt more popular. It certainly packs a punch similar to other indie authors S.C Stephens (similar to Thoughtless) and K.A Linde's Avoiding Commitment. *Sigh*I feel so melancholy right now Im almost scared to read book 2.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I have to say Ginger Voight you are B-R-I-L-L-A-N-T! Man oh man can I say that I have never ever screamed at a book so loud and fiercely like I did this one. Man I had so many freaking emotions I felt like I was 10 again on the tea cups at the amusement park. I kept thinking okay did that just happen. Oh Lord WTF??????? You know I had a lot of those moments because I could not believe the things I was reading. Then there were times when I cried because I could really feel what Andy was fee ...more
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never been so frustrated with a book, the lead female angered me so much, i kept turning the page hoping she would wake up and grow a back bone, and as for Vanni,, well there has never been a lead guy I have wanted to smack in the face as much. I kept thinking/hoping he was going to turn himself around by it just never happened, he started the book as an egotistical, womanising, adulterous arse and ended the book exactly the same....and yet I feel myself moving straight on to read the follo ...more
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Before I dive into Rockstar - I needed a short break. This book started slow for me - and was not the typical hot & steamy rock god romance. Although you are immediately drawn into the relationship of Vanni and Andy. The author takes their time, introducing you to the various cast of characters and then dives straight into the turmoil of a off the record affair. Andy is bound to accept any piece of Vanni she can get, and Vanni is quite set on giving her just a piece of himself - leaving the ...more
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Nikki Nik
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Edit 2/25/13
I've decided to lower my rating to a 1. After reading the next two books, I could not get over Vanni's disgusting behaviors in book 1, which pretty much ruined the rest of the books for me.

I don't regret reading them, but, I'm not sure if I can recommend them to anyone.

3.5-4 stars. The writing was excellent.

But, I really hated Vannie. I don't think I've come across a male lead in a book that I've hated so
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OMG--I stayed up til almost 1am to finish this book. There was a lot that I loved about this story-but the way the author wrote the emotions of the heroine/hero were very heart-felt.
I went to bed thinking about this story and felt myself wondering if I really liked Andy and Vanni...and when an author makes you think, I love it.
These 2 characters were flawed in such a way that you could understand how they behaved the way they did---one thought that I kept returning to as I read this story was
Oct 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommended by Goodreads because I read How to Kill a Rock Star.

I'm still trying to figure out why Goodreads could possibly have thought I might enjoyed this.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Wow! Why didn't I read this sooner? The angst, the love triangle and a hot rock star- what's not to love about this book- except Andy! Omg she annoyed me almost as much as Kiera! Jeez, get your crap together girl!
Aug 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies
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Dirty Dayna
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series-to-finish
3 Angsty in this moment stars

this book you get addicted to reading it.. and you hate it...but it sucks you up...but then it makes you want to vomit and its like a never ending cycle. It is well written as far as verbiage and relatability go but in the same breath it could be 1/2 as long and rate better the long drawn out back and forth from our main characters gets to the point of "I could skim this and not miss anything" . in my opinion it doesn't end at an OMGGGG cliffhanger more of a ... do I
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A year ago I probably would have rated this book higher because I enjoyed it and immediately picked up book 2. I've become stingy with stars! Anyway, I enjoyed that the heroine was unconventional and I felt her connection with Vanni and was thoroughly entertained by the story. I liked that the author explored different kinds of groupies and showed us some of the more extreme versions. I felt slightly disconnected from the characters (like the story was being told to me and I ...more
Wow, this story is a definite mind fuck. Vanni is a character you love to hate and hate to love. He just doesn't have his shit together. He uses his rockstarness as the reason and it pissed me off. Andy Foster falls hard for Vanni and they both start flirting and developing a relationship. However, Vanni is living the rock star life and is on the arm of every hollywood eyecandy that he can find. See one thing about Andy is that she is not a size 0. She has an ass and boobs. She's rubenesque. The ...more
America Matthew
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow what can I say this book is amazing it's a roller coaster of emotions that's for sure but definitely worth the ride .... It is brilliantly written it keeps you hooked from beginning to end. I'm in Awe of this storyline. Bow to Ginger Voight for an amazing story
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So so good. Off to the second book!
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a roller coaster... I am totally drained... NO EMOTIONS LEFT WHATSOEVER...
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. Oh my how I love a good rock star/bad boy book!!

Giovanni (Vanni) Carnevale: Up and coming Rock Star God. Long brown hair, deep brown eyes, tall, dark and handsome. Love em and leave em. Beautiful voice, romantic, personable to all his adoring fans. Arrogant at times. Absolutely terrified of commitment and of course blames it on his father who left him at a early age.

Andy Foster: free lance writer. Full figured, ordinary but extraordinary, small town girl who falls hard for the up and
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I am speechless... I am going to try and write a review for a book that absolutely leaves me with few words. This book captured me and I could not put it down. Not only that but it seems I am going to be up half the night reading Rock Star, the follow up book to Groupie by Ginger Voight. This book was insane. I am afraid my review of it will be all over the place as are my emotions.
I loved Giovanni, I hated him, I loved him, I hated him...
4 - 4.5 Stars

I've had this book on my TBR for probably a year or more. I wanted something angsty, and this looked like it fit the bill. I am an angst lover, so I loved this. Vanni is such a douche, and Andy makes me want to shake her hard. Seriously, make him work for it girl! It's ok that he seems to be able to commit to everyone else but you? And then tries to make you feel guilty about it? Get a backbone already! Ugh.

I love drama, so I stayed up ALL night reading this book. I didn't even go
Dee Montoya
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is about a 25 year old woman writer, and her best friend who is a PR agent for a new band asks her to fly to Philadelphia to meet an up and coming band, so she can write about them. After she meets the lead singer the attraction between them is undeniable. I was intrigued by this book because the characters are so different from what I’m used to reading. Andy is a curvy girl with a 42DD breast size, still trying to figure out whom she really is, she is an orphan but doesn't have a bitt ...more
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Where to begin? Ginger Voight is an amazing writer...the main characters (Andy & Vanni), the chemistry, the settings, the supporting characters...all of it! I felt the love, the insecurity, the's not often an author can write it and, at the same time, make the reader FEEL it. So many times I wanted to punch Andy in the head because she didn't ASK for what she wanted! At the same time, I wanted to hate Vanni for being such a douchebag! The emotion of it all and a great story
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Ginger Voight is a screenwriter and bestselling author with over twenty published titles in fiction and nonfiction. She covers everything from travel to politics in nonfiction, as well as romance, paranormal, and dark, “ripped from the headlines” topics like Dirty Little Secrets.

Ginger discovered her love for writing in sixth grade, courtesy of a Halloween assignment. From then on, writing became

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“You want me,Andy. I can feel it.
Yes I want you, I admitted.
In a way you'll never want me.”
“I briefly stole a look from Vanni, who's dark eyes seem to speak volumes in a language I was not familiar. I did t speak Cheating Dirt Bag, nor did I with to learn.” 2 likes
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