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Don't Mention The Rock Star

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  21 reviews
They fell in love in an instant … so why have they spent a lifetime apart?

As a teenager Kellie dated an American boy but circumstances meant they went their separate ways. Now he’s back and she’s so tempted to see him again. But two decades have passed and they are both married with children.

And the last thing a celebrity reporter like her needs is the world finding out
Kindle Edition, 482 pages
Published January 15th 2015 by Bree Darcy
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Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it

When I first heard Stephanie Pegler of Chick Lit Club was releasing a novel I was chuffed to pieces. Who better to write a Chick Lit novel than one of the best Chick Lit bloggers around, with one of the most encylopeadic websites available to the Chick Lit masses! Going under the name Bree Darcy, I was very, very excited to get the opportunity to read Don't Mention The Rock Star a few months early from its release, and it's safe to say I went in to the novel with the highest of hopes.


Don't Men
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of Don't Mention The Rock Star by Bree Darcy in exchange for an honest review.

Kellie and AJ Dangerfield were teenage sweethearts whose relationship fell apart after a "mistake".  Years later, they're both married and life has moved on or has it?  Kellie is a celebrity reporter, and AJ is a rock star living a celebrity life, both married with kids.  Then they are thrown together once mo
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
“If two past lovers can remain friends, either they were never in love or they still are.” I had never heard the book’s opening quote before, but I really loved it. Kellie has had no contact with her first boyfriend Andy since they broke up years ago. We meet her in present day and she is a married celebrity reporter with two kids and Andy is now AJ, front man to chart topping Danger Game. They are living completely different lives, but their jobs mean they are bound to cross paths at some point ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock, awesome
A thumping good read. I couldn't put the book down until the blinking battery ran out on my kindle, without that incident it would've been a read in one sitting.

Kellie works as a journalist, an incident gets her a little exposure and she receives a message from Andy a boyfriend from the past. The only problem is that her husband and family have no idea that her boyfriend as a teenager was now a huge rock star and he wants to meet up. Will Kellie be strong enough to see Andy again?

I was bewitche
Samantha March
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy
Don’t Mention the Rock Star was a quick read, thanks to the short and snappy sections, and to the point plot. We bounce around from Kellie’s past and present, meeting the boy she dated back in the day, and learning about the man she married. This book was really interesting because it discusses the question of can we ever forget our first love, and the added twist in here is that Kellie’s first love went on to become a successful rock star – and now he’s back on the scene
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ugh ugh ugh, this was Where rainbows end all over again. But such an amazing book!
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Bree Darcy is a pseudonym and a person who hides behind it is a blogger - turned - writer Stephanie Pegler, who has set up the very well known and beloved Chicklit Club back in 2007, and she also organizes International Chick Lit Month in May every year. There are also some other websites that she contributes to, and she also works as a journalist, can anyone be more busy? And still she found time to write this great debut of a book, "Don't Mention the Rock Star" - a brilliant title, no?

Kellie a
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review first posted on my blog: http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

When she was just a teenager, Kellie fell head over heels in love with American bad boy Andy who was in Australia visiting his family. The two of them were inseparable, but things suddenly changed and they both went their seperate ways. These days, Kellie is married to Curtis and tries to juggle both taking care of their children and her job as a celebrity gossip journalist. Andy is now A.J. Dangerfield, lead singer of world
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading Don’t Mention the Rockstar. It had all the ingredients that make a book irresistible to me….love, romance, secrets, and second a chance at love! Kellie is just a teenager living in Australia with her single mother when she meets American boy, Andy. He is there visiting his relatives but knows he will have to return to America at some point. The two are complete opposites. She is the good girl who works hard in school hoping to make her life better. He is the bad boy who ...more
Cheryl (I Heart Fictional People)
Ever wonder what would happen if your first love came back into your life years down the road? Kellie is about to find out in Don’t Mention the Rock Star by Bree Darcy. As teenagers, Kellie and Andy were madly in love. Different circumstances tore them apart, and they eventually went their separate ways. Now they are both married with children, and Kellie’s husband, Curtis, has no idea that the lead singer of rock band Danger Game, AJ Dangerfield, or Andy, as Kellie called him, was once his wife ...more
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Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh baby, I just read the mother of all love triangles! This one was meaty and juicy and full of everything I love about this genre! Really, the total love triangle package! A stunning debut by Bree Darcy. This novel takes place over two decades! So yes, it's nice and long.

Kellie and Andy meet as teenagers in Australia. Andy has just moved to the land down under with his mother after the death of his father. A high school dropout, he's the epitome of the brooding teen boy, quite the opposite of
Sherri Bryant
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Enjoyable story about first love and the path life leads us on based on our choices and decisions. I really liked Kellie and AJ together. They mesh so well and I enjoyed watching them mature as individuals and as a couple. Kellie is by AJ’s side and as his popularity and fame grow, they are pulled apart when AJ makes a choice that drives Kellie away. This book is told both in the past and present as the reader is given a birds-eye view into their lives as they grow from teenagers to adults with ...more
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was an enjoyable and at times an addictive read. It dealt with a non-linear timeline, following the characters in the present but also 20 years earlier during their teen years. I really enjoyed this aspect of the novel and I found both perspectives kept me equally interested which isn't normally the case as I normally prefer one over the other.
All the characters in this novel were well developed and interesting with the main character Kelly and Andy, the love interest, being very down
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a teenager, Kellie meets an ambitious young musician named Andy. Her first love, they are inseparable for a time, but circumstances soon tear them apart. Years later, Kellie is now a journalist for a celebrity website, and Andy is better known as AJ Dangerfield, frontman of band Danger Game and worldwide superstar. While she has never forgotten him, she has moved on with her life, and even her husband doesn't know that she once dated a rock star. But now Kellie's past and present are about to ...more
Zee Monodee
Had a bit of a hard time getting into this book because (sadly) I did not like the heroine. Something about her rubbed me the wrong way and so I wasn't able to connect with her to really enjoy the tale. The continuous to-and-fro veering between past and present also threw me off-loop many times (maybe if you read this in one go, it's not confusing, but I was going and coming back and losing track every time I tried to get back in).

I'd also expected this book to be more chick-lit/humourous in vib
InD'tale Magazine

This book has an interesting plot - where both main characters are married to other people and have children.

Read full review in the 2015 Holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Full review coming!
Karan Eleni
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
Review to come!
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
If its meant to be, it will be
Paula White
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Wanted a longer epilogue - maybe another one a couple of years down the line! I will be looking out for other books by this author
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What a great read. If you love Paige Toon and her Johnny books you will enjoy Don't Mention The Rock Star
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Bree Darcy is the pseudonym of Australian journalist Stephanie Pegler. She is the publisher of several popular websites for readers and authors, including Chicklit Club, Connect and We Heart Writing, and also runs the annual International Chick Lit Month event. She worked as a newspaper sub-editor in Perth for about twenty years, and is married with three children. Don’t Mention the Rock Star is h ...more