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First Crush (Dark Falkon #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  43 reviews

One simple word, yet so incredibly complicated. Well, that's how it feels for Jake Cooper.

Living with his best friend, Sienna Forrester, he's used to having a woman around, twenty-four, seven.

So why is he wanting to pull his hair out?

Lukas Dark, the lead singer and guitarist of Dark Falkon, that’s why. Sienna is obsessed with him, and it's driving Jake to
Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published May 29th 2016 by J.O. Mantel
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Melissa Mendoza
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title: First Crush
Author: J.O Mantel
Series: Dark Falkon Series, Book #1
Release Date: May 29, 2016
Genre(s): Rock Star Romance
Page Count: 250
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


One simple word, yet so incredibly complicated. Well, that's how it feels for Jake Cooper.

Living with his best friend, Sienna Forrester, he's used to having a woman around, twenty-four, seven.

So why is he wanting to pull his hair out?

Lukas Dark, the lead singer and guitarist of Dark Falk
This have "love triangle" written in bold letters feeling. A reviewer said "not interested in reading the second one to know what will be the heroine's choice". I hate this plot. And a cliffhanger. This is the 1st book by the author and I think she didn't make a good choice. Just read reviews and anyone can see that love triangle is not a favorite of majority. Just IMHO
Cheril Olmsted
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
First Crush by JO Mantel was a hard read for me. Which is disappointing because I usually love Rockstar romances. I thought the third person writing and switching to a different character thoughts without warning was distracting and took away from the development of each character.

The story is about best friends and roommates Sienna and Jake. I didn't like Sienna at all. I thought she was a selfish, spoiled rich girl who wouldn't know what was good for her, even if you threw it at her. For an u
After reading the synopsis, I was a bit excited to read this book, who doesn't like a good "I'm in love with my best friend but they don't know it" story? I'm sorry to say that this book just didn't do it for me. The basic premise was good, but the dialogue came off as somewhat stilted (to me anyway). I had a hard time wrapping my head around the way Jake would talk, as well as his inner dialogue; there was a lot of exclamation points whenever he had internal thoughts. This book does end on a cl ...more
Rock stars and a love triangle you say I am all over this one. In this book, First Crush is it going to be Jake’s First Crush on his BF and roomie or is it going to be First Crush for Sienna when she meets, Lukas Dark after winning a contest? Mmm. That is the inquiring minds question.
We meet Sienna and Jake who have been friends for over 20 years and are roomies too. Jake’s feelings for Sienna are becoming harder to hide and become even harder when Sienna’s fantasy of meeting Lukas becomes a re
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jake is in an awful situation mostly of his own making ...

Jake and Sienna live together as friends , they have been friends since childhood their families are friends.
Both families know Jake's feelings about Sienna .
She is who he always thinks of daily he desires her so much he can't always be along with her.
Sienna has no idea of Jake's feelings for her .
Jake needs a push to tell her he does at the end of the book so now need book two.

Sienna loves Lukas Dark a rock star who she is obsessed w
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the characters in this book. It gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go. I couldn't get enough of these characters so I'm glad there is another book with them.
This book has hot rock stars that's right there makes for as great read.
I love the cover of this book!!
R yatsko
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am normally not a fan of love triangles..hmm...
But! This book totally sucked me into their lives!
I adored jake.. and uhm his roommate I won’t say her name right now..made me angry!!!
Then that ending!!!
Need boooooook 2
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it
hmmmm.... I really liked the idea of this book. BUT I didn't like the way it was back and forth in the dialog... and points of view. It became difficult to keep my attention. some of the dialog from Jake's POV was annoying
Kresta Cecconi
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love it!
Mona williams
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this was a great book of two friends who one develops strong feelings for. i hope things work out for them in the next book! thanks for giving me a chance to read this book!
Feb 18, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Because I'm totally a shameless shallow cover-lover, and I met the cover model, yes, he is hot, I bought this at a romance con today. In the reading cue.
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first reading of the updated version. So glad the author went back and rewrote it.
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
J.O. Mantel, welcome to the literary world, and what a way to enter it.
A love triangle between a sassy woman and two rock stars, one a huge success and the other just starting out.
Jake Cooper, singer and guitarist in an up and coming band Lightning Ridge, has finally realised that he is in love with his housemate and best friend Sienna Forrester. The problem is she has no idea of his feelings towards her, as her mad crush is on Lukas Dark, lead singer of the phenomenally successful rock band Dar
Amalie Pearce
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
** review may contain some spoilers

This was a great debut for author Jo Mantel.
The story focuses around Sienna who is in her 30’s, focused on her career in real estate, and who is loving life and having a good time. She also happens to have a major obsession for the lead singer in Rock Band Dark Falcon. Sienna comes across as a little spoiled and self-centred so takes a bit of getting used to (overall I wasn’t sure if I loved or hated her- jury is still out). Our other main character is Jake who
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a great debut by author J.O. Mantel

Jake Cooper is lead singer for the rock band, Lightning Ridge. They are slowly making a name for themselves but Jake has big dreams and big plans for the band. He followed his best friend and roommate, Sienna Forrester, to New York so she can have her career in real estate. They have been friends for over 25 years. Jake would do just about anything for Sienna.

Jake has been keeping something from Sienna for some time...he is in love with her and has bee
Diana Munn
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great read and you would never know it was her first book. I received the new edition to review for my honest opinion.
This is a great book about a crazy first crush on a hot rock star. This love triangle that will keep you in suspense to see what will happen and who Sienna will end up with.

Sienna Forrester is a feisty real estate agent that you will love and hate at times. She is one who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go for it at all cost. She lives with her best friend Ja
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Wow can I just say that again? WOW! I had no idea that this was J.O. Mantel's first novel until I started writing this review. This book was so flipping good that you won't expect that this is their first. This book had it all. I was so sucked into this book that I had to finish it as soon as possible. I couldn't stand to just go about my time without knowing how it was all going to end up. You will love this story and the characters in it. They all make this book special with their personalitie ...more
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Rockstar Book Lovers
What a fabulous debut story from new author JO Mantel. I was so pleased to read this book and I did it in one sitting.

Mr. Mantel I am in love with this Rockstar Series. Well at least I hope it is a series. This book can be read as a standalone but I hope he continues in the literary world.

Rockstar Romances are some of my favorite books to read and this author delivered with a spectacular plot line that just grabs you from the beginning. I had to keep turning the pages to find out how this all en
Brandy Castenada
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First Crush by Jo Mantel Witter was a first time read for me. First Crush is the first book in the Dark Falkon Series. J.O Mantel did a great job writing this story; it captivated my attention right away. The characters in this story were easy to like. I guarantee you'll be addicted to everything about this book. First Crush is a Rockstar romance about a guy named Jake Cooper he is the singer and guitarist for the band Lightning Ridge, and a girl named Sienna Forrester who is Jakes roommate and ...more
Amy  Crull
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
So I'm wondering if I read the same book as everyone else... While I loved the storyline, this book needs a lot of help. It desperately needs a proofreader. At times, I didn't know who was talking and why they would answer the door so excited. Exclamation points were used when they weren't needed. Also, there were times that it just needed a page break. I mean, it would jump from one scene immediately into another one. I'm also not sure it was entirely needed to put Ivy and Dick's storyline in t ...more
Laura  Redmon
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hot Rock Stars Batman!

What more can I say then 2 Rock Stars, 1 Fiesty girl, and 1 love triangle...
All of the above is my favorite!

Jake Cooper and Siena Forrester are Best Friends and roommates. Jake is in love with Siena
And of course she has no clue. Siena is in infatuation with the Lead singer and guitarist
Of Dark Falk, Lukas Dark.

Jake becomes jealous when Siena gets a chance meeting with her obsession, Rock star, Lukas Dark.

Will Jake tell Siena about his true feelings for her that he's
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
##### I give this a solid 3.5 stars #####
Not a bad start to a promising career and series. At times the book lagged a bit, like some of it was a filler but the writing was good with nearly no mistakes.
Jake is our H, he's an up and coming rock star, he's gorgeous, he's loyal but he's also an idiot. Sienna is our h and she's ok if not a bit of a drama queen and seriously blind. Jake and Sienna are best friends who live together and Jake would love more but can't get it together to tell Sienna and
Judy Miracle
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
FREAKING AMAZING DEBUT NOVEL!!! No joke this book was flipping awesome. I haven't read any rock star romance books lately and this book has me questioning myself on why not. The story line was not what you would expect and that i loved the most. Jake lives with his best friend Sienna and has fallen in love with her. I wont admit it to her in the fear that if he does he will ruin their friendship and lose her forever. Sienna is obsessed with the lead singer of Dark Falkon. She is independent, not ...more
Bloggers From Down Under
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
**Received for an honest review**

She wants him.
She needs him.
She’s obsessed with him.
But he isn’t the one for her.

As much as Sienna is obsessed with Lukas Dark he isn’t the one for her, the one for her is standing right in front of her right under her nose and poor Jake is being driven crazy with jealousy.

Jake tries not to let on that he is mad for her and it does get pretty hard to do he wants to show her the real him so that she can see who he really is and fall head over hills in love with hi
Trish -  Novels In Heels
2.5 – 3 Average stars

This is a hard review for me to write, because as much I liked the story line and where the author was taking it, it was riddled with errors which made it difficult for me to read and sometimes follow and hard to overlook. It needed the help of a proofreader and an experienced editor to pick up the grammar issues, plot holes, character development, stilted dialogue and scene indifferences.

The story follows Sienna and Jake, best friends, roommates and maybe more??? Or someon
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a friends to lovers, or at least it wants to be, / rockstar romance. Jake and Sienna have been best friends forever and roommates for 3 years when Jake suddenly decides hes in love with Sienna. He's terrified of what she will think if she ever finds out though. He doesn't know what he would do without his best friend. Keeping everything inside may cost him her friendship anyway. I think the premise for this book is good but it didn't flow well for me. There were several POV and no warnin ...more
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
omg I LOVED THIS BOOK.I was introduced to this amazing author by the Chance brothers and thank you, thank you. This was an amazing story with great characters. Nothing is better than falling in love but falling when you're not expecting it and with someone that's untouchable is even better. Jake and Sienna are roommates and best friends they've been there through everything even having code for when they are bring sex home but lately Jake is finding himself going crazy , having thoughts he shoul ...more
Pop Fizz Clink Read
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: razzreader
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Kimberly Burns
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I really love Rockstar romances, so I was very excited to read the new edition of this book. I have to say, I was very impressed by J.O. Mantel’s debut novel!

This was definitely a page turner. I sat there wanting to know when Jake would finally man up and tell Sienna he loves her. Then the cliffhanger….aaah! Sienna is a whole other story. She’s so caught up in her own world that she can not see what is clear as day in front of her. In my honest opinion, she doesn’t deserve Jake. But alas, first
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