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“Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners, and I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing.”

Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, until his only other band member leaves just as they were about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies, and living the high l
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ebook, 340 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Josephine Traynor Hi there K-bookee - there are a couple of sex scenes in the book - I would say they are steamy, I'm not sure what your version of graphic is though.…moreHi there K-bookee - there are a couple of sex scenes in the book - I would say they are steamy, I'm not sure what your version of graphic is though. Totally understand where you're coming from though. Some bloggers have rated the sex level as 3.5 out of 5 (I hope that helps.)
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Book-Bosomed  blog
Jun 12, 2016 Book-Bosomed blog rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

Reece Ashton, 27, is a rock star down on his luck. His bandmate has abandoned him, his assets are frozen, and his tour is cancelled. Instructed by his manager to hang tight and lay low, Reece hides out in a sleepy England town where he meets Madelyn Arnett Worthington, 24, at the local grocery shop. Madelyn is no stranger to dodging the paparazzi like Reece. She’s had her own brush with fame and now she wants nothing more than to live the quiet life and finish college. But she sees som
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Aubrey Bondurant
Jun 08, 2016 Aubrey Bondurant rated it it was amazing
Amazing debut novel! There are books that "tell" the story and then there are books like Rock Bottom that make you "feel" the story. The difference is rare to see in a debut author to be able to show the reader how someone is feeling with subtle details that it's obvious Josephine has a true gift with words! To tell a story and get inside both of the main characters' thoughts and feel their highs and lows is such a treat.
I love a character who is flawed an evolves throughout the story and Reece
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Natalie Bailey (LifeandLoveofaBibliophile)
When I heard this was a debut novel I first thought oh god what if I don't enjoy it. What if I can't finish. I worried for nothing! I really did enjoy it and he'll I finished within a few hours.

Reece loses everything. His career, his money, his swanky home and most importantly his best friend. After moving to his managers small home in a quiet town Reece starts to realise how much he's taken for granted. Of course because he was a rock star he was a typical man whore, a woman he said he'd never
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Richelle Robinson
Jul 27, 2016 Richelle Robinson rated it liked it
This was a solid debut by Josephine Traynor. Reece was a rock star who was on the top of his world until it all came crashing down. Madelyn is trying to repair her life after a private moment became public. When they first meet there is an initial attraction. I would have preferred more character build up between the two. I had a hard time feeling the connection with them. The story was good and there was a twist that I didn't see coming. I was expecting more backlash and more action after that ...more
A. Giannoccaro
Jul 31, 2016 A. Giannoccaro rated it it was amazing
When you pick up a book and it has you from page one right to the end!

I absolutely loved the characters, humor and originality of the story. Reese and Madelyn were fantastic. A brilliant debut novel and an author who I will be following to see what's next.

Heather andrews
Jun 12, 2016 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Reece really needs to work on his game, it's just sad at times, “well, I don’t know. Never been told that I have, but I normally sleep alone.” I shut my eyes at my gaff. “Only one way for you to find out if I snore.” I liked this book, Reece was sweet and caring.
Michelle Austin
Aug 02, 2016 Michelle Austin rated it it was amazing
Title: Rock Bottom
Author:Josephine Traynor
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewer:MAustin
Release Date:8-11-16
Genre(s):Rock Star Romance
Page Count:340
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

“Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners, and I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing.”

Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, until his only other band membe
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Melissa Mendoza
Title: Rock Bottom
Author: Josephine Traynor
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Rock Star Romance
Page Count: 290
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, until his only other band member leaves just as they were about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies, and living the high life are long forgotten as he has to learn to fend for himself while living in suburbia. Hiding out in
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Shrimalya
Aug 01, 2016 Shrimalya rated it really liked it
Review: This was such an amazing debut novel!Reece Ashton is a spoiled rockstar, who is used to everyone catering to his whims.He has just found out that the other half of his band Backbeat-Sean has quit and run off somewhere.And this has happened just before their world tour was to begin.Without Sean, there can't be a world tour and their contracts wouldn't be valid.His manager, David tells him that his money is tied up and urges Reece to go off to Portmouthe to ride out the media circus.Reece ...more
Tiffany Readz
This Guy is a Man Child

Well Josephine Traynor did a great job at reeling me into her book slowly. There were quite a few times in the beginning I wanted to be done, yet hung in there and it paid off. I needed to know more about this helpless rockstar.

Reece Ashton is a falling star. Blindsided by the life he knows coming to a screeching halt, he is shell shocked and dropped into a sleepy little town to hide out. All of this is per his manager, if Reece had it his way, he's still be living his lif
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Suzanne (Lily)
Jul 02, 2016 Suzanne (Lily) rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars
Trust and Betrayal took our man to Rock Bottom. When you hit rock bottom, there is only one way to go, and that’s up! Again, I fell for the lure of a contemporary romance. It’s no secret among the girls my preference is for dark, suspenseful stories with a hint of romance but now and then I like to mix it up with genres that edge on the lighter side. Lighter books are hit or miss with me but the synopsis intrigued me with Rock Bottom, so I was happy to read it to review.

While I enjoyed
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Bobbie Stanley
Jul 25, 2016 Bobbie Stanley rated it it was amazing
This is easily one of my favorite books ever. Fiction leaves a lot of room for people to play around with the real world. We like to get lost in it and hide from our real lives. For that reason, I see a lot of characters that are what we wish other people would be. Men and women are gorgeous, talented, and basically good at nearly everything they do. Sometimes, it’s nice to see that when we’re so used to dealing with people who are exceptionally imperfect in the real world. After a while, though ...more
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Jul 26, 2016 Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer* rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really love me a good rocker romance novel, and this book was just what I needed!! I haven't read a rocker romance in a few months and I forgot how great they could be when done right. And Ms Traynor did it right! If this is her debut novel then I can't wait to see what's down the road for This author. Josephine Traynor painted such vivid scenes that I could almost feel it, hear it, and breath it.

Reece was such a fantastic character. I loved watching him struggle with everyday, mundane things
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Vickie
Jul 18, 2016 Vickie rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Reece can't go anywhere without been recognised. Just as he's about to go on his first world tour, his best friend and band mate Sean vanishes leaving Reece skint, homeless, with his dreams in tatters and facing the backlash on his own.
Reece, at the start of this book, is your typical spoilt pop star. He's used to everyone else dealing with the day to day running of his life and he's nowhere near prepared to be on his own. When he finds himself in the "middle of bum f*ck nowhere", he's
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Jazmyne Kaylee (Ramblings of a Bookworm)
Reece Ashton was part of a successful band with his good friend, Sean. As they're about to embark on their world tour, Sean is nowhere to be found. With Sean missing, there's no way the tour can behind and Reece is left with nothing. Having never survived on his own; Reece is now faced with the tortures of washing dishes, doing laundry, and learning to cook!

Madelyn is an independent woman. She knows that life can turn you upside down and change your course in an instant. One decision put her in
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Pam Snell
Nov 10, 2016 Pam Snell rated it it was amazing
AMAZING book!!!! I loved this book. I think I am drawn to rock star stories. Madelyn lived in a quiet town that no one asked questions about anything. She worked two jobs and went to school. Her brother owned the local pub and sometimes she helped him out as well. She didn’t date because new people usually didn’t come to their little town of Portmouthe. It was a place to get away and not worry about your problems. She was happy with her life until a new guy came to town and she was drawn to help ...more
She's a Lip Biter
Aug 01, 2016 She's a Lip Biter rated it really liked it
I Really Enjoyed This Very Different Rockstar Book. For Which I Won't Divulge In As It Will Spoil It For You And I Feel You Need To Have The Same Responses As I Did.

This Was Really Well Written. However, I Found Some Of the Info Unnecessary But It Didn't Detract From The Story At All.

Reece Was Really A Whiney Child At The Beginning But He Had Cause To Be. Whilst Madelyn Was Strong, Feisty And God Bless Her She Took Pity On Reese. Their Chemistry Was Great And I Was Rocked By Emotion Throughout T
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Donna Wright
Jul 27, 2016 Donna Wright rated it really liked it
I Really Enjoyed This Very Different Rockstar Book. For Which I Won't Divulge In As It Will Spoil It For You And I Feel You Need To Have The Same Responses As I Did.

This Was Really Well Written. However, I Found Some Of the Info Unnecessary But It Didn't Detract From The Story At All.

Reece Was Really A Whiney Child At The Beginning But He Had Cause To Be. Whilst Madelyn Was Strong, Feisty And God Bless Her She Took Pity On Reese. Their Chemistry Was Great And I Was Rocked By Emotion Throughout T
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ARC received for an honest review

Rock Bottom was a surprising little story from debut author Josephine Traynor. I wasn't sure what to expect at all, but she had me at Rock Star.

Reece Ashton - just wanna give the guy a hug. When the rug is pulled from under his feet and his world as he knows it comes tumbling down, he was like a little boy lost.

Hidden away in a small town until the fallout of his band breakup settles down, the last thing he expects is Madelyn.

Madelyn has had her fair share of at
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Laura Hampton~iScream Books~
Rock Bottom is Josephine Traynor's debut novel and she did an awesome job with it. I love Reece and Madelyn's story. The characters are well developed and engaging. I felt connected to them and could not put this book down. I look forward to seeing where her writing takes her.

Reece Ashton had it all, money, fortune, opportunity and fame. Then is all came crashing down in a matter of hours. Getting ready for his next big world tour was all he was concerned about, until his best friend and band ma
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StephanieThe BookHooker
Rock Bottom by Josephine Traynor
Panty Scorching-2
Storyline-3
Angst-3
Tissues-0
Overall Rating-3.5


As part of the biggest rock band out there Reece Ashton was on top of the world. He had fame, fortune and droves of women basically throwing themselves at his feet. Until one day his bandmate and best friend disappears and the government freezes all his money. All the sudden he not so gracefully falls from the top and hits rock bottom, and he hits it hard.

“ Welcome to the way common people live, prin
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The Smutbrarians
Aug 01, 2016 The Smutbrarians rated it really liked it
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Panty Scorching-2
Storyline-3
Angst-3
Tissues-0
Overall Rating-3.5
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Stephanie

As part of the biggest rock band out there Reece Ashton was on top of the world. He had fame, fortune and droves of women basically throwing themselves at his feet. Until one day his bandmate and best friend disappears and the government freezes all his money. All the sudden he not so gracefully falls from the top and hits rock bottom, and he hits it hard.

“ Welcome to the way common people live, prince
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Lustful Literature
Aug 02, 2016 Lustful Literature rated it liked it

Jodie's Review 3.5 STARS

I knew the minute I started this book I was in for something different with this debut. Aussie Rock Star meets English Girl and BONUS Josephine gave me a cheat sheet of terms and definitions. WINNING!!!!

I am always nervous going into a book knowing it is an authors debut but I have to say with this I was pleasantly surprised. I will warn for me it took some time to fall into this book and it wasn’t an insta-love for me but by the end Josephine had me singing her praises.
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Mandy Kim
Nov 14, 2016 Mandy Kim rated it it was amazing
Rock Bottom by Josephine Traynor. I give this book 5/5 stars. Traynor has really outdone herself. The theme of this book is an ex rockstar falls for a girl who has her past. This is a standalone novel.
Madelyn is hiding from her past. She runs into a rockstar who is needing to lay low. Her life is changed for the better. The first quote I chose for her is what her brother thinks: “Oh, Maddy. You deserve more than to give yourself away to a guy that just wants to bide his time and warm his bed 'ti
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 05, 2016 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
Reece Ashton is at the height of his fame when his best friend/other member of their band, disappears right before they are to go on a world tour. Now in the blink of an eye, his accounts are frozen, contracts are broken, and he's forced in hiding, to fend for himself. Reece finds himself lying low in the tiny town of Portmouthe, England, which is the furthest way from the spotlight that he lives for. He's on his own, with too much time on his hands, and no skills to take care of himself. With n ...more
Brandi Reeves-Pearson (Saints and Sinners Books)
Rock Bottom is a great debut novel by Josephine Traynor.
I'm not one to really read a lot of 'rock star' romances, but this one is definitely one to check out. There's so much more to this book than just your typical rock star guy. It's full of laughs, some twists I never saw coming, and of course there's some steamy scenes.
Reece is just like the normal guy hitting the big time. He has a huge ego and feels as though he's on top of the world. I'll admit, my first impression of Reece wasn't very
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Bobbi Wagner
Nov 24, 2016 Bobbi Wagner rated it really liked it
Rock Bottom by Josephine Traynor is a story about falling from frame and success. This story is excitement, compassion and fun. This story will show you that when you have everyone one second then in the next its gone, what you chose to do could make all the difference.

Madelyn Amett is a woman with a past of her own when it comes to the paparazzi. She is determined to build a life away from all that when he shows up at her work place. What will happen if the paparazzi comes looking for him? Wil
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Sue
Nov 13, 2016 Sue rated it it was amazing
Rock Bottom
Author Josephine Traynor
5 Stars
I could not put this book down. I wanted more when the book was finished and
love the Aussie slang to, don’t see it often.
Reece and his friend Sean were part of a group, they had been friends since
school and no Sean was missing, he seems to have vanished off the face of the
earth. They were just about to go on a tour so this could not have happened as
a worse time. Since the disappearance of Sean that sealed the end of Reece’s
career as well. Worse still
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Tamara
Jul 22, 2016 Tamara rated it really liked it
Whenever a book includes a glossary of Australian terms, I know that I’m in for a treat, and Rock Bottom by Josephine Traynor did not disappoint! It was a fantastic debut that kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what was going to happen to these two characters that had stolen a little piece of my heart.

Reece was a 27 year old guy that had previously been living the high life as the front man for his band, and as a result he had people, that had people to do anything and everything for
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Laura Furuta
Nov 23, 2016 Laura Furuta rated it it was amazing
Rock Bottom
By: Josephine Traynor
5 out of 5 stars

The story Rock Bottom by Josephine Traynor is a contemporary romantic comedy. Reece Ashton had it all, money, fame, success. That was until one day when it all slipped through his fingers. His best friend and only other band member leaves just as they are about to embark on their world tour. Now he is hiding out in Portmouthe, England. He is alone and doesn’t have a clue on how to take care of himself. Then he meets Madelyn Arnett. She is also hidi
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About the author

Josephine Traynor is very good at keeping secrets - she’s been a closeted writer for years, but only got brave enough last year to show her writer friend a small chunk of what she’d written.
She’s a mother of two small boys and only told her husband about her book when it was completed. God knows what he thought she was doing on the computer for all those hours!
Josephine’s a lover
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