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(Rusted and Reckless #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  305 ratings  ·  109 reviews
One night. One moment. One chance.

Buried in obligation, Aveline Michaels is in over her head, caring for her bed-ridden mother, taking college courses, and working her ass off to make ends meet. When she finally agrees to let loose and take one night off from her duties, everything changes.

College student, Greer McQueen knows meeting Aveline face-to-face is exactly what he
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published January 9th 2017
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen

JUST FABULOUS!!! Review to come!

Greer McQueen is not your typical college student, he is also the bassist for hit band Rusted & Reckless. Greer has kept his anonymity by taking classes online and with that he meets fellow student Aveline Michaels. Aveline has no idea who Greer really is and when an opportunity presents itself Greer's bandmates takes matters into their own hands and surprises Aveline who is watching the concert.

Aveline doesn't know what to think, their is definitely chemistry and flirting going on with Greer b
Tera Comer
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is the first book I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved how this story plays out with them meeting online. I definitely will be looking forward to reading more of this authors work. I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it.
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Greer is such a down to earth guy with just average down to earth friends. You would never know that they were a famous southern rock band if you just met them on the street. My heart breaks for Sawyer though. Aveline is so pure and sweet. Her and Greer are such a perfect match. The author does a wonderful job humanizing each person. You can't help, but love each member of the band. I can't wait for the next book in this series. This is going to be a truly amazing series. I volunteered to read t ...more
Kathy Aronoff
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this book in my kindle, not even remembering that I bought it. When I started to read it I was like "oh, I am a rock star book junkie, not country music fan", shallow I may be but I know what I like. What I didn't expect was how much I liked this book. Kudos to an Author that can write characters (the band) that I really started to care about - A mixed up H & h, with flaws, but that just added to their charm and keep this non-country fan invested. On to the next one (yes I bought it). ...more
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow- I was very pleasantly surprised by this book! Surprising depth, a good plot with great characterization, and scorching chemistry combine to create Chance- the first installment in the Rusted and Reckless series.

Aveline Michaels has a lot on her plate. She attends online classes to earn her college degree, while also working two jobs and acting as caregiver for her mother (who is in a virtually vegetative state following a tragic car accident.) Aveline has no time for a social life outside o
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review!

Review to come....

3.5 to 4 stars

I really liked Greer, he was such a sweet and caring and oh wow was he a patient man. He really loved Ava and would do anything to try and make her happy.
Ava is at times so indecisive but she's strong willed and independent that it was hard for her to let anybody help her especially Greer.
I absolutely loved all of the band members. jason was my favorite I think with his smart ass self. he cracked me up and was al
Amy  Crull
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. It's not like the other rock star books. They are mostly about the band and a whole lot of sex. This one had was more real feeling. You had Aveline, who was caring for her mom while going to college and putting any chance of a relationship on back burner. She worked two jobs and barely made it work. She's one busy girl, so busy she didn't realize her friend Greer was part of the hottest country band. There was just something about her that rubbed ...more
Janet Romano
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing series by Charlotte! Greer and Aveline will own your heart and Charlotte leaves you wanting more. Can't wait for Jason's book!
Coralee Corrigan
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read.loved it . It sucks u in from the beginning and keeps u going to the end of the book .once I started it I couldn't put it down till I finished of it . Can't wait to read the next book
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greer is the bass player for country/rock band Rusted and Reckless who has been earning online degrees as pretty much a hobby for him. With his online courses he has come to be acquainted with Aveline who happens to be in a couple of his classes. They have struck up quite the friendship over time and is known as “University Girl” to his bandmates.

Aveline and her mother were in a car accident and now she has been working two jobs, taking online courses and caring for her mother who is in a veget
Debbie Orazi
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. This is the first book by the Author that I have read and I am hooked!

The story was heartwarming, emotional, sweet and sexy. I went from feeling sympathy for Aveline's situation, to cheering for her and Greer to get together, to heartbroken over her mother, to hopeful they could work out their relationship issues.

The characters in the book, both main and secondary, are incredibly complex and realistic.

I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the rest
Mandy Stump
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I received an ARC copy of this book." Wow what a read. Loved the characters and the over all book. The band mates was all awesome and had qualities that I liked. Loved how tough Ava was. Loved their love and relationship.
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very enjoyable book. I really enjoyed the development of the relationship between Aveline and Greer, and the rest of the Rusted and Reckless band was great. There was plenty of romance, great dialogue and a beautiful love story.
Joetta Spurling
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Joetta by: Romance Authors That Rock
Shelves: 2017
I'm an independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.

Greer and Aveline are in the same collage classes online. They have never met before but Greer can't get her off his mind. Then the best thing happened they come face to face. She never expected him to be who he turned out to be. And with her responsibilities can they make this "long" distance relationship work. This book will reel you in. I could not put it down. It has everything you want in a Romance book. Romance, check. Supporting ch
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aveline Michaels has had to grow up quickly, as she's responsible for taking care of her bed ridden mother. Not to mention, she's doing this while going taking college classes, and working two jobs in order to pay all the bills. There's no time for any fun in her life. When her cousin finally gets her to go out to a concert one night, her whole life is shaken up. Greer McQueen is the bassist for Rusted & Reckless, but Aveline has only been talking to college student Greer, never dreaming that he ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. It's not like the other rock star books. They are mostly about the band and a whole lot of sex. This one had was more real feeling. You had Aveline, who was caring for her mom while going to college and putting any chance of a relationship on back burner. She worked two jobs and barely made it work. She's one busy girl, so busy she didn't realize her friend Greer was part of the hottest country band. There was just something about her that rubbed ...more
Melissa Miller-Mattern
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for A Wanton Book Lover Blog

Greer is a member of the southern rock band Rusted and Reckless. As the “geek” of the band, he takes on-line courses for fun. Avaline has been in several of his classes and they have struck-up a on-line friendship overtime. Avaline has no idea that Greer is a member of Rusted and Reckless but mentions that she is going to the band’s show. Happy to finally meet his friend in person, Greer arranges to meet Avaline after the show. To say she was star-struck and
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Much more than a Rockstar /Country Western romance!!

I would say Rockstar romances are not my genre – but Charlotte Casey is the second author to prove me wrong. Greer loves being a student and takes on-line classes due to the traveling schedule of the band Rusted and Reckless. He is enamored with another student in his classes; Aveline. Aveline is not only taking classes but trying to hold down two jobs as she needs to funds to continue to care for her bed-ridden mother. Aveline has become fast
Susan Foulkes
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great start to a new series.

Greer and Aveline (aka University Girl) are a great couple and are believable characters.

Their path to romance is not easy, he's in a rock band and has an identical twin brother who has well and truly gone off the rails. She is caring for her very sick mother whilst also studying and working two jobs to pay the medical bills.

Aveline has very low self-esteem, which leads to her second guessing and questioning almost everything in their relationship. This became very
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC copy of this book.

Aveline is a college student, she works two jobs, and takes care of her invalid mother. Greer is also a college student, he is also a member of Rusted & Reckless a popular country band. He and Aveline have become close friends communicating online. After meeting at one of the band's concerts, they enter into a long distance relationship. Life has a tendency to get messy, and they will both have to compromise in order to make their relation
Anne Dodds
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read!

This is the first book I've ever read by Charlotte Casey and I loved it. The storyline was great! This was the first story I've read the the couple meet through online classes. I thought it was different and it caught my interest immediately. "Rockstars" are one of my favorite genres which was the original reason I wanted to read this book and Ms. Casey didn't disappoint in this area either. All the characters good and there's lots of drama thrown in from all sides before Greer and Av
Karen Roma
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed my first read by Charlotte Casey, and unlike other stories that involve musicians; CHANCE is not a story about all the debauchery that is so common, but showed Greer as a man with real heart, patience and a genuine caring nature.
While Aveline is an independent, hard-working and fiercely proud young woman, who doesn’t have time for romantic entanglements or being a party girl.
As their worlds collide, these engaging characters must find away to let trust and romance blossom
Great story about two on line college students with mind-blowing other lives! Aveline works two jobs, takes college courses, and takes care of her comatose mother at home. So imagine her surprise when she attends a Rusted and Reckless country/rock concert and discovers lead guitarist Greer is the same Greer, college student in her on-line classes. Lots of shocking twists and turns in this one. But way too many editing errors as well.
Nina Ann
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Actually really cute

Kinda cliche. I wasn’t sure I’d like it but I’ve been into boys in bands lately and this didn’t disappoint. It was another girl unsure if she wants the boy / dealing with baggage story which I usually don’t like. But the characters were cute and resilient and real. Worth picking up if you need a good story that feels real but won’t make you bawl your eyes out.
Thai Holman
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really loved the character in this. A hard working caring and sweet girl. This was a good. I found myself at times not really getting into the plot but the characters just stole my heart that I wanted to continue the story and other books. Its a good start to a series. Looking forward to what's next.
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
This book was a wild ride. I laughed, got angry, cried. An emotional roller coaster and I loved every word!! This is a great start to a new series!!

My honest review is based on an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I have to say for a rock star romance, I was a little bored. The first half these two were so nice and reasonable. Is it me? No it's me. Please. Where was the rock star!
Cheryl Drake johnson
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Greer McQueen and Aveline Michaels aka (University Girl) were class mates at Penn U. they had never met each other because they were both online students but they usually had two or more classes together so they had an online friendship but Aveline's birthday was today and her cousin Rob had brought her to the Rusted and Reckless concert to celebrate, Aveline hadn't been anywhere since before her mother was in a car accident she was pretty much a vegetable now she stopped responding with her eye ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
* I received an ebook from the publisher, but it in no way affected my review or opinion of the book.*

This was my first book by author Charlotte Casey, but it will not be my last!! I will be reading more of her books (hopefully sooner, rather than later)! Her books are fun, exciting, and have a great plot to them. The reader becomes instantly involved in the characters lives and they become instant friends! The reader wants to know more, while at the same time they don't want the story to end.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Charlotte Casey, has roots in country that go back to singing Achy Breaky Heart in her car seat at the top of her lungs. She finds nothing sweeter and nothing more desirable than a southern man with drawl. A romantic at heart, Charlotte couldn’t imagine reading or writing anything that doesn’t revolve around romance. Her stories may be fiction but her characters will ...more

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