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Storming the Castle (Dale #3)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
Sam Castleton has fame, houses all over the world, and one really big problem—he’s got an album due and he can’t write. All he wants is a quiet place to get his head straight. Dale, Georgia, seems like the perfect quiet spot to try to hear the music again and get some lyrics down on paper.

With her daughter’s paternal grandparents making a sudden appearance and the difficul
ebook, 335 pages
Published June 26th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Select Contemporary)
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Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Jun 23, 2017 Mindy Lou's Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, rocker, 2017
This was not at all what I expected from a rocker book. It was a pleasant surprise. Sam is coming off tour and he fears he is turning into an alcoholic. He has his manager find a remote place for him to stay for a couple months to get himself back into shape and to write the next album he is in contract for.

Faith is a widow and single mom who took a chance and bought a bed and breakfast that also has cabins on the property. This way she can raise her daughter close to her while working. This so
This was quite a sweet romance! I liked it quite a bit and plowed through it! It was so readable and fun! I loved the characters and the whole set up. A rockstar and a small town girl ... yes, please! I love that trope! Faith and Sam were a great couple from the start and I loved watching them come together. I especially like that Faith was such a wonderful mother and a strong person in her own right. Sometimes in romance, the female can seem all 'save me' so I enjoyed that Faith was portrayed a ...more
Paula  Phillips
Jun 28, 2017 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
Sam Castle for the last few years has lived in and out of his suitcase as a rock star. Recently though he has been feeling the effects of being burnt out and wants a break away from the spotlight. One thing leads to another and Sam Castle aka Sam Castleton finds himself in the middle of nowhere in a small town called Dale. Faith owns a small Bed and Breakfast in Dale and lives here with her five-year-old daughter Piper. The small town life is perfect for her as she had a go at being a Stepford w ...more

Aaawwwww. I really liked this. Still swooning.
A yummy Rock Star hero, a bunch of amazing supportive characters, adorable dogs, funny kids and a sizzling low-angst romance make for a beautiful feel-good read full of heart, laughs and Southern charm.
It wasn't until she was halfway up the stairs that she heard him move. He let out a curse as he banged against something and she smiled again because she was the reason he'd lost his usual grace. She might have stretch marks and a twenty-dollar haircu
Nicole McCurdy
Jul 02, 2017 Nicole McCurdy rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Nicole @ emerald book reviews

The rock-star romance sub-genre is generally not my thing. They all seem to follow the same tried and tested template of sex, drugs and rock n roll followed by redemption or insta-love but Storming the Castle is not like the others. Sure it has the burned out rock-star trying to out run fame, alcohol and his inability to conjure up a new album, but it has so much more than the typical rocker book and it is all due to the beautiful characterisation of the
ツJessica Rae
Jun 03, 2017 ツJessica Rae rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, netgalley
I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review

i couldn't finish this book i stopped at about 44%
i just could'n't finish this book, Faith's inner thoughts where just plain annoying and i just couldn't seem to connect with the Faith or Sam
Maddy's Reading
Jun 26, 2017 Maddy's Reading rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Such a beautiful story ... I loved all the feels!!
Sam is a rockstar in his prime but he is saturated with the life and needs a break. He comes to rent a cottage in the middle of nowhere and finds a family.
Faith is a single mom who runs the bed and breakfast and Sam's new landlady. Their attraction is instant though both of them are in no place to start a relationship. Both are dealing with stuff in their lives.
They become friends and then more. The slow burn and passion was beautifully written
May 18, 2017 Ayekah rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. A rockstar on his way down the tube with his drinking and he recognizes he's going to hit bottom soon enough, so he decided to pull out, clean himself up and find his muse again.
And it isn't going to happen in rehab. He has his manager find him a secluded place in the middle of nowhere which happens to be in Georgia, his manager books him there for 2 months, pays ahead, sends along a list of what are needs right down to the fancy coffee beans he uses and strict orders h
May 29, 2017 Katie(babs) rated it liked it
Storming the Castle is an opposites attract Contemporary Romance about a single mother running a type of bed and breakfast in the middle of nowhere, and the rock star borderline alcoholic who need some major R&R to find his muse again. The heroine's 5 year old daughter is the one who brings the couple together, which leads to an interesting courtship for the two. There's also some twist and turns, including a shock regarding the heroine's dead husband, including his parents who come out of n ...more
Elizabeth Neal
Jul 03, 2017 Elizabeth Neal rated it liked it
Sam, a famous singer, has everything he could've ever dreamed of, except his new album completed. The deadline is fast approaching, he's burnt out, and the words just aren't there. Hoping a change is just what he needs, he temporarily relocates to a little town in Georgia. Okay, peace and quiet, do your thing.

Faith, a widow, is feeling a little overwhelmed with all that's going on in her life right now. Not that it isn't usually hectic anyway being a single mom and running a lodge, it's just eve
Book Gannet
Jun 26, 2017 Book Gannet rated it really liked it
Take one grumpy, burnt-out rock star, add a hard-working single mother, place in a remote woodland setting and throw in a cute child and an adorable bear-dog. Mix vigorously with a hint of family drama and you get this romantic tale that I enjoyed immensely.

It's more of a small town romance than a rocker story, so adjust your expectations accordingly, because it’s all kind of sweet and good, with people who work hard and support each other, rather than taking whatever advantages they can. Sam is
Mandie *Foxylutely Books!*
Sam Castleton (stage name Sam Castle) is feeling the impact of an impending burn out. His over reliance on alcohol leads him to take steps to recuperate and recharge his batteries away from the spotlight. This leads him to the small town of Dale where he seeks out that calm in his head and help him to write a new album, alcohol free. What he wasn't expecting was how life changing this was going to be for him.

Faith is a widow and a single mom of a five year old girl. Surviving the shock of her h
Jun 23, 2017 Tracey rated it liked it
I found myself wanting to finish this book but not loving it too.

It's a small town romance which I love as all the characthers are very supportive and know one another well, the twist is a rock legend comes to hide away.

Faith is a single mum, she is a widow and runs a b&b in the quiet town of Dale, it's her quiet season so she happily takes a long term booking. Faith is a woman with morals, and a strong mummy that knows how to fight when she has to. She has forgotten to be a woman of late, u
Jun 22, 2017 MillsyLovesBooks rated it liked it
**Review 3.5 Stars**

Storming the Castle with its beautiful cover is a sweet heartwarming story. It's low-angst small town romance is a feel good read. The story line between Sam and Faith was the the fairy tale romance Rock Star seeks out quite time and falls for the country girl. And to be honest i would have preferred it to stay just as that. For me it didn't need the extra storylines of in-laws and cheating dead spouses. Don't get me wrong it didn't spoil the story i was just more about Sam a
Jun 08, 2017 Leann rated it really liked it
Sam Castleton is a rock star with a drinking problem. He's looking for an off the grid location to dry out & write his next album.
Faith Adams is a widowed mother who owns a bed & breakfast in the middle of nowhere, small town, Dale, Georgia. She's just trying to support her daughter & run her B & B when an unbeknownst to her famous man asks to be her only guests for a few months. Can she help him get sober? Can he show her how to trust again?

I really enjoyed this book. I picked
Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page Reviews

Sam Castleton is worried that he has a drinking problem and can't seem to write any songs for his upcoming album. So, he's decided to go completely off the radar in order to get his head on straight. Arriving in Dale, Georgia makes him feel better than he has in a while, especially once he meets single mother, Faith Adams. But Sam is only going to be in town for two months, there's no possible way he could start something with her. However, the more time Sam spends with Faith, the more he wants
May 24, 2017 Sara rated it liked it
Sam Castleton is one of America's greatest rock musicians, and he's completely lost himself in the rockstar lifestyle. Terrified that he's well on his way to alcoholism, and in an attempt to get his muse back, he checks himself into an out of the way hunting lodge/bed and breakfast for some peace and quiet.

The bed and breakfast is run by Faith Adams, a young single mother doing the best she can. Her husband died before she even knew that she was pregnant, so she's used to doing things on her own
Char (1RadReader59)
Jul 19, 2017 Char (1RadReader59) rated it it was amazing
Sam Castleton is best known as Sam Castle hot rocker at least for the last twelve years. Of which, most have all become a blur lately. The last few years his tour schedule has been brutal to the point that he can’t figure out what city, town or country he’s waking up in.
Forget about what he did the night before and who he did it with. Women were in and out of his life models, actress, waitress, and nurses. His last girlfriend was a crazy model he was glad to be rid of but once again she was tr
May 23, 2017 Ashley rated it liked it
Let’s start this review off by being absolutely honest, I only looked at Storming The Castle because the cover is gorgeous. The sunset mixed with the couple mixed with the font. It just makes for the perfect cover. Sadly the book doesn’t quite live up to the cover. That doesn’t mean Storming The Castle isn’t a bad book, but it’s not a great book either.

Sam Castleton is feeling burnt out on the rockstar life. Fearing he’s becoming an alcoholic and knowing he has no muse to speak of, he needs a qu
Jun 28, 2017 Sara rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it!

The book was totally different than what I was expecting as the hero is a rockstar.

First, the setting is in country Georgia in a little town called Dale. The town only has about 500 inhabitants so you can imagine the dynamics between the characters.

Sam Castle has a massive case of writer’s block and is contracted to produce another album. He’s just finished the last show of his tour and wakes to find that he can’t
Rebecca Lyman
I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. This book tells the story of Sam Castleton and Faith Adams. Sam is a famous singer who is going through the cliche rich guy crisis after becoming disillusioned with his rock-and-roll lifestyle. This is especially frustrating for him since he can't seem to write any new music, which means no new album for the record label. So Sam's manager arranges for him to spend a couple of months in a cabin in the woods of Dale ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 02, 2017 Jennifer Pierson rated it really liked it
Sam Castleton has everything that he always thought he wanted, fame, money, houses all over the world, and any woman he wants. But suddenly, he finds that none of it is making him happy, as he stays drunk most of the time, and cannot write a new album to save his life. So he gets his manager to put him somewhere where he can get his head on straight, and Dale, Georgia seems perfect. Faith Adams is a widowed, single mother working hard to provide her daughter a good life. So when the new stranger ...more
in this contemporary romance, musician sam castleton finds love in the hills of georgia with faith evans, the owner of a small bed & breakfast/hunting lodge. he's got a serious case of writer's block and a record due, and on top of that his last tour has left him so empty and overwhelmed that he's resorted to drinking to excess.

renting out the entire lodge to secure his privacy and find a way to get himself back on track, the last thing sam expects is to connect with faith. she's a single m
Small town, opposites attract, romance between a rockstar and single mom.

Storming the Castle by Arianna Hart was my first read by this author but I really enjoyed this small town romance between a rockstar and a single mom. Taking on opposites attract, the book is well written and moves at a nice steady pace with a few twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued from start to finish.

Sam is a rockstar nearing rock bottom personally while Faith is a determined single mom trying to do her best h
Jun 26, 2017 Caro rated it liked it
Shelves: t
Nice read, but I didn’t love is as much as I wanted.

We have Faith and Sam. Faith has had a lot of tough times, but now that her life is more stable, she’s happy with her job and raising her daughter. But after meeting Sam, she realizes that maybe she needed a little more after all.

The story mostly focuses on Faith and her everyday life, which wasn’t much appealing to me, to be honest. I felt there were scenes with a lot of details that I had no interest in, and sometimes the story moved rather s
Valeen Robertson
Jul 18, 2017 Valeen Robertson rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Storming the Castle is a sweet read. Sam Castle is a rockstar who's had enough. Enough of his lifestyle, enough of waking up with a hangover. So he has his manager find him a place in the middle of nowhere where he can have some peace and quiet and he can dry out. He doesn't want to go to rehab, he just wants to be alone, figure out how to write music again, and be at peace. Faith is the woman who owns the bed and breakfast his manager rents out for Sam. She's got a little girl that she's put he ...more
Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Storming the Castle is book 3 in the Dale series by Arianna Hart but it can be read as a standalone. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Hart and I enjoyed it. It's not what you would expect from a rocker romance and has a more down to earth feel to it.
Sam has basically been living out of a suitcase for the last couple of years. He is a little burnt out on the rock star life and needs some time to himself. He rents out a little bed and breakfast in Dale so that he can get some much needed
Bette Hansen
Jun 18, 2017 Bette Hansen rated it really liked it
I'm not a huge fan of rock star romances but I did really enjoy this one. Granted there isn't much about is rock star life in the story. It's simply a feel good romance with very little angst and a nice build to the conclusion. The writing is excellent and the characters are very well done. My only minor complaint about the book is that it got a bit bogged down in the middle. I would have like a quicker pace to the story. Overall a very entertaining read and a book I would definitely recommend.

Melena Torretta
May 17, 2017 Melena Torretta rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley-arcs
Set in the small town of Dale, GA, Storming the Castle follows Sam, a famous musician, and Faith, who owns the Bed and Breakfast he stays at.

Sam needs to get away from everything and is hoping to find inspiration for his next album. His manager sets him up for the summer at Faith's B&B so he can get away from everything and hopefully avoid being recognized.

Faith has a small daughter, Piper, who is her whole world. She also has a great group of friends and family who care a lot for both her
Kim Mote
Jun 21, 2017 Kim Mote rated it really liked it
This was a good story I really enjoyed. Sam a musician who has lost his desire to make music and is lost in life period decides he wants to get away from everyone and clean his life up. He ends up in a small town in Georgia at an hunting lodge. There he meets the owner Faith, who is happy in life overall just trying to make ends meet to support herself and daughter. Faith lost her husband 5 years ago and is happy with her life the way it is, though she hasn't let herself live either. Its been al ...more
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Arianna Hart enjoys spending time with her family, reading anything she can get her hands on, and of course writing! She’d love to spend her days on a beach with a drink in one hand and a book in the other, but until she wins the lottery she’ll just have to settle for chasing her girls around the pool.
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