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“From here on out here’s how it’s going to go. I play. You play. Don’t hit on me. Don’t flirt with me. Understood?”

Handsome, charismatic, and blessed with a voice that brings thousands of fans to their knees, Trent Donovan is a walking cliché. But he has another thing coming if he thinks he can charm his way into my panties.

I don’t care if he’s rich and famous because I’m
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Published May 30th 2017 by Kacey Shea Books LLC
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Vaishali • [V.L. Book Reviews]
R A T I N G: 2 stars to Detour ★ ★

As soon as I started Detour, I wished for a temporal rip in reality so I could back-pedal the moment I made the decision to pick this up. For an entire half of this book, I had serious pro-DNF urges, every one more anxious than the last, and every one strongly edged with distaste for a leading man who persistently tested my patience and soured my stomach from the opening scene.

You can get away with the big character flaws and imperfections with fantasy in a wa
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aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog



After reading Kacey Shea's Caught In The Flames that literally tested my sanity and fucked my brains out over and over, I was looking forward to more of her other works. She's a new author for me so with that book, she caught my attention. So when I learned about Detour, I could not help but be thrilled because at last I could finally have my Kacey Shea fix. That and the fact that the book screams ROCKSTAR ROMANCE. I am a fan of this trope, so to say that I was excited was an unde
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Syndi
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In short this book has all of that NA rock star romance. The cheesy OTT love and the immature of the characters. It still bearable to read. And I also sense the flip flop of the character development.

The character development really needs convincing. A lot editing on their chemistry. Because the insta lust/ love feels forced. I can not feel the tender vulnerable moment between the main characters.

Overall this is OK read.

3 stars
Aaly
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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** ARC kindly provided in exchange of an honest review. **

Sexy, fun with great characters. I enjoyed this rockstar romance full of sass, with a great banter and  good dynamics. A light-hearted story with some depths.

I like stories about rockstar/manwhore, with their big hearts and totally living the wrong way to live their lives, enjoying the immediate gratification and at one moment of their lives being knocked out by their match. Seeing them work for it? Sign me in.

As you might guess, T
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Coco.V
Aug 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Trent Donavan is the golden boy of the rock world. As lead singer of Three Ugly Guys, he’s every fangirl’s dream, and with his newfound fame the women flow as readily as alcohol and drugs. There’s no doubt women are Trent’s preferred indulgence after a successful show.

That is, until the feisty little blonde joins the tour.

Lexi Marx loves music. It runs in her blood and flows through her soul. As the illegitimate daughter of a rock legend, she’s determin
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Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
"She's my world your, my greatest award, better than any bestselling album or performance."
This was my 4th book by Kacey and I loved it just as much as every other one of hers. I have to admit, I thought this was going to be completely separate from the Uncovering Love series but I was super excited to find out that I was dead wrong! I couldn't contain my excitement when I found out that this book follows a hunk that I've had the pleasure
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Ursula
From the opening, sordid scene, that left a bad aftertaste in my mouth, to the miraculous change of the immature man-whore hero to a faithful, one-woman man in just a couple of pages, this story just did not appeal. (And mom walking in on the threesome, completely unfazed by the sight of one girl riding her son while the other is sitting on his face, and asking her son to finish up because there was someone to see him, was too ridiculous to believe. I have a 25 year-old son and I NEVER want to s ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
Detour is a new Rockstar Romance, that will have you wanting more. 

Trent is part of the band Three Ugly Guys. They’ve been together for years. The popularity has grown and they're starting their tour. A new act is coming to open and that is Lexi Marx. She’s talented, and honestly, I think more talented than those Three Ugly Guys. 

Lexi has a lot she’s dealing with inside. She’s stubborn and wants to do everything by herself. Then there’s Trent who wants nothing but to have Lexi, even though he’s
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Sarah
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lexi is an up-and-coming rock musician who ends up getting the gig of her life opening for new sensation Three Ugly Guys. She deals with sexism in a male-dominated industry that she has an interesting connection to- but prefers to make it on her own merit. Lexi is tough as nails to protect herself after being let down numerous times by family figures.

Trent is the lead singer of Three Ugly Guys, which is a pop-rock band made up of guys who act like goofy brothers. He is known as a playboy and but
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D.L. Howe
DNF 70%


Ugh Trent is the biggest douche bag! At least Lexi is amusing for the most part. (Hmm maybe not if since she gets turned on by his douche baggery)

Books like this are precisely why I don’t read rockstar romances. Basically little boys with too many toys.

Oh does it kinda sting when a girl uses you? Go fuck yourself!

Alright I do appreciate the eyebrow incident.

I’m sorry after you spend one semi good night with you she doesn’t lay it all bare. You can’t have everything you want.

The naughtie
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Katia Rose
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT FROM A ROCK STAR ROMANCE! And yes, that did necessitate caps lock. Detour had me hooked right from the start. The banter, the chemistry, the characterization, the development of the music industry's world-this story will pull you right in and convince you these people and places are real. This is a super fun read with just the right amount of angst, and it doesn't hold back when it comes to the steam! I loved seeing the journey both the leads went on and how they d ...more
Jamie Ellis
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant!!!

I seriously devoured this book! I have a book buddy Kathy whom left a raving review for this book. I think I downloaded this before her but she read it first, after reading her review I bumped it up in my TBR. And seriously happy that I did. This is my first read by this author and definitely won't be the last.
OK first of all this book was so freaking good, the flow and storyline was great. The interaction between the band 3UG was freaking hilarious. Eating the wings contest was and
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Kathy
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Great Read

I really liked this story and although it has some of the same formulas of other Rock Star books the Author is able to create characters that you care about. Three Ugly Guys are on their way up and even though they can't seem to keep a drummer, their manager tells them the label wants them to audition females for the job,the guys balk and compromising agree to a female opener. Lexi Marx can't believe she is getting her break finally and more importantly on her own merit. Travis, TUGs
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Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

After meeting the Three Ugly Guys band in Kacey Shea's Uncovering Love series, I couldn't wait to get on the bus and go on tour with all of them and experience their life on the road. Kacey soon has readers wrapped up in all their practical jokes, sexual tension, and overall angst. I couldn't help but fall deeper in love with all of these delicious rock stars and develop a girl crush the size of Texas for Lexi. It wasn't long and I was drooling
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Ariadna Basulto
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rockstar romances are one of my favorite tropes, especially when done right and Kacey Shea has worked her magic with DETOUR. Trent and Lexie’s story is the perfect blend of drama, angst, and all things delicious, unputdownable romance! Kacey Shea effortlessly weaves passion, plenty of feels, and gives us a hero to drool over and a couple to root for!

Narration was performed by Jason Clarke and Lessa Lamb. I was new to Lessa Lamb, but I thoroughly enjoyed her heartfelt and emotional performance.
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Brit
reading this was like breathing fresh air. the characters was written well and I liked both of them which I haven't done in a while ...more
Jenny Prose
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced readers copy of Detour by Kacey Shea in exchange for my honest review.

This story is a rock star romance. We get to meet the band 3 Ugly Guys, which is actually four guys, but one is an old timer. Trent is the unofficial leader of the group. They are heading out on their first tour where they are the stars. The record label wants a girl for the opening act, in walks Lexi. We learn right away that Lexi's dad is a famous musician, but she doesn't want to use his name to help
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Kacey Shea
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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“I’ll make this easy for you. From here on out here’s how it’s going to go. I play. You play. Don’t hit on me. Don’t flirt with me. Understood?”

She holds my stare until her eyes wander, traveling over my body and landing back at my lips much wider than before. I’m no mind reader, but that’s got to mean a part of her wants me, too.

“So, it would be wrong of me to tell you how hot you are right now?”

She growls, a sound that starts low until
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Readers Together
This is my first Kacey Shea book, and I was hooked from the first chapter until the last. I don't read/ listen to a lot of rockstar romances, not because I'm against them, they just don't happen to pop up when the mood strikes. I am so glad this book jumped out as I was scrolling my Audible library looking for something to listen to.
Kacey Shea has this wonderful way of writing that is just all-encompassing. She pulls you into the story and holds you captive until the very last word, whilst maki
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Kylee
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have read the Uncovering Love series you will remember the band Three Ugly Guys. I received an ARC of this book and am so happy to leave a review for this five star read. If you are a fan of rock romances then this book is definitely one to put on your TBR and one click when it goes live. Trent is the lead singer of 3UG and he drips with sex appeal and a voice that can make any woman weak in the knees. Lexi Marx has been brought on as their support act and this fiery little number wants n ...more
Marci
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Detour! I enjoy music and a good rock star romance, and Detour did not disappoint. I devoured it in one sitting!

Trent is a stereotypical rock star: talented, confident, and always looking for a hookup. When he meets Lexi, though, we get to see a different side of him that’s compassionate and funny. I didn’t like him immediately, but he grew on me. Lexi is sassy, no nonsense woman. I really respected her independence and fortitude. Together they made a pretty great team.

The plot was inter
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Michelle
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wown

Great book. You instantly fall in love with Trent, despite 5he first couple chapters. Lexi is a strong woman with past issues. Love that Trent knows what he wants and doesn't play games. Love his calm demeanor and patience towards Lexi. Can't wait to read the next book
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Erin Toland
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is by far my absolute favorite book yet from Kacey Shea. There are so many "feels" in this book. I love the story line and all the characters. I can't wait for more Three Ugly Guys. ...more
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I’m a little picky when it comes to rockstar romances but this one knocked it out of the park. I really enjoyed the slow build between Trent and Lexi.
Anita
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

Trent is one big manwhore. But one time hearing Lexi sing and he is wrapped up in her.
These two have such a sweet story that is a slow burn until they explode and combust. I couldnt get enough. The guys banter is funny and the things Lexi does to get even is so hilarious. Great story.
Toula
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a start to a great series. Loved every moment of it. Kacey wrote a edgy Rock story . Both hero and heroine are strong characters that are perfect for each other. Lexi has had a hard life and she has her walls up , so it seems until Trent slowly cracks her walls . Once Trent gets in Lexi tells him about her life with her Rock Father. Grab it and see how they both save each other and how their hearts were saved Lexi herself gets a surprise that she never expected

Jason Clarke, Lessa Lamb w
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Samantha
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
I absolutely loved this audio! The narrators were fantastic! I'd never listened to a book narrated by Lessa Lamb, but that will be changing for sure!

The storyline pulled me in and kept on the edge of my seat! I can't wait for the rest of this series to come out on audio!
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Kim
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: iown, shameless
I met this author at the Shameless convention and grabbed her books. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed this book, I love me some rockstar romances for some reason, I loved the dynamics of the characters, between the band, between the two main characters, I liked being on the tour bus and on tour and on stage with them, and it was pretty well written, im looking forward to reading the next one! ...more
I Dont Get Sundays
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
So good, so good. Kept me intrigued the entire time. I loved getting to know these two. Trent, wild and willing is a softy. Trent is in the band, Three Ugly Guys, and they are a hoot. The brotherhood with these guys was great. They took care of each other and love one another.

Lexi joins them on tour, bringing a little more sex appeal to the tour and a little eye candy for the guys in the audience. Trent is intrigued. The chemistry with these two made the story. I loved how they worked.

I cannot
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Elaine Waller
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story!

I love Lexi’s character, she’s feisty and knows how to stand up for herself, although she can be quick to jump to conclusions and seems closed off and unapproachable, but that’s mostly for show and she has a secret she wants to keep at all costs. Trent is a playboy rock star, without a care in the world, until he meets Lexi and things start to change for both of them.

I thought this story was going to be predictable, but it isn’t and there are a few surprises in store, that I didn’t s
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