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The magazines didn’t do him justice.
 
Not long after running away from home, Dani Isabella joins Moonlight Drive’s 1985 Live and Wired tour, hoping her long-lost friend, Nick, will remember her. 
 
He’s finally made it — just like he promised. He’s the bassist for one of the biggest rock bands in the world. 

Only, he’s reinvented himself and doesn’t recognize his childhood swe
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Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published May 18th 2021 by Chameleon Media Productions
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Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
5 glorious stars!!! This book was amazing. It’s so well written. Has amazing characters who’s story spans decades. There’s ups and downs and heart breaking moments a plenty. My poor heart took a massive beating.

I almost read this in one sitting. I had every intention to just read a couple chapters. And what felt like I’d only blinked and I was half way through and a sobbing mess. I had to take a break. Thats the only reason why I didn’t finish this title in one sitting. I needed a break to catc
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Thais • tata.lifepages •
May 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Review: 3.5 stars!

Moonlight drive is a women's fiction that tells the story of Nick & Dani in various timelines. The story shows the real and dramatic side of the life of rock stars and groupies on the road. The author was inspired by “the heroin diaries" by Nikki Sixx, which has heavy drugs and alcohol thematic, showcasing the challenges of addiction and fame. A. R. Hadley does a great job in portraying these struggles in a very raw and intense manner.

Nick & Dani were young lovers who know each
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Julie
May 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2021, may, booksprout
In a real story about Rock n’ Roll in the eighties, that is hard to put down. An emotional rollercoaster of a read, hitting on love, hate, and frustration with the characters. At times, a heartbreaking life, Nick and Dani's life, who meet as young teens and get separated not much longer, but they make promises. The rockstar lifestyle that Nicki chooses to live is a mistress he does not want to give up. Dani deserves better and walks away. A cycle they can not seem to break until Dani decides it ...more
Jenny The Spine Is Stitched
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🔥🔥

I recevied a ARC copy of Moonlight Drive and this is my honest review.

When I first startubf reading Moonlight Drive, not going to lie i kept geting confused because of the time jumps. But trust me and stay with it you won’t be sorry

@arhadleywriter is a new to me author. I felt so much of the characters. I wanted to legit scream at Dani and Nicki so many times.

my heart hurt during a lot of this book. the HEA was perfect for Dani and Nicki.

Reading Nicki’s addiction throughout was a hear
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Taylor
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Nick and Dani’s story is one of love, hate, trials, and joy in the little things. I could not stop reading once I picked the book up and the only thing that got in the way was work. *shakes fist at boss* forgive them as they knew not what they were interrupting.

This story will beat your heart up in the best of ways. If you’ve ever read any of Hadley’s books before you know what kind of emotional roller coaster to expect. This is right up there with Bodhi for me and that is singing high praise.
Crystal
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Moonlight Drive is took me on one crazy ride. The story started out as childhood friends, to forgotten loves. It's the life of a rockstar, with sex, drugs, groupies, and rock, and roll. I was drawn in from the start, the twists, and turns kept me reading till the end. Some is not easy to read, it's heartbreaking in fact. This is the first book I've read from A.R. Hadley, and I liked her story, and characters.
I'm glad I found a new author to read.


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thenerdybookworm_
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Moonlight Drive is a heartbreaking tale of two intertwining broken souls. Nicki and Dani’s story will tear you in two.

They loved each other when they were children, then Nick promised Dani he would come back for her after he became a big rockstar. But it never happened…. Now years later she joins his tour, only to find out he doesn’t know who she is.

If you love everything Rock n Roll, then you’ll love Moonlight Drive by AR Hadley.
AJ
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the book you have been waiting for! It is a second chance, friends to lovers romance. Dani and Nicki's journey is not a simple one, this is not a light hearted book. IT is real and raw and will make you laugh, cry and piss you off all within a few chapters of each other. It makes you root for their happily ever after while wondering if they will be able to hold on to each to work out everything. THey are two broken souls that will help mend each other but in the end a hea does prevail. B ...more
Karen
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Moonlight drive loved the book

I'm a big Motley Crue fan. I love Nikki Sixx. So when I seen A.R. Hadley on Tiktok talking about this book. How she loved Motley Crue and Nikki Sixx. This book was loosely based on him and the band. I had to read it. It was worth it. I loved the book and loved Nicki Quick.
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Reading With Lola
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Moonlight Drive - A.R. Hadley

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

::: SPOILER-FREE REVIEW :::

STANDALONE
ROCKSTAR ROMANCE
STEAM 🔥

Rating: 5 BEAUTIFUL STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*SQUEEEEE* ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ROCKSTAR ROMANCE!!! WOW!

I was a little excited when I received an advanced copy of Moonlight Drive… ok so I was A LOT excited ………ok ok OK !!! So I may have screamed like a total girl & jumped up & down whilst clapping my hands ……so sue me LOL

Its been a while for me between Rock Star books & Rock Star bo
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N.N. Light
Nick and Dani were childhood sweethearts, but everything changed when Nick moved away suddenly. Shortly after Dani runs away from home, she joins Moonlight Drive's 1985 tour as a groupie of sorts. She's got music in her soul and with Nick now a mega rockstar bassist with Moonlight Drive, she's in. Only Nick doesn't recognize her… and she can't believe what he's turned into. He's now Nicki Quick and he's out for his next high, whether it's sex, drugs, alcohol, or notoriety. When he discovers who ...more
Anneliese Grassi
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I was just taken on a wild ride, whew! Dani and Nick meet when they are 11 and 13 years old as neighbors and help each other through troubled family lives by creating a garden between their houses, writing songs, and just being there for one another. When Nick suddenly moves away he promises that he will return to find her. Many years later when Nick - now known as Nicki Quick - makes it big as a rock star and forgets about Dani, she does what she has to to be found - dies her hair and joins the ...more
Laura
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Two souls. Breathless. Poetic. Stardust.

The journey of two souls passing each other like ships but connected deeply for all of eternity. Nick and Dani. There is no one without the other.

I felt their energy throughout the book. I felt all of it. The heartbreak. The loss. The love. Everything. The author’s story telling style is magnificent. She makes you feel things deeply. My heart went out to both of them. I could relate to a lot of what Dani went through. I’ve known quite a few “Nicki’s” in
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books_n_brownie
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.75⭐

Based in 1985, this book brought me back to my childhood. I loved remembering stories about all my favorite big hair rock bands and their extracurricular activities.
When Dani has a chance to travel with Moonlight Drive on their tour she doesn't think twice. Wondering if her former best friend, Nicki Quick, will recognize her, she presents herself as a groupie. It's been years since they've seen each other but the wounds are still open. Nick doesn't understand what it is about the new girl
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Monica
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book has become my new addiction. Thank you for fueling it.
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5/5
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When I first saw the blurb and read it was a rockstar romance I knew I had to read it. Nikki Quick and Dani’s relationship is just the biggest rollercoaster of emotions ever. I cried, laughed, cried some more, and completely fell in love with them. A.R Hadley has such an amazing way of writing that I just couldn’t put the book down. It was like going into a time machine and traveling to the age of rock and roll. It’s realisti
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Nickie Sale
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was both a sweet read and one of heartbreak. Childhood friends Dani and Nick find themselves on very different roads in life. Both came from broken homes and a promise Nick made to Dani has been forgotten by him. Now Nick is a member of the biggest rock band of the day and Dani wants to get her foot in the door of the music business.

This story relies on timehops (which I'm not a fan of) to take you through their journey. It's one of the lifestyle of drugs, addicition, women and sex of a roc
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Alicia
May 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
In true rock and roll style, this book deals with music, sex drugs, booze and, in some cases, self destruction which can be the result of the lifestyle. Music flows through the veins of both Nick and Dani, though Dani hides it. She is so beautiful and creative. Promises made when 15 and 13, are not kept, but Dani has a streak of tenacity beneath her sweet exterior and her search for her Nick, will not be denied.
This book has straddled a fine line in showing the world of addiction, in that it und
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Angie
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect with this new to me author.  I went into this book completely bling. Infact. I thought it was a paranormal book from the title. Was I ever surprised to flip pages into one of the most amazing Rockstar romance novels I've ever read.
These characters, their story, it is everything you could love and want for this genre.
Nicki and Dani were childhood friends when their lives changed.  One for the better, one not. Chasing dreams, breaking hearts and many mistakes. Could
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Elsie Pitt
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Remarkable writing with a story that is gripping. From a fool who loves love this is one of the best rocker stories I have read in a wile and so engaging with characters that I fell in love with. I had to get past some of these characters issues but it was such a compelling read that it was very easy to delve into this story! Absolutely riveting writing with an amazing love story that will bring you to the edge and teeter your heart over the edge and drop you into this world with a beat you will ...more
Mardell Bonasso
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
When I first looked at this book, I thought oh this is going to be a long drawn out book. I was pleasantly surprised. The chapters are relatively short whether it be background story or present time.
Nick and Dani were childhood friends. Neighbors, until Nick moved away promising to return for Dani. Years later after not returning for Dani as promised, she travels with his band on tour. Nicki, as he is now known, doesn't appear to remember her.
This story spans a twenty year period. This is an e
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Sharon
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Moonlight Drive is for everyone that grew up loving music from the 80's!! Nick and Dani met as young children and were there for each other no matter what. Years later Dani shows up backstage at a Moonlight Drive concert where Nicki is the bass player. He doesn't even recognize her! This novel spans years of both good times and really bad times as these two connect again. It has everything in it that you think of when you remember the great rock bands from the 80's - sex, drugs and of course - r ...more
Stephanie
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. page after page I was not able to put down.
A.R. Hadley, is a fabulous wordsmith, with this loving, inspired read.
I laughed, cried, shook my fist. I felt as if I were apart of this story.
I want to tell you so much more, however I don't want to ruin the story for you.
I only want you to read this and experience it for yourself.


triggers of addiction, alcohol abuse, family abuse, spousal abuse,
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Colleen Daley
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This love story spans twenty years and has more twists and turns than most. It will wring out every emotion you have so be prepared for the ride. You will experience the deep dark seedy side of rock n roll through Nick and just how devastating it is to Dani. You will get to see Dani grow and evolve into the woman she is meant to be. You will cry, laugh, and scream for this beautiful tortured couple. This is a wonderful story of love, hope, and finding yourself.
Debra Akers
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This one is an emotional wild ride...one of 80's rock and sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll...childhood friends, lost loves, and a journey back to that one person you know you are meant to be with. I was sucked into this one from the beginning and couldn't put it down. What a emotional roller coaster and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Can these two find their way back to each other and make it this time?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Kreith
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Surprise

I have never read anything by this author but after reading the blurb I decided to give it a try. I generally don’t buy books either, I have Kindle Unlimited, especially if I don’t already know the author but I did buy this one and am glad I did. It’s a great book!! You won’t be sorry if you buy it I certainly wasn’t. The author does a great job telling the story and ending it happily.
Cassandra
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Moonlight Drive by @arhadleywriter had me absolutely enthralled from the first sentence.
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It was a crazy ride of sex, drugs, rock and roll and love that I could not put down, I HAD to know where Nick and Dani's story would take them.
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Be prepared to sit with this story long after you've finished reading, it lingers in your mind in the best way.
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Pamela
Nick and Dani were sweethearts as teens and both from broken homes. Nick makes it as a rockstar in a rock band. He forgot his promise to come back for Dani among all the alcohol, groupies, and trappings of rock and roll. Years pass and Dani is joining the tour with Nick's band. Nick seems to have forgotten her but Dani is persistent and a song writer. This is a story spanning years and has plenty of heartache. Don't miss out on this story. ...more
RomanceReader1
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This story is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions!

Daniela and Nicki’s story is about love, tolerance, patience, and trust. They’re living in a world that is surrounded by fame, drugs, and sex!!

More than once I founded myself frustrated with the characters. At some moments I just wanted to wrapped Nicki in a hug and make it all better for him, and at others I found myself rolling my eyes at Daniela, asking ‘How much more are you gonna take before walking away?’ I understood that she was young
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SandraBarg
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
REAL LOVE, REAL HEARTBREAK

This was a very real, very messy love story. They made so many mistakes, it was brutal at times, but the lifelong love they shared made you root for them no matter how truly ugly it got. Great book, Thank you to the author who had the guts to write a Rockstar novel that was true to life, I wish more had your guts to go against the PC crowd.I highly recommend this book!
Batwoman
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was my first 80’s themed book. It was interesting. Definitely was the rock and roll eighties though. This was a very emotional book. About a guy lost in the rock n roll life. While a girl that tries her hardest to get into the music spotlight. This book will definitely have you in tears. Highly recommend if you love a good eighties rock n roll romance.
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Her children.
And Cary Grant.
She annoys those darling little children by quoting lines from Back to the Future, but despite her knowledge of eighties and nineties pop culture, she was actually meant to live alongside the Lost Generation after the Great War and write a mediocre novel while d
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