Rock Fiction Coveting: Jaded by Mercy Amare

Posted: June 5, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Woot! Better than a menage, it’s a lirez-a-trois — a trilogy!

(Yes, I thought that was funny. No, I will not share what, if anything, I’m smoking.)

It’s called the Rock Star trilogy, written by the twenty-something Mercy Amare.

Jaded is the first, to judge by publication date. Then comes Faded and finally, Hated.

I’m Scarlett Ryan.

Yes, THAT Scarlett Ryan.

I live an extraordinary life: millionaire rock star, owner of exotic cars, pictures of me in every magazine, millions of fans, and a name that is recognized world wide. It’s supposed to be my dream come true. But, my life IS a fantasy, and I want real. I want exciting. I want… NORMAL. So, I moved from California to Florida, hoping to obtain some normalcy. Instead I find…

Stephan Montgomery.

He’s an arrogant jerk. Seriously, I hate him. I swear if he tells me one more blonde joke, I will punch him… again… Unfortunately I can’t stop thinking about him, or his gorgeous green eyes. Trust me, I know that he’s bad for me. If only my heart would listen.

I also find out that my parents have kept a LIFE CHANGING secret from me. I need to know the truth.

The harder I strive for normal, the stranger things seem to get.


Umm… Isn’t Miami  Beach in Florida? Is that really getting away from it all?

This is actually an interesting premise, the idea of running away from the trappings of success and getting back to basics … and love. It’s been done before, of course, but … I don’t know. Maybe I’m hooked because the book description has such energy.

The reviews are mixed. Some say it reads like this is the author’s fantasy rather than real fiction, a real danger with Rock Fiction. Many point out bad editing (hire me, babe!). I’ll reserve judgement until I read the book, or all three, as the case may be.

I’ll give Ms. Amare credit for a couple of things: she follows Scarlett through each book. It sounds like she lets Scarlett grow and change, too, although the final conclusion at the end of the description of Hated made me roll my eyes:

I tried for normal — now I know that there is nothing normal about being a rock star.

Really? What took so long to figure that out?

Still, I’ll reserve final judgement until I’ve read the books. The plot twists sound interesting, and New Adult is hot, hot, hot right now.


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