Rock Fiction Coveting: Jack Who? by Lisa Gillis

Posted: July 17, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Lisa Gillis and I have started crossing paths via social media more and more often of late. I’m not arguing; I love having cool people in my life.

Her first in the Silver Strings G series has come across my radar and since I don’t recall having blogged about it before, here we go.

Marissa is a craps dealer, and in one quick second that she never wants to remember, her life turns to crap. Her best friend convinces her that the cure for a breakup is a hookup, and reluctantly, she heeds this advice.

However, Jack (what was his name again?) is not the average girl’s revenge sex.

Jack is a celebrity in his niche of the music world. Women throw themselves at him, toss their lingerie on the stage, and scream his name. Marissa has no idea of his public identity, and while she does not initially throw herself at him, she does go on to toss aside her lingerie and ultimately scream his name.

Five minutes after parting, Marissa holds no illusions about seeing him again, but does vow a new outlook on her life and herself.

Five days later, they exchange a very short text.

Five months later, Jack astounds her with an invitation to Los Angeles. Although Jack is now a star in her very non rock star fantasies, Marissa is concealing a huge secret that prevents her from accepting.

Five years later, the secret comes out and despite the conflicting emotions each feels towards the another, they must meld their two worlds together.

Hmm. Big Secret Trope. I’ve seen them done well, and I’ve seen them done badly, and I’ve seen everything in between.

The frustration here is that I haven’t read anything of Lisa’s yet. I want to talk about how confident I am with how she’ll handle this, but … I can’t.

Gotta read it and see, I suppose. And what better place to start than the start of the series? There’s even a series of short stuff meant to enhance the experience, Storm Cells. Reminds me of … well, the Demo Tapes series. Go figure.

One final note… there are comments over at GoodReads about these books needing a better editor. There’s always room on my client list for a Rock Fiction author whose social media world overlaps mine…

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