Rock Fiction Coveting: All I Need by Scarlett Metal

Posted: October 17, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Okay, so first, let’s talk about the author’s name. Clever, really. Scarlett, Susan says, is often used to talk about something that’s red hot. So this woman has named herself Red Hot Metal. Pretty slick.

[This is where Susan points out that Scarlett O’Hara? Nothing red about her. From her eyes to those dratted curtains, green was Scarlett’s color and yes, you can mine even more out of that and write an English paper on it. Just give me thanks.]

Now, to the book. Check out this description:

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll.

It might sound cliche, but this is my life and I make no apologies for it. I party hard and f*ck my women even harder, sometimes more than one at a time. Music is my life and nothing else matters.

Then I met her.

She turned my world upside down with one smile…

Would I be able to give up the life I loved for her?

Know what I notice? Other than the inability or refusal to swear in the book description (and I really hope that doesn’t carry through the book itself)?

We have a first-person romance told by the MAN.

This might be the first of those that I’ve seen. The bummer here is that this is a pretty familiar plot. Hard rockin’ dude gets reformed by love. How often do we see this? Seems like an awful lot — this might win the award for the most-used plot in Rock Fiction. We definitely need some new tropes around here.

I like the idea of the dude telling the story. It’s all going to be in how it’s pulled off — but isn’t that how it always is?

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