Rock Fiction Coveting: A Flawed Heart by April Emerson

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Claire Brighton has just finished college and is abandoning her warm, southern home in favor of gritty New York City. Her search for the perfect roommate leads her to Lydia Taylor. Lydia lives a life of privilege in her father’s penthouse, but like Claire, she’s ready to go out into the world on her own. Claire and Lydia rent a little apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near Lydia’s older brother, Jason. Claire is intrigued by Lydia’s stories of Jason, who is the black sheep of the family—and a musician. The minute Claire hears him sing, she falls for him. Claire thrives in her new urban surroundings, treasuring her time with Jason and exploring her new found sexuality, but both Claire and Jason carry shadows with them. They’re each fighting wounds of their past. Will they defeat their demons? Will their feelings for each other last?

This had only been out about a week when Susan sent me the book description. She confessed she’d already caught a few typos, but told me to brace myself because she hadn’t fixed them all — in the book description alone. And then she ranted and raved about how long the staff list for editors and proofreaders was and why couldn’t they get this basic stuff down.

I think being an editor has warped Susan somehow.

Let’s talk about the book. When you talk New Adult, this is what I think of. Kids right out of college and starting life on their own. It’s not easy. I just did it a few years ago and so yeah, I know. What makes Claire think she’s going to find her perfect roommate’s beyond me, but that’s a small thing. Maybe Lydia’s only perfect because she connects Claire to Jason. Who knows? Gotta read the book.

And… I don’t know. It seems the whole hidden secrets thing is being overdone right now. Yeah, we all have secrets. Maybe they aren’t even secrets, so much as things you just don’t talk about, you know? Like my ex. I don’t talk about him much. Hell, I only think about him when I’m talking about things I don’t think about, so what does that tell you? That he’s not important and if we’d all quit talking about hidden secrets, I could quit talking about him and then I could really forget about him.

The biggest question here is about the Rock. Is this Rock Fiction, or is Jason’s singing voice the vehicle for Claire to want to spend time with the guy? Only one way to find out. Gotta read it.

And I’m not seeing the typos Susan was in the description, but I believe her that they’re there. That woman can spot a typo ten miles off, and so you gotta wonder why people want their books published by so-called professionals who can’t manage basic grammar. I don’t get it.

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