Rock fiction is HOT right now, and I’m loving it. I swear, every day, Susan’s sending me more links to check out. Some of them get lost when my browser crashes, which happens way too fast. If you want to get rich, don’t work for a non-profit.
Today’s pick is the seventh in a series. It’s weird because half the series is Rock Fiction and the other half is … not. There’s some sports and some generic romances. Kinda weird, but I’ve seen this before. It’s almost these authors dabble in Rock Fiction but are happy to leave it behind. That just doesn’t make sense.
Anyway, here’s what the book’s about:
Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.
Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.
However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.
During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.
Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.
Now, I gotta tell you, that second-to-last paragraph? Threw me off. First, we’re talking about the dude showing up at the girl’s door. Then all of a sudden, the girl shows up at the guy’s, and how she misses that a party’s going on — is the place that soundproof? — and that she shows up looking her worst and sparks fly…
Yeah, I’m hoping the rest of the book rises above that. Isn’t romance full of this stuff? The geeky girl showing up at the hottie’s door in the middle of his party/hot date/family gathering.
I’m more interested to see why the hottie shows up at the chick’s door. A cup of sugar only works once when we’re talking about the granulated stuff, you know? So what other reasons are there? (this kinda reminds me of that other Rock Fiction book where the musician-type became totally co-dependent on the girl, so I’m hoping this guy has better reasons than being screwed up and needing to be taken care of. What WAS that book called?)
Let’s see what those reasons are. I need a copy. Gotta find this one out for myself.