Rock Fiction Coveting: You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Susan told me to look it up. She said her friend Jessica Topper said Erika Kelly’s the real deal. Let’s see, shall we?

The first book in Erika’s series is You Really Got Me.

Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.

As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.

But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.

Lots to like here: the manager is actually managing, not tour managing, and she’s not some chick in a fluffy job. She seems to know her stuff. The hot singer can’t get his band to break through.

We’re off to a good start. Okay, so Emmie’s been with musicians before. Live and learn… but does she have a groupie rep she needs to shed before she’ll be taken seriously as a manager? That would make a cool story. Yeah, we’ve seen it before, but redemption stories don’t get old (I hope). And the idea of finding professional redemption in an industry already tough for women…

Someone tell Susan to start writing again, will ya? She needs to tell that one.

Anyway, here’s the second book’s description:

Derek Valencia finally has the success he’s worked so hard for. His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in. But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it’s damage-control time. He’s assigned a “babysitter” whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble.

Violet Davis swore she’d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm. And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means more to her than anything.

Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together. But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band?

Throwing naked groupies off a balcony? I am SO there.

I guess I’m getting tired, though, of the “I want to resist the rock star but can’t” — and that’s a big problem on my end. That’s what romance is ABOUT, Jett. Get it together.

Maybe I need to find some Rock Fiction that’s not romance for a bit. Anyone got suggestions?

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