Rock Fiction Coveting: Good Time Bad Boy by Sonya Clark

Posted: November 17, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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What IS it about country music? I don’t overly like it, until I sit down and watch Nashville, and then I absolutely love it so I try to listen to it and yeah, that doesn’t go so well and it’s like I’m a teenager again listening to it playing in my boyfriend’s truck, wishing I was old enough to drink beer so I could chase this crap out of my head.

But give me some Rock Fiction about a country star? I am so there. And I can’t tell you why. Or maybe I can. Check it:

Wade Sheppard was the king of country for nearly ten years. Now he can’t get Nashville on the phone, much less another record deal. When yet another drunken night onstage gets him fired from a casino gig, Wade is pulled off the road by his manager and sent home. Being back in the small town where he was born and raised, his every screw-up fodder for gossip, isn’t helping any. His family knows him too well, and the pretty, sharp-tongued waitress who catches his eye doesn’t want to know him at all.

Daisy McNeil has more baggage than most her age but she’s finally pulling her life together. College classes will be her ticket out of poverty and instability. She doesn’t mind waiting tables for the time being, but she could do without the rowdy rednecks who sometimes get handsy. When one of them crosses the line, she snaps and gives him and his stupid ten gallon hat the telling off he deserves, but causing a scene gets her fired.

Wade didn’t mean to cost Daisy her job. Chastened, he decides he doesn’t want his train wreck of a life to crash into anybody else. He offers the bar owner a summer of free shows if Daisy can have her job back. Now they’re spending nights together trading barbs and fighting a growing attraction. With a sexy smile and a powerful voice that can make any song his, Wade’s determined to show Daisy that he’s more than just a good time bad boy.

We’ve totally seen this before. The rocker who effs up his life and needs to get back on track. So what IS it?

I don’t know. Maybe it’s that he does something really cool: trading Daisy’s job for a summer of free shows. Smart move, on a million levels, and what a great plot device.

This one looks good, guys. Pick up a copy and read it before I do. I’ll make Susan post your review, too.

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