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A book about a band manager? That, friends, is my particular niche catnip. Let’s take a peek:

You Really Got Me

The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…

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.

Okay, I have a WIP about a badass tour manager and a rock star, plus one of my best friends lives in Austin, so I’m connecting to this book all over the place. There’s just something about a take-charge woman and a musician that makes a great pairing. However, the “doesn’t date musicians” conflict isn’t a particularly strong one, and the man whore lead singer, while realistic, needs to have a fresh twist (or three) in order to reel me in. After the description, I was undecided, but because I’d love to read about a band manager, I grabbed the free sample and YES!
Even in the first few pages, the good writing and great music details jumped out at me. I grabbed this one, and I’ll let you guys know as soon as the jury returns a verdict.

Note from Susan: How long before Michelle is as big a fangirl as I am? Anyone want to take bets? Sheesh. Erika, come hang with us! Write us guest blog posts! Interact with your loyal fans!


Jett here; figured Susan would steal this one from me if she had the chance. I found it while surfing for something else on GoodReads and what looked fab from the description — sounded like a menage with rocker Jax Harding (ho ho. HARDing) and three women at once. That woulda been hot with a capital HAWT.

I couldn’t believe that was what I was seeing, so I read the reviews. Nope. Not one man and three women. It’s three little scenes, sex scenes. Three. One for each chick. Reviews are pretty clear that there’s no character development for Jax or for the girls.

The one that’ll piss Susan off is the one where Jax supposedly hates everything his assistant does, so that makes him want to bonk her. I’m thinking agreeing with her on that one might not be a bad idea. And that she needs to quit. I had a job once where they acted like I could do nothing right, so I walked. Didn’t even give notice. Just looked at them and said, “If I suck this bad, I’m outta here.”

Not sure what to think about this one. Guess we’ll have to get our hands on it and see what it’s about. But really. No character development equals porn in my book. Half the fun of a good sex scene is caring about the people doing it!