Posts Tagged ‘insta-romance’

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Three shorties come together to make one novel. Check it:

“Tonight on stage, Ray Sandler was all those old fantasies come back to life. Emily Rivers soaked up his every move and she felt alive again for the first time in what felt like years. She never thought he would actually notice her, though.”

Emily is a successful woman in the tail end of a failing marriage. Ray is the reformed wild boy of rock, back on stage again for the first time in years. As a teenager Emily had Ray’s posters all over her bedroom wall so when she gets backstage tickets it’s as if her dreams have come true. Actually meeting him is an unexpected highlight of the evening, but that’s as far as it could ever go. They come from such different worlds: what could an international star ever see in a grounded, curvy woman like Emily? And how long could they ever keep such a relationship private when everyone from jealous fans to intrusive reporters wants a piece of Ray?

As things turn out to be even more complicated than she had first believed, and when tragedy and angry exes threaten to pull them apart and their secret affair threatens to go spectacularly public, can Emily do anything or has it all gone way beyond her control?

And when one of the sweetest things a man has ever done for Emily turns out to be a lie, will she ever be able to trust him again?

A story of secret romance in the world of the super-rich: an international celebrity and his unlikely BBW love. Steamy and passionate and full of the twists and turns familiar to readers of PJ Adams’ work, including the bestsellers Winner Takes All and Black Widow.

“It’s our song, Emily. It’s your song. It’s for you. Everything’s for you, now.”

[Previously published separately as a three-part serial, this edition has been rewritten as a single novel.]

I can hear Susan twitching at those typos in the description. Wow, even I noticed them, and I’m not that great with commas. And I gotta say, there’s a lot that’s familiar: the woman who’s worshipped her rock god and gets to meet him. An instant attraction. And then the issues that pull them apart — anyone else notice how that’s becoming the de facto plot?

Still, like I always say, it can be based on familiar stuff and still be awesome, so bring it and let’s see how awesome it is.

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We already had a book by Bella Andre on The List: From This Moment On. Most authors, if they’re not dedicated Rock Fiction authors, or are devoting an entire series to Rock Fiction, they don’t do a lot of writing about rockers. So color me shocked when this one popped up on my radar.

It’s It Must Be Your Love, and it’s the eleventh in what I guess is a popular series. I’ve never read any of Bella’s books, and a quick e-mail to Susan confirmed she hadn’t, either. So we both want to see what the fuss is about. And now we’ve got a second reason to.

Mia’s Story (Seattle Sullivan #2)

Successful Seattle Realtor Mia Sullivan is nobody’s fool…apart from that one week five years ago when she gave away her heart to a sexy musician who gave her nothing in return but a few sinfully perfect days—and nights—in his bed. Though she swears she never wants to see him again, he’s the one man she’s never been able to forget.

One of the hottest rock stars in the world, Ford Victor can have any woman he wants…except Mia Sullivan. But now he knows millions of strangers singing along with his songs can’t fill the hole inside of him. Only Mia’s love has the power to do that—so he vows to do anything and everything it takes to win her heart again.

From the first moment they see each other again, intense sparks of attraction fly. Between irresistible kisses, a romantic Sullivan wedding in Napa Valley, and a deeply sensual connection that neither of them can deny, can Mia and Ford finally rediscover a love—and a friendship—strong enough to last forever?

Am I the only one who thinks his name sounds like a cop car?

This turns a lot of familiar tropes on their heads. Both characters never intended this to be something more than what it is. Usually, it’s one or the other who’s pining away. So I like that. I just wonder how one week is enough for them to never forget each other, to be convinced the other is the only one for them… all that jazz. Is it insta-romance, or does it work?

Only one way to find out.

And I still think his name sounds like a cop car.