Posts Tagged ‘no sleeping with the rock star rule’

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What can you say about a book with a title this super?

Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.

When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?

Now, I don’t know that sleeping with your bandmates is the #1 rule. I mean, look at Fleetwood Mac. Rob Zombie and Sean Yseult. I know there are others, too, but just can’t think of ’em right now. But if that’s the rule for this band — which has no name — then, yeah, Emmylou, babe, you’re flirting with trouble.

The way this is written, Emmylou’s got a bigger problem than you’d think at first. I mean, how does Travis feel about all this? And would screwing your bandmate really screw up your chances at the big time?

I bet Fleetwood Mac would agree with that. Not.

There has to be more to this book than just that. There just has to be.

Oh, and who was asking Susan about bands featuring chicks? This one’s got one.

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Who doesn’t need a maid? I bet even maids need maids. (Susan says “housekeeper” or “cleaning help” is what our society has evolved into, but the heck with that. The book we’re talking about has a maid in the title. Deal.)

A maid at the exclusive Romance Island Resort, Audra knows how to handle rock stars, billionaires and celebrities. She keeps their secrets, cleans up their mess and makes sure their holiday is a memorable one. There’s just one rule: no relationships with guests. And Audra never breaks the rules.

Jay Felix is rock royalty and he knows it. When one of his bandmates threatens to break up the band, he goes into hiding at the Romance Island Resort. Looking for a distraction, he sets his sights on the unattainable Audra. But what’s a rock star to do when the girl he wants is the one woman he can’t have?

Welcome to paradise, where the romance is as hot as the weather and the tides aren’t all that’s surging under the surface.

Lots of familiar stuff in here, of course. The rock star who goes into hiding. The “no sleeping with rock stars” rule that gets broken. The unattainable girl.

So what’s the attraction? I’m not sure. Maybe that it’s a fun idea. Maybe that I like knowing that women who do jobs like being a maid are still pretty and attractive, even if the job isn’t. We see so many glamour jobs for our heroines in rock fiction — the managers, the photographers, the publicists — that seeing someone sexy but doing the grunt work of life… yeah. I like that idea.

Bring it on. Let’s see if it can rise above the familiar stuff and make me break the budget to hire some cute man maid. Because like I said, everyone needs a maid.