After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.
Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.
Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?
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by Michelle A. Valentine
Wicked White #1
Rock Star Romance
June 23, 2015
Rock star books-I am a sucker for them. So it was a no brainer to request this from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I read a lot of rock star books and have loved a lot them. I wanted to like this book, I really did. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
Ace is the lead singer of Wicked White, a pop group that is currently on tour. When he gets a call that his foster mom, and the only person that loves him, is on her death bed, he leaves the tour even though he is being told he can’t leave. He decides to chuck it all and hide out after his mother’s death. Iris is an aspiring Broadway singer that has come home to a small town to clear out her grandmother’s trailer home after her death. She also has to take over the running of the trailer park temporarily. When Ace rides up on his motorcycle and rents a trailer, she is really caught off guard, and is immediately attracted to him, as he is to her.
The writer knows how to write, that’s not the problem for me with this book. It started out well, and set up a villain to hate in the form of Ace’s over bearing and controlling manager, Jane Ann. Ever see the movie Pure Country with George Strait? Same concept, country star walks out on a tour and hides out in the middle nowhere, much to the chagrin of his controlling and overbearing manager.
I am used to, too stupid to live heroines in some of my reads, but this time, for a change, the hero fits the bill in this story. This book could have been at least a hundred pages shorter, and it wouldn’t have harmed the story. And that’s because when the going gets rough, Ace leaves again-only this time he leaves Iris, and even though she tries to explain things, he ignores anything she does-even though he is completely heartbroken, and wants to be with her. He continues to do this for a big part of the book, and all I ended up feeling was disgusted with him. And that doesn’t even address the really cheesy lines used throughout the read.
This book is very readable. It kept my interest, and I did enjoy Iris as a main character. But when I really don’t like the male character in a romance, and spend my time literally shaking my head, and rolling my eyes, I can’t say I liked it. And I am sorry because I really hate not giving a former indie writer a better review. Others may really enjoy this, it just wasn’t the book for me.
The review copy of Wicked White was supplied by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
ABOUT MICHELLE VALENTINE
New York Times Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspires her naughty characters.
Book teasers and excepts can be found on her website: http://www.michelleavalentine.com