Author: Josephine Traynor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Pink Ink Co
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Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners and I have no idea what the hell I’m doing.
Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, that is until the other half of his band leaves just as they’re about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies and the high life are long forgotten as he has to learn to fend for himself while living in suburbia. Hiding out in the tiny town of Portmouthe, England is as about as far away from the spotlight as possible. He doesn’t want to be there, and he’s got nothing but time on his hands. No job, limited money and no life skills – he’s completely out of his element. No one in town knows he’s there except one girl who keeps his secret. Falling in love was never part of his comeback plan.
Madelyn Arnett knows all too well what it’s like to be on the wrong end of the paparazzi. She’s quietly rebuilding her life in the sleepy town of Portmouthe away from the prying eyes of trash media when the most famous musician on earth ends up in her workplace. Worried that when the media comes hunting for him, they’ll find her, and she’s worked too hard to let some spoiled little rock star take her life away from her. But this helpless rock star is in need of a friend. Turns out, she’s the only person on the planet to truly know the real Reece Ashton. Fighting to not fall in love, she knows their time is fleeting as the glare of the spotlight comes hunting for Reece.
I really love me a good rocker romance novel and this book was just what I needed!! I haven’t read a rocker romance in a few months and I forgot how great they could be when done right. And Ms Traynor did it right! If this is her debut novel then I can’t wait to see what’s down the road for her. Josephine Traynor painted such vivid scenes that I could almost feel it, hear it, and breath it.
Reece was such a fantastic character. I loved watching him struggle with everyday, mundane things that you and I do as second nature. He was witty, sweet, charming and oh so sexy I couldn’t get enough of him!! To see him rise from the ashes and end up being the man you got to grow, and learn, and evolve with was just such a kick ass journey!!
Madelyn was a very complex character. You knew she was hiding or running from something. And the way she was so guarded and kept to her self, you knew it had to be something wicked she was staying away from. But then she meets Reece and heaven help her she couldn’t not gravitate towards him. He was just so off the charts awesome!!
We met some fabulous secondary characters in this book as well and I pray Ms. Traynor continues on with a series so we can see how wonderful life can be for them once they find the one. I recommend this book to anyone who had ever had it bad for a Rockstar. Whether it be the one that fell from grace or one that’s still making their way up the charts. There’s just something about a Rockstar.
** ARC was kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review **
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She’s a mother of two small boys and only told her husband about her book when it was completed. God knows what he thought she was doing on the computer for all those hours!Josephine’s a lover of tea and has a thing for all things vanilla. She loves a good book that makes her laugh and has heaps of character growth. Her aim is to write books that inspire, cause sore stomach muscles and have memorable characters for all the right reasons.Josephine Traynor is not her real name. The pen name is derived from Josephine being her favourite girls name and Traynor is inspired by Will Traynor from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. His message from that book was for everyone to be brave in this world and to make their mark. This was a huge lesson for her to get over her fear of publishing. She’s doing this for her, her dream is to be a published author, what’s your dream and go after it.