This is not your typical rock star romance. For one, the “rock star” is a rapper. And not just any rapper. Trace is the hottest ticket in the music industry right now, regardless of which definition of ‘hot’ you choose.
Taryn Starr is not the girl-next-door who unknowingly meets a celebrity. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the reigning country music princess and world-renowned superstar knows exactly who Trace is…or does she?
Their worlds collide when the musicians whose paths were never destined to cross are forced by their joint record label to collaborate on a song. The sparks fly and ignite a fire that blazes hotter with every minute they spend together—for better or worse. One thing’s for certain, the two media magnets can’t deny their explosive chemistry, but will life in the spotlight ultimately bring Trace and Taryn together or force them apart?
***This contemporary romance new adult novel is for mature audiences. The language alone would make a sailor blush (the guy’s a rapper, remember?) so 18+ only, please.***
After reading the blurb of this book I was quite excited to get into this story because it sounded like it would be a lot of fun. We have two people, from different worlds that come together to make music.
Trace was a fun character to read about. He portrays himself as a badboy rocker and a player, but underneath he has secrets that he has kept from the rest of the world. The more I read about him the more I liked him and it was amusing to watch the young country girl get under his skin.
Taryn is Americas Sweetheart, but she too has secrets. Her mother is a royal pain in the ass and I wanted to smack her myself!! But Taryn keeps the peace and does everything to keep things running smoothly. So when she is surprised on national TV about the upcoming Collaboration with the world famous rapper, Trace, she takes it well… surprisingly!! Soon we hit the studio to watch their friendship form and develop into something else, as they continue to contact each other while they both tour separately around America.
I really enjoyed how this relationship developed. In the beginning they tolerate each other, but soon realise they have more in common than they originally thought. They go through so much and when they are bought back together to shoot the video clip, things become sizzling!! There is no denying the chemistry they both have and when they finally make it to the sheets I was fist pumping a HELL YEAH!! They are such a cute couple and show that they can work through most obstacles together.
This is the first book these authors have written together and I was really surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It was told from alternating Pov’s and was quite witty and sweet. We learn a lot about their pasts and realise how difficult their lives have been. It becomes an emotional ride and in the end I cried both tears of sadness and happiness. It was a beautiful story and I am happy with how the story played out!! You must give this one a try for yourself, especially if you enjoy music stories and bringing opposites together!
I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.
Nevaeh’s first exposure to writing began in a middle school creative writing class. She was reprimanded for composing a politically incorrect story and forced to re-write about a “safer” topic. Being the writing rebel that she is, Nevaeh always likes to push the envelope a bit and never re-writes, unless her editor insists on it.
When she’s not writing, Nevaeh is a freelance book editor ;). And though she spends a good chunk of her time reading, writing, and editing, she can also be found hanging out with her family and taking road trips, exploring the area around wherever she happens to be living at the time. Even though “home” will always be Texas, she has lived in several different states and countries, but currently resides in the DC metro area.