Review ~ What Goes on Tour by Claire Boston

What Goes on TourTitle: What Goes on Tour
Author: Claire Boston
Genre: Contemporary
Published: February 11th 2014

What goes on tour, stays on tour … or does it?

Few people know that socially awkward Adrian Hart is actually rock god Kent Downer, and that's the way Adrian likes it. His privacy is essential, especially now that he has guardianship of his orphaned, ten-year-old niece, Kate. But when the nanny quits in the middle of his tour Adrian finds himself in a bind.

Until Libby Myles walks into his life.

Libby has only ever wanted to become a full-time author and prove to her parents that she can make it on her own. On the surface, the temporary job as the nanny for Kent Downer's niece looks perfect—the pay is fabulous, the hours are short and Kate is a big fan—it's the rock star that's the issue.

Arrogant and way too attractive for anyone's good, Kent Downer has enough swagger to power a small city. But when he's out of costume he's different—shy and uncertain. For Libby it's a far harder combination to resist. She needs to find a balance between work, writing and ignoring her attraction to the rock star, because if she falls for him, it could mean the end of her dream.

But when a horrible scandal is unleashed—putting young Kate in danger—there's more heat between Libby and Adrian than just sexual attraction. Libby must figure out if Adrian ever cared for her, or if it was all just part of the show …
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What Goes on Tour is a fun book and I was excited when I realised it was set in Australia. Libby is a well known children’s author and she crosses paths with Kent Downer, world famous rocker from the US, on an Australian talk show in Melbourne. It was interesting to see Kent and his reactions during the show, but it is a complete turnaround when he is Adrian. They seem like two different people.

Seeing Libby and Adrian together was fascinating. Their relationship built slowly; they had an attraction, but didn't dive into anything straight away. They took their time and thought things through.

Kate, Adrian’s niece, is a big focus in this book and at times I often thought she was older than 10 years old. She did things that I don't think a typical 10 year old would do. She was sweet though and played a part in bringing Adrian and Libby together.

It was interesting to see how the characters dealt with the difficulties in the plot, but I liked how it was all wrapped up. However, if you dive into this book for the rock’n’roll and sizzling bedroom scenes, you may be disappointed, because that is not the focus of What Goes on Tour, It is more about the developing relationships and their struggles. Overall it was an entertaining read and I loved how sweet these characters were when they realised the depth of their feelings. Try it for yourself!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Does sound like a great read and fun to see these characters together, and the setting is pretty unique as well

  2. I like the sounds of this and the characters sounds great. Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

  3. Hmmmm....your review makes it clear that this book is not what I was expecting based on the cover and blurb. Maybe I'll pass.

  4. I do like seeing them take it slow now and again :) The kid thing drives me nuts when they just don't act their age and come off as either way older or way younger so thanks for the heads up on that!

  5. It is, easy for me to relate to!

  6. They are well fleshed out characters.

  7. Yeah, not a lot on the actual rock side

  8. Yeah, I know she's been through a lot, but my kid wouldn't be like that *shrugs*

  9. It does sound sweet, Naomi. And a slow build is welcome when I'm in the mood for one. ;) I did think it might be more 'wild', so I'm glad to know that ahead of time. Great review!

  10. No, this one isn't wild, quite sweet actually!

  11. I think I'll pass : I like to see kids acting like kids and the guy looks like he needs a therapy with his split personalities. Though he kind of made me think of Clark Kent ;)


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