Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
You had me at Rock Star! Well, almost.
Carly is working at the bakery that her grandmother started, but which she now owns, when famous rock star, Sam Weiss, walks in and flirts with her. She tries to be cool, except for the Minnie Mouse voice that seems to be coming through her lips. Events and fate take over and Carly finds herself stranded in a fabulous cabin with her favorite rock star.
This was a cute story initially. I liked the direction that the characters were going in and the flirting was fun, but after the first sexual encounter that’s all it became. The characters were lost amidst the act. Granted it’s a short story, but still there should have been a tad more conflict than that of distance and the character development should have continued.
Because, well, ROCK STAR, this could have been longer and more fun.
I haven’t read anything by Rachel Lacey before, but I’ll give her another shot just based on the beginning of this short story. No one needs to tell me it’s much harder to write a good short story than it is a novel. Rock with You is the first offering in her Risking it All series, the first novel of which is due out on August 30th.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From Amazon: Rock with You
rating: (3 out of 5 butterflies)