Review of Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star


Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star by Cathrine Goldstein

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc.

Publication Date: July 16, 2016

So, Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star–Wow!!!!

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Ha! Did I get you?

Seriously, though, if you’ve followed me at all, you know I LOVE music. If there is a music subgenre under romance, I’m all over the subgenre. I have read a lot and I will continue to read a lot. It’s my favorite. For that reason, I’ve added another category called “music novel” to my categories. Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star is the first book I will review for this new category, but by no means will it be the last. If you’re like me and love your romances with a healthy dose of music, you can check out the category to see if you’ve missed anything. Hopefully I’ll add a lot more to it soon.

But let’s get back to Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star.

Summer is visiting her best friend Jeannette in New York City for the summer before starting her job as a veterinary surgeon working for her ex-boyfriend, Brad. But, this summer she wants to cut loose, make it her summer of irreverence. She wants to have an unforgettable one-night-stand with Malcolm Angel, the rock star.

Malcolm doesn’t attach his emotions to anything or anyone other than his ancient golden labrador, Winston. When he sees the blonde woman, Summer, in the front row of his concert, he recognizes how different she is from all of the other women.

Both Summer and Malcolm have secrets, but Malcolm lets Summer in on his while she keeps hers. It’s her secret that inevitably pulls them apart.

In some ways this book is fairly predictable, but, really, it’s a romance, so some things are already a foregone conclusion. However, and this is a big however, there is just so much to like about this book. It’s extremely well-written and the chemistry between Summer and Malcolm is off-the-charts. There is passion and feeling galore. But Cathrine Goldstein doesn’t dump it on you at the beginning, she lets the emotions simmer between Summer and Malcolm so that when they finally come together, it’s like: Yes!!! (fist pump).

And, there’s Winston the ancient golden labrador. (Rock stars and dogs? You’ve got me!)

As a heroine, Summer is perfect. She’s smart, self-deprecating, and says what she thinks. Malcolm is almost as good as the hero, the tortured artist emotionally immobilized by a mistake he can never correct.

Lastly, Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star is sad, sweet, funny, sensual, and pretty smart. A perfect late summer read!

This is the first book in Goldstein’s NY Artists series and I can’t wait to see what she gives us next.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and The Wild Rose Press in exchange for an honest review

From AmazonSummer of Irreverence: The Rock Star on kindle @ $4.99

rating: butterflybutterflybutterflybutterflybutterfly (5 out of 5 butterflies)


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