March 14, 2018
The Wild Rose Press
On the road for eight months as part of the crew for a travel show, Chelsea Morrison expects to work hard, endure long nights, and enjoy some wicked adventures. But she doesn’t expect to fall head over heels for the show’s star.
Henry Rush, son of a legendary rock star, is leery of women. He learned early they only want him for the fame that rightly belongs to his father. But when an intense friendship with Chelsea leads to so much more, he has to confront the one thing he’s avoided all his life.
Can these two friends navigate their way to a happy ending?
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
What a cute premise for a book! Chelsea has crushed on Henry, the son of a rock star, since she was a teenager, but when publicity stopped following him, her crush died. The opportunity to work with her real-life crush falls into her lap, and she starts out absolutely tongue-tied. So cute, and unfortunate!
Chelsea thinks of herself as an ugly duckling beanstalk, but others around her see the beautiful person that she is, inside and out. For the most part, she’s a lovable character and you find yourself rooting for her crush on Henry to succeed.
Henry is also lovable. I’m always afraid at the beginning of these types of novels that the rich son/famous son is going to be a jerky, arrogant, bad boy-type Thankfully Henry wasn’t. He’s a good-natured nerd, albeit a devastatingly handsome, cool one (yes, oxymoron).
I enjoyed the story of Chelsea and Henry becoming friends and then taking it one step farther. The only thing that kept this from being 5 butterflies, for me, is that the last quarter of the book seemed to take a strange turn. I felt suddenly distanced from the story and the pace seemed to accelerate. I wanted to hit the brake and say: “what gives?” Fortunately the mad-dash to the finish didn’t by any means ruin the book for me.
Regardless, if you enjoy fun romances where new friends become lovers, this is for you.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies out of 5
“Let’s get out of here,” I suggested, scooting out of my side of the booth.
“Good idea.” Henry threw a few bills on the table, got up quickly and, to my great surprise, grabbed my hand and pulled me to the door.
We were moving fast as we approached the reporter and photographer. It wasn’t until we were squeezing past them in the doorway that the reporter spoke. “Hey, aren’t you—”
Henry ignored him and moved his large body so the photographer didn’t stand a chance of getting a good shot. Then, still holding onto my hand, he ushered me through the door and out onto the sidewalk. We moved swiftly away from the café, not looking back until we were almost a block away.
“Well done,” I said, slowly easing my hand out of Henry’s grasp.
Henry held on, giving my fingers a gentle squeeze. “I learned young how to evade the press.”
“Where do you want to go?”
I looked at the buildings of Manhattan in the gray hours of early evening. The temperature was starting to drop, but it was still over seventy degrees, and for once, I was quite comfortable in my tank top and light cardigan. I had no qualms about making a long journey. “There,” I said, pointing at the Empire State Building.
About the Author
Kay Harris has had a diverse career with jobs ranging from college professor to park ranger. Now she adds author to her repertoire. Kay writes romance novels that contain a little bit of sweet, a dash of sexy, a touch of heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun!
Kay grew up in the Midwest and has since lived all over the western United States including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. She loves to hike, is obsessed with museums, and enjoys taking her extremely tall and very handsome husband on adventures.
Kay Harris will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.