When I found out that Rachel Higginson was going to be writing a rockstar romance, I knew that this was bound to be a winning combination. One of my all-time favorite novels falls within this sub-genre, so I’m a bit fussy when it comes to these novels, but being a fan of this author’s writing, I was more than a little excited to see how she was going to weave her own magic with it.
If you’re in the mood for a story that will take you on a smooth journey to the coveted HEA, this may not be the book for you. If you enjoy a bumpier road that takes you on an angsty, tumultuous journey, buckle up, sit back and get ready for Clover and Kai’s story.
Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar is aptly named and seems like sound advice. Clover lived the rock and roll lifestyle. Forming a band with her brother and childhood friends, she knew what the bright lights, screaming fans, and stardom felt like. She had lived a dream-come-true with her closest friends. But not everyone in Bright Tragedy was able to deal with all of the pressures that seemed to pair with this hectic, fast-paced lifestyle. Kai, the lead singer and her boyfriend, succumbed to the demands and pressure and spiraled downward into a reality that Clover just couldn’t handle anymore.
Clover just wanted to live a normal life. She didn’t want to be in the spotlight. She wanted a calm, peaceful life with a regular job, normal friends, and a boyfriend who lived a normal existence. After five years of living her new “normal,” Clover finally felt as though she were on the safe track to happiness…. until…her boyfriend took her to see his favorite band. Mm hmm. I’m going to leave it at that.
As a fan of slow-burning romances, I adore the way Higginson takes her time to develop her characters and their stories. She is never in any rush to speed the story along. It all unfolds naturally and authentically, giving her readers the most realistic, emotion-filled reading experience. The only thing that I wanted a bit more of was the angst and that heart-pounding trepidation that goes along with it. Maybe I’m a sucker for punishment, but I love to feel the knots and butterflies in my stomach.
Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar was a tantalizing mixture of first love, second chances, and the rock and roll experience.
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