The new book by Vi Keeland has now been released. And it follows a hot rockstar as he falls in love with someone who should be off limits.
Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil
I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.
At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall. At twenty-five his body hovered over mine. Every girl’s fantasy became my reality. I was dating a rockstar. Yet I was slowly falling for another man. The problem was—the two men—they shared a tour bus.
Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.
What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?
I’ll tell you what happens. Things get ugly.
In this book, we follow Flynn as he tries yet again to find love and thinks he may have found it in bartender Lucky. Only problem is, she is dating the leader singer of the band that invited his band on tour. He must decide if his dream of being a rockstar is worth losing to get the girl of his dreams.
I am not a huge fan of love triangles in books, but I like that way that this one was done. Lucky’s relationship with Dylan wasn’t a toxic one, but it was one without love. Lucky fell in love with the fantasy of Dylan and the fact he’s the lead singer in a band.
Flynn is not the stereotypical rockstar and I love that about him. Yeah he may have hooked up with some groupies when his band started making it, but I love the fact that once he meets Lucky, he becomes a one woman kind of guy. And when he gets girls flirting with him (especially in front of Lucky) he is respectful to both the fans and Lucky.
Keeland once again is able to create these characters that are some real and complex that you feel like you know them personally. The back and forth between them screams chemistry that it just sizzles off the page. Though my favorite relationship was between Flynn and his niece Laney. Using the reference of Frozen certainly made Laney real because let’s be honest, what 5-year old is not obsessed with Frozen?
With love triangles, it’s inevitable for the ‘other’ person to find out about the other part of the triangle. The one in this story was a little bit anticlimactic for me. There was a lot of buildup and I was expecting this big thing, but unfortunately it didn’t meet my expectations. It still works, just was expecting more.
Despite the climax, the relationship between Lucky and Flynn is very real that you are going to want to grab this book. It’s a great book to read on a rainy day.
Despite the fact that Lucky had just casually mentioned that the lobby lounge serves coffee beginning at six a.m., I’m pretty sure of myself that she’ll be down there. But when I step off the elevator, the lobby is quiet. Empty. The coffee urns are just being set up in the lounge. I pour two mugs, make them just as we like it, and settle on one of the couches on the far side of the room where it’s private, yet I can still keep an eye on the door.
I grab a newspaper and begin to flip through to kill time. Then my eyes catch a pair of pink-painted toes in flip-flops. I don’t know why, but it’s in this moment that I realize, I’m fucked.
The sight of her toes makes me smile.
I’m falling for another guy’s girl. Something I promised myself I’d never do.
But then I reason with myself. I haven’t done anything wrong. Thinking a woman is beautiful and spending time with her doesn’t have to turn into anything, right? They’re just toes after all. But look how cute they are. I’ve never been a foot guy, yet I wouldn’t mind sucking… Stop. Just stop. We’re just friends.
Because I’ve been friends with so many hot women in the past and not fucked them? Yep. I’m screwed. I need to get the hell out of here.
“Good morning,” she whispers and smiles down at me. My eyes lazily travel up from her toes.
I’m totally not going anywhere.
I hold up her mug of coffee. And then I realize she still has the thin shirt she wears to sleep on and I’m eye-level with the sexiest taut nipples I’ve ever seen.
Screw sucking her toes… “Certainly is.” I grin.
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
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