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Jace (Kings of Country #1) by Sasha Summers

I have a soft spot for rock-star romances so needless to say I was very much looking forward to this one. That and Sourcebooks Casablanca has been rocking lately. Do you ever go through phases with romance publishers? I feel like everywhere I look at the moment all I see is rom-com or books that are catering for our current political and/or social climate, thing is rom-com is actually one of my least favorite romance subgenres and I am not a fan politics on my romance books... I've actually been reading a lot from my tbr lately instead of getting new stuff because of that.

Anyways, back to Jace!
I confess it took me a few to get into it. The start was a tad slow. But once the story got going it was heartfelt, kept me interested, and had a great romance.

Blurb:

Music is all he has...but is it enough to heal them both?

Jace Black went from an oilfield roughneck to an overnight singing sensation. Now he's working on a duet with country music legend Krystal King, and he's determined to earn his way to the top. But the more time he spends with Krystal, the more he finds himself falling for her--and he's beginning to be more interested in her than he is in making a name for himself.

Krystal King grew up on stage and in the spotlight. No matter how golden her life appears, her past left deep wounds. But Jace Black makes her wish things were different. To do that, she'd have to risk letting him in... And that might be too big a risk for her battered heart to take.

The Review: 4 Stars

Jace was a perfect southern good boy with charm and swagger that melted hearts. After wining a country music competition he is paired up to play and sing with Krystal King, country music royalty. 
Krystal is known as the black  sheep of the family. Her sister and her brother are the loved ones in the band. What people don't know is that a lot of it are lies and that Krystal has gone through some terrible things that you would not wish on anyone.
Jace in turn has also been through a lot, but because of the show he was on, his life is an open book and everyone knows about the tragedies that took place in his life. It is perhaps one of the reasons he is loved so much, people feel sorry for him.

Singing together consumes them both. It was nice to see them so lost into their music and little by little healing each other from the scars of the past. 
About three thirds into the book things start to get heavy. And if I have one criticism is that I know at least one person who would not be able to comfortably read this book at that point. I haven't really seen a content warning anywhere but there probably be have one -mentions of past rape and one present scene that although not graphic at all might cause discomfort. 

All in all this was a fabulous read that will pull at your heartstrings like any good rock star romance should. I cannot wait to continue with this series!

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