Never Trust a Rockstar (Rockstars in Kill Devil Hills #1) by Sarah Darlington [arc review]
We readers all have our weakness, genres and sub-genres we do not know how to say no to. Rock-Star Romance, Mafia, and Shape-shifters are mine. So needless to say, when Sarah Darlington announced Never Trust a Rockstar I had to read it. And I am so very glad I did.
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Emma has always been obsessed with Ollie Mills of the southern rock band, Sunset Revival. She follows his every move on Twitter, likes all his posts on Instagram, and stalks his page on Facebook. So when there’s a contest to win a date with the sexy-as-sin, bad-boy rockstar, of course she enters.
It’s a one in a million chance.
Caleb Mills has always been unlucky in love. From the girl who broke his heart, to every one-night stand in between, the lead singer of Sunset Revival barely feels anything anymore. He’s focused on his music and nothing more. Until he sees Emma, in a blue dress, on a hot night in Nashville. She’s meant to be his brother’s date, but the moment his eyes connect with hers he wants this beautiful girl all for himself.
Caleb knows, it will only take Ollie a minute to screw things up. And he’ll be there waiting to win this girl’s heart the moment he does. But can any girl, ever, really trust a rockstar?
The Review: 4 Stars
The book has everything you would expect from a Rockstar Romance, your bad boy, the guy that keeps everyone in check, the one too hurt to ever trust anyone again, etc. It has hints of amazing lyrics, a bit of drama, memorable side characters.
When I first started reading it I wasn't sure how I was going to like it. It probably would have helped if I had reread the blurb. In a way though I am glad I didn't because than when things moved from Ollie to Caleb I had a nice surprise. Emma and Ollie would not have fit at all. But the girl he will probably end up with in his book?! fireworks are at play already. Well done Sarah, you hinted at that nicely. I am pretty much dying for the next book already.
Anyway... back to Caleb and Emma!
They fit! Everything about these two worked well together. Their personalities, their needs, their wants... they were meant to be and it was nice to see the whole band on board with Caleb's plan to get the girl. Loved it!
Emma was easy to love. Perhaps a little childish at first but that is understanble considering where she comes from and how sheltered her life is to this point. She was sweet, kind, friendly... easy to love in every way.
Caleb was charming from beginning to end. The glue that keeps the band together, the nice one. I am not one for nice guys in books but I gotta say he was special.
Where does it loose a point? predictability. The 'drama' that takes place right at the end was obvious, as it was how it would all turn out. It might make for a good story on another book though, so I can't complain much.
All in all, if you like rockstar romances there is no reason for you not to like this one. It was great!