Skip to main content

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.


Blurb:
WIN A DATE WITH A HOT ROCKSTAR?
Yes, please. Sign me up.

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!

Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Quickies, April 2021

I read a good amount of older releases this past two months. I will not write long individual reviews for every single one of them but here are is a little bit about each one of them:  - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh It's unlikely I will ever dislike something Nalini writes. She is a master of her craft. This is the second book in the Psy-Changeling series and it is just as good as the first. Shy and isolated Faith is plagued by visions of blood and murder. She has questions and needs help but can't ask those around her. She turns to the changelings and the only Psy she knows that has defied her race (first book in the series). Vaughn is more cat than human but has to control his instincts not to scare Faith away. This was a fabulous paranormal romance read but you really must read the first book first! 4 stars from me :)  - Desperate Measures by Katee Robert Desperate Measures is the story of Jafar and Jasmine. But if you read Katee before you know it is not that simple at

The Cursed King (Inferno Rising #4) by Abigail Owen

This series has been an absolutely delight and I am so glad I've read it. The Rogue King , the first book in the series is still very much my favorite. I discovered Abigail Owen through that book and have read a few of her other books since, this series -obviously-, and others. I highly recommend you all give this wonderful author a try. Blurb: He will burn. She will rise. Airk Azdajah, the rightful King of the White Clan, spent half a millennium being tortured by the false High King Pytheios. The only reason he’s alive is a curse— the man to kill Airk will be consumed in his own fire. Which is why Pytheios kept Airk alive, barely, unable to shift in his prison cage, driving the creature half of him into madness. Airk escaped, but he’ll never be truly free. What good is a king who can never let his feral dragon loose, never fly, and never lead his people? He’s better off dead. Angelika Amon is the last unmated phoenix. The problem? She has no powers. Zip. Zilch. Angelika hates bein

Fortune Favors the Duke (The Cambridge Brothers #1) by Kristin Vayden [arc review]

@glimpses_of_my_books Oh the beauty that is discovering new authors! Kristin Vayden is someone I had not heard of before Fortune Favors the Duke  was announced and Sourcebooks told me she is local to Washington State. I am planning a signing event with her and Lucy Gilmore this December at  Inkling Bookshop  and of-course I had to read the book ahead of time.  Fortune Favors the Duke  was utterly adorable! I managed to read this beauty in two sittings and I will be reading the other books in the series. Blurb: Quinton Errington is perfectly happy teaching at Cambridge, with his elder brother carrying the duties of being the Duke of Wesley. But when a trip to celebrate Wesley's last week of bachelorhood ends in tragedy, Quinton, who becomes the Duke of Wesley, would give anything to have his brother back. Now, under the most heartbreaking circumstances, Wesley's would-be bride, Catherine Greatheart, is left wanting. Her only protection left, her grandmother, has fallen ill, an