on November 28, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult
Here’s the same old “girl posing as a boy” story but with a rock-n-roll twist.
Remy Curran dreams of one day being in a band, except the group she wants to join refuses to hire a girl drummer. So, she auditions as a guy...and makes the cut.
Becoming “Sticks,” a member of Non-Castrato, isn’t quite what she dreamed it would be, though. She spends most of her time keeping up the subterfuge and learning how to walk, talk, act, and drink like a man.
But what’s even harder to deal with is acting oblivious when the band’s heartthrob lead singer, Asher Hart, treats her like one of the guys and not a woman. She never imagined he’d be so much more than a pretty face with a nice voice. But he’s better than perfect. He’s perfect for her.
When love and lies combine, Remy must keep up the act or lose everything. But who knew lying to reach one dream could prevent you from attaining an even bigger dream?
So…this was a unique twist on a book. I swear I was reading the story from that one 80’s movie, Just One of the Guys. When I started to read it, I kept thinking and wondering how on Earth this was actually going to work. Well, there was a lot of gray but it worked. I think you just need to go into this one and just soak up the fun and silliness.
Remy is set on joining Asher’s band, Non-Castrato and will pretty much stop at nothing. When she is rejected solely on being a girl, her roommate helps her dress as a guy (wig, mask, different underwear, etc) to tryout. What she wasn’t expecting was to actually get the part! Almost immediately she takes on the “Sticks” persona.
During this time, her and Asher become very tight. The entire time, Asher thinks he is gay and possibly has a minor crush on him after Sticks admits to thinking he is hot. I actually really enjoyed their relationship but the tighter they became, the more stumped I was that Asher didn’t question his feelings for Sticks on a more then platonic level. Obviously, Asher does find out that Sticks is really the girl he has been crushing on for a few months and wrote a song about her. But…can he get over the betrayal from the lies Sticks fed him?
There was also some family drama on Asher’s front that was weaved through the book and added a bit of suspense. But, it was the fact that Ms. Kage also kept the secondary characters around and she does such a great job with keeping them so authentic, especially Ten! All in all, this one was a fun addition to the Forbidden Men series and was different then most of the books I’ve read lately!
Remy and I bent at the same time to turn on the karaoke machine.
“Sorry,” we murmured together when we nearly bumped foreheads. Then we shifted an inch apart but still both going in to get the machine up and running.
“Holy shit,” she murmured under her breath, turning toward me slightly. “You smell really good.”
I didn’t want it to, but my body reacted, remembering every touch, lick, and kiss she’d ever given me. I glanced at her face, and her eyes flared as if she was in trouble for saying such a thing.
“Sorry.” She lifted both hands in some kind of surrender. “It’s just…it’s new. You’ve never smelled like that before.”
Lust stirred through me. I tried to bite it back, tried to cling to the fact I was mad at her, but a need unlike any I’d ever experienced with any other person roared through my blood.
I had to shake my head and blink myself back to the present, remind myself where I really was and what I was doing. And that was most definitely not Remy Curran.
“It’s, uh…Eva gave it to me as the best man gift. I figured I should wear it today.”
She nodded, agreeing. “Well, it’s amazing. I think I just got pregnant.”