on June 23rd, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.
Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.
Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?
I admit, I am a sucker for a red-hot rocker and Ace White is just that. But, he is also a lonely guy that just wants people in his life he can trust and depend on. When the only mother he has ever known gets sick his entire band and tour manager let him down, caring more about the music then about his feelings. So, he decides he is done being around phony people and he is ready to leave his celebrity status behind. He quits and heads to a small town to hide out. This is where he meets aspiring singer Iris Easton, who is now his neighbor.
“It’s almost as if we were fated to be.”
The connection between Ace and Iris was almost instant; to be honest, it was a little bit too instant for me. I mean they definitely had a physical chemistry, but I wanted more of an emotional one before the “love” started. Ace is a really sweet guy. He seems to say and do all the right things and maybe that is where I struggled with him. I kept waiting for the “bad-boy” rocker that I am use to in most rocker books. I mean he isn’t perfect and he does do some stupid things, but he is just so overly sweet. I really liked Iris; she was smart and at times brazen, but also really strong.
This book is definitely an angst-filled read with a lot of back and forth and pushing and pulling. If you are looking for a quick, easy read then this book is the one for you.