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Release Date: June 23, 2015
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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.
Rock Star with a soft heart
June 23, 2015 | By Pam Buchanan
I am a fan of the Black Falcon Series by Michelle, so I was excited for something new in the rocker scene. This was a moving story with an emotional connection that most couples don't find in a lifetime. Michelle does a good job with character connection when reading which makes you feel more involved in the story.
Ace is your non typical rock star and he is not all about the getting things because he is famous. He wants so badly to add some soul to his work but it just isn't working out the way he wants it to. For a boy who grew up in the foster system most of his life he has some wonderful values instilled in him thanks to his mom, Sarah. When he finds himself in between following his heart and following his mind he has a big decision to make. Will it be the right one?
Iris finds herself home to look after things after her Gran passed away. She has so much more to do than she expected in coming back. She has such a heart and is willing to put her life on hold to make things right for the folks at Willow Acres, just as her Gran always had. The last thing she ever expected was the man who shows up looking for a place to stay. The more time she spends with Ace she realizes that they have so much more in common than is seen by the eye.
They soon find themselves in a situation. What is the best way to move forward? Will it be together or in separate directions. Sometimes we say things we regret but can't take back once they have been said.
**Advanced copy provided in exchange for honest review **
4.5 Stars – Michelle Valentine gives us yet another Rock Star to fall heads over heels for
June 23, 2015 | Angie @ Fan Girl Book Blog
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea. My love as deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
I went into this book blind, I had not read the blurb even though I had it on my TBR, and I love Michelle Valentine’s work so when I saw it was available I dove in.
Ace Johnson (White) is the front man, for the very popular pop band, Wicked White, on the outside he appears to be a pretty happy guy, seemingly having it all. But never judge a book by its cover right? Ace couldn’t be unhappy, he’s miserable actually. He has no real friends to speak of, and he’s not close with his bandmates at all. Even though he’s rising star in the music business, surrounded by thousands of adoring fans, Ace feels very much alone, lonely, frustrated and angry. He trusts no one and resents being molded into a product by his label and managers for He has no control within this world and feels his love and creative juices are drying up by the second, singing songs he feel absolutely no connection to. When he receives a devastating call from home regarding the only person in the world he loves, Ace is done! Walking off stage just before a major concert, and flipping everyone the bird, he makes the decision to walk away return home, deal with consequences later.
“Never did I imagine a music career this full of utter bulls**t.”
“I f***king hate it. I wish I’d never signed that deal.”
After suffering a devastating loss, Ace is adrift; he has no intention of returning to the band, the tour, or the label that has turned him and his life into something he no longer recognizes. Finding a small town that he can lose himself is his next step. After that his only concern is staying off the grid so he’s not forced to return. But when he meets Iris, and he’s instantly drawn to her all bets are off.
I really enjoyed this book; it was a fast, easy read that kept me flipping the pages right up to the end. Wicked White had enough romance, heat and drama to keep more than happy to keep reading. Valentine never fails to deliver a great read, her writing is great, her characters interesting and a bit flawed. There’s always just the right amount of passion, steamy sex, drama and angst. Her stories give us glimpses into worlds that I enjoy spending my time in, always. She never fails. Wicked White is time well spent, my only complaint, I wanted a bit more at the end, I felt deprived of a proper ending, other than that this book was perfection.
“I never imagined loving someone could feel like this – that it could make me feel so complete. I can’t think of anything that I’ve ever wanted more than this. In this moment, our love feels never ending.”
August 14, 2015 | Michele ~ Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
I seriously flove Michelle A Valentine! She just has a way of making you fall in love with not only the characters, but the story as well. So when I saw this book, I just had to have it!
Ace is tired of his live as a Rock Star. He’s mom just passed away and he just wants to get away from it all. He yearns for the small town life where everything is the complete opposite from the life he’s living now. He never expected to find someone who could be THE ONE while he was trying to run away.
Iris has always wanted the big city life. She’s tired of living in a no name town where you have no promise of a future. So when she’s stuck with taking care of her grandmother’s rental trailers, she tries her best to find a way to get them off her hands. But when a sexy as sin new tenant comes knocking on her door, she finds it hard to remember what her goals are.
The connection between them is undeniable, but Ace tries so hard to fight it. But that pull he feels towards Iris becomes too much and he finally gives in to the feelings that are building.
What happens to them when the past come barreling into their future? Will they be able to make it work, or is it all just too much for them?
I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a fun quick read!
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