I saw this book on my feeds a while back and I was intrigued. Then I saw a heap of my GR friends raving about it and it made my must read list so as soon as I had a few hours to myself I sat down and dove in.

Now I know a lot of people will see 3.5 stars and think that I didn’t like this book so first I need you to know that I did like this book I just didn’t love it and there were a few things that pissed me off. Now honestly I don’t normally read a lot of rock star books, which isn’t to say I am not a fan of them I just generally don’t like the “lifestyle” I don’t want the leading man to be a massive man whore while we watch the ladies heart shattering.  So when it became apparent that Dex was far from a man whore I was stoked.

Then I hear about the growling, possessiveness of Dex and the smoking hot sex scenes and Bam I was sold, I had one click this. And I absolutely got all of that and I enjoyed it.

What I didn’t like were things that are my own personal peeves and obviously are not issues for a lot of other people. But I will let you know what they are so you can decide for yourself on whether or not these things will make you all ranty to your husband when he really couldn’t give a fuck.

First I should let you all know my dad was a high school English teacher, and while I managed to not become a grammar nazi I do go a little nuts when there are a lot of editorial issues in a book. For me personally I can overlook a few words here and there missed in the editing process but I can’t handle it being constant and I really can’t stay in a story when all I want to do is drag out my red marker and figure out how it should have been written. There were a couple of times I am sure the names were wrong and I had to stop myself hunting through the book to see if I was right or not.

Also there were quite a few times in this book that one or both of them acted like 15 year old kids and while there is a reason given for some of this it just got to be too much, especially having the reason repeated a few too many times.

I actually did quite like Harley but the author did that almost unforgivable thing of making her na├»ve. Now I say almost unforgivable cause thank god she wasn’t also a virgin that would be instant black list. But when you explain her career and her father’s career and then have her be shocked about a rockers lifestyle and I am not even talking gangbangs and crack pipes you kinda lose your credibility. I think everyone hears rock star and assumes there’s sex, drugs and rock and roll but nope not Harley.

Now there are a few other points that made me a little stabby but in the interest of not spoiling anything I am going to leave it at that and ask you to PM me if you need to vent about them to someone who won’t just suggest, and I quote “read a book that will get me laid instead”

And I will wrap this all up by saying I loved the plot, I loved the idea of the characters and at quite a few times I forgot I was annoyed with this, that or the other and genuinely enjoyed the book. I also have to know what happens to the other members of Kinky Shine so I will be adding them to my TBR black hole but they won’t make the must read list. I honestly think personally a good editor and maybe trimming some of the superfluous drama and repetition and this book would have been a kick ass rock star book but as it is I just found it be a book I wish I could have enjoyed.


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