Author: Amanda Weaver
Genre: Contemporary romance-age 20-30.
Publish Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Independently Published
Cover by: AngstyG/ www.angstyg.com
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Book Synopsis ~
From the moment they meet, their connection is perfect in every way but one.
It’s New Year’s Eve, 2006, and Justine James is fronting her dead-end band for a less-than-adoring crowd. But there’s one person there who sees what she could be—one person who changes everything for her.
Dillon Pierce clawed his way up from the LA streets with no one to count on but his best friend, Ash. Their years of struggle finally pay off when their band, Outlaw Rovers, gets signed and their single takes off. With Ash as the magnetic lead singer and Dillon as the band’s musical soul, they’re destined for greatness, provided Dillon can keep Ash from self-destructing first.
Dillon might not be fronting Outlaw Rovers, but he’s always been the only one Justine sees. She’s followed his career from afar and when he shows up at her crummy New Year’s Eve gig, nothing will stop her from meeting him. They forge an intense connection, rapidly moving from friends to musical soul mates. Justine wants much more, but she’s not willing to climb over groupies and industry bottom-feeders to make it happen. Dillon becomes a fixture in her life, but she has to figure out how to keep him out of her heart.
Outlaw Rovers begins to implode as Justine’s star is on the rise. The years that follow bring equal parts fame and ruin. For Justine, a new love supplants her old heartbreak, and Dillon has to reboot his life after losing nearly everything that matters. Despite the odds, Dillon and Justine remain devoted friends and musical collaborators. After all the missed chances, wrong turns and painful detours, can they finally find the happiness together that seemed destined from the start?
Genre: New Adult Romance
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
This is a story about the up and down roller coaster life of a rocketed to stardom singer.
Justine James is the charismatic lead singer in an otherwise mediocre Los Angeles band. She’s paying her dues in small clubs and opening for larger rock bands. One New Year’s Eve she gets the chance to meet her favorite boy band, Outlaw Rovers, who happen to attend the show. While most people are in awe of its lead singer, Ash, who’s the pretty and popular leading man of the band. Justine sees past all of Ash’s superficial beauty and really connects with the band’s guitarist and musical mastermind, Dillon Pierce. She thinks the world hangs on Dillon’s every word. They become fast friends and even though they both know there is an intense chemistry flowing between them, they don’t act on it.
When Outlaw Rover convinces the powers that be to allow Justine’s band to open on tour for them, Justine’s life changes forever.
This story weaves a poignant plot about love, loss and loyalty. I really was captivated by this story from the very moment I picked it up and started reading. The author does a lovely job sucking you into the story and making you feel like you know these characters.
I found the plot to be well paced, even with quite a few large time jumps.
I highly recommend this for readers looking for a well written love story that spans years and obstacles.
Well done, Ms.Weaver. I am anxiously awaiting what you come up with next.
About the Author
Like many writers, Amanda Weaver spent her childhood constantly telling stories. College steered her in a different direction and into a successful career as a designer. Several years ago, she picked up writing again strictly as a hobby, to blow off some creative steam. One thing led to another, National Novel Writing Month happened, and here we are.
Amanda Weaver grew up in Florida and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, daughter and two crazy cats.
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