Happy Friday, book-dragons! It’s been a long time since I have been around, but I’ve struggle to type with one hand as I injured my right hand in a foolish accident. I am back now so going to kick off my return with a book review to one of my favorite romances of 2019: Starfish: a rockstar romance by Lisa M. Becker.
*Thanks to Lisa for sending me a copy for review consideration – opinions my own [like always]*
Year Of Publication: 21.05.2019
My rating: 5 stars
“Ambitious graduate Marin Collins accepts a four-month internship at a prestigious public relations firm to work on a tech account, but her plans are derailed when she’s assigned to go on the road with touring rock band Kings Quarters, hailed by Rolling Stone as the next big thing. Enter Brad Osterhauser, the reluctant rock star who would rather be coding computer games than penning Grammy-nominated songs.
Traveling by bus, city to city with a group of practical joking bandmates and a greedy manager, Marin and Brad forge a friendship and forbidden romance over a shared love of Seinfeld episodes, stolen moments and Red Vines.
But when Marin’s accused of betraying her company and the band, will Brad come to her defense or believe she was disloyal to him for the sake of her career?” [goodreads blurb]
You guys, I have loved this book SOOOO MUCH! It is hands down one of my favorite romance novels of this year. The plot, the characters, the execution were so well done that I was left satisfied at the end. One of my big gripes when reading a romance is not enough angst, but boy! this novel did not have an issue with that at all!
Marin and Brad had a beautiful story arc as a couple, but also individually as we can see them grow and develop as individuals too. Their romance is not rushed at all and I enjoyed greatly reading about their budding friendship and what follows; they were sooooo sweet! Although the story obviously focuses on the main characters we also get to know the others, connect with them and understand them better; it is so refreshing for the “extras” to not be cookie-cut characters just for the sake of the protagonists to have someone else to talk to. Props also to Marin’s best friend – she wasn’t just a crutch to support the main character, she was funny, adorable and a really good friend. Marin and Grace’s relationship was absolute #SQUADGOALS! And this is what I wanted & needed!
“This body is a temple,” replies Jase, holding his arms out and shrugging his shoulder. “Temple of doom, maybe,” fumes Oliver.Lisa Becker, Starfish: A Rock Star Romance
I did not know what to expect in terms of the writing style as it can be a hit or miss with romance, however I found myself drawn in and unable to put it down! Lisa has a talent to draw the reader in and captivate them with good characters and interesting plot. The plot was well done and I experienced a lot of emotions whilst reading this novel.
I totally recommend this novel, I had a lot of fun reading it and Lisa is one of them authors that I will keep my eyes out for!