Use cash and keep moving.
After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.
West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.
The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love…
YES. This book is fabulous. There are so many books swimming around lately about rockstars who fall in love with ordinary girls (handsome, romantic and rich? It’s the holy trinity of book boyfriends) and Westley definitely checks all of those off.
But while this book is ultimately a love story, it weaves in beautiful threads of alternating strength and vulnerability.
I know all too well what it feels like to need to escape. To be told that your ungrateful, because you have a house and food. Why complain? Looking from the outside, Eve had everything. Yet, she risked everything she had, hoping she’d have a chance to gain something real.
It was so sweet. Some might be confused why I foster feelings for books that display both strength and vulnerability, but the truth is, that is the definition of courage.
It’s having the strength despite vulnerability. And I oh so adored getting to know the vulnerability behind Eve. It was awesome to watch her reveal herself to Westley (and vice versus).
I loved that Eve and Westley became friends first. These characters were so well fleshed out, and you could tell that the friendship was genuine. Though Westley always had the intention for more, he recognized Eve’s holdbacks and self-limitations. He didn’t rush her into the relationship, or guilt her into dating him.
The slow reveal about Eve’s home life was fabulous too. It was extraordinarily well balanced. Between the flashbacks, the friendships, the romance…it was just immensely enjoyable.
Another thing to mention about this book is that usually when I find books with a great ‘chivalrous’ lead man, they often lack physical chemistry. You don’t feel the desire, or the need for their leading ladies. The same is true for the opposite. Sometimes, books are so full of steam, you might as well be holding your book over an active volcano… but they lack the relationship that truly backs up those feelings.
But when the balance is right, oh is it good. I read the book pretty much in one sitting.
Anyway, I’d HIGHLY recommend it to those looking for a great, balanced, contemporary read.
*At the end of the book, there appeared to be some potential for a companion book, possibly about another band member. So here’s to hoping that we’ll get to see more amazing rockstar reads from Shannon!*
*FTC disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way effected my review.*
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