I always love an entertaining, original rockstar romance and this book definitely captured my attention with it’s engaging storyline and enchanting characters. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Eamonn “Easy” Yarrow, but this troubled soul completely won me over! This bass player is full of arrogance and is a magnetic force of nature, but there is also a hidden depth and vulnerability about him that I found endearing. He has these flirty one-liners that seems to ensnare many woman, but do nothing but irritate Nell. In fact, I love how she continually puts Easy in his place.
Nell is an interesting character and I loved how she is a martial arts expert who can bring a man to his knees - literally! She craves control and her dedication to both her sport and to a job that she loathes is admirable. While I liked Nell, I had a bit of trouble warming up to her at first. I felt that some of the female empowerment and some of the martial arts aspect was a bit repetitive, but for the most part, I appreciated how she was no wilting flower. I also would have liked a bit more of her backstory.
Nell’s and Easy’s first encounter was priceless! Trust me, you’ll love it! These two are an unlikely pair and seemingly different yet, they are perfect for each other. Nell’s no nonsense personality is the opposite of Easy’s which made several of their interactions entertaining. The author did a great job with character growth with them as individuals as well with the evolution of their relationship. I really enjoyed watching their journey unfold.
Rock God in Exile is told from the POV of Nell which I think was fitting for the most part, but I would have enjoyed a few chapters from Easy’s POV. I always love to get a little peak into the mind of hero. I was very pleased to see the other members of Smidge and I enjoyed the dynamic between Nell, Easy, and all of the secondary characters. The story movesat a relatively good pace, but I feel like things really picked up towards the last half of the book. Rock God in Exile is this author’s second novel and I have to say that I am impressed with her writing skills. The story is compelling and the words flow flawlessly to the extent that she seems to be a much more experienced writer. I can only imagine just how amazing her next book will be. This is a standalone romance is set in the world of Smidge, but I do recommend that read book 1, Rock Star’s Heart because it is that good. Overall, if you are looking for an engaging rockstar romance with likable, well developed characters and a solid storyline, then you will definitely want to check out this book!
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