Broken. Guilt-ridden. Ready to start over.
Brody Kent walked away from the pinnacle of rock superstardom and never looked back. Financially, he never has to work again, but takes jobs as a personal assistant to keep his mind—and other things—busy. The women he works for always want something, and he’s more than willing to help. But when he’s sent to work for a pop princess, Brody will do anything to make her happy—even if it means admitting the ugly truth about his past.
Smothered. Talented. Ready to start her life.
Successful pop star, Skylar Samuelson is about to embark upon the turning point of her career—a summer tour in Europe. Her manager mother has promised to pull back and allow her full reign of the overseas tour. When Brody Kent becomes her new assistant, Skylar can’t deny the attraction. He’s perfect. Everything she’s ever wanted. But Brody’s hiding something and the truth may break her. If someone else doesn’t break her first…
Lies. Betrayal. And the truth that could ruin them all.
I really enjoyed this story, not only because of the interesting plot, but there was a level of maturity in these characters that astonished me. Both Brody and Skylar are on the edge of a new chapter in their lives. Brody’s is a second chance, Skylar’s her first attempt as a young adult. What they find is not only the things they have in common, but also what could keep them apart.
Brody’s gave up on his musical career years ago due to heart breaking results from some bad choices he had made. Determined to stay away from that life, he finds himself cornered into taking a PA job with the new and upcoming musical star Skylar Samuelson. He demands from himself that his history will remain secret and his hands will never touch her, but when confronted with her innocence and charm on a daily bases, he might have to re-evaluate his prior requirements for taking this job.
Skylar loves her music, she wants to make it big, but she doesn’t want to lose herself in the process. Nor does she want to remain under her mother’s control either. Brody’s spirit reaches out to her, he comes across as a man she can trust with not only her music career but her heart. She will just have to get him to open up and tell her why he keeps her at arm’s length.
What I loved about these two is the lack of diva and unneeded drama which never really adds to the plot. I was able to really comprehend these characters, feel their emotions and desires and invest in their aspirations they were trying to achieve. I loved that they were both compassionate, strong and willing to take the risks they needed to in order to make their own way in life. The business aspect to the story was well explained and not in an abundance which was nice to read.
If you are wanting a book that is a quicker read, substantial in content and will make your heart melt this is the one for you. I challenge you to find two other characters that will make you want to stand up and cheer them on through the ups and downs life throws at them more than Brody and Sky. The only thing keeping me from giving it a five was I wished it had been longer, so we could have had the time to see them interact more. There were a few times I felt it glossed over a situation I would have liked to had more information on, but for the length of this book, it was VERY well done and as complete as the length would allow.
Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.
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After a brief hesitation, Sky joins me at the mic. Her harmony blends with my melody. Our voices intertwine effortlessly.
At the bridge, I can’t help myself. I get lost in an elaborate guitar solo. It feels so fucking good to have an axe in my hands again, bringing music to life in the way only Savage Saban can. My nerves thrum as my body absorbs the energy that always surrounds me when I play. Audiences ate that shit up, and I fed off their energy, creating a vicious cycle—one that literally almost swallowed me whole.
Thoughts of how the very thing I love killed Kim and almost killed me, is the cold dash of water that awakens me from the musical zone that threatens to overtake me.
As I strum the final chord, I open my eyes, and survey the faces of my audience of three. All staring at me, eyes wide, mouths slack. Sky’s face is flushed in awe. Malik has the widest smile to accompany eyes big with incredulity. Mrs. Samuelson manages to look slightly offended and surprised.
I’ve either impressed the hell out of them or scared the ever-loving fuck out of everyone in the room. I’m not sure which I’d prefer