This book came up for review on a blog I review for and it caught my attention, possibly because I saw mention of "rockstar" and, well, if you have read any of my reviews, you know I am just slightly addicted to those. It definitely is not your typical rockstar romance, but is a fantastic, and highly recommended, read.
It is kind of hard to put this into a single category, but I think I would primarily call it a thriller (my other favorite genre) but the romance is prominent,second chance as well as rockstar, and there are some hints of paranormal floating around in there as well. Looking at that in writing has the words "hot mess" flashing through my mind, but trust me when I say it all comes together wonderfully. I literally couldn't put it down from start to finish (at 167 pages, it wasn't a real struggle to do so, but there were so many twists and turns that I was completely sucked in and didn't want to do anything but keep reading.)
The book starts out in high drama as Ragan returns home for the first time in 3 years in the midst of a blizzard. A deer in the road causes her to have a freak accident, and by a twist of fate, the man she was running from when she left - but who also still completely holds her heart - sees the accident and rescues her and her son.
If that's not enough, Adam's cousin, who is married to her BFF comes to transport her to the hospital and he is not at all happy to see her. Since she is having problems staying conscious, she doesn't have time to dwell on that, especially when the doctor taking care of her at the hospital is her twin brother's lifelong best friend - and he asks her for a date without questioning the existence of her son at all. And speaking of her twin brother, what exactly is going on with him? Believe it or not, that is all just the tip of the drama iceberg in this read, but somehow it never feels too over the top. As the story unfolds, it all comes together and makes a lot of sense. I can honestly say there is never a dull moment and I enjoyed every twist in the road. There was even time for some giggles and a guffaw or two along the way, and plenty of romance from both the rockstar and the doctor.
I will mention that this is the second book in the series, and as I have not read the first one (though I did purchase it before starting this review) I can testify that this can work as a standalone, but I am sure a few things will be a little bit clearer (especially in regard to the paranormal aspects) if one has read the first book. As I have given it 5 stars, I was certainly able to fully appreciate it without the background knowledge.
I will mention that I am not a big fan of paranormal, but the paranormal aspects of this book are fairly subtle for the most part and did not bother me at all. If you thrive on paranormal, you may find this one lacking, but if you are more like me and generally avoid it, you won't find it overwhelming.
It is a little odd for me at this point in the review to not put up any diclaimers or warnings about explicit or graphic content, but there is nothing in this one that I feel warrants any of those. It is a pretty clean read, but that certainly doesn't detract from the chemistry between the main players. Though there is a bit of a love triangle going on, there is no cheating.
I did recieve a copy in exchange for an honest review. I honestly was enthralled and look forward to more! There was a whole lot of story packed into the relatively short length of 167 pages. Though this was my first read by Ms. Remenicky, it definitely will not be my last. She has a lovely writing style that few authors master - she has a very full story with little to no extraneous "fluff" but no loose ends or areas that are lacking. No annoying red herrings. The "bad guy" comes as a surprise but not a complete shock. At the beginning of the review I mentioned all the genres the story touches on but I am very impressed at how well they all flow together. There is no real cliffhanger, but I am left wanting to know more about these characters. I am very impressed and most defintely recommend!
This was my first time reading anything by L.A.Remenicky and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. L.A.Remenicky has given us a story that will hook us in and keeps us there from start to finish ,and will leave us wanting more from this author. This story is a second chance love story it has some fear, love ,twists ,turns ,some mystery and some paranormal elements and this story has it all. With Adam Bricklin the hurt is still there even after 3 years have pasted ,he still can't understand why the love his life just ran away.Ragan Newlin run primarily because she was scared of falling in love,but the real realize was she had received some very shocking news about her boyfriend. But Ragan also has a secret that no one knows about also. But she 's coming back to town for her parents anniversary ,but she's coming home with her son Skylar .but well driving she tries to miss a deer and ends up in the ditch ,but everything she ran from just came back to her from her past.Poor heart broken Adam the Rockstar is living and hiding out in Fairfield Corner,because he has always loved the small town life and it's prefect place to raise is daughter,and he loves being closed to his cousin . He's been trying to fix his heart every since left without a real reason. But his world changed complete every since he saved Ragan and Skylar from the ditch .The chemistry between Adam and Ragan was written amazingly the depth that this author went with this story was so well developed and flowed smoothly. I could go on and tell you more about this story ,but that would spoil it for you.I highly recommend that you read this amazing story, you won't be disappointed