Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don’t. When she’s awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America’s hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she’s beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft—but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he’s just another rocker with a great PR team.
Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker’s private world. He’s coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he’s not likely to change—until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.
Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet—Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they’re trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?
I have to say I actually liked Trish and Boone’s relationship best at the beginning, when they were at odds and there was sexual tension all over the place. Once they gave in to it they were absolutely adorable together (with their kitten!) but the remainder of the story (60+%) was missing the tension and conflict that would have made the story really zing. There were little bumps along the way–the issue of Boone’s public persona, Boone not telling Trish details or assuming he’d be going alone when he had to take off for family problems, Trish’s big brothers being all big-brother-y–but those were all resolved quickly and easily, considering.
There are side characters (ie other series characters) galore here, though, which sets you up nicely for future books (including a possible crossover into the Bad Boys After Dark series! That one I’m looking forward to :)) and gives you glimpses into the HEAs of past MCs (and if you haven’t read their books, may well tempt you to do so), which is perhaps where this one shines the most. Really, with the amount of true conflict in this book, it might have been better as a novella–there was a whole lot of relatively smooth sailing here. Still, if you’re a series fan already, the presence of so many other characters may be enough to pull you through relatively happily.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.