Robin Covington has a brand new New Adult release–just out yesterday! It’s just 99-cents this week; a steal at that price!
She needs to be good…
Five years ago, Kit Landry was homeless and alone at sixteen. Determined to ditch her crappy life, she moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big as America’s country sweetheart, but a year of living like a rock star plus a stint in rehab has killed any good will she had with her label. The suits have ordered Kit to shape up or ship out of the limelight. The last thing she needs is a hot, sexy distraction with a sinful smile.
He doesn’t know the meaning of the word…
Max Butler is as far from a celebrity as you can get and he likes it that way. A Nashville firefighter, he’s living the single life with a revolving door of parties, friends, and a different woman in his bed every night. When his normal life suddenly collides with the girl on his favorite Rolling Stone cover, he sees the perfect chance to fulfill his ultimate fantasy and see just how bad Kit can be.
Sometimes bad is so very good.
With three weeks until Kit leaves for her big tour, Max promises to give her a break from being the good girl–no strings attached. But when hot days lead to sultry nights, the lines get blurred and suddenly three weeks of bad might not be good enough.
The first two-thirds/three-quarters of this novel was FANTASTIC. I loved both Kit and Max’s characters–the dual first-person POV was a bit different, but I liked it. It worked here. Robin Covington did a great job of amping up the tension and drama–for a while there, I could have sworn the pages were turning themselves! There was a lot of humor mixed in with steamy sexy times–perfect 🙂 Occasionally, I could even read out loud to my daughter some of the parts that made me make an audible noise while reading (laugh, snort, gasp–sometimes all three!) when she heard me and said, “What??” (Other scenes had to be heavily edited, though. Or just talked over in very vague terms–she’s only fifteen, after all. Isn’t that what the internet’s for, anyway? ;))
Speaking of responsible parenting, Max’s mother was awesome. She’s not in it much, but the bits that she is (especially when Max is getting in trouble) she’s stellar.
The last part–don’t get me wrong, it still earned a solid four stars–just didn’t seem to be quite as tightly written as the beginning. It felt like the characters lost their focus a bit and didn’t seem to quite have the same sense of purpose as they had earlier on. There was a fair amount of waffling (Kit especially) taking place, and the events here were a bit more predictable, with relatively quick and easy fixes.
But…the ending was cute–and did I mention I loved the characters?–making it an enjoyable read overall.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
Robin Covington, who NYT Best Selling authors, Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips, said was their new “auto-buy author”, writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance.
A Night of Southern Comfort, her best-selling debut novel was a 2012 finalist in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Awards, earned 4.5 stars and was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. When she’s not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Manganiello.
Robin is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington and Maryland Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a member of the Waterworld Mermaids, and a contributor to the Happy Ever After blog at USA Today. You can find Robin on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter (@RobinCovington).
Robin lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, brilliant children, and ginormous puppy.