BOOK REVIEW +TEASER: Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel Higginson

Posted June 25, 2019 by wildandw in ARC Review, Book Reviews, Teaser / 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW +TEASER:  Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel HigginsonNever Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel Higginson
Published by Reckless Siren Publishing on June 25, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 319
Format: ARC
Source: Author
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My name is Clover Calloway and I’ve lived two separate lives.

The first, I like to call “my past.” I never talk about it. I try not to think about it. My rockstar days of playing in one of the hottest bands on the planet are over. Along with the most volatile, beautiful, tragic love story of all time.

Over the past five years, I’ve settled into my second life. My “normal life.” The one where I work a normal job, hang out with normal people and fall in love with a normal, but wonderful guy. The life where I’m admittedly a little bored, but also safe.

My past wasn’t boring. But my past broke my heart into a million, unfixable pieces. So, I’m determined to keep it where it belongs—behind me.

And the man responsible for the shattering of me? Malachi Porter, lead singer and mastermind of Bright Tragedy, should stay there too. Far away from me and this idyllic life I’ve carved out for myself.

But what happens when my two lives collide?

When Malachi comes crashing into my perfectly normal world, he threatens to destroy it, promises to annihilate everything I’ve replaced him with.

He upends everything I thought I wanted and forces me to question the reasons I left Bright Tragedy all those years ago.

But I didn’t walk away five years ago, I ran. As fast as I could go. And while my heart is whispering that it’s different this time—that he’s different—my brain is screaming for me to run again.

Malachi Porter isn’t a normal guy. And he doesn’t belong in my “normal life.” But, nevertheless, he’s bound and determined to make a place for himself here.

I just hope my heart can survive him, that we don’t burn into another bright tragedy.

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MY THOUGHTS

My Rating:  4.5 stars

Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar was so much more than I expected or ever could have hoped!

I know, hands down, that I can pick up a Rachel Higginson book and will love it.  I really enjoy her writing style, her stories always suck me in, and I connect with her characters more than any other author I regularly read.  She did not disappoint with her latest release!

Yes, Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar is a rockstar romance, but it’s also a story about second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.  This book is a beautiful and emotional journey.

The characters in this book are phenomenal — flawed and real!  Clover and Kai have a complicated and ugly past.  He suffered from addiction, and she fought against the worry that comes with loving an addict.  Five years later when they encounter each other, all the feelings, memories, and heartache come flooding back.  I appreciate how Rachel handles the addiction aspect of this story as well as the love triangle.  Love triangles usually make me wary, but the execution is on point!

Overall, I 100% recommend Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar!  If you’re a fan of soul-stirring contemporary romances, you don’t want to miss out on this one!

*Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.


TEASER

I’ve partnered with Rachel to bring you a teaser from Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar!  Here’s a little glimpse into this amazing story:

“I hardly recognized you,” I told him, breathless with surprise. “Those glasses totally do the trick.”

He touched the frames. “Yeah?”

“No,” I laughed. “Not even a little bit.”

His smile was genuine, big, breathtaking. “Brennan said I can’t be seen. I’m supposed to be in Belgium.”

“And why aren’t you in Belgium?” I asked him as he moved slowly toward me.

He shrugged. “We have a break. And you and I need to finish our song.” His toes bumped into mine before he stopped walking. I had to crane my neck back to look at him. “I missed… my guitar.”

What? “Your guitar?”

“The Fender I left at your house? It’s my road guitar. I never leave home without her.”

Rolling my eyes, I jumped to my feet and started collecting my things. “I wish you would have told me that sooner,” I murmured. “I already sold it.”

“You did what?”

I looked at him, unblinking. “Do you know how much a Kai Porter signed guitar goes for?”

“It wasn’t signed.”
“By you,” I pointed out. “But they don’t know that.” Pausing for dramatic flair, I added quickly. “Those schmucks on eBay will pay high dollar for anything.”

Color drained from his face. “You signed my favorite guitar and sold it? On eBay?”

I suppressed my smile, although it wasn’t easy. “Was I not supposed to do that?”

He lunged for me, grabbing hold of my messenger bag strap and tugging me to him. Just when I thought we would crash into each other, his hands landed on my sides, squeezing, tickling, torturing.

“No, you weren’t supposed to do that,” he growled, laughing at my absolute hysterics.

I screamed indelicately in the middle of Macy’s and then dissolved into laughter. People were stopping to stare at us. Probably wondering if this guy was murdering me or kidnapping me. “We’re fine,” I wheezed as I wrestled away from him. “Nothing to see here, folks.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.

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