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Vintage, A novel by Lisa Suzanne

I love rockstar novels and this was no exception. Vintage is a mystery, thriller love story, and is the first of the bunch. No fears though, the cliff didn’t make me wanna hang myself. I seriously hate cliff hangers when I don’t have the second book right away, but this was all good.

Vintage is the story of Roxanna Cecilia “Jimi”, Daughter of Gideon Price, Lead singer of Black Shadow AND up-and-coming rockstar (not lead, but definitely our leading man) Parker James, Guitarist, Back-up Vocalist and Songwriter of Flashing Light.  Jimi has been through the wringer when it comes to love and is gun shy of musicians who might want to use her for a connection to her father and mysterious Parker is the man who finally makes her bleed and feel. The connection between them is instantaneous, but can she trust him?

Jimi is a girl after my own heart. I love her vulnerability and her fears about love and I love the couple together. At first, I was apprehensive. There are so many secrets, and even after this first volume, there is so much we need to know.

And then there’s Jimi’s relationship with her dad which I adore. We all know those relationships or we are in them. They have a special bond, but he’s been keeping secrets from her. What’s going on and why must she go on tour with him so he can “protect” her?

This book is full of a maelstrom of feelings, mysteries and love. Throughout the novel, you’re constantly guessing at what is going on and I love that about a book. I will definitely recommend this to a friend and give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

*I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for a(n) honest review.







Reckless by Priscilla West

Just finished reading this beaut. I heard there was going to be a major cliffhanger,  but for me the end didn’t make me feel like I needed book two NOW. So, for those who can’t stand cliffhangers,  this cliff is not that steep. The book was great. The twist close to the end changed how I felt about the book, in a good way.
I had initially thought the book was the same as all the rockstar-esque books I’ve read my entire life. Don’t get me wrong, I love those books. This was no different.  I loved the exhilarating action that I got from hearing Jax sing and seeing Riley fall in love with him but until the twist, Jax and Riley were just another set of lovers with their own set of problems.  *Jax and Riley are the protagonists*
Near the end, with the so called twist as I’ve taken to calling it, Priscilla West gives us something to hate about Jax.  That changed everything for me (Although,  I do think the wounded soul thing has been overplayed a bit, but this is life, we are all wounded in some way or the other). West gives Jax more depth thankfully.  She gave him something more, although without it the book would have still been a delight, but this twist led us to the cliffhanger. 
(See what I did there_ Hint: Cliffhanger)

I think this book is worth a read, I’d give it 4 stars. It was what I was expecting,  but it also wasn’t. 

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.