“From here on out here’s how it’s going to go. I play. You play. Don’t hit on me. Don’t flirt with me. Understood?"
Handsome, charismatic, and blessed with a voice that brings thousands of fans to their knees, Trent Donovan is a walking cliché. But he has another thing coming if he thinks he can charm his way into my panties.
I don’t care if he’s rich and famous because I’m not here to bag a rock star. I’m here to pave my own way. To prove I belong center stage.
There’s just one problem.
The more time I spend on the road with the band, the more I realize Trent’s nothing like the arrogant playboy I expected. We share a love of music, and if I’m honest so much more.
I came on this tour to follow my dreams, but if I’m not careful he’s bound to lead them off track - right along with my heart.
The books in the Off Track Records series are interconnected stand-alone romance novels, and can be listened to in any order.
Detour: Trent and Lexi's Story
Derail: Sean and Jess's Story
Hinder: Leighton and Opal's Story
Replay: Austin and Jayla's Story
I love rock band romances and Kacey Shea delivers with her book, Detour. We are following Trent and his band who have been told they have to find a replacement drummer and it has to be a girl. As a compromise, they hire Lexi to be their opening act. Lexi has something to prove. Her estranged father is a rockstar and she wants to show she has her own talent and is taking this opportunity to do it. The band members have been sworn off Lexi, but the chemistry with Trent is to hard to ignore. Or is it? Lexi is not going to make the same mistakes her mother did. And Trent isn't her father. Where will this go? So much is packed into this story, I don't even know where to start. Shea writes smart stories and leads us through emotional turmoil, dysfunction, and so much more. Each character is flawed, the banter between the band members witty, the romance a slow burn that makes you ache and there is even songs that are sung! It's one of those stories that you want to curl up with and relish. I know I did! Narrated by Jason Clarke and Lessa Lamb, a better team could not have been cast. Clarke is wonderful with his warm voice. He emulates Trent and lets us really see him. And while I love his performance, I was thrilled with Lessa Lamb. She was shining through as Lexi. Every emotion was felt, she was realistic and enjoyable. And she sings! It's a fantastic listen!
A Singing Jason Clarke & Lessa Lamb? YES PLEASE
This was a great story! Quite enjoyable to listen to them find their rhythm as a couple.
Narrators Jason Clarke and Lessa Lamb were the perfect voice choices for this rock star series!!
His is deep and gravelly but smooth at the same time.
Lessa has a sweet tone and a gravelly tone and is able to swap back and forth as needed. She can also sing with a gorgeous melody!
I can’t recommend this enough ❤️
This one has many ups and downs for me. There were times I had tears in my eyes and other times I just wanted to plug my ears and not listen to what was going to happen next. The story is solid and took me on a path I really didn’t expect.
The characters are different on many levels. First off we have the band...3 Ugly Guys. Trent, Sean, Austin. These boys are a hoot when they are goofing around. They are each sexy, broody and living the rockstar life to the fullest. Then we have Lexi. She is a solo singer. When she joins the tour she adds some zest to the story. She has her secrets and boundaries and let’s not forget her sassy mouth. Some of the things she says and does are funny and surprising.
I did listen to this on audio. Jason Clarke and Leesa Lamb did a good job. Jason was a sexy rock star to a “T”. His vocals we’re spot on for Trent and the boys. Leesa I struggled with a bit. Her vocals in the singing were amazing (Using the double voice) but other times I felt there was an echo. Now if she did that to make Lexi’s voice seem more rough or maybe it was an accident.
Overall this is a story that is a wonderful surprise. I laughed many times and grew to love this crew. I can’t wait for more!