SHE STOLE CENTER STAGE…IN HIS HEART
Rocker Colton Nix would do just about anything to rid himself of the unflattering nickname his womanizing ways have earned him in the tabloids—anything except settle down with a woman, of course. If his parents taught him anything, it’s that love is as fleeting as celebrity. But after a few too many drinks on a private island in the Caribbean, Cole wakes up with the king of all hangovers…and a wedding band on his left ring finger.
Celebrity assistant Jenn MacDonald has her future meticulously planned, and she’s ready to make her next move: becoming a songwriter. Drunk-marrying a rock star was definitely noton the list. When Cole suggests they stay married for six months so that he can ride out the good publicity while helping her launch her new career, she can’t help but say yes. She’s even able to convince herself—almost—that her decision has nothing to do with the way one glance from Cole sets her body humming like the strings on his favorite guitar.
They were near strangers when they exchanged drunken vows on the beach, but the connection—and the attraction—between them is powerful and real. Soon, they’re making beautiful music together, both in and out of bed. They’re giving the performance of their lives, until it all comes crashing down around them. But every great performance deserves an encore, and theirs might just be love.
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Fake It Until You...
Always in the background and never one to want attention, Jenn perfected her job as Kate's assistant. Years ago she left her comfortable family unit to pursue her dreams of songwriting. Landing a job as the assistant to one of Rock's biggest acts, gave her an in. But she never let Kate know her true dreams as she didn't want to be seen as a "user". While filming a video for a duet with Cole Nix, Jenn is asked by Kate to be her stand in as Kate was sporting a small baby bump. Jenn reluctantly agreed to don a bikini and shoot scenes with Cole.
Cole, haunted by unflattering gossip, hopes that his duet with Kate will propel him back into the spotlight. But shooting a music video touching another man's wife is creepy. When Kate suggests Jenn step in, he's thankful. When he lays eyes on Jenn, it's insta-lust. Cole thinks she's the most beautiful woman he's ever met. At the after party, he meets up with Jenn and realizes she's not only beautiful, but smart. A few drinks into the night, they agree to a one-night stand, but it turns into so much more...
I LOVED how Rachel Lacey entwinned stories of dysfunctional family life, panic attacks, and pursuing your dreams into Encore. I love fake marriage stories. Sometimes it takes walking away to realize you already had everything you ever wanted and dreamed of. Although what happened in Las Vegas was devastating, there are haunting stories of survival that are still being dealt with. I liked how real life bled into this story so realistically. I truly enjoyed the second book in the Rock Star Duet series. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.