To the talented vocalist Justin Jones, love is merely a game that he plays by his own rules.
But to Bridget Dubois, love and heartache are one and the same.
Broken too many times before, the delicate beauty keeps her emotions carefully concealed. Bridget has her own set of rigid rules when it comes to men. She prefers to avoid them altogether, especially dangerously seductive auburn haired emerald eyed players like Justin.
But the new lead singer of the rising rock band Tempest doesn't like to be ignored. Justin is used to getting what he wants, and now he’s set his sights on Bridget.
Suddenly, it’s no longer a game.
What do you do when the one you can’t have turns out to be the one you can’t live without?
As the pressure builds, will it temper them or will it shatter them both like fragile crystal?
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This was book #2 of the Raging Tempest series, which I listened to as audiobooks. What I like about this series is that it’s not predictable. After all the rockstar romances I’ve read, I’ve come to expect certain things. These books tend to go deeper than what I expect. There is more character development and a different plot than I often come across. While there are graphic sex scenes, they are not over-the-top or so numerous as to overwhelm the plot. They also work well when read aloud. Maybe part of that is the wonderful narration by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross, but they don’t sound like bodice ripper scenes in the audiobooks. They sound amazing.
I really like the characters in this book as well. I usually don’t enjoy kids in romance novels, especially rocker books, but Carter worked well in this one. I really like Justin but regret not reading the Brutal Strength series first. Interlude can be read as a standalone, but it had spoilers to that earlier series, and now I want to go back and read it.
I didn’t quite like this one as much as Irresistible Refrain, though. The band wasn’t in it quite as much, and I found Bridget’s character to be a little inconsistent near the end, which was a blessing and a curse. She was stronger than I expected in some scenes but then weak when I expected her to be strong. It was nice that she wasn’t predictable, but it took away from the believability factor for me.
Overall, it was a fun read, and I’d give it 4 ½ stars.
Enticing and well written
Enticing Interlude was definitely enticing, and if not for the way Bridget reacted when a stranger (to her) told her lies about Justin, I’d have given this 5 stars – but that just frustrated me too much!
Enticing Interlude is Justin’s story, as he takes over as lead vocalist in Tempest after War leaves the band behind in a fit. At first, it’s hard for Justin to find his place, especially because Bryan is weary of him and the connection he has to Lace. When Lace’s friend from rehab, Bridget, arrives with her young son, however, Justin is completely taken with both of them. And he finally understands that having one-night-stands with groupies will never make him happy. Bridget has been burned so badly in the past that she doesn’t want any man in her life apart from her son. Coming to Vancouver to stay with Lace, she just wants to lick her wounds and get herself back on her feet again.
I really enjoyed the whole storyline in Enticing Interlude, apart from when someone from Justin’s past comes and shares supposed truths with Bridget, and she doesn’t even question anything that person says. The relationship between Justin, Bridget and her son was so sweet, and I loved seeing Justin being more responsible than he had been in the Brutal Strength stories where I had gotten to know him.
With the mystery of Bridget’s past, Enticing Interlude was indeed enticing, and I enjoyed how she slowly learned to open up to her friends about what she needed to do to secure her future so it would be much better than her past. Written in past tense from dual points of views with chapters from both Justin’s and Bridget’s perspective, I got to know both characters really well, and I fell in love with both of them!