Bassist for heavy metal band, Viciöus, Brand Kife is known for his scowl and inability to form meaningful attachments. When he meets Lexi Adams, the director of the documentary being filmed about Viciöus, Brand wants the smart, sexy woman, but knows he's not worth having. Staying away from the alluring beauty becomes impossible, but he has secrets he'll never share, not even with Lexi.
Lexi Adams isn’t ready to settle down and may never be. Every time she’d tried to date, the man wanted to put his needs first. Her first boyfriend had forced her to choose between him and film school. Her second had wanted her to support his film career. And now that Lexi’s career has finally taken off, she doesn't have time to look for a third. Until Brand Kife, who seems more than happy to keep his distance, until he can't, and evermore becomes a reality she embraces with her whole heart and soul.
an amazing rockstar romance
Hot chemistry, romance, drama, and perceived betrayal make up this gripping rockstar romance. Heart Throb is the 7th book in this author’s Hearts of Metal series, but it can be read as a standalone. There is some character overlap, but I only read book 1 and had no trouble following along.
I always love a good, dark, broody hero and Brand is just that. The surly bass player of Vicious is accurately known as “the man who never smiles” and Oscar the Grouch. He wants to avoid love and relationships because of his secret, troubled past. He is hot, sexy, and vulnerable and my heart completely broke for him when his troubled childhood was revealed.
I loved Lexi in that she is a strong character and was able to break away from her past to pursue her dream of becoming a film director. She works hard and wants to be respected in her field . She is immediately drawn to Brand as he is to her. The two make a good couple in that they have amazing chemistry and they play on each others strengths and faults.
Heart Throb is an entertaining read that moves at a good pace, thus keeping you entertained until the very end. Both Brand and Lexi are likable characters and are well developed. It was also great to see the other band members of Vicious and Bleeding Vengeance. On a more random note, what many people don’t realize is that there are various types of heavy metal such as thrash metal, sleaze metal, death metal, etc and I loved how the author dove into the different metal genres. I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely going back to read the rest of the series and I hope that this is not the final book in her Hearts of Metal series. I received this book as an ARC and I voluntarily leave this review.
I enjoyed this engaging story and the realistic and colorful characters. This is the seventh book in The Hearts of Metal series and each book is a standalone, although all the characters are interconnected. I not only connected with the two main characters, there also were many entertaining secondary characters as well.
This story is about Brand who plays with the heavy metal band Vicious. Brand is not happy when he learns Lexi, an established filmmaker is going to be touring with the band to make a documentary about them. Brand is sullen, hard to get to know and is known as the man who never smiles. He has demons from his past but he isn’t willing to share them with anyone. His only love is playing his guitar; it soothes his tortured soul. Brand is a good guy and he stole my heart as he slowly falls for Lexi. Brand can’t stop himself from watching Lexi as he tries to ignore his strong feelings for her. He is afraid to trust Lexi with his feeling or his secrets.
Lexi is excited to have the opportunity to film her favorite band while they are on tour. She doesn’t understand Brand’s bad attitude toward her and she has a hard time getting him to warm up to her for an interview. Lexi has learned to fight for what she wants as she tries to make it in the film industry. She is tough, kind, understanding and always professional. She won’t let anyone and anything get in the way of her dreams.
As Brand and Lexi get to know each other they realize how much they have in common. They both have successful careers that they love and are highly regarded. I loved getting the behind the scenes look at the band while they are touring. This is an entertaining story about rock stars and the ups and downs of romance and falling in love. If you like rock star stories, I recommend HEART THROB.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.