From the award-winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music—and loves with all his heart.
Derek Valencia finally has the success he’s worked so hard for. His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in. But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it’s damage-control time. He’s assigned a “babysitter” whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble.
Violet Davis swore she’d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm. And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means more to her than anything.
Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together. But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band?
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4.5 Star Hot Rocker Romance
Although Derek Valencia and the guys from Blue Fire agreed that they wouldn't become poster children for the rockstar lifestyle, they're early into their first tour when things start to go south. Enter Violet Davis, minder extraordinaire. If she can help them clean up their acts, they'll be able to achieve their dreams. But when close quarters have Derek and Violet spending a lot of time together, things really start to heat up.
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME is the second book in the Rock Star Romance series by Erika Kelly. I absolutely loved this book. Derek and the boys are like an über-talented version of the Lost Boys, and Violet is their Wendy. Both Derek and Violet know what it's like to live without encouragement and affection, and neither is looking for a relationship. Miscommunication and preconceived notions about themselves and each other make their love match difficult at times, but thank goodness for Emmie, Derek's sister, and Slater Vaughn, lead singer of Blue Fire. These two, crazy in love themselves, are the voice of reason and reality for Derek and Violet, helping them see what everyone else does, that they are much better together than apart (yeah, I'm a fan of the HEA...).
I thoroughly enjoyed I WANT YOU TO WANT ME. The story is well-written, and the characters are absolutely wonderful. I have to go back and read YOU REALLY GOT ME (Book 1), and give this book a solid 4.5 stars. Add this one to your TBRs, book lovers, because it is a must-read for fans of the rockstar romance.
Review: Rock Star Romance 2: I Want You To Want Me
I Want You to Want Me by Erika Kelly is the second book in her Rock Star Romance Series. This is the story of Derek Valencia and Violet Davis. Violet is a minder. She is discreetly hired to manage people with certain issues. Kind of like a sober companion but more discreet. When she is pulled on board to help Emmie keep Blue Fire (Snatch's newer and cleaner band name) from going too far over the edge of rock star fame she can't say no - it is four times the pay and will be a big help in paying for things at her farm.
Derek is furious at first. He doesn't need a minder and neither do his band mates, but when problems arise and their record exec starts to lose interest he realizes that the composed and calm Violet may be just the solution they need.
This book is another slow burn with gentle ups and downs but is no less impactful for it. I feel like this series is only going to keep getting better as we get further in and I'm excited for more from Erika Kelly.