A former pop princess wants to write a song that will prove she’s not just the Back-Up Bellamy, but little does she realize the rockstar she’s working with has a different kind of duet on his mind.
Music has always been the biggest and best part of Mattie Bellamy’s life, but lately she’s been struggling to be seen as the talented lyricist and musician she is until Adam Brooks demands to work with her.
Adam Brooks, front man and driving force behind chart-topping rock band Delusions of Glory, has had a long-distance crush on Mattie since he was a kid, so when he needs a new writing partner she’s first on his list. It’s a no brainer to offer her an all-expenses paid work retreat to a remote tropical island.
Mattie can’t believe she’s finally found someone who really believes in her, and spending time with Mattie is even better than Adam’s teenage dreams imagined. But not even Syer Island can shield Mattie and Adam from the cold harsh camera flash of reality forever.
Can Adam convince Mattie they’re meant to be together? Or is their relationship destined to be just one more tragic lovesong?
Author's Note: Take a rockstar hero and pop princess heroine. Stick them in forced proximity on a tropical island. Add in ocean surf, moonlight, and a mutual passion for music. The result? An unconventional workplace romance that’s as impossible to resist as a Sex on The Beach cocktail. Steam Level: Sunburn. Shenanigan Level: Extreme. Feels: Hits all the high notes.
Love in Tropical Paradise!
I really enjoyed this trip to a tropical island with Mattie and Delusions of Glory! Adam is an over the top sweetheart who has had a crush on Mattie for years, and Mattie is a songwriter who is trying to make a name for herself. Adam was adorable, and I loved the whole band. They felt like brothers from other mothers. This was a sweet read.
What a Sweet Read!
Mattie and Adam are both musicians. She’s the words, he’s the music, and together they make magic. I love how over the top Adam is, and how Mattie, while dreamy, still has a sense of self that is rock solid. I loved getting to know Delusions of Glory, and I loved being whisked away to a remote tropical island where sex on the beach is not just a cocktail. If I can’t go on vacation, i can at least read about Mattie and Adam and dream. This is the second Bellamy sister I’ve read about, and I can’t wait for the third.
Mattie’s love story, beautifully written
Second book in the series and could not stop reading. As with Lizzie’s book, this just held my attention from the very beginning and could not put it down. Both Lizzie and Mattie thought of themselves as a ‘background Bellamy’; but unlike Lizzie, Mattie was one of the sisters onstage performing. Loved the character Adam as he was so sweet and awkward even though he is a big bad rock star, but when faced with his high school dream girl, he becomes a bit of a tongue-tied dork. I really love reading about the sisters and their are two more to go, cannot wait to read their stories. Also, I enjoyed reading about Adam, his brother and their band, what great reads those would make. I definitely recommend read this series.
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