The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…
Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.
As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.
But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.
Kelly kicks off the Rock Star Romance series with a curious tale about musicians and music industry professionals who care little for music. Emmie Valencia is the personal assistant to powerful record company executive Irwin Ledger. Her ambition to become an executive is hampered by his poor opinion of her, so she sets out to help her brother's band into the big time. Her efforts are complicated by her feelings for the band's lead singer, Slater Vaughn. Kelly's writing has repetitious composition, weak characterization, and poor development. Supporting characters are never fleshed out. The band's musical style is barely defined, though much attention is paid to hair styles and fashion choices. At one point Emmie admits that she doesn't care about music, has barely developed her personal taste, and is more interested in the people than the art. These choices seem odd considering the series theme. After a few vague and uninspired sex scenes, the narrative concludes on a happy note, if not an earned and satisfying resolution.
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Rockstar romance at it's best.
Struggle of making it in the music industry + a funny, flawed hero and heroine + sizzling chemistry = wonderful debut.
But, it is the well-developed character insecurities and fears that set the story apart from other romance novels, and make you really root for the rockstar to finally get the girl.
Favorite scene: The at home haircut. 🔥🔥🔥
Review: Rock Star Romance 1: You Really Got Me
You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly is the first book in her Rock Star Romance series. It is a slow build of passion and romance with some rock star angst and misunderstandings mixed in to keep it really interesting. This was a solid steady read - everything happened at a pace it took me a little bit to get used to. I think that reading a lot of novellas and serial novels leaves you ready to expect insta-love and sudden, shocking events all the time. This was a pleasant switch where slow-and-steady really did win the race.
Emmie Valencia is a solid and competent woman trying to prove her worth in the music industry to her boss. She takes a six-week leave and goes to spend time with her brother (and his band) and ends up putting her skills to use and getting them more exposure and helping their image pushing them towards their goal of becoming famous. It would all be that simple if the lead-singer of the band, Slater Vaughn hadn't fell for her hard and them had no relationship experience AT ALL to help him not mess it up.
There were times the story got a little bit too slow for me but the characters are so endearing that there was no way I was stopping. Not only did I care about Emmie and Slater but I also needed to know more about the other members of the band. Thankfully the next book is about Emmie's brother Derek and I cannot wait to read that.