Candy J. Starr
(Rock Savage, #1)
Publication date: July 2nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Asher Savage, you’ve probably heard of him. He was in that boy band until they broke up then he went totally off the rails. He wouldn’t even be on my radar except my editor offered me the ultimate bribe, working with the rock star of my dreams, if I spend a month photographing Savage’s come back. I’ll take the job but it’ll be pure hell until I get my reward. Savage’s charms will never work on me.
Women dream of me. Hell, they name their vibrators after me! I’d never met a woman who hadn’t fallen at my feet, until I got stuck with this hardass photographer. Alice Cain, she thinks she’s way too good for me, and God knows, she’s probably right. But I need her on side for my come back to be a success and I need her in my bed if I want to keep my ego intact. She will be mine.
Swoon! I’m so happy to bring you my review of Candy J. Starr’s latest novel, Come Back. Meet Asher Savage (just Savage, now), who is trying to make a comeback into the rock and roll scene after initially becoming famous as part of a boy/pop band. Then there’s Alice Cain, a badass, no-nonsense girl that works as a freelance photographer for a rocker magazine. When her editor assigns her to Savage for a week for his “comeback” publicity, she initially refuses, not wanting to spend her time around a womanizer like Savage. But when the deal is sweetened and she’ll be able to spend a month on tour with her favorite band, she agrees.
I can’t say that I immediately liked Alice, but she quickly grew on me. She had so many pre-conceived opinions about Savage that she came across just downright bitchy. However, the author slowly peeled back her layers and portrayed a normal woman like any of us – except with a really cool job. Savage also had to grow on me with his initial ego bigger than most countries, but as I learned more about who he really was, I completely fell in love!
Come Back is a mix of romance, drama, and the impact and effects of the media. Moreover, it’s a testimony to not judging a book by it’s cover and a reminder that sometimes, people can surprise us. At just 228 pages, this was a quick, fast-paced read and I loved every minute of it. There are real emotions and feelings exposed, there are hot and steamy scenes, and there is suspense surrounding Savage and Alice and what would develop between them. Luckily, there is a part 2 in this series that should be coming out soon and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
*Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.
Candy J Starr has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty secrets that go on back stage. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one. But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.