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- ASIN : B07NFF98DS
- Publication date : February 6, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1273 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 255 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,390 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, it hooked me. The plot twist and premise itself is unique. Many are calling it Groupie 2.0, but I disagree. They’re both very different. Based on the improvement in writing towards the end, I’m thinking the next book will be much better. I’m hoping we see more personality from the female lead.
Depending on how the series goes after this, I may come back and change my rating to a 4. Looking forward to diving into book 2.
Kat gets the opportunity...or mistake...of a lifetime when she gets the opportunity to make a documentary about one of the biggest (but not best-behaved) boy bands out there. She's a little awkward, but she's dedicated to her art, and I like to see a girl who's passionate about her projects.
Even though she doesn't have a ton of experience, she's all in for new and different experiences. Even though she's a v*rgin (one never knows what Amazon will deem innapropriate language), she's not super shy about her s*xuality. I like that it's not something that really holds her back.
The boys are intriguing. They're an odd balance of personalities and interests, and I'd really like to know more about their backstories. While it seems like Kat has a close relationship with her father, we don't get too much about the guys' histories. One has a mother who isn't speaking to him at the moment, another has a family member who's unwell...otherwise, we don't get too much.
There's a camaraderie among the boys that fits who they are- a band that's been through some sh*t together, a group of guys who have become each other's family. There's some sweet moments but also the true messiness that comes with being that close to anyone.
Overall, the characters are intriguing, and I'm excited to see what they grow into. There are some little twists and turns that I wasn't totally surprised by but also stirred up the conflict and pushed the story forward. There's some tease, some steam, and some s*xy times by the end of the book, so I'd categorize this as a fast burn.
When Kat found out that she was going to be working with the band she was disappointed. She doesn’t know much about music, except musicals, and she doesn’t like their music. So, I didn’t really understand why little virginal Kat was so quick to be wowed by their kind of creepy advances. And it felt super strange that she kisses one of them the first day she meets them. I also didn’t quite understand why the guys were attracted to her, (one of the guys even describes her as ugly when they first meet), except that they hadn’t been allowed to hook up with anyone in months so they were just hard up? - I think it would have been a better story if they had a working or antagonistic relationship a little longer, maybe fought the attraction or discovered things about each other’s personalities first. The guys “caught feelings” almost immediately but never really went into why they thought she was so awesome.
I can’t really talk about it without spoilers, but the “bad guys” schemes are way more complicated than they needed to be.
I was also bothered/distracted by the non-description of the tour bus. Most tour busses just have bunks, some have rooms but you have to walk through them to get to the next area unless it’s the master bedroom area at the back. Kat describes having her own room on the bus, but it’s in the front? People don’t have to walk through it to get to the kitchen? Where is it? How to people access the gym on the top deck where were the stairs?
But beyond that I did enjoy the characters and the authors writing style overall. I did finish the book feeling invested and wanting to know what happens in the next book.