Irresistible Refrain: Rock Star Romance (Tempest Book 1) Kindle Edition
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As for the book, yes it was great. The characters were really good for me in their real factor. What I loved was that they all grew up in the same low income areas, fought to stay alive and didnt get fame and fortune thrown their way. The author does an absolute service to the reader in the description of drug use, showing the consequences, and the basic cause and effect.
I think I liked Dizzy and his sister Lace more because they were not at each others side at all times. I also liked how Dizzy knew the bad things Lace was doing and let her do them. Too many books show sort of unreal relationships. His was better because he knew she was doing drugs and also too the chance that she would eventually hit rock bottom and do it on her own. As with other vices you sure cant come between an addict and her needle.
The main characters Bryan and Warren were friends who shared a few events as kids that leads to Bryan having the utmost loyalty to Warren.
The miss here for me is slight. The first is the time frame and one flashback was 2 years and one was 6 years. I think I would have loved it had it been alternating chapters of time framed references or a solid book starting with the past. The past explains the future pull between the characters so it would have been greater for me to read it that way.
A little confusion with the names too Bry & Bryan and Warren or War were bad enough but then add the character of Dizzy and a nickname of bullet and I was lost at times.
Last on my list which, like I said was slight, is an aids test. Using needles and no threat or questions was a little strange.
If you love REAL and RAW this is for you. I loved it!
War is the lead singer of Tempest and has had an on-again/off-again relationship with Lace. Unfortunately they seem to bring out the worst in each other, including shared drug use. Like most front men, War is all ego and his decisions have reflected that, putting money and fame before friendship. Will those decisions ultimately cost him everything?
Bullet, Tempest’s lead guitarist, has been in love with Lace since she was a child. Since she as little more than primary school age he vowed to protect her, and even nearly 20 years later, that is still what he wants to do, even if it is from his best friend, War. Bullet and Lace have had feelings for each other for years, but due to an unspoken “bro-code”, War claimed her first, so Bullet has sat on the sidelines for years, unable to tell Lace his true feelings.
Irresistible Refrain is certainly a great start to what seems to be an entertaining series. It was a little bit angsty for my liking and like a lot of rock star books was chock full of sex and drugs. In that regard, it didn’t do anything all that different from the other books that are out there, however it was a well written, fast, easy read. I will certainly continue on with the series and it was definitely four star worthy.
P.S. I’m from Seattle, and I’ll admit, I’m a little tougher on books set in Seattle just because it’s what I know. Two major things; it’s the UW (or UDUB), never the UofW (Woof! Husky alum in the house!), and the “avenue” that is referenced several times is simply The Ave. These are two pretty glaring issues for a Seattlite.
Bry and Lace's story was one that I couldn't and didn't want to put down. I will warn you, the subject matter is intense and emotional...so it's not for the weak of heart. The turmoil that Michelle puts her characters through is torturous at times, but as always, she rewards them heavily when it's all said and done.
I truly do love the way that Michelle writes about life on the road for musicians/rockers. Sometimes I wonder if she secretly travels with Foo Fighters or something!! She seems to have an insight into this world that isn't hard to believe!! Sex, drugs, and so much more.
The one thing that I love the most about this story is the intensity in which Lace handles everything. Her personal failures and triumphs...I was in tears at several points during the book reading about what Lace was going through or had gone through. So young and so many crazy experiences...like I said, it's intense.
I loved watching the relationship between War and Bry change as well. Bro's before Hoe's....yeah...see how that works out.
Without giving too much away, this is definitely a story worth spending time with. I am impatiently, as always, awaiting book #2 in the series. Well done Michelle!! Well Done!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't give out 5 star reviews often but I bought the bundle and didn't have any problem staying up night after night to finish all 4 of these stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jzozo
Overall- ***** Performance- ***** Story- *****
Q- Would you listen to Irresistible Refrain again? Why? Read more
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Rockstar romances are a guilty pleasure for me when they’re good. Read more
I purchased and listened to the audio version of this book. Here is my review.
Would you consider the audio edition of Irresistible Refrain to be better than the print... Read more
This was quick fun read - it defiantly dealt with some tough issues as well. I really enjoyed the connection between the main characters and always enjoy the push and pull of some... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marilie S.
I went into this book expecting to like the MC's, but I didn't like the female MC at all! She just seemed more 'all about me' then anything. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sweets Books
4 1/2 Stars
I really enjoyed this book! I'm not a huge fan of love triangles! Sometimes I like them & sometimes I don't! Well, this one worked! Read more
This is a awesomely hawt book!!! Love the story of Bryan and the amazing Rock group Tempest. Can't wait to read more from them and find out what happens with Bry and Princess.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer