on May 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Born the daughter of a rock star and his groupie, my life should have been full of glitz and glamour. But the excess and embarrassment of that life didnÔÇÖt interest me. Instead, I killed time at Vintage, a record store where I stocked shelves and lacked ambition.
Everything changed the moment I pressed play. One simple lyric awakened me.
When I stopped denying my attraction to the man behind the music, I started questioning his intentions. We were meant to cross paths, but it wasnÔÇÖt because of fate.
Someone was playing with our lives.
Hot Rocker? Check.┬á Steamy Sex?┬á Check?┬á Plot twists that leave you guessing?┬á Check.
Roxanna Cecelia ÔÇ£JimiÔÇØ Price, the daughter of a legendary rocker, has led a solitary existence for most of her life.┬á SheÔÇÖs such a closed off, scared, and solitary creature that the chill of loneliness jumps off of the pages.┬á While it is understandable that she would rather maintain a frosty fa├ºade with everyone to avoid getting hurt (because people really just want her for her dad), I found myself more often than not frustrated with her.┬á SheÔÇÖs had pain.┬á SheÔÇÖs lost a lot.┬á However, allowing herself to wallow in this self-created rut frustrated me.
Her mouthful of a name seemed to personify the facets of her personality.┬á Roxy/Roxanna was the person she didnÔÇÖt want to be; she hated the name and wore it like a cloak to keep others out.┬á Cecelia/CC is the paradoxical vulnerable and strong daughter.┬á Jimi is special and only makes an appearance with Parker.┬á ThereÔÇÖs a fine line between all of these aspects of her personality.┬á The strength is there, but she has to decide who exactly she wants to be.┬á This aspect of ┬áthe female character was the only stumbling block for me; I wanted to tell her to put on her big girl panties.┬á However, I recognize that we are along for the journey, which can be painful at times.
Parker James is man candy.┬á There are some extremes in his personality from the dominant bedroom persona to the tender boyfriend.┬á The changes in him felt abrupt, but my assumption is that we have yet to delve fully into the psyche of this man since we are in Volume 1 of the series.┬á He comes across as the hot, mysterious guy who can leave you salivating with a quirk of an eyebrow.┬á Quite frankly, his blend of arrogance/confidence, sweet, and depth put him in the running for book boyfriend material.
Lisa SuzanneÔÇÖs writing has a beautiful cadence.┬á You wonÔÇÖt find yourself plodding through the page. In fact, you may have to remind yourself to slow down so as not to miss any details or foreshadowing.┬á YouÔÇÖll be left guessing as to the next plot twist because she has developed so many possible rabbit trails┬áyou could follow.┬á But, which is the right one that will give you all of the answers?
A big question I have pondered since the conclusion of the book is title.┬á The word ÔÇ£VintageÔÇØ has a literal presence in the book.┬á Yet, I wonder will we see further symbolism of this word related┬áfuture volumes?┬á I have a few guesses, but I recommend you read the book to come to your own conclusions.┬á IÔÇÖm excited to see what secondary characters will come to the forefront next.
4 stars ┬áÔÇô bring on Volume 2!
~ Review by Loredana
(Previously posted on TBE)