on September 27th, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I fell in love with a boy whose laughter was the soundtrack of my heart.
And I played it on repeat until life’s streetlights flickered on and
stole him away.
Top 40 f*ckboi.
Trashy reality TV trainwreck.
But once upon a time, he was the boy next door.
Once upon a time, he was every note in every song on every mixtape he
had ever made for me.
Now he’s back. A lot more arrogant. A little more tortured. And more
gorgeous than any memory I held dear could do justice.
I know no good can come from being anywhere near him.
But Seattle is only so big, and if I’m going to get the exclusive of my
career, I have to swallow my pride, take that dreaded walk down memory
lane and agree to his terms.
Move in with him.
Immerse myself in his life—the life he left me to build.
And try not to fall back in love with the man who ripped my world in
This standalone second chance romance was inspired by Syreeta’s love of 90’s r&b music and features an up and coming music journalist who has the assignment of a lifetime. An exclusive interview with Riot Blu, the soulful blue-eyed superstar who also happens to be her first love.
To make this a uniquely immersive reading experience, the RHYTHM & BLU ebook will contain in-story links to listen to songs that tell Rox & Riot’s story while you read!
Leave it to SL Jennings to make me question what I wanted for the heroine. I was so captivated by this unique Rock star, First love, Second chance romance that I inhaled it in one sitting. Rox is a smart young woman who is offered the chance of a lifetime; make her career by writing a story of music IT man, Riot Blu, while he works on his comeback. Riot being her first love, Riot being the man that walked away without a word or explanation, and Riot being the Rock star that Rox now has to live with to get her story. But will Rox be sacrificing her pride and heart and is it worth it?
I felt a bit of emotional whiplash as I hoped Riot’s intentions were good. It was hard to get a bead on Riot and his methodology certainly made me question him. Riot’s life includes a pretentious girlfriend and a few tight knit friends, but mostly his life is a show. The circus includes a lot of hanger on-ers and one man who is a very recent acquaintance to Rox and her bestie. But Rox is out of her element as she observes and rightly judges the people Riot has surrounded himself with:
“It’s just the audacity of these women … of all these people. They literally have the world at their feet and care very little about destroying such valuable items to front and floss for a few likes on social media. In their world, popularity equates value. If you’re not making a scene, then you’re simply not seen.”
How could she not see Riot as a sell out? And Riot knows it and I wondered what his game is. There are points I sincerely wanted Rox to walk away as I felt Riot’s redemption an uphill battle. But things start to shift, slightly, and then Rox gets a dose of what it’s like to be the center or Riot’s world, which about breaks her (and me). God my heart bled for this girl, for the past and all that she endured, how she is targeting by Riot’s obnoxious and very evil gf, Poppy.
I really enjoyed this story and SL Jennings writing and storytelling in exquisite. Jennings includes a playlist which goes along with the story and the “feels”. I would love to see more of this couple and perhaps some of the crew.
~Review by Cyndi
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Meet S.L. Jennings
S.L. Jennings is a proud military wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom of 3 rowdy boys, and a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. When she’s not obsessing over book boyfriends, you can find her hanging out with a few epic fictional loves at independent bookstores, or sipping a Bloody Mary at her favorite brunch haunt in Spokane, Washington. She’s a self-proclaimed food snob, makeup junkie and lover of all things shiny, sparkly and kitschy.