Three Nights with a Rock Star (Half-Life, #1) by
Amber Lin & Shari Slade
When Hailey crashes a Half-Life after party, she expects to find the bastard who knocked up her little sister. Instead she meets the sexy front-man who agrees to give her access to his crew if she gives him access to her body.
All Lock demands in return is three days of complete control over the Sunday School teacher. With a contract, because he’s been burned before. One misstep could send the band—and his tenuous sobriety—up in flames.
Hailey and Lock push each other’s limits… Against the penthouse window. Backstage. In the limo and on the elevator. But as the contract counts down, neither are ready for the party to end.
Emma - 4 Crowns
Book 1 in the Bandmates / Half-Life series
I read the blurb for this book and it immediately drew me in. I love Rock star reads; however lately, new releases have fallen either a little short or have just churned out the same old story with different names. I found this book to be unique and interesting; a breath of fresh air in a popular genre.
We meet Hailey on her way to gatecrash an after party for the popular band, Half-life. Hailey is a Nursery Teacher for her local church and is completely out of her depth, both in what she is wearing and what she is attempting to do.
When her younger sister Chloe came home after working on the tour for Half-life, Hailey was shocked to find out that not only is the 19 year old pregnant, but that the father isn't interested in playing a part in the baby's life.
Hailey is on a mission to find out who the father is and to get him to step up to the plate. What she doesn't expect is the force that is Lock; lead singer of Half-Life. He bowls her over with his looks and charisma and when he offers her full access to his band and crew in exchange for total control over her, Hailey considers letting herself go for once.
Will she be tempted to relinquish control to Lock or will she walk away? Will she find out the identity of Chloe's baby daddy? And at the end of the 3 days, will her and Lock be able to walk in opposite directions?
I Loved Hailey; completely naïve to the world of a rockstar, she was so very likeable. She has all but brought her sister Chloe up since their whore of a mother left them. Using the the local church and the church members as a support system, she is shocked at Chloe's attitude to the father of her baby. naïve but strong and determined, Hailey is a naturally caring and empathetic character.
Lock, oh how I loved thee. Totally hot and completely Alpha; Lock has grown up in the rock world. A product of his childhood, he is a recovering alcoholic and needs total control in his life; particularly his sex life following a infamous sex tape scandal. Hailey intrigues him, he loves her naivety and simply her goodness.
The secondary characters just enrich this brilliant story. We have of course Chloe the sister and Tim the church youth leader; you also have the bandmates - Moe, the drummer and Krist, guitarist and surrogate brother to Lock.
I cannot reiterate how much I enjoyed this book. It has everything I love in these types of books. The storyline is different and had a depth that is often lacking in Rockstar romance. I loved the chapters devoted to Chloe, I think this was an interesting twist and gave the story a added dimension. I also loved Lock's difficult relationship with Krist; it was unexpected and gave yet another twist to the brilliant storyline.
This is the start of a series but can certainly be read as a standalone, as doesn't end on a cliffhanger. I look forward to reading about Krist in book 2, it's certainly going to be an interesting one.
If you love Rockstar romance, you will love this :)
Elizabeth - 3.75 Crowns
This is your typical 'Sunday school teacher goes to hunt down her-Baby-Sister's-Baby Daddy-because she is prego when she returned from touring with the band...'
Well big sister to the rescue... she must infiltrate the band, and convince the lead singer Lock to help her. So, how does she go about doing this? Well, by signing a contract and non-disclosure agreement with him to be his for the weekend, to do with her as he wishes...
Well there's a deal for ya! Why didn't stuff like this ever happen to me? lol
Yeah... this is a really fun read and oooh, a little hot under the covers too. :D