Today I have the great opportunity to bring to you a wonderful novel. This is a great opposites attract kind of story. This takes you back to the 1980’s where rockers used drugs freely, slept around without concern and ruled the music world. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Hope you all have a great week.
It’s 1981. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan, where she works as a publisher’s assistant. She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors—but it is hard to get promoted in the recession-clobbered book biz.
Julia blows off steam by going dancing downtown with her best friend, Vicky. One night, a hot British guitarist invites them into his VIP section. Despite an entourage of models and groupies, Jack chooses Julia as his girl for the evening—and when Jack Kipling picks you, you go with it. The trouble is … he’s never met a girl like her before. And she resists being just one in a long line.
Jack exposes her to new experiences, from exclusive nightclubs in SoHo to the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood; from mind-bending recording sessions to wild backstage parties. Yet Julia is afraid to fall for him. Past relationships have left her fragile; one more betrayal just might break her.
As she fends off her grabby boss and tries to move up the corporate ladder, Julia’s torrid relationship with Jack takes her to heights she’s never known—and plunges her into depths she’s never imagined.
With a fascinating inside look at publishing, this entertaining story of a bookish young woman’s adventures with a rock superstar is witty, moving, and toe-curlingly steamy.
Julia is just a lowly assistant editor at a book publisher. She is working hard to go further in her career but when she has some time she likes to dance and listen to music. Its one of these times she goes to her favorite club with her best friend and meets Jack from her favorite group. She can’t believe he would possibly be interested in her and resists his pursuits. It isn’t until Jack is so persistent she can’t possibly see that he’s not serious. Julia decides to take this for what it is until the ride ends. She doesn’t want to get hurt and is just waiting for the other shoe to drop. In the mean time, Jack introduces her to a lifestyle that is completely foreign to anyone but a rock star. But this is what makes Julia doubt herself and their relationship. How could a rock star who can have anyone want a bookish girl like her?
This was a very steamy read. I adored the two main characters. Though there were many times I just would sit there putting myself in her place and wondering if I could ever be in Julia’s shoes. Most of the time it was a now. Now, Jack I definitely wouldn’t so no to having in my bed but as for forever I’d never think that was a possibility. Also, I thought it was interesting that this took place in the 80’s. I caught myself thinking why aren’t they using their cell phones or why does she have records. Then it would hit me again that this was the 80’s and their technology was a lot different. Overall, this was a great read and it really allowed you to have a connection with the characters. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a rocker romance thrown back to the time of big hair, puffy sleeves and Mtv was only a baby.