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Published by Intermix on January 19, 2016
One girl’s heart gets rocked to the core in the first novel in this sexy New Adult series.
Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don't sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.
When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?
I love good new adult, and this definitely falls into that category.
Add the 90’s indie rock scene and you’ve got me hooked.
Emmy has one goal… getting her band noticed and making it. One thing she knows for sure is that you never… EVER… sleep with anyone in the band. It only screws things up. But how can she possibly resist the magic that is Travis? The answer is she can’t, but she’s not willing to put her dreams on the line to find out just how far their connection goes.
I’ll be honest, there was one thing about this story that drove me bonkers and that was Emmy. She was so back and forth with Travis that to be perfectly honest I would have ditched her long before it actually happens. Sorry I don’t put up with bullshit and that’s exactly what her back and forth with him was.
That said, I found that I didn’t hate her as a character. And I will say that the fact that she wasn’t willing to give up her dreams for a guy or a possible relationship was definitely nice to see. Her tunnel vision about the band and her goals made sense even if it did drive me nuts.
Travis… I’m not going to lie, I never had crushes on the guys in the bands that I adored (unless you count Chris Martin) but the way that Brown describes Travis completely had me sold and crushing on him right along with Emmy.
I really enjoyed the story here, and it came across as incredibly unique in the sea of cliché crammed, overly dramatic NA. Brown can definitely write steam… and there is definitely some hot, hot sex in this one.
The secondary characters that you meet throughout are wonderfully crafted and I’m definitely looking forward to getting to meet them in future novels.
Make sure you get Mercy Brown on your must read list… I think you’re going to be happily surprised once you dive into this story, like me, you just may find a new author to enjoy!