Series: Rock Star Romance #1
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: January 6th 2015
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…
Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.
As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.
But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.
So, for me, what really saved You Really Got Me was that I really liked the first half. I liked the sexual tension between Emmie and Slater. I also really liked the music and band aspect of the story, as well as the other characters in the story. And I loved that it took place in Austin, TX.
As far as the Emmie and Slater go, sometimes Emmie’s issues come across as silly, so it was hard to take her seriously at times. And it wasn’t much different when it came to Slater. But they were fun together!
The second half was where it lost me a little bit. Once the two hit the sack, it was like that’s all they were doing. I mean, I’m not one to complain about sexytimes, but not when it takes over the story. Then there was all the drama that came. I don’t want to give anything away about the circumstances causing and/or surrounding this drama, but there’s lots of it.
The ending WAS kind of sweet, so I was happy to end it on a happy note, but overall You Really Got Me turned out to be just an ok read for me.