Friday, October 9, 2015

review || SING YOUR HEART OUT { blog tour } by Crystal Kaswell

Self-Published | October 5, 2015 | New Adult Romance
Sinful Serenade, book 1


Good girls don't date rock stars. They certainly don't have rock star f-buddies.

Still a virgin at 21, Meg Smart walks a straight and narrow path. She aces her classes, excels at her part time job, and carefully avoids trouble--no drinks, no drugs, and especially, no boyfriends.

Rock star Miles Webb doesn't do "boyfriend." He skips over intimacy and love in favor of easy distraction--a beautiful woman under him, screaming his name.

Meg is drawn to the pain in his gorgeous, tortured voice. But the man she hears on the radio is nothing like the player she meets at a mutual friend's house party. When she walks in on one of his trysts, she's embarrassed enough to die. His merciless teasing leaves her blushed and frustrated, but she's intrigued by his wit, his confidence, his casual offer to give her a night she'll never forget.

Neither of them wants a relationship, so they strike up an arrangement: They'll be friends with benefits, nothing more, nothing less. There are only three rules: no secrets, no feelings, no falling in love.

Only neither one of them can quite abide by the terms.

{ about crystal kaswell } .

Crystal Kaswell writes steamy new adult and erotic romance books. She loves when flawed characters fall head over heels for each other. Especially if they fall into bed first. She loves police procedurals, tea, and The Hunger Games series. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

{ review } .

As with many people in the industry (and I realize it's a stereotype, as well) Miles is all about the rock and roll life. I found him to be more cocky than charming -- at least at the beginning. When he and Meg first meet, his swag was too much, the grins eye-roll worthy, and his lines... just that, lines. But the more he got to know Meg, and the more Meg allowed herself to open up to him, the more Miles's vulnerable side came out -- and I very much enjoyed that side of him.

Meg has her rules and she has her reasons for said rules. Altogether, she was an easy lead to follow, if even a tad bit boring. Meg with Miles, though...

I loved that Miles pushed Meg to reach for her dreams, and Meg allowed herself to be open to Miles's past and history, even if that took some time for her. The friendships -- Miles with his band, and Meg with Kara -- were fun enough that I am curious to read more of the series.

As a whole, this story of moving on past grief and mistakes was a great effort, and the secondary characters are set up in a way that has me curious for more.

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1 comment:

  1. I love rock star stories I find the whole lifestyle kind of fascinating. Glad you liked it, Mignon!