After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.
Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.
Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?
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***I received a digital ARC of Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine via NetGalley and InkSlingerPR***
This is the first book I’ve read from Michelle Valentine, but definitely not the last.
This story of Iris an aspiring theatre actress/singer and Ace, already at the top who just wanted to play his music not just what the record company wanted him to play to make a buck is a sweet love story. Hard hitting edges about the truths in the music business, or in most businesses for that matter and endearing portraits of doing for others.
Ace walks off the stage and hides out in a little trailer park in nowhere, Ohio. No cable, no internet, barely cell phone reception and a country town to boot, he meets and is immediately attracted to Iris, who is there to mourn the loss of the grandmother who raised her.
Ms. Valentine weaves a wonderful story of two people, with similar backgrounds who find each other and once they give into their attraction, heat the pages up till you’re afraid you’re going to get burn from the heat. But flames aren’t enough and the real world invades their corner of the world.
While the story flows, characters are likable, especially Adelade, I didn’t have that emotional connection with Iris or Ace to make me feel part of the story. I was just the third party watching from the audience as the play proceeded on with or without me. This doesn’t mean that I don’t want to read more books by Michelle A. Valentine.
Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.
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