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A rockstar romance
by Vicki James
My favourite men of music.
Only one of them within reach.
The night before Presley West was due to leave our small town of Hollings Hill, all of my high school fantasies came to life. He finally wanted me. Eight years I’d spent pining, and now I, bar-tending Tessa Lisbon, was going to make damn sure I made that night count before the music industry stole him.
Never screw your idols. That’s what they say, right? Well, I did, and I did it well. So well, I somehow managed to screw my own heart in the process.
He gave me one night to convince him to stay. In the end, I begged him to go.
But that’s the thing about rock stars: they do what they want, when they want, and forever didn’t end up being as long as I expected.
Presley was back, and with his face, voice, and music now everywhere I turned, I officially had nowhere left to run.
Meet Vicki James
Vicki James is a pseudonym for Victoria L. James, taking her stories from heavy angst to heavy romance and bad boys you can’t help but fall in love with. She is, however, one and the same person so feel free to follow her on any of her platforms, be it Vicki James or Victoria L. James. Most importantly, enjoy the stories she tells, no matter what name she releases under.
I feel like Cherry Beats was written just for me. Like it’s some kind of fan fic I’d never got around to writing about Bon Jovi – even though it’s not about Bon Jovi – that Vicki had plucked out of my head. *happy sigh* And sorry, I mean, Bon “Fucking” Jovi as they’re so rightly called in the I novel. My, my, they will forevermore be known as that, now. This book just speaks to my soul!
“His voice lasers straight through our panties and plants itself over the g-spot we try to keep hidden, and then Rhett Ryan just keeps touching and touching and touching us until we explode.” – When you realise this is the perfect analogy of how Jon Bon Jovi’s singing makes you feel!
This book made my heart sing! It also broke it, too, and then made it soar again! It was beautiful! It was brilliant! It was everything my rock chick self could have asked for in a rockstar romance! Tessa, aka Cherry, had sass and wit! She was the coolest protagonist! Presley, her love interest, made me weak at the knees! Devilishly hot, unwaveringly confident and dripping with charm, with a pure heart that just wanted to be loved! Ahhh he was so dreamy! I couldn’t help but imagine him as Jon Bon Jovi, ya know, if he’d been the drummer.
I loved all references throughout the novel to bands and singers such as: Bon Jovi (obviously), Bryan Adams, Mötley Crüe and AC/DC – to name a few. Oh, and the king himself, Elvis Presley! There is also a killer playlist on Spotify to go along with this book that I listened to throughout and it made it even more special!
If you love a steamy rockstar romance then this one’s for you! This is one of the best books I’ve read this year! And Vicki James, aka Victoria L James, is right up there at the top with my fave authors!
I’m so excited to share this cover.
Her Best Friend’s Brother is a second chance romance that is due for release on 20 September 2019.
Six years ago, Lucy Duncan and Jenson Phillips shared a moment on the beach. For years she had a crush on him, but hid it behind a mask of hating him, then… nothing. Now, they’re about to go on a three-thousand mile road trip together to his sister’s, Lucy’s best friend, wedding; the sister who knows nothing about their ‘history’.
If Lucy’s boyfriend Matthew had been able to make the trip with her, she wouldn’t have had to put up with Jenson’s arrogance and secretive phone calls. If Matthew didn’t always put his career before Lucy herself, then maybe she wouldn’t be reliving that one night with astounding clarity while being trapped in an old car with Jenson, the one guy she’d never truly forgotten.
Her Best Friend’s Brother is a second chance romance that will leave you wanting more.
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