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. Read more...
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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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-11-24
- Reviewer: Staff
Kelly kicks off the Rock Star Romance series with a curious tale about musicians and music industry professionals who care little for music. Emmie Valencia is the personal assistant to powerful record company executive Irwin Ledger. Her ambition to become an executive is hampered by his poor opinion of her, so she sets out to help her brother’s band into the big time. Her efforts are complicated by her feelings for the band’s lead singer, Slater Vaughn. Kelly’s writing has repetitious composition, weak characterization, and poor development. Supporting characters are never fleshed out. The band’s musical style is barely defined, though much attention is paid to hair styles and fashion choices. At one point Emmie admits that she doesn’t care about music, has barely developed her personal taste, and is more interested in the people than the art. These choices seem odd considering the series theme. After a few vague and uninspired sex scenes, the narrative concludes on a happy note, if not an earned and satisfying resolution. (Jan.)