Sexy bad boy Charlie Walker had everything he could ever want as a rockstar: a platinum album, a cushioned bank account, and an endless supply of groupies desperate to have him. But things changed when the band’s drummer went missing, forcing Charlie to go it alone and question if he truly has what it takes to succeed in the business.
Small-town girl Evelyn Kendall has just arrived in Brooklyn Heights. With a new job and her best friend as a roommate, she’s ready for an epic adventure free from her family’s constant supervision. She’s not prepared for the muscle-bound, tattooed star who appears out of nowhere and rocks her world.
When Charlie locks gazes with the freckled brunette at his first solo gig, he falls hard and fast for reasons he can’t explain. Determined to keep Evelyn in his life, he’s ready to change his ways, even if they run blood deep. But will their instant attraction be enough to weather the storm brought on by the perils of fame, Charlie’s secrets, and Evelyn’s overly protective brothers?
Warning: This book is filled with sexy bad boys and strong leading ladies. If you’re looking for an engaging read with panty-melting love scenes, then you’ve come to the right place.
*The author provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
The story is a fast paced romance between Charlie Walker, rockstar sensation and Evelyn Kendall, a bartender who moves away from home in hopes of living life without the influence of her protective father and brothers.
The story starts with Charlie waking up in bed with women he has no memory of inviting home and throwing them out as his manager rebukes him on his poor choices and to focus on his comeback as a solo artist now that his band is longer there to support him.
Almost a week later, Charlie performs at the bar Evelyn works in and is smitten by her instantly. He doesn’t have a clue of who she is, but the way she responds to his music and the way she holds herself is enough for Charlie to take an interest in her.
From that night, their relationship progresses from sort of friends to people who date to being in a relationship. The story is beautifully written with the right amount of romance, sexy times, drama, break ups and tears. The characters are written intricately with a lot of thought given to each and every one of them.
Evelyn is a strong willed, brave woman who doesn’t take shit from anybody. She’s grown in a small town where her father and brothers kept an eye on her, almost crowding her with all their over protectiveness after her mother’s death. She moves to New York in hopes of living without their influence and maybe finding herself a boyfriend or two because her love life had been almost non existent back home due to her brothers. She’s sweet, thoughtful and an amazing woman who gives it her all when she does something. She falls for Charlie very quickly despite his reputation and past.
She’s graceful in love. The way she comes to life around Charlie is so beautiful to read. Of course, she’s heartbroken when circumstances cause her to break up with him, but she’s so truthful and real that you can’t help but love her.
Charlie, on the other hand, is your typical playboy who thinks he’s God’s gift to women. Although, lately he’s been trying to clean his image because his career has been taking a downfall because of it. But, all that changes when he sees Evelyn at his gig. For some reason, he can’t take her off his mind and the need to know her is so strong and deep that he can’t help but go after her, ignoring all the voices in his head that tell him that it’s wrong. But, it’s not easy because he’s never known a girl like her and fighting his demons is a lot more harder than he expected.
With lots of twists and turns, a cagey one night – stand gone wrong and lots of kissing, this book is a must read for all the romance fans out there!
I had a great time reading it and would definitely recommend a hoarde of people to read this as well!
Happy Readings, people! ❤