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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?



A sweet rockstar finds the love of his life while he’s in hiding…what could go wrong?

UH. everything. Alec White, real name: Ace Johnson, hates what his life has become. He’s part of a manufactured pop band and he has zero control over any of it. He’s become a product and is afraid that if he continues he’s going to lose a lot more than just his sanity. When the woman he calls his mother becomes incredibly ill, and no one on the tour seems to care, he loses it. He leaves & goes into hiding.

Ace is a really good guy. He has a lot of depth to him as a character, and I really wanted to see more of it. We read a lot about Ace and Iris in their heads and while it’s nice to know what they’re thinking, I wanted to see a bit more dialogue between the two. I also felt that some of this book was repetitive, especially in the beginning. I hadn’t forgotten the reasoning why Ace was acting like an asshole to Iris – but even if I had, I was reminded like four more times. It was a little overkill.

Perfectly timed quotes from Shakespeare are, by far, the highlight of this book. *swoon* This is the side of Ace that I longed to read more of. Iris is also really likeable. She’s not an idiot, has a lot of sass & can handle herself even when Ace thinks she can’t. For the most part, I definitely liked her. She knows that Ace is hiding something and she’s determined to find out what it is.

The middle to end of this book is wickedly angsty with lots of push and pull. If you love the back and forth – together then not – almost but no – scenarios, then you will be in freaking heaven. From my end, these characters may have suffered from instalove but they also suffered from instaidiocy. A phone call could have saved all and I would have been basking in the love cocoon that they had previously created for a lot longer.

Overall, a good book with angst, some sweet moments & lots of love. 3.5 stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]


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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