As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
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“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”“Nope.”“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”Can’t find it anywhere…”“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”“Sure you haven’t seen it?”“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.He frowned. “No.”“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”“I’m not!”
4.5 Star Review
I am not going to pretend like I read the other books in this series. Good thing that these can be read as stand alone books! I am now a huge fan of Kylie's! This book was awesome!
Lena and Jimmy's story isn't typical of a rock star story. This book isn't on the road with groupies. It set in Jimmy's home. Lena is hired to be Jimmy's companion/assistant. What does that mean? Well Jimmy needs help keeping his life on track. He doesn't have the confidence to do it alone. No one in the past has worked out. Enter Lena.
Lena is running from her past. She doesn't know where she is going, but she is trying to run there as fast as she can. She runs straight into the lead singer for Stage Dive. Not a job she would be searching for, but the pay is good. How hard can it be to just spend time with someone and keep them on the straight path.
The slow relationship that builds between these two characters is perfect. It's not instant. It takes weeks for them to be comfortable with becoming friends. They know they are attracted to one another, but that isn't what is important.
Kylie does a really great job and building their friendship slowly and then into a relationship, eventually. The chemistry between the characters is well portrayed and believable. I found myself chuckling many times. I even admit I almost cried a couple of times. Almost. Honestly, that is what might have made this a 5 star read for me. Those couple parts where I wanted to cry, I wish I would have. I needed a little more in those scenes to get me to where I desired to be.
Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.