Book Review: One Kiss with a Rock Star

One Kiss with a Rock Star (Half-Life #2)
by Amber Lin, Shari Slade: Half-Life bassist Krist Mellas is caught in a PR nightmare after his dirty sex video blew up online. His agent has the solution: a fake engagement with sultry pop princess Madeline Fox. Krist can’t think of anything worse than a charade with the bubblegum bombshell…except losing the band.

Madeline knows better than anyone what it means to live a lie in the spotlight. She’s determined to help Krist without ever letting him find out what it costs her—or about her girlhood crush on him. But after a smoking hot back alley encounter with him leaves her breathless, she can’t deny she wants the snarling bad-boy rocker.

In a world of glitter and diamonds where the kisses are fake but the climaxes are real, their facades start to crack. And the publicity storm may shatter them both.

WARNING: This book contains a scorching threesome, a dirty talking pop princess, and a surly rocker who hits all the right notes.

Julie's thoughts: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

One Kiss with a Rock Star is the story of Krist Mellas, the ‘bad boy’ rocker with a huge publicity problem, and the pop princess, Madeline ‘Maddy’ Fox, who decides to help him out. This is the second book in the Half-Life series, but the books can standalone as well.

This is the second book I’ve read by Amber Lin (although this was written as a collaboration with Shari Shade). The other book I read was How to Say Goodbye, which I really enjoyed, so I was looking forward to this new book. A hot, tattooed rocker… what’s not to be excited about? I loved the way that Lin and Shade wrote the world of an entertainer. I thought they did a really good job of showing the gritty side of the industry, the things that fans don’t know or think about. We all see the glitter…the fame and fortune, but reading this story will really make you stop and think about the things celebrities go through and have to deal with every day… the image they have to keep up, the rules they may be obligated to follow when they sign a contract at a young age with no one watching out for them. This was the part of the story that really spoke to me. I finished the story almost a week ago, and parts of it still hit me, making me sad or stop and think.

Now, don’t get me wrong, this really isn’t a ‘make you stop and think’ book. This is, honestly, ‘a lot of sex’ book with a good story mixed in. I enjoy reading a sexy book, but if I’m honest, this was way more sex than I cared to read…or maybe it was just outside of my comfort zone. Anyway, I glossed over a good bit of those parts. Just be sure to take the author’s warning seriously. It is there for a reason.

I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy a gritty romance with fairly heavy sex scenes (I don’t read the erotic romance genre, so take this opinion with that in mind). If you don’t like a lot of sex, the story is still really good, just pretty dark.

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