Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Tour for Riff by Skye Turner (Review)

Readers longing for a scorching story of opposites attracting will find all that and more with this series starter set in the chaotic and temptation-filled world of music.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing glimpse of Riff by Skye Turner, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf.  After getting a taste of this first installment in the A Lil Bit Country & A Lil Bit Rock & Roll series count down the days until the other captivating books in this series are released too!

Rafe Rider is the lead singer of Destiny Fades to Blue, the "it boys" of rock. He is living the dream... traveling the country with his band, sharing his bed with the occasional groupie, and just living large... while their singles climb the charts.
Daisy Anderson is the lead singer of Sweet Southern Sass, the sweethearts and most famous female group of the last decade in country. Their sold out tour has ended and they are enjoying the down time while they prepare their next hit album.
Signed under the same label, a cross-over tour between the sweethearts of country and the bad boys of rock is just the thing to gather fans from both genres.
As the tour rolls out and the bands are thrust together… passion and tempers ignite as the “good” girl and the “bad” boy realize they aren’t quite as different as they imagined.
Can two people from different worlds find love on the road with the person they least expect?
When the sweethearts of country meet the bad boys of rock… more than the charts heat up.




As a reader obsessed with rock star romances I found much about this book to capture me in its sensual web.  From its sexy and larger than life bad boy rockers to the good girl country singers with hints of naughtiness longing to emerge, this story was an entertaining start to what promises to be a decadently delightful series.

Daisy and her band-mates are at the top of the charts living her life on the straight and narrow, a role model to all little girls.  That all changes though the minute she meets rocker Rafe Rider in a combustible and unforgettable encounter that leaves them butting heads while wanting to jump each other's bones.  From that moment on Daisy's caught up in a maelstrom of chaos and sensuality as she and the bad boy start making beautiful music together in a burgeoning relationship that's put to the test by crazed fans and a vindictive former bedmate.  Daisy's a likable character whose reactions to Rafe's past is understandable.  Sex means something to her but through his numerous bedmates it doesn't appear that he feels the same.  In the early stages of their relationship Daisy's quick to anger, with flashes of hypocrisy, when his past is discussed.  She either accepts him wholeheartedly, promiscuous encounters included, or walk away which you see her working through as the story progressed.  I enjoyed seeing Daisy take a walk on the wild side and chuckled at her inner monologue over enjoying Rafe's naughty bed play.  When with Rafe she was carefree, unconcerned with how others viewed her, which made her more open-minded and demonstrative.

Rafe is the exact opposite of Daisy, or so it seems.  He's a bit cutting edge with an air of wildness who embraces his bad boy side.  He's been with many women, enjoyed many different forms of erotic play, and owns up to his past. Once he meets Daisy, and has the harsh reality of how he lives his life shown to him, he makes changes that reflect the kind heart and romanticism hiding behind his bad boy facade.  I enjoyed him pushing Daisy outside her comfort zone which resulted in scorching encounters mixed with flashes of humor.  He's an honest man who never lies to Daisy, despite how jaded it makes him look at times, which had me liking him all the more and drooling over him from the first page to the last.

Along with a scorching romance between two apparent opposites who quickly find common ground in a steamy connection that brings out the best in them, comes a tale of perceptions and fame that puts them to the test.  Their romance has moments of desperation as well as heartfelt talks that point to a relationship capable of weathering every storm which is of great importance in the late stages of this story.  An event occurs that comes out of left field and feels overly melodramatic, coming to a conclusion before it's barely started.  In a story with many satisfying moments, this single act left me frustrated with its being unnecessary but able to forget courtesy of the appealing main couple.  Along with a compelling main couple whose interactions in and out of the bedroom crackle comes the remaining members of these two bands whose early interactions promise a sensual battle of wills ahead.  From Daisy's supportive sister Summer to Rafe's best friend Sean, fireworks have already gone off with their flirty interactions and his unapologetic appetites that has me excited for future books in this series.  On a whole this was a fast-paced series starter with appealing characters who had me blushing while putting a smile on my face and I recommend it to readers looking for a carefree and erotically-charged romance!

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.






Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 kids, and 4 fur babies. When she's not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), or catching up on her family oriented blog.

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