Rockstar romances are my catnip and the first thing that drew me to this book along with the sizzling connection between a young rocker and a strong-willed older woman who leads him on a merry chase. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Misconception by Julia Wolf, along with my impressions of it, then add this second installment in the Unrequited series to your bookshelf too!
I know rock stars. I grew up in the business, and now I make a living managing their tours. I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Lots and lots of ugly.
All that ugly is why I’ve sworn off dating rockers, but sleeping with them, well...I’ve been known to make the occasional exception.
One sultry night in Vegas, Mo Aronson, lead singer of Unrequited, becomes one of those exceptions. We dance, we connect, we...get married.
That wasn’t in the cards. And the positive pregnancy test a few weeks later really wasn’t in the cards.
Despite the shock, I think I can handle becoming a mom. What I’m not sure I can handle is the younger, bad boy rocker who won’t back down no matter how many times I push him away.
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
As a fan of rockstar romances I can never get enough of them and from the moment I started this book I knew it would be a winner...and my oh my it was delightful! From its delicious hero to the larger than life heroine, this was a well-paced story with a charming storyline that warmed my heart. By the turn of the final page I was left with a permanent smile on my face and a hope that we'll get another glimpse of this couple in the future.
Moses Aronson has made appearances in previous books and shown himself to be a young, cocky, arrogant rockstar with the world at his feet. He was an unrepentant ladies man, even the ladies of men he knew, and flitted from one woman to the next. The rockstar readers see here though is a more mature one, a more contemplative one who's starting to resent all the superficiality. After an uncomfortable experience with a groupie he ends up at a dive bar where he meets a woman who will change everything that readers thought they knew about Mo and about what he thought he had to offer the world. To the outside world he seems to have it all, seems content, but behind the facade is a man full of uncertainties, a man who just wants honesty. The moment he meets Michaela, a tour manager who was part of a past tour of his, sparks fly and readers get introduced to a different side of Mo that had me falling even further in love with him. He finds an instant connection with Michaela, one he doesn't want to end as it's based on truth. With her readers see a man who's uncertain of himself but willing to put himself on the line to make one night into forever. With each caring and loving word and deed Mo pulled at my heartstrings. He's not a perfect man by any means, but he tries to always do right by Michaela. I loved watching them grow closer together, loved watching a different side to him emerge, and they ended up making beautiful music together in a journey that I never wanted to see end.
Michaela's a strong-willed woman full of sass, with a bruised heart she keeps hidden behind a heavily erected wall. One night at a dive bar though sees that wall slowly crumbling in a journey full of intense emotions, heartfelt discoveries, and a life-altering event that kept me glued to the pages. Michaela's a modern biracial heroine who takes no guff, is proud of the heights she's reached in her career, and refuses to jeopardize that for some rockstar. Mo quickly shows that he's not your typical rockstar though in a night that binds them together with ties that strengthen with each turn of the page. Her painful past with an ex further intrudes on their journey to HEA and has her doubting him when he's done nothing to earn her distrust. There were times that she frustrated me, put Mo through the wringer because of her own doubts and fears. Despite those moments of frustration I loved these two together, was glued to their journey and the love that grew between them that warmed my heart.
I was captivated from the very start of this book, thoroughly caught up in the web of emotions this eclectic couple generated, pulled along and soaking up all the warm fuzzies along the way to HEA. It was a slow burn romance with a couple that truly had to work to find their HEA, but it was a HEA that was well-worth all the struggles. Alongside this unforgettable pair was an equally likable cast of secondary characters with Mo's sister Yael the one character I'm most dying to know more about. I loved the caring and supportive connection between the siblings, a connection that hinted at a softer side to the seemingly self-assured rockstar. With each turn of the page I became more and more invested in this couple and by the end I felt like I had just been hugged, courtesy of Mo's big heart that he unleashed throughout this satisfying story.
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to sweet, to funny, to so dirty you’ll be blushing for days, she loves it all.
Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories her clients couldn’t wait to spill. And now that she’s writing full time, she’s putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!
Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids and her patient husband who she’s slowly converting to a romance reader, one book at a time.