Fans of rockstar romances will be drawn to this book and its tale of finding yourself and finding your voice as two people find each other on the open road. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Courage For Fools by Monty Jay, along with getting my impressions of this angsty tale, which will have you wanting to add it to your bookshelf!
Quinn Michelson has lived her entire life on ‘what ifs’ and the hopes of leaving her mundane town in her rearview mirror. When a sudden discovery changes her perspective of existence, she decides to hit the road in search of the one thing she’s been needing all these years—herself. Ahead of her is nothing but the open road, her agenda, and a famous rockstar?
Rhett Kennedy has a silver lining heart. One that gets him in trouble more often than not. Having lost touch with his music, he doesn’t think twice about bombarding Quinn on her trip of self-discovery.
Rhett is looking for music. Quinn is looking for herself.
Together, they’ll find laughter, heartache, a little courage and if they’re not careful, the very thing that makes the world go round —— Love
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
From the very first page it's clear that this isn't your typical rockstar romance. The moment readers are introduced to Quinn Michaelson is the start of a captivating read of living life to the fullest, discovering more about yourself while finding a connection to another when you least expect it. The journey Quinn undertakes is one full of tears and empowerment, a journey that I quickly became invested in as Quinn is an unforgettable heroine, and with each turn of the page it pulled at my heartstrings too.
Quinn's lived in her small hometown her entire life, never wanting to go after what's beyond the edge of town...but when life hands her an unexpected bit of news she decides it's time to finally start experiencing life. With her grandfather's journal as her guide she sets off on a journey of self-discovery down Route 66. Along the way she ends up with a rockstar as her traveling companion as their journey becomes even more personal with romance starting to shine through. I adored Quinn and found much of myself in her personality. She's a likable heroine who's always had dreams, she just lacked the courage to go after those dreams. Having someone with her on her journey helps push her to continue chasing her dreams, while helping her open up about herself in a sweet and sentimental journey that has the main couple evolving from friends into something more.
Rhett Kennedy's at the top of the music world, enjoying a life of women and travel in support of his music. He's always lived life to the fullest, but lately he's feeling unfulfilled. He's feeling lost amidst all the demands placed on him by his record label and decides to take time off to again find his muse...and lucky for him he ends up being Quinn's traveling companion. Their journey sees him acting as a strong support to Quinn, gently pushing her to embrace life, while at the same time he finds himself falling for her in a slow-burn romance of friends to lovers. Rhett's a delicious hero, a sexy and drool-worthy rockstar not afraid to show his feelings. He's sweet yet more than capable of being naughty as he flirted his way into Quinn's heart while letting her take the lead throughout their journey. He's exactly what you want in a hero and he's the latest addition to my book boyfriend list.
This was a beautiful story from start to finish. It was emotional, with bits of angst and moments of charm that kept me glued to the pages. The journey itself was charming too as they went from one small town to one kitschy tourist site after another, meeting all sorts of eclectic people along the way. These two apparent opposites found much to bring them together as both were looking for something more...little did they know that what they were looking for was right beside them all along. Throughout their journey they engaged in heartfelt talks, moments of empowerment that had them fighting for what they wanted, and with time running out they had some big decisions to work through too. Theirs was ultimately a sweet and sensual connection that warmed my heart, pulled at my heartstrings, and put a smile of satisfaction on my face courtesy of its flawless epilogue. This is not your typical rockstar romance which makes it a romance readers shouldn't miss and I wholeheartedly recommend it!
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more.
When she isn't writing she can be found reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or eating cold pizza.