Fans of rockstar romances will be drawn to this tale of a broken-hearted woman's fake date with a rockstar as it takes an unexpected turn in this tantalizing series starter. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Reckless Desires by Victoria Ellis, along with getting my impressions of this first installment in the Reckless Desires series, then add it to your bookshelf!
I don’t fall in love.
It isn’t what I do.
It isn’t in my blood.
But when Isla Robles walks into the record shop with her devastating curves, plump lips, and sexy smile, I can’t help but be intrigued. Inserting myself into her life as her fake wedding date to her ex-fiancés' wedding could be trouble…
But trouble comes with the territory. I’m the lead singer of Reckless Desires, the country’s hottest rock band.
And I’m a rockstar in every sense of the word.
My ex broke my heart.
He broke my heart and then invited me to his damn wedding.
There’s not a chance in hell I’d go…
Until a famous, sexy rockstar decides he’s going to be my date.
I never saw Bordeaux Daniels coming, and I’ll admit, I’m not one to be swept off my feet, especially with a past like mine. I don’t trust people, especially men, but I feel something different when I look into his eyes. I can’t help but feel a magnetic pull toward him.
It’s both intoxicating and terrifying.
The band that was launched into insta-stardom knows the price of fame. After all, they’ve all but sold their souls to the devil himself for their careers.
The tour they are about to embark on is going to be different than their last, though.
One night. One phone call. One life hanging in the balance.
Nothing will ever be the same.
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Rockstar romances are amongst my favorites and I can truly never get enough of them. Though I've never read anything from Ms. Ellis in the past, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this story. The storyline may be familiar but courtesy of an emotionally bruised yet immensely appealing hero and heroine, I found myself captivated by this romance from the first page to the last.
Bordeaux Daniels is a man with a past lacking in love. Growing up he never felt good enough, never fully loved for himself. The only place he found happiness, felt adored, was when his high school band found fame. That adoration though feels superficial and has Bordeaux wanting to be loved though he's leery of putting his heart on the line. He doesn't think himself capable of love, but it's at this moment when he unexpectedly finds it. With his band feeling disillusioned by their record label, it's time for a break, and during this break he comes to help run his grandma's record store. While there he ends up spending time with new employee Isla, a woman unlike any he's known before and soon their battered hearts start healing together in a sweet and sensual romance. Isla Robles is a feisty heroine, strong with a sturdy backbone. Having recently discovered her ex cheating on her, she's ready to start over. Coming to work at a record share gives her a new beginning and unexpected romance with a man who isn't what he's portrayed as. Though she knows he's a world famous rockstar it doesn't impress her and, being leery of risking her heart again, has her cautious in her dealings with him.
Despite their fears theirs is a match made in Heaven. Bordeaux is drawn to Isla because of her being unimpressed with his fame, he enjoys the chase, and commits to going after her fairly early on. Isla's a bit guarded about her past and it will take a lot for Bordeaux to get her to reveal everything about herself. But when fate brings them closer together, when the rocky world of music invades again, they will become each other's rock. In a slow-burn romance they will discover the missing pieces of their hearts in the other person's arms. Theirs is a crackling connection from the start, a pairing teeming with sexual tension, yet full of heartache with reader's heartstrings pulled with each turn of the page. Along with this immensely appealing main couple, readers will get glimpses of the other members of the band, a band with delicious and drool-worthy players who are tender yet tough with backgrounds that are equally painful. On a whole this is a well-crafted and emotionally engaging series starter and I look forward to where the band goes from here!
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Victoria Ellis started out writing primarily thrillers but slowly transitioned into both poetry and contemporary romance.
Now, she is a multi-genre author that publishes Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, and Romance novels. She is also the author of two poetry collections.
Victoria has a penname, Gemma Stone, for her upcoming romance novels that she plans on releasing. It was important to her to separate romance from thrillers. Be on the lookout for more Gemma Stone news in 2021 and 2022!
Victoria is the founder of Cruel Ink Publishing, LLC.
She resides near Chicago, Illinois with her husband, newborn daughter, and an abundance of animals.
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