Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Bassist Derek Valencia and his bandmates have finally hit it big. Not only has their record been selling like hotcakes, they’ve been playing amazing shows in amazing places. Touring is starting to take its toll on the band, though. Not only are they exhausted from all the late night partying, but the media is looking for any sensational slip up they can find. All it takes is one picture of Derek with a bunch of naked groupies to mess things up. Next thing he knows, he’s been assigned a baby-sitter he doesn’t want for the remainder of the tour.
It’s Violet Davies’ job to ‘mind’ people. She’s built a successful business helping the rich sober up and get their lives back together. Her one policy is no musicians. It’s a policy she’s willing to break when a friend calls begging for help with the band. Violet can’t say no to the money; it’s enough to pay off the mortgage on her farm. Three months and it will all be hers.
What Derek and Violet don’t expect is to fall for each other. They come from such different worlds and are headed in opposite directions. While Violet strives to keep things professional, Derek is doing everything he can to get her to give them a chance.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Last January, I was really lucky and won You Really Got Me (Rock Star Romance #1) from a Goodreads Giveaway. It was my first romance by Erika Kelly and I thought it was such a cute read. The characters were really cool and fun. I was looking forward to seeing which guy was going to fall in love next.
I Want You to Want Me was just as adorable as the first book. Derek and Violet had great chemistry. Violet was both strong and vulnerable. The way she handled the guys was fun to read. Derek definitely had the swoon factor–he is a rock star after all. But I liked how the author also showed us his insecurities.
It was also interesting to see how the band responded to their new found fame and the obstacles they had to tackle due to it. It wasn’t necessarily a unique storyline, but it felt true to what could happen in real life. (I’m not a rock star, so I’m just guessing!)
I Want You to Want Me can be read as a standalone or as part of the series. There are references to a couple from the first book, but nothing that would make things confusing. I would highly suggest it to readers that love a good rock star romance or contemporary romance readers in general.
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