Everything always seems to fall into place for twenty-four year-old Aubrey Jenson, except for when it comes to her luck with men. Bad boys always draw her in and crush her heart, and Black Falcon’s lead guitarist, Riff, is no exception. After sharing a few wild nights together, she leaves him behind, knowing a guy like Riff isn’t the relationship type, merely just a play thing.
When she returns to New York, she tries to get the passion she felt in Riff’s arms out of her head by dating Isaac, a successful representative at Center Stage Marketing. Just when she thinks she’s forgotten Riff, she’s forced to see him again when her best friend, Lanie, ropes her into being a bridesmaid for her upcoming wedding to Black Falcon front man, Noel. Sparks fly instantly between Aubrey and Riff when they’re forced to reunite, and suddenly she finds herself caught between the man that’s good for her and the one who completely rocks her in every way.
**New Adult Romance–Book 2 in the Black Falcon series. This book can be read without reading book one.**
Pam: Hey Cris so are you ready for this? *jumping up and down*
Cris: Really? What now Pam? I really think that you may have some issues! *folds arms and leans against the wall*
Pam: Oh Cris! *shaking head* you know you love me and my crazy ideas! I don’t think a cross country road trip to see Black Falcon is at all crazy. We are stocked with Oreos and milk! What better way to rock out? So get your butt in the car because we have a show to catch!
Cris: *snicker* Well we always have fun so ok let’s roll! Just don’t make me moon anyone or any other stupid ideas that may pop up in that crazy head of yours!
Pam: You know me by now doll! Skies the limit! * cheshire cat grin*
The car is packed and Black Falcon is turned up to an 11 on the sound system, windows down and hitting the highway
Cris: So can we talk about the book?
Pam: Fo sho! *passes a bag of Oreos to Cris* First Riff! Yummy! *fans face* Trust me if I got my hands on a golden ticket I would be happier than Augustus Gloop in Wonka’s Chocolate factory!
Cris: huh! You bet! I’d kill to have that freaking ticket! LOL Im head over heels for Riff. That boy is sooo damn hot! Imagine reading the book 3 times in a row? I just can’t get enough of him. Sure we loved Noel in the first book. But Riff has gotten under my skin, it isn’t funny anymore! I’m seriously in Riff withdrawal mmm let me rephrase that…Rock My Bed withdrawal! How bout you Pam?
Pam: I love that with Rock My Bed that we got a second look at the whole Noel and Lane story. I think that Michelle did an amazing job of pulling both stories together. I so feel in love with Riff in this story and to see his side of the Noel/Sophie issue really showed that he was a kind and loving person!
Cris: Ditto! I love that almost everyone in Book 1 were still part of it. Michelle was able to put a spotlight for each even introducing another character, Isaac, but without overshadowing the main characters. Riff and Aubrey’s story still stood out. Both characters are so interesting to read. One is looking for love while the other is running away from it.
Pam: He was so pained *sighs* but Michelle wrote him so endearing. It was impossible for Aubrey not to fall for him!
Cris: His character is very complicated. He has suffered so much in the past that pushed him not to believe in love anymore. He was so broken, I wanted to hug him everytime he mentions about his past. And I guess you would agree with me that Oreos have a deeper meaning to us now. Bahaha
Pam: HEY! There is a semi coming…ready? *the new game…air guitar truck honks! Cris puts on your best rocker performance and we are counting how many semi honks we collect*
Pam: Yes come on! We will never see these people again!
I turn of the tunes and Cris is giving her best Riff while Pam is pumping a fist out the driver’s side window
Pam: Score! Whats that 10 or 11?
Cris: 11! Ok back to important things!
Pam: Ok! *turns radio down* what were you thoughts on Aubrey? Both her and Riff had a lot to deal with in this book. It always amazes me that everyone no matter what your background or life style is has a personal battle that they are at odds with.
Pam: A lot of time we spend our life running from the one thing we need the most and always try to mold to what we think is best but sadly in the end the only person we hurt is ourselves. At times I was yelling at my iPad…Really Aubrey!! He is a rock god! Get with the program!
Cris: I agree with you there. But let’s admit that even though sometimes I wanted to kick her ass too, Aubrey’s character is irresistibly adorable. She’s not your typical female lead who has a weak character. She knows what she wants and knows how to play her game. And I loved her for that.
Pam: Over all I think that this book far passed anything I could hope for both Riff and Aubrey! It made my heart hurt, made me laugh and just reaffirmed why we all love a bad boy rocker! *raises hands* I bow to the rocker gods!
Cris: It may be a better idea if you keep your hands on the wheel!
Pam: Not down for the church of Black Falcon? *laughing to the point of tears* So you tell me? What was your overall feeling about Rock My Bed? *picks up her bottle of milk as a make shift microphone for Cris* you’re live…spill it doll!
Cris: Well I have said it and will say it again. The BEST yet so far! I loved books 1 and 2, no doubt about it! But I gotta say that Michelle has exceedingly managed to provide us with enough plot resolution and character development to make the novel satisfying in a self contained-way. This book goes to my top favorite list! And I cant wait for the next ones to be out!
Pam: Ok enough play. We have lots of miles to cover if we expect to make it to the show and we need a fill-up.
Cris: *flips open an empty bag of Oreos* Make that gas and Oreos!
Pam: Why didn’t you say so earlier? *sigh*I bet if Riff was here we would never run out of Oreos!
Cris: Well right now we are out and unless you plan on one cranky Black Flacon fan for the rest of this trip *points to herself* you better pull this car in to the nearest 7/11.
Pam: Well we don’t want that now do we!
5+++ FREAKING STARS!
New York Times Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic romance of forthcoming novels ROCK THE HEART (2012) and ROCK MY BED (2013). Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspired her BLACK FALCON series.
In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.
But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again.
As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her.
Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins.
Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.
*Shay’s walking in looking utterly delicious. He’s wearing a grey short sleeved top that could almost be painted on, and a pair of dirty denim jeans with strategically placed rips in all the right places. His hair has that “just got out of bed after being up all night” look and his eyes are dancing with amusement as he notices me checking him out.*
Welcome Shay. Thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedule to sit down and talk with me this evening. I know I’m not the only woman who wants to get to know you a little better.
*chuckles* Thanks for having me, where are all these lovely ladies that want to know about me?
They are the ones reading this interview. Anything you would like to say to your admirers? Hey ladies, I’m starting a line for the photo booth, who’s up first *Cracks up laughing* Sorry, couldn’t resist that one, I’m a bit of a smart ass sometimes, Brax has me up about it all the time.
Well don’t be surprised if there is a huge line of women waiting for their turn!
So let’s gets started!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. About your family. Any brothers or sisters?
Hey gorgeous. Well I have a twin sister Sophie who lives in New Orleans with her husband and my mother lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
How did you meet Brax? We met during basic training in the army. We were both 17 and looking to escape our lives and maybe, make something of ourselves. The army seemed like the best place to do that. Do you have any hobbies or activities you like to do in your spare time? Why do you ask sweet thing? You got some suggestions for me?
*Blushes* Shay you are such a flirt!
Hey, I can’t help it when a gorgeous woman like yourself is flirting with me.
Well I am finding you a bit irresistible. I better start behaving myself then *smirks*
You can’t hide that nice, lean and toned body. So how do you stay in shape? Do you play sports? Is there a favorite? Well now, you don’t beat around the bush do you Nikki *smirks* I work out at the gym, do a lot of free weights to keep my strength up. Doing long stretches of surveillance can wreak havoc on your muscle mass if you let it. I used to play lacrosse in high school, but that is about it. There are certainly lots of other ways to get your heart rate up Nikki, don’t you think?
Oh I have a few ideas *winks*
I bet you do darlin’
What would be your dream job? Running my own agency with Brax, maybe Elle can be our business manager.
If you could go anywhere in the world with anybody, dead or alive, where and with who? I can’t really talk about it because the dragon lady (BJ Harvey) says I’m going to get my own story about my past, but there is a girl that touched my soul that is no longer with us, so if I could, I’d go wherever I could to be with her again.
Awww! That is so sweet! *swoons*
How about music? Favorite musician or band? I’m easy when it comes to music, Ha! I bet you were getting your hopes up there weren’t you Nikki! Damn darlin’ you’re a bit naughty aren’t ya, I like that in a woman. But I hear you’re recently engaged so I might have to keep my distance.
Yes I am recently engaged. Word travels fast I see. 🙂 I may have had a wee talking to by your man, seems he thinks you might have a soft spot for me *winks*
He knows me all to well! Well he might have mentioned that you called my name out in your sleep that one time…
*blushes* I really hope I didn’t! That would be awkward. Ha ha, not what would really be awkward would be if you called out my name during… actually, I’ll stop there.
Ok I’ve been curious about something since your birthday party. The photo booth. Where did you get the idea for it? What made you decide to have one? I’ve been to a few parties that had them and they’re such a great laugh. I thought it would be a great idea to have at my birthday party. I mean, alcohol, music, drunken photos! What could be better. Well actually, seeing the look on Brax’s face when him and Elle came out of the booth, THAT would be the only thing better in my book.
It’s not something you see very often but I thought it was a fun idea and I have to admit, I’m a little jealous. Now I want one! And I would have loved to have seen both of their faces! It would have been priceless!I think you just wanna take your fiancé in the booth Nikki, c’mon, admit it, I won’t tell anyone *laughs*
Ok you may or may not be right about that *winks*
Maybe I could sweet talk you into taking a pic with me. Strictly as friends. *smiles sweetly* Friends with benefits? Ha ha! That got you didn’t it!
*I may have just fainted*
Shay I have to admit. I’m a sucker for tattoo’s. How many do you have? Are there any special meaning behind them? I have a dragon chasing a heart around my bicep *lifts shirt sleeve to show Nikki* which has very special meaning behind it but I can’t talk about it because the dragon lady would have my balls. But I will tell you that the heart represents that special girl in my past that I would give anything to see again.
You are just a sweetheart!
So you’ve made quite the impression on more than a few women. So we want to know, what do you look for in a woman? First thing you notice? Favorite asset on a woman?*shakes head and grins at Nikki* You’re a little firecracker aren’t you, I can tell. I like that in a woman. I like a bit of spunk and sass, I like a woman who can give as good as they get. The first thing I notice is a woman’s silhouette, the curves, the shape of the hips, the nape of their neck. As for favourite assets, eyes and attitude will win me over every time.
Hmmm you’re lucky I’m already happily engaged or I may have snatched you up. *chuckles*
Darlin, I may have let you snatch me too.
Ok some Rapid Fire questions:
Boxers or briefs? Commando Blonde, brunette, or redhead? All three at once? Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? I’m not a vanilla kind of guy One night stand or relationship? Ouch! Lets just say I was in a relationship, now I’m strictly no strings. Car, Truck, or SUV? For a one night stand? *laughs* Nah, I’m all for a truck. Favorite car? Brax’s Mustang Favorite color? Red
Having always loved reading, and having been befriended and inspired by some awesome self published authors and book lovers alike, I decided to start writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. It was a conscious decision that started with a song, then the prologue and then catapulted from there. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. Out and Proud Vampire Diaries fan as well.
I’m also a wife, mother, full-time university student and I do contract work for myself from home.
For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn’t in his bed on purpose.
Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.
As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?
Pam: This is Pam and Jenn coming at you live from Austin’s Rocked out studios! Jenn: We have the guys of Runaway Train with us on the phone fresh off the huge Rock Nation music festival! *sound drop of an out of control crowd*
Pam: We both know how much you guys rock but can I get a roll call for the listeners out there? Names and what you do?
Brayden: Thanks for having us on your show, ladies.
AJ: She said roll call, not suck up time.
Brayden: Shut up.
Jake: Well, as the front man, I’ll go first since I’m most important.
Rhys: *muttering* Douchebag
Jake: Anyway, I’m Jake Slater—lead singer, guitarist, and song writer for Runaway Train
Brayden: I’m Brayden Vanderburg, and I’m lead guitarist, background vocals, and I also do songwriting.
Rhys: I’m Rhys McGowan, and I’m the bassist.
AJ: Saving the best for last. I’m AJ Resendiz, and I’m the drummer. I really know what to do with a stick…..and I also do some background vocals.
Jenn: Sounds like four of you have your hands full! Pam: Right!!! What or who do you do to wind down after a show like Rock Nation…the groupies must be lining up for a ticket to the bus after the show *both laugh out loud*
Brayden: Well, there are no groupies for me. I’ve been happily married for five years, so after the show, I’m usually talking or Skyping with my wife, Lily, and our two children, Jude and Melody.
Jake: Bray is the Old Fart of the group.
AJ: *snickering* You got that right.
Brayden: Yeah, well, what these guys aren’t saying is they can get pretty geriatric after a show. Like crawl in the bed and sleep for hours and days.
Jake: That’s because not only have we put everything we had into a show, we’ve usually burned off all the excess adrenaline with some lovely ladies.
Rhys: Damn straight
Pam: So I heard through the grapevine that you have a bus guest? Truth? *sound bite of the Jeopardy thinking music*
Jake: Oh fuck…I, erm, I mean…
Rhys: Oh no, you made the bet, so you should be the one to explain it, asswipe.
Jake: *groaning* Okay, so yes, we have a guest on our bus. Her name is Angel.
Brayden: Talking about her like that makes her sound like a stripper. Tell them the truth.
Jake: Fine. Her name is Abby. She’s a singer, and she accidentally got on the wrong bus. Okay?
AJ: Nice stall job, man. Why don’t you tell them about how she accidentally fell into your bed, and instead of falling for your charms, she nailed you in the balls?
Rhys and Brayden: *laughing*
Jake: Whatever. She’s a real piece of work that’s for sure.
Jenn: Sound like you are going to have your hands full boys! Pam: *jumps in with a little too much excitement* Jake how do you think you will fair with Abby in the bus?
Jake: I’ll be fine. I know how to handle women.
AJ: *snickering* Oh, you don’t know how to handle this one.
Rhys: Jake’s just saying that because for the first time ever, he’s met a chick who isn’t swooning for him or intimidated by him.
Jake: Whatever…next question please.
Together: Oh to be a fly on the wall for the next week! You think I can get a follow up interview on Sunday *snickers*
Pam: Did I just hear the Abby put you in your place Jake? *drops sound bite of a whip crack* She must be some lady!
Brayden: Abby is a true lady, and you can bet that she’s going to keep Jake on his toes for the remainder of the week.
Rhys: *wistfully* She’s something all right…
AJ: Seriously she’s gorgeous. And she wears dresses like a lady too
Jake: *snorting* Oh yeah, those sundresses showing her fabulous rack and fantastic legs are really lady like.
Jenn: Ok all joking aside what’s next? You have just about 3 weeks left one the tour and a new album after that. Anything you can share?
Jake: Bray and I have been working on a lot of new material for the album
AJ: You’re not going to mention the duet? *smacks* Ow, dude, what the hell?
Rhys: Yeah, Jake, tell the listeners about the duet you wrote with Abby
Jake: *mumbling under his breath* Yeah, so I’ve written my first duet—
AJ: Like ever…the guy NEVER does collaborating with anyone, but he’s written a song with Abby.
Jake: Like I was saying, it’s a duet called “I’ll Take You with Me”. I plan on recording it with her too.
Pam: Ok guys we are going to take a call…Cris your on with Runaway Train…OMG!!!! *long ear piercing scream* I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Each and every one of you! YOU SO ROCKED OUT ROCK NATION!!!!! * continuous screams* Jenn: Wow! *mutes the phone line mid scream* Guys how do you deal with that? Pam: Right! How can you live your life? I also think it’s best if we drop this call. Cris you rock but this is about the guys.
Jenn: Never a dull moment!
Pam: Well I think we have taken enough of your time this morning. Good luck with the rest of the tour! Good luck with the new album. Most of all…Good luck with the little sassy thing on your bus this week! *sound bite of Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train* Jenn: Let the games begin!
Pam: Be sure to stop and see the guys on the last leg of the tour and you can pick up their current album on iTunes and be on the lookout for the new album! Both: Thanks and hope to chat soon…Jenn: Maybe Sunday! *both snicker and laugh*
Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.
Jesika Reynolds’ heart was left broken one year ago when her husband died, leaving her and her son alone in this world. Slowly, she started putting the pieces back together of her life. Knowing that she may never open herself up to love again. That was until the day Derek came into the picture.
Why does this gorgeous stranger seem to care so much, so suddenly?
Derek Jordan’s charm drew her in with an instant connection, and familiarity that helps her feel at ease. Her heart is falling at his feet, but as their relationship grows, so does a secret from both of their pasts that neither saw coming. One by one, the threads slowly start to unravel.
Can their newly sought love stand up against the secrets that life is unlocking to their pasts? Or can they decide together that moving forward and forgetting the past is the only option for them to find true happiness?
I was born into the Silver Platter type of lifestyle. The good life as most people would call it was always at my fingertips. My mother, being the single rich mom that she was, was hardly ever around. She wasn’t cut out for having kids or being any sort of positive role model. In fact, she always had my daily activities so mapped out that it would be damn near impossible to ever interfere with anything she had going on. As a child, I knew my mom loved me, but also knew she just didn’t know how to show it; or more like she didn’t care to show it. Being the only parental influence I had around, she was the one I really looked up to. She dated a lot of men and called it being social; I called it being a hussy. I was around her enough to know how she was willing to do anything to get her way and keep working her way up the social ladder. I know you can’t always blame the way you are based on how you were brought up, but in my case I do.
Amateur MMA fighting had become a welcomed outlet in my tightly put together life. It wasn’t that I had a temper, well not much of one. It was purely just a much needed release for me. Stepping into that ring always held such an unpredictable outcome; it was the unknown that I craved. There were no guarantees that once I was on the other side of that tightly pulled elastic that I’d come out a winner or come out with my ass beat. Either or, it never really mattered to me. Whether it was my fist connecting or my face being connected with, I’d never felt more alive in all my life. That was until Jesika came into the picture.
I knew she was special, that there was something different about her. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was unlike any of the girls that had ever crossed my path. And more than anything, I knew I didn’t deserve her . . .but that didn’t stop me. I was a selfish prick who was always willing to do anything to get what he wanted; obviously a trait I picked up from my mother. Jesika had instantly become my obsession and I didn’t bat a fucking eye at pushing away who ever I needed to win her over and keep her put.
Looking back now, I regret so much. I hurt people like I didn’t have a fucking conscience. Who am I kidding? I pretty much didn’t back then. But now, I’d give anything to go back and fix it all. Shit’s about to hit the fan and there is not a damn thing I can do about it. I hate not having control of the situation or knowing what the outcome holds. Tonight might be the last time I’m able to hold my wife. I tried turning my mind off while we were out; making sure I savored every kiss, held her hand a little longer than normal, put as many smiles on her face as possible and made her laugh every chance I could. Now as I watch her sleep on our way home, I can’t help the few tears threatening to fall down my face. I have everything I need or could ever want in the seat right next to me, and I had to fuck it up. Everyone makes mistakes; some are bigger than others and hold graver consequences. Mine was one of the big ones.
I can’t take back what I did, or the man it’s going to paint me out to be. Glancing over at Jesika who is now lightly snoring I catch something running towards the road. I instantly slam on the brakes, but it does no good. That damn deer has everyone swerving and slamming on their brakes all at once. The feeling I’ve had all night of knowing I was about to lose my family is ringing loud and clear in my head right now. I know I’ve lost it all as I watch the cars that are unable to stop come closer and closer to my side of the car. I silently send up a prayer that Jesika makes it. My son needs his mother, and I can’t stand the idea of him losing both of us tonight. I silently pray that she is able to forgive me one day and move forward from this. I grab her hand telling her I love her as the deafening screeching of brakes and metal crunching takes over all my thoughts.
Erika Taylor was born into the army lifestyle as an only child. Being the only child, she learned to keep herself entertained by unleashing her inner tomboy. Fishing, navigating through the woods and tree climbing were a few of her favorite escapes as a child along with her fast growing love of video games. While she is still a down home girl at heart, she grew to love music and left the wildness behind. She is a devoted lover of music and a closet groupie. Genre of choice is always rock but she has been known to kick it old school from time to time and jam to the 90s greatest hits. Her passion for music fueled her imagination and she has since found at age twenty-nine that she loves to read. While reading didn’t seem to interest her growing up you will almost always find her with her nose in a book nowadays. Erika is currently a native to Oklahoma where she lives with her husband and five small children that they have combined between the two of them. She admits to loving caramel frappe’s, getting her hair done, Ace Ventura When Nature Calls and candy of choice being Airheads. She blames The Hunger Games book series for her newly formed addiction to reading, which has since brought on her desire to write. She is currently working on her debut novel “Moving Forward” set to release May 3rd, 2013.
S.C. Stephens is an independent author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.
Her first attempt at a full-length novel was Thoughtless. She wrote the angst-filled love triangle in early 2009 and published it that summer on FictionPress. Amazed and surprised by the response, more stories were quick to follow.
Conversion, the first novel in a three story vampire series, was released in the fall. Collision Course, a tragic, yet hopeful tale of love and loss was released in early 2010. The second Conversion novel came out next, along with It’s All Relative, a different take on a one night stand story.
In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys reading other people’s fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movie theaters, and spending quality time with her children.
Cris: So do you mind telling me why you are sprawled out on the couch, dressed in black with enough drama on your face to beat out Meryl Streep on her next Oscar nomination??
Pam: *sighs* I did it…I finished Reckless! My world just end as I read the last page! Cris!!! Our book boyfriend just DUMPED us!
Cris: *shaking her head and laughs* Pam you called me over here after midnight to tell me that you are in some depressed state because the series is over? Pam…I…what…I’m…
Pam: *jumping up and down* See!! See right there you feel the same way! You can not tell me that you are not upset about this! I…
Cris: YES!! I am sad too! This series is amazing! Reckless was…OMG! I am at a loss for words. I don’t think that has ever happen! OMG what are we going to do???
Pam: Ok if I am Meryl Streep you are pulling in close behind as Julia Roberts right now! “I would like to thank the academy for this award! Without the drama filled words of Reckless I could have never won!” *holds remote and bows to the fake crowd*
Cris: Ok LOL!! Are you going for comedy as well?
Pam: *throws pillow across room at Cris* Ok lets do what we do best…
Cris: Wine and a recap?
Pam: *walks out of kitchen with bottle and glasses in hand*
“Can love survive when life gets Reckless?
When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price—but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?”
Cris: I could never hoped for a better ending than this! Reckless is the perfect book to end their love story. I cried, I laughed, I cried again, and fell in love. Mind if you ask me about my favorite part? I’d say Chapters 1-31, how ’bout that? The book is sooo good that I literally sobbed like a baby, went to the bathroom every after 30 mins because of the smoking, hot scenes, and I think I got myself pregnant just by reading it! I mean, no words can actually explain how much I loved it! I’m really out of words. How about you Pam?
Pam: I so loved this book too! Well all of the books! The part I enjoyed most was that fact that Kiera grew up in this book. She had a lot thrown at her. But as Tammy Wynette sang she stood by her man!
We saw Kellan grow as well. They both worked together and waved a bond that no one could break. I know a lot of people don’t like Kiera but I feel that we had to see her as child like in Thoughtless to show the growth that was needed to become the woman that Kellan needed in his life.
Cris: Ditto! I really admired how Kiera showed maturity and strength all through out the story. She really stood out and redeemed herself in the book. Its not really easy to be put in that kind of situation but she pulled it through. Well Kellan as expected… I was in awe of him! He’s just so perfect! He knows what he wants and he will do everything to protect Kiera, even if it would mean giving up the fame and popularity.
Pam: I agree with you and I have to say that I really enjoyed how Reckless played out. I felt that S.C. Stephens created three books that told a story from beginning to end. The ride along the way was amazing! We met a ton of characters that would make excellent books on their own! Griffin!!! OMG!! I must say I LOVED him in this book! *fans face*
Cris: *jumping and spilling wine*
Pam: Ummmm!! Party foul!!! There is wine on the floor!
Cris: ABC’s! ABC’s! I just remembered ABC’s
Pam: Who knew a skill learned in grade school would cause so much pleasure in your adult life *winks and sips her wine*
Cris: Right and I just have the urge to watch a cowboy movie!
Pam: Oh yes Cowboy Kellan! *blushes* Ok in all seriousness what did you think of Reckless and the books as a whole? I know that S.C. Stephens is one of your top authors!
Cris: Hell yeah! Totally a fangirl! I can’t event count the number of times that I have read the first 2 books. But what I believe the biggest draw to the story are its characters and how realistic they were presented in the book. S.C. Stephens used the perfect ingredients to make the perfect recipe of a perfect book! The strong emotions and feelings, mixed with humor, word choice and her literary techniques were just so effective that it allowed the readers to be fully immersed in the story.
Pam: I have to say that this book has really touched me and is at the top of my all time favorites! Being able to see what it is like for people in the “spotlight”. Everyone has issues as my heart ached and I felt like I was experiencing every twist and turn that celebrity brings you. In the end he just wanted to make music and share a gift. But S.C. Stephens gave both Kiera and Kellan a supportive group of friends and family! Did I state the fact that I LOVE Griffin and Anna!! *stand up and taps remote as a mic* Attention! Attention! I need a Griffin and Anna book! Please and Thank you!
Cris: *laughing into tears* I would love to see that too. Griffin and Anna definitely added a unique blend of story. I’d say Reckless, from being one of the most anticipated books in 2013 now has become one of the highly recommended books of all time. Heck, the whole series!!! 5 stars wouldn’t be enough to rate it, I’d say 6? 7? But since it hit me big time, I’d give it a whooping 10!
Pam: Yes! I think Reckless and this whole series is a must read for anyone! I have already pimped it out to my aunt and anyone I see! This is a 5 star for me! Hands down!!!
Pam: *picks up Kindle and starts to read*
Cris: What are you doing?
Pam: Starting from the beginning…
Cris: *opening her Kindle app* If you can’t beat them join them!