Top positive review
One of my favorite reads of 2019
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 12, 2019
Q: Why would I want to get mobbed walking down the street? If Reed thinks that sounds appealing to an artist like me, not to mention an introvert, he doesn’t know me at all. I’m all about the music, man. Not fame or fortune or easy women.
Lauren Rowe has only been on my radar since I read Hero in early 2018 and with every new book I get my hands on by this author I am blown away—totally, completely mind blown for one reason or another—and so sooooo in love with her words!!! Rockstar was no different. This book was outstanding. I have long awaited Dax Morgan’s book, and that wait was not in vain. Lauren delivered a beautiful romance that had all the characteristics I have come to expect from her: laughter, an irresistible hero, an epic story, swoon-worthy moments that take my breath away, sexy times that leave me in much need of a cold shower… aww, but that list just goes on and on…. Needless to say, RockStar is absolutely a five-star read, and waiting to pick up this book is just a discredit to those of us who have screamed from the rooftops of our love for Lauren’s words!!!
Q: “I don’t get butterflies when you laugh.” He touches my thigh. “I get fireflies. I feel lit up from deep inside.”
While I could go into many reasons why I loved RockStar so dang much it really boils down to a few things. The characters and the very beauty of Lauren Rowe's storytelling talents. The characters bred a connection that I have found with few authors. Yet I feel like it’s a standard with Lauren’s books that I have had the pleasure of reading. It’s hard not to feel a connection to these particular stories as all of the Morgan Brother’s books have won my heart and been five star reads for this avid book lover. While each book is a standalone, they all have one commonality, The Morgan Family—hints the series name. 😉 And while each story within the series are all characteristically unique, they ultimately bring me back to the heart and soul of romance—the personal connections that exist when we allow ourselves to love freely and openly. Lauren begins with a family that loves the way a family is supposed to love—a close-knit family that gives room for each of the members to be individuals. Then, Lauren writes characters that you fall helplessly in love with because they aren’t perfect and each and every story in the Morgan Brother’s series offers a romance that is without question 1000% unique from any romance I have read before… each book to date has offered readers a different trope with various degrees of angst that only heighten the story she tells. I have found them to each be largely unpredictable and I love when I am reading a book and not guessing what’s about to happen… When I can simply get lost in the story.
Q: …we were magic together! Being with Dax felt like clicking a last jigsaw puzzle piece into place.
While the Morgan’s are the draw to this particular series, it’s ultimately the writer’s storytelling that makes the connection and deliveries the unforgettable romance inherent in her books. And it’s undebatable that there is something incredible that takes place when an author writes book after book and each book meets with the same overwhelming love within our hearts. That’s how I have felt each time I’ve picked up one of these books over the last year. And if you are reading my review looking for something negative regarding Lauren’s work, then you’re following the wrong blogger. In addition to loving the family dynamics, I feel like Lauren tells the absolute best story for the individuals that she can. Their stories are unique, and they all play their parts in captivating our hearts in different for a variety of reasons. Dax’s story happened to bring this rockstar romance junky both the bitter and the sweet aspects of rockstar lifestyle. Yet, she still made the romance the focus and I loved leaving reality behind for this slice of heaven that straddled both reality and fiction.
Q: My heart is exploding, my skin is on fire, my eyes feel magnetically pulled to her. And, most of all, my belly is alive with flapping wings and glowing lights that only this woman, and no other, ignites inside me.
RockStar is without a doubt one of my most anticipated reads this year and will stand up as one of my favorite reads as well. It sucked me straight into the story and held me with a consistent pace. Dax Morgan, like his brothers, stole my heart when I read Hero. I wanted to know more about the baby of the Morgan family, and I can’t tell you how fulfilling this story was. The story was funny, super sexy, angsty—I swore that Dax was never going to get the girl… only he did and wow, it was spectacular—but it was also a deeply satisfying romance. The book gave us so much depth into Dax’s character and how touring with his band—and without the one person he wants more than anything else—helps him grow and ultimately hurts him. This story brings readers right back into the Morgan Family fold with all the fun, emotional and unique moments that comes only from being part of this family. RockStar also introduces readers to Violet—Vi—the heroine that wins over Dax. That inspires him and brings him low without even knowing how completely she’s captivated Dax.
Q: She set me free to fully experience whatever’s coming my way, without guilt or trepidation.
RockStar is in many ways a second chance romance and provides all the angst of unrequited love, or as far as our hero and heroine are concerned, that’s what the ‘one that got away’ represented at the time. Luckily for those of use reading the dual POV story, we know differently, but the angst it presents for the characters is fantastic and made me consume chapter after chapter and before I knew it the night had passed into morning. After I consumed mass quantities of coffee, I wanted nothing more than to dive right back into this story… ultimately family, and blogging, kept me from doing so. But it’s one of those books that I will reread again and again because I truly loved it. Reading a book more than once is always a sign of an excellent story in my book. And over the last year, I have reread each book within my library by Lauren Rowe. I can't recommend an author more... Buy RockStar and find out why I love her the way I do... Discover the Morgan family for yourself!
Q: “Music. It’s everything to me. When I’m writing a song and it’s flowing, that’s like a hand job for my soul. When it’s finished and I get to play it for the first time from beginning to end, that’s the blow job. When I play it for someone else for the first time, that’s .... And when I perform it for a whole club full of people...” I shudder. “Oh, baby, that’s the orgasm.”