5 AS LONG AS THIS BEATS IN MY CHEST STARS
Firstly, fan me down, that cover!
I'm a sucker for a second chance romance, a childhood to adulthood love story and a baby daddy but sprinkle on the top a cocky,smooth talking hot Rock-star and I'm a goner.
Jo and Kane had grown up together in Germany on an Army base camp were their dads were stationed, although Kane was friends with Josie's brothers first the pair became inseparable.
When jobs changed, parents had to move and life moved on, the inseparable duo heartrendingly separated with a promise to always stay in touch.
Over 12 years later, Kane had made it big as a rock-star, he had always been that way and Jo supported him with his love of music as a kid. All Jo had from her relationship with Kane were her memories and a 21st birthday that arrived in the mail. Jo lived a mundane life working for her dad and her only glimpse of Kane and how he was doing since there separation was Kane on TV or in magazines with models .
A call out of the blue from Kane saying he had a concert in town and wanted to see her not only shocked Jo but she was angry that he obviously knew how to contact her but chose to now after all this time, she had grieved over his absence in her life and now she was older in the place of grief was anger of the broken promises.
Jo is a stubborn character and she really frustrated me even with all Kane's sweet talk and his poetic words to get back into her life and in her heart but she didn't budge, her insecurities, her fear of Kane's lifestyle was the forefront of her thoughts and there was no winning her over no matter what her heart was saying.
Jo: My heart leapt that the boy i'd loved as a child could love me back, as a man. Right there and then I knew i'd never want him to do anything else.
Kane, well I can only describe him as cocky with a dirty mouth, a womaniser,swoon worthy and determined. Kane is a great character.
"You've always been in my heart, Jo. If you cut it up into tiny pieces you'd find Jo Carmichael in almost every one".
Why now? I could understand Jo's anger, it was like he had sowed his oats,made his mark on the world so to speak and now because he had decided he wanted to seek out his soul mate and finally settle down he could get it as easy as everything else that had come in his life.
I loved the whole plot, I loved the backstory's of both characters told in Jo's pov, I got so frustrated and angry with Jo at times, even though I understood her reservations, her stubborn attitude drove me crazy but the whole plot was bittersweet and contained hot,humorous,heartwarming,heartbreaking and swoon-worthy moments so a little of something for every emotion.
Missing beats didn't blow me away it isn't that kind of read but I gave it 5 stars because it did have me reading in one sitting loving every page and eager to get to the end to find out how it would all play out. This is my first book by K.L Shandwick and I intend on reading more of her rock-star romances.
To Jo, rock stars = Fame. Money. Music.Sex. A lifestyle she literally has no respect for.
Josie Carmichael's no rock star.
She's not even famous and she doesn't particularly like musicians, but when a boy from her childhood reconnects unexpectedly, her life is put on hold.
With opposing lifestyles and conflicted feelings for the special boy she used to know and the sexy-as-sin man Kane is now, will she ever find common ground?
Strangers as adults with a strong childhood bond, Josie and Kane's world becomes closer than either of them could ever have fathomed. This brings emotional challenges beyond anything they could ever prepare for, or have imagined
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