Thursday, February 15, 2018

Book Review: 'Julian' by Jade Allen

Manhattan author Jade Allen’ specialty in writing is contemporary romance featuring irresistibly sexy rock stars and filthy-mouthed bad boys. She also sculpts stories of billionaire bad guys and ranchers.

Jade captures the backstage ruckus of rock stars and understands the lingo, managing to pull off that talent in the midst of a lot of gritty language. The story is short, moves quickly, makes it s point and steams up the windows.

The synopsis tells s the key point – ‘ I’m Julian, the lead guitarist in one of the most successful bands in the Miami scene named Molly Riot. Our label is trying to convince us to tour with Juniper Woolf, a rival band that’s fronted by an attention-seeking brat named Fran Chambers. When my band mates finally convinced me to sign off on the tour, I thought there was no way that I’d ever get along with Fran...that is, until I started spending time alone with her on the tour bus. You know, I’ve gotta say, no woman has ever had such a pull on me. We can’t let anyone else in either of our bands know about our little tryst. If the press were to get a hold of this, we’d all be bad news. Do you have any idea how hard it is to hook up on a tour bus without anyone else knowing about it? I’ll tell you one thing, if the two of us can keep this a secret, we’ll each deserve an Oscar…’

Naughty and entertaining, if a bit slim on character development. Grady Harp, February 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book

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