A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty
and a whole lot more complicated!
A Bad Boy Homecoming Novel
Releasing June 27, 2017
A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.
Veterinarian, Rae Evans expects to attend a dreadful ten-year high school reunion. Instead, she’s confronted by a past she’s never gotten over. The love of her life, Travis Walker, has returned to Catfish Creek, and the now-famous rock star wants only three things: Her. Naked. And screaming his name.
Fresh off his last world tour, Travis has returned to town to get a dose of reality. With fame casting a superficial cloud over Travis’s life, he’s scrambling to stay afloat. He needs an anchor, and Rae is that for him. But as he finds himself, he’s determined to remind Rae of the heat that once burned between them.
Before they know it, their one hot night is three, and soon, just like ten years ago, Travis holds the strings to Rae’s heart. But Rae’s not that young girl who watched her high school sweetheart race off to become famous. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and realizes when a man needs her. She just has to decide if she should put the past on repeat, or walk away from it forever.
“I can have anything I want, Rae. There is nothing that’s not available to me.” He slid his hand along her spine, pulling her in closer, leaving no room between them. “But the guy I was when we were together…I don’t know him anymore.”
Her eyes softened, and her voice grew quiet. “That’s really kinda sad, Travis.”
“It is what it is.” He shrugged, not wanting to get stuck on the things he couldn’t change. “My manager told me that I’d been invited to the reunion and saw it as a business opportunity. But I saw it as a personal one.”
The song shifted to something faster, and the crowd began to fill the dance floor, bumping into his back. He refused to let her go, holding her tightly against him. “Do you want to know the real reason I came to the reunion tonight?”
“Yes,” she said, a little breathlessly.
“I came to relive the past, Rae.” He released her hand, wrapping his other arm around her and bringing his mouth close to hers. “That’s the only reason I’m here. I want to remember what it’s like to be with a woman who knows the real me.” He was encouraged by her shiver. An involuntary movement that spoke of her willingness to give him all that he wanted and more.
Hot and hard, he dropped his head into her neck, inhaled the subtle hints of her flowery perfume, and said into her ear, “We have a chance that many people don’t get. To go back and feel what we felt before.” He dragged his nose across her neck in the way he knew she liked, feeling her quiver under his hands. “Tomorrow, our lives will return to normal. Nothing will have changed. You’ll live here, entirely focused on your clinic and your life, and I’ll live mine in New York. Tonight’s our one free pass to dip into the past, and I want to take it. Because tonight, Rae”—he brushed his lips across her neck, and a soft moan escaped her mouth as he murmured—“I want one more taste of you.”
She gasped and stepped back, blinking rapidly. “I…sorry, excuse me. I need to get some air.” Then those pretty pink cheeks and wide, excited eyes were gone, her dress trailing behind her as she ran for the door.
Travis shoved his hands into the pockets of his suit and grinned. He didn’t mind hunting her, it sweetened his reward.
Wow!!!! Rock Star was a very sweet, sexy second chance romance! From reading the synopsis, I knew it was going to be a sexy read, but I had no idea it would be so emotional and sweet!
Travis, a successful musician has come back to his small hometown for his high school reunion hoping to see the woman who got away, as well as trying to find the man he used to be before becoming jaded by his superstar status. Rae has accomplished her dreams as well. She’s the town vet, and she is on the cusp of opening her second clinic. However, she feels like something is missing from her life as well. When the two see each other, the spark and the feelings all come flooding back. Travis doesn’t waste any time letting her know just what he wants. He wants to feel passion again, and she just the woman to give him that. He just wants one night with her.
“Tonight’s our one free pass to dip into the past, and I want to take it. Because tonight, Rae”—he brushed his lips across hero neck, and a soft moan escaped her mouth as he murmured—“I want one more taste of you.”
However, will one night be enough for this couple that once loved each other “deeply, madly, and irrevocably?”
I love a timeless love story, and Rock Star was definitely one of those. Kennedy made sure I knew that by writing the flashbacks of their young love. It made me swoon! Not only was the romance fantastic, but the character development was as well. Both of them went after their dreams and got them, yet they realized those dreams aren’t as important without sharing them with someone you love.
At times, Travis broke my heart. He loved the music, but he didn’t necessarily love being a star. He loved the fans, but they didn’t know the real Travis. He had all the fame and people around him constantly, but he was alone. Hardly anyone knew him, nobody knew him like Rae. Somewhere along the way, he lost the carefree spirit he had. Rae treated him like she always did. She knew who he was in his soul, not the superstar.
Rae also found out dreams can be empty when you have no one to share them with. She knew what true love really was. She didn’t want to hold Travis back from his dreams, so she pushed him toward his goals, while her heart was completely breaking. She had to be strong, so I loved seeing her let her guard down and telling Travis exactly how his leaving affected her. Plus, she was an avid reader, so how could I not love her!
The series, Bad Boy Homecoming, is an entire series, each book about a different couple. I love this idea, and I’m planning on reading the entire series!
Dropout by Carrie Ann Ryan
Trouble by Avery Flynn
Prom Queen by Katee Robert
Honor by Kennedy Layne
Rock Star by Stacey Kennedy
Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets and Club Sin series. She writes deeply emotional romances about powerful men and the wild women who tame them. When she’s not writing sensual stories, she spends her time in southwestern Ontario with her real life hero, her husband, their two young children, and her other babies: a mini labradoodle named Jax and a chocolate labrador named Murphy. Stacey is a proud chocolate, television show, Urban Barn, and wine addict. She likes her heroes in her books like she likes her coffee…strong and hot!