When small town girl, Juniper Rowe, meets a sexy, brooding guy on an isolated beach in the middle of nowhere, she’s shocked to learn he’s missing bad boy rock star Sebastian Hale.
Drawn together by fate, they find solace in their shared darkness, unable to resist the passion their tortured souls ignite in one another.
But when the reality of Sebastian’s life is revealed, Juniper learns a hard lesson.
Rock ’n’ roll will save your life…but the fame will kill you.
I have to say Amity Cross had me hook, line, and sinker in the beginning pages of this book. She has a way of writing a setting that puts you right there, and I felt like I was someone on that lonely beach watching the first meeting between Sebastian and Juniper!
Juniper has lived her entire life in her small town. She is stuck. She is trying to save her struggling book store. It is one of the last things she has of her mother’s. She is determined to make it work. She never really thought about leaving until Sebastian.
Sebastian is running from the life he has as a rock star. As he says, “Rock ‘n’ roll will save your life….but fame will kill you.” He has had just about as much as he can handle of the fame. He doesn’t know who to trust anymore, and he needed a safe place to regroup and consider what his future is.
I liked Juniper’s character. Yeah, she could be cynical at times, but she was also very down to earth. She didn’t even know who Sebastian was until her best friend told her. That doesn’t really change anything. She just sees him as an interesting, sexy guy. She knows their relationship probably will end when he leaves, because everybody leaves. See….her cynicism!
Sebastian is a bit cynical as well but that is because of his fame and all it brought with it…some good and some really bad. Juniper is a breath of fresh air for him. She doesn’t care about the fame. In fact, it’s his fame that may very well derail their relationship before it gets off the ground.
I love a good rock star romance, and this was a good one. The characters were well fleshed out, and I’m still learning more about them. The writing itself was fantastic, and oh my I loved the setting. As I wrote earlier, Cross put me right there with the characters. I could vividly see the places in my mind. Thankfully, this is only the beginning for Sebastian and Juniper, so I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
Amity lives in a leafy country town near Melbourne, Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.
Don’t send help. She likes it.