Standalone in a Series: Rock Star theme, friends to lovers romance
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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
“I’m not the guy you think I am, Tales, and you’re nobody’s groupie.”
We were excited to meet this Author for the first time as well as her Rock star heroes. As everyone knows we do absolutely love our bad boy musicians and are self-proclaimed groupies! Memphis Black definitely had the crazy rock star feel and whilst not an overly emotional story the latter part did tug at our heart strings and we ended up liking Memphis Black but not loving it, unfortunately.
Memphis Black’s dream is to be a rock star and his absolute perseverance and dedication gets him there with his band mates forming the rockin’ Steel Total Destruction aka STD! Yeah…that whole concept had us laughing and rolling our eyes, but not always in a bad way. STD is just about to hit the big time despite a road paved with obstacles. Just before they go kick some arse they take a two week break. This is where the male slapper Memphis gets a surprise visitor. His sister’s best friend Tallia, a girl he used to make fun of during their childhood. The Priest’s daughter is nothing like what he remembers yet at the same time what makes her intriguing and addictive is everything he does in fact remember. Tallia has always harboured a childhood crush and secret longing for Memphis. Frenemies to lovers – our kind of story.
“Go with me.”
“Doesn’t matter; just come with me.”
We have to admit that we struggled with the feel of the story to begin with as it felt quite immature and all over the place. Now whilst the craziness continued the story did become more enjoyable and we definitely couldn’t put it down. The emotion came from the heartfelt lyrics when you truly saw the soul of this story.
‘I’m chasing the light,
Chasing my goal,
Chasing the girl who owns my soul.
Chasing the night,’
We loved the camaraderie, the moments of humour and the banter. However, we just didn’t feel the connection nor the romance on the whole. Sadly the erratic and rushed writing, the cut off dialogue and confusing jumps made it hard to follow and as new readers this just didn’t work for us, we couldn’t get used to it and were left feeling confused at times. Saying that we did love part of the crazy and the characters in the latter part did melt our hearts.
‘Chasing my dream,
You chase the same,’
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