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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
J&G : ✯✯✯✯1/2 stars
‘This isn’t how our story was supposed to end.’
Gitte: We’ve had this one on our kindles for a while haven’t we Jenny and what a shame because Tempt My Heart rocked, pun totally intended. This rock star story turned out to be not only uber cool and sexy; it was so very emotional too, I was in tears crying my eyes out a few times as my heart broke and soared respectively.
‘I’m holding on to the hope that maybe, if I don’t fall asleep, tomorrow won’t come.’
I absolutely LOVED every single character; Jordon with his pure unconditional love wrapped in a wicked rock star persona as well as bloody awesome Brittan who literally rocked whilst overcoming tragedy and subsequent addiction.
“You’re like a song that no matter how hard I try I can’t get out of my head.”
This story examines true love of the soul mate variety, it’s raw and kind of ugly whilst being beautiful and sentimental at the same time. Tempt My heart is a rock star book that stands out as having originality, in my opinion. Do you agree, Jenny?
Jenny: I absolutely do Gitte and I’m so glad we finally picked this one up! It certainly hit the spot. I loved that it put my heart through its paces but it also gave me that ‘rock star’ vibe I crave. I’m in my element when a book gives me a feeling of being there in the rock star world with the characters, as though I’m on stage feeling their adrenaline, feeling the rush of the crowd and Danielle Jamie certainly captured the essence of that in her story.
‘Seeing people on stage and performing sparks something in me; all I want to do is jump up on stage and join in. I live and breathe music.’
I experienced all the romance, passion, heat and sadness in Tempt My Heart and felt Brittan’s loss, pain and struggles with addiction. I reveled in her second chance at love yet could always feel the underlying niggle of want inside her for her next high as she was caught between wanting to hold on to her memories and yet needing to move on from them.
‘Now that I’m sober, I feel every ounce of sadness and pain.’
Gitte: I do have to admit that I did struggle in the beginning as I thought the flash backs were a bit on the choppy side and it didn’t have a natural flow. However, I soon became so absorbed in the story it no longer bothered me and I understood why I was denied a strong emotional connection with Cane.
“Because I don’t have you…” ‘The sadness is unbearable…all consuming.’
It soon became apparent that I was meant to love what came after and kudos to Danielle Jamie here because my heart broke but she slowly and surely pieced it back together through the loving care of her characters and her fabulous writing with an epilogue that completely left me satisfied. I recovered right alongside Brittan and Jordon. I have to say what a refreshing character Jordon was; a hot rock star who had no hang ups but instead had a heart of pure fucking gold with fabulously talented strumming fingers hahaha!
‘Music washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.’
Tempt My Heart packed a punch in the emotional stakes with the added bonus of proper ‘rock star goose bumps’ inducing moments! Really enjoyed this one, Jenny!
Jenny: Yes, I struggled a bit at the start too G, but like you I soon came to understand the subtlety in which the author evoked our feelings for Cane. She had me feeling the soul mate connection between Brittan and Cane, yet left room in my heart for the immense feelings I would experience for Jordan and I loved that she left it up to me to decide, rather than forcing my hand.
‘I’m slowly finding the girl I once was. I’m also striving to be better than the younger version of myself.’
Jordon Valentine. Swoooon! He was divine and yes G! That was one of the things I particularly loved about Jordon. He didn’t come with a suitcase full of issues. He was simply a gorgeous rock star who enjoyed the the ladies before losing his heart to Brittan! Boy did I love him! Oh and those fingers….I’ll never be able to listen to Lite ‘Em Up again without blushing lol
‘My true moments of happiness are when it’s just her and me, blending into one as our bodies connect on a level I’ve never experienced with anyone else.’
I’m a ‘show me, don’t tell me‘ reader and I would have like a little more dialogue throughout but this didn’t impact my overall enjoyment of Tempt My Heart. And that epilogue! Loved it and thought it rounded the read off perfectly. Yep, this was a winner!
**Reviewed off an unedited ARC copy provided by the author**
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