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 “She’s not a girlfriend. She’s my fucking heart.”

HOLY SEXUAL TENSION!! We have a new book boyfriend and we’re already predicting it’s going to take a lot to beat him this year! Yep, we fell HARD for Slater Vaughn and You Really Got Me. Did we mention our new book boyfriend is a soulful and sensual rock star? Yup…he is!

“I’m fucking crazy about you.”
“You are?”
“I am.”

We loved everything about this story; from the love of music that shone through every page to the passion and emotion it elicited. Music themed romances are our weakness and Erika Kelly left us breathless with the way in which she captured Slaters stage presence so perfectly. She made us feel every moment of Slater’s caresses right along with Emmie as though we were in her shoes. Our hearts were fully captured never to be let go.

‘He didn’t just sing. He sang to someone.’

Emmie Valencia has the music business in her blood. Working as a PA for Irwin, Head of Amoeba Records, Emmie’s at a crossroads in her life. She’s feeling a lack of confidence and satisfaction in her personal and professional life; in other words Emmie is lost looking for that big break. She’s excellent at her job and that’s the crux of the problem. She craves a promotion for personal reasons that have followed her through life, but her boss is hesitant to let her out of his clutches though Irwin has his reasons. We completely felt the dilemma this girl went through and as we learnt of her relationship with her parents we truly felt for her.

Taking a time out to in Austin visiting her brother Derek, Emmie tries to find herself. She needs to decide what she wants out of life and it’s here that powerful moment happens; she meets Slater Vaughn the lead singer in her brothers up and coming band, Snatch. The connection between Emmie and Slater was incredibly powerful. It had everything that makes the reader feel and experience along with the characters. It was absolutely beautiful! If it’s possible to feel jealous of a heroine…well this is it, because wow!

“I want the part you don’t want to give.”

As for Slater; oh wow, our book heroes do not get any better than this. Slater has an incredible soul which he transfers into lyrics on notepaper. He then caresses his audience with these words, bringing sensuality to his music that literally leaps off the pages giving us goose bumps as we experience firsthand the intensity of his performance.  Whilst Slater appeared cocky and somewhat arrogant, there was an intense vulnerability and powerful beauty to this man which touched our hearts. He was soulful, surprisingly honest, and says what he feels, screw the consequences. If ever there was a candidate for the saying; he wears his heart on his sleeve then it’s this guy. Such a beautiful sexy man with a romantic heart that had us in puddles on the floor throughout the story.

“I want you to own me. I want you to fucking possess me. “

Emmie and Slater’s relationship was a slow build and for that we were really grateful as it gave us a chance to firstly enjoy the banter and lightness of a friendship, all the while gripping our Kindles over the sexual tension that rippled through every page. We were left in a constant state of exhaustion wanting these two to act on their feelings. Well, it was truly worth the wait because the resulting passion between Emmie and Slater set our kindles and hearts on fire! WOW!!!!

“Sex is naughty, Emmie. It’s hot and filthy, and it drives you wild. It makes you literally lose your mind. There’s nothing fun about it. Sex is raw, sweaty, and dirty.”
She contemplated his words. “Then I’ve never had sex at all.”

This was a straight out winner for us and we can’t wait for MORE! Though the next book follows a different character we’re desperately hoping we get more Emmie and Slater down the track because we feel as though we’ve only just experienced the beginning of their sometimes rocky relationship and we’re hungry for more.

“We have this bond this connection, that I can’t fucking explain, but it’s’ there and it’s perfect and I want it, and I don’t know how I’m supposed to live without it.”

We loved the passion, the emotion, the journey into the music world and we loved the relationship between Emmie and Slater, and the other band members. WE LOVED SLATER. WE LOVED THIS BOOK!!

**ARC Copy provided, with thanks, by Berkley/Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.**

Synopsis

The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…

Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.

As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.

But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.

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