This was my introduction to Priscilla West and what an introduction it was! One of my favorite parts of the book (I have a few…) was when They finally make it to Las Vegas. Riley wondered what the rock star lifestyle was like. Jax decided, time to show her. When it was time for the encore, he handed Riley a drumstick and a cowbell… who doesn’t love the cowbell?! Hesitant at first, she tapped the cowbell. She’s on stage in front of hundreds of thousands of people. When would she ever get to do this again? She threw her shyness to the side and became the rock god she always wanted to be and banged the hell out that cowbell… quickly becoming the “badass Riley” Jax knew she could be.
We begin with Riley and Jen, charged up for some change in their life, take on an adventure where the outcome lasts longer than your average set. For Riley, that adventure didn’t end with that night. The next morning she finds that the adventure will continue…
Riley works for an accountant firm and not as straight laced as she seems. Jax is the brooding bad boy that every girl wants. Their chemistry was undeniable. I loved their interactions. But what’s a romance without some conflict?!
Riley goes on tour with Jax and his band, trying to find ways to reduce their budget. In the process, she gets to know Chewie, Sky, and Kev… and Jax. Jax has a troubled past that he would much rather leave where it is… in the past. Riley has troubled past… but only with relationships. Her ex did a number on her… Needless to say, with each others pasts, they’ve made some mistakes where the other is concerned. The book ended with me wondering… Can Riley really burn away the past? If so, at what cost?
The book was well written, and kept me turning the page to find out what happened next. The main characters were great. Riley wasn’t the strongest female character you’ve ever read, but she was strong when she needed to be. Jax was everything you look for in a bad boy. I loved everything about him. The supporting characters were awesome as well. The combination really helped moved the story along. It does end in a cliff hanger, which I’m not really a fan of… but the ending works.