Monday, August 03, 2015

"Wicked White" by Michelle A. Valentine


SERIES: Wicked White #1
PUBLISHER: Montlake Romance
GENRE: NA Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: NetGalley
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone. Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her. Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?


I never read any Michelle A. Valentine's work, but this book piqued my curiosity almost instantly. A rockstar who doesn't care about money and fame but shows how other values are really important in life definitely calls for attention, right?

"Wicked White" is a book that has undoubtedly its charm but, in the end, it didn't completely click for me... The chemistry between the characters was there, but the love part was a bit hard to believe. While I think attractions are immediate, insta-love is another story. Declarations of love made too easy too soon don't stand, they usually tend to put a certain distance between the characters and the reader who struggles to connect with them and the story. However, it needs to be said that the plot wasn't bad and certain events happened in the past still made for an interesting read.

If you read rockstars stories, you should try this book because it offers an original twist. Despite my issues with it, I still enjoyed it and I personally think I'll try other Valentine's books in the future.

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