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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rockstar by Mina Carter

Rockstar by Mina Carter
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Length: Short Story (72 pgs)
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 Cherries
Review by Bittersweet

A sexy Rock Star. A man bent on revenge. One explosive love affair.

Zette Matthews, darling of the music industry, has it all: haunting voice, dramatic looks and curvaceous figure. Every woman wants to be her, and every man wants to be with her.

Unlike the rest of her fans, Jarrett Jansen isn't content to adore Zette from afar. He intends to have her. Especially now as he finds himself in need of a wife before his birthday, or he'll lose control of the business he's run for years.

Revenge may be best served cold, but JJ prefers his hot, with a side order of pleasure, secured with a wedding band.

As a lover of music, and mainly rock/metal music, I picked out this story because of its suggestive title. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the main character was not a man, as is usual for tales regarding rock musicians, but a woman, and a curvaceous one (not your usual thin model-type), at that!

To top it off, Zette, the main character is a sweet girl with a difficult background, who although is at the top of the billboard list, is still timid and modest. She shows one fa├žade to the world, but she’s got some deep feelings inside and some dreams which have been dashed countless times. Nonetheless, she still battles to go on with her life, making her a worthy heroine.

For me, it was harder to feel any affection for JJ, the main male character. Though the author describes him as a gorgeous hunk, and we are able to see through out the story that his plan of revenge against Zette is not exactly working and he’s falling for her, I personally think that the story lacks describing his true inner feelings. I would have really liked to see some more caring on his behalf. Due to this and a lack of confrontation when I felt one was warranted, even though the ending is a happy one, I felt slightly disappointed.

I did, however, like the way the sexual scenes were depicted, making them enticing as well as being the one point where I was really able to see how JJ was feeling.

All in all, Rockstar is well worth a read.

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