Love’s Rhythm by Lexxie Couper
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (194 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Dahlia
His music moves the world. Can his love move her heart?
Nick Blackthorne knows all about words of love. They’re the reason he’s the world’s biggest rock star. The irony? He turned his back on love a long time ago, lured away by the trappings of fame.
An invitation to a friend’s wedding is a stark reminder of how meaningless his life has become. When he enters that church, there’s only one woman he wants on his arm—the one he walked out on a lifetime ago. But first he has to find her, even if all she accepts from him is an apology.
Kindergarten teacher Lauren Robbins once had what every woman on the planet desires. Nick. Their passion was explosive, their romance the stuff of songs…and it took fifteen years to get over him. Then out of the blue Nick turns up at her door, and all those years denying her ache for him are shattered with a single, smoldering kiss.
But molten passion can’t hide the secret she’s kept for all these years. Because it’s not just her heart on the line anymore…and not just her life that’ll be rocked by the revelation.
Nick Blackthorne made his choice. Fifteen years ago, he chose to become a rock star and walked away from the woman who was the love of his young life. Now he's a man in his mid-thirties on the verge of making a comeback after a two-year stage absence and he finally realizes what he’s been missing. The women, the money, the fame, none of it means anything to Nick in this new sober light of day. After hitting rock bottom in his personal life, Nick is determined to at least apologize for hurting the woman who was his musical muse. Will she accept and maybe just maybe take him back?
She was supposed to have the happy-ever-after with the rock star. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way, but Lauren Robbins has moved on. Her life was forever changed the day Nick walked out of her life and chose the life of a rock star over their relationship. Then again, a few months after that fateful day someone else entered her life and became the center of her world. And so she had even more reason to move on even if the memories make it sometimes impossible. However, Lauren's stable life is about to get rocked by the one man who still holds a place in her heart.
Sweet, romantic, humorous, emotional, and erotic, this story has everything that a story of reuniting two lost souls should have. It's incredibly hard not to get sucked in to this love story from the first page and the pacing makes it an unstoppable read once started. Nick's epiphany is a long time in coming and his journey towards redemption is bittersweet, but extremely hot. While Lauren musts rectify the decisions she made and battle logic versus heart. Wound recovery and trust needs to be rebuilt if they are to have a chance, yet their physical rhythm together is instantaneous and magic.
A sigh-worthy tale with plenty of witty dialogue, appealing characters, and a reunion to end all reunions. This story is a memorable read from start to finish and any contemporary romance reader who hasn't given Lexxie Couper's stories a try should most definitely do so.