Please note: this is book two in a steamy rock star duet. If you haven’t read Falling Out of Hate With You yet, you can check out my review here
Okay, well, that was kinda awesome! After reading the first half of this duet, I still wasn’t completely sold on this couple, but I was intrigued enough by their combustible chemistry to keep reading. And I’m so glad that I did. This installment was everything I hoped it would be – and then some. These two go from volatile to adorable and back again, constantly changing up the dynamic to make for a compelling, highly bingeable read. I absolutely ADORED Savage by the end; he steals the show. This rock star is brought to his knees in a big way, and this half of the story is all kinds of swoony. It’s still a pretty intense, HOT read, but there’s so much more to it than that.
This picks up right where Falling Out of Hate With You left off, so it’s 100% necessary to read that first. While I didn’t love everything about that portion of the love story – the love is largely absent – this references so many events from that and reframes them to advance the story. I loved all of the threads that were woven in, and everything that I disliked about that part became essential to making this half great. The focus is primarily on the reality TV show that Savage and Laila are a part of, and the new dynamic between them.
Initially, I still had a few doubts about this. Laila and Savage make the transition from loathe/lust to love in the blink of an eye, but there are still major communication issues between them. They’ve chosen to ignore the red flags that have popped up along the way. But the author is fully aware of that, and it all comes to a head later on. It’s still a mega STEAMY installment, but the focus is on establishing the emotional connection and finally digging deeper. That’s without a doubt the best part of the book, and the contrasts between the two parts of the story are striking. If you’re in the mood for a wild, sexy, intense ride, then this duet is well worth a read. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this intensely sexy love story.
I’m obsessed with Laila Fitzgerald. There, I finally admitted it. I’ve tried not to want her. I tried to step aside when my best friend said he wanted her. But it’s proved impossible. She’s too gorgeous and talented, too charismatic and badass, for me not to want her for myself.
Unfortunately, though, karma’s a bitch. In trying to do the right thing by my best friend, I’ve done the wrong thing by myself. I’ve pushed her away every chance I’ve had. Dug way too deep a hole to crawl out of . . . And now, Laila downright hates my guts. And rightly so.
But since we’re stuck together, yet again—and, this time, even more closely—I’ve decided nothing will stop me from getting what I want. This time, I’m going to figure out a way to coax Laila into falling out of hate with me . . .
Start the duet with Falling Out of Hate With You!
I’ve tried to like Adrian Savage, the mercurial frontman for Fugitive Summer, while serving as his band’s opening act on tour. We’re stuck together for three months, after all. And I’m well aware I’m lucky to be here.
But it’s proved impossible. He’s far too rude and dismissive a guy to get along with. And way too good at getting under my skin. In fact, at this point, I think it’s fair to say I downright hate his guts.
Global thirst trap that he is, though, I’m finding it extremely difficult not to want to jump Savage’s bones, despite how much he infuriates me. I hate myself for it. But my body is going rogue on me. It doesn’t matter, though. I’m determined to resist him.
In fact, what I’ve decided is that, as long as I’m here and stuck with him, I’m not only going to give Savage the sound tongue lashing nobody else around here has the balls to deliver, I’m going to bring that bad boy to his knees.
If you haven’t read Falling Out of Hate With You yet, you can check out my review here
About the Author:
Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of newly released Reed Rivers Trilogy, as well as The Club Trilogy, The Josh & Kat Trilogy, The Morgan Brothers Series, Countdown to Killing Kurtis, and select standalone Misadventures.
Lauren’s books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren is the singer in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, an audio book narrator, and award-winning songwriter. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.
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