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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blot Tour: Come Back.


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Come Back 

Candy J. Starr
(Rock Savage, #1)
Publication date: July 2nd 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Asher Savage, you’ve probably heard of him. He was in that boy band until they broke up then he went totally off the rails. He wouldn’t even be on my radar except my editor offered me the ultimate bribe, working with the rock star of my dreams, if I spend a month photographing Savage’s come back. I’ll take the job but it’ll be pure hell until I get my reward. Savage’s charms will never work on me.
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Women dream of me. Hell, they name their vibrators after me! I’d never met a woman who hadn’t fallen at my feet, until I got stuck with this hardass photographer. Alice Cain, she thinks she’s way too good for me, and God knows, she’s probably right. But I need her on side for my come back to be a success and I need her in my bed if I want to keep my ego intact. She will be mine.



Author Bio:
Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.
Candy J Starr has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty secrets that go on back stage. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one. But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

MY REVIEW:

Four stars.

I’m going to be completely honest with you here – I was worried about this one. It sounded wonderful, yet I have a real love-hate relationship with musician based romance stories. I always expect such big things from them, and quite often they fail to deliver. Thus, whilst Come Back sounded wonderful, I was tentative.

Fortunately, I had no reason to fear. Come Back was a positively wonderful read. In fact, I’d go so far as to label it my favourite musician based romance story to date. There’s no doubt that in the future I will be looking towards Candy J. Starr for my future musician romances – this woman knows how to write a romance in this genre, and I will certainly be picking up her prior books to fulfil my future musician based cravings.

In this one, we get to deal with two sides of the entertainment industry. Our male lead is in the spotlight, our musician; our female lead is behind the camera, the photographer. I’m sure many are thinking such a romance has been done before, yet none I have read has ever had the same impact upon me as this book. Within pages, I was addicted, completing this book in a couple of hours, unable to put it down until I found out how everything played out.

Both our characters were wonderful, developing in brilliant ways as the story progressed. Each new bit of information that comes about leaves you loving them more, leaves you wanting more of their story. Alone, they are great characters; together, they are fabulous. Their interactions are magnificent, the way they go together amazing, and they’re so pure to watch. No matter what was going on, I had all of the feels. I fell in love with them both, and everything that happened left me with a wide range of emotions.

One of my personal preferences did leave me a little bit disheartened with this story, though. I love slow burn romances, and the entire story took place in a very short period of time. They meet, they overcome their biased views, they experience drama, and they fall in love, all within the space of a week. Due to this, there were times when I was rolling my eyes at the speed of things. For me, it felt like too much. I can understand developing some kind of feeling in such a short time period, but I felt as though things were too extreme considering how little they knew of each other.

Nonetheless, I loved the story. Our characters were wonderful, and the story was equally great. There was all the drama you would expect from the entertainment industry, and the ending in particular will leave you wanting more. Know before you go into this book that you will have to read book two. The ending leaves you with many questions regarding how things will play out, and I’m so excited to pick up Come Closer to see what comes of the events given to us at the end of this one.


Without a doubt, this was a superb read. I’ll be reading more of the author’s work – not just Come Closer (but, obviously, that will be very high up on my list once it is released) but also the author’s previous work.


2 comments:

  1. Great review! This sounds like a well written, character driven read! Glad you liked it! :)

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    1. It's a wonderful read, so very much worth picking up. I'm super excited for book two! (:

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