The sexy second novel in the Stargazer series featuring a public relations expert who tries to prevent the breakup of a raucous country band and corral their wild—and irresistible—lead singer.
As an expert in public relations crisis management—or, babysitter to the stars—Sarah Seville just spent nine months in Rio trying to keep a rock singer out of jail long enough to record his new album…and barely succeeded. Now she needs to prove she deserves the Manhattan-based job she loves. Trouble is, her new assignment is to travel to Alabama to prevent the breakup of the raucous country band The Cheatin’ Hearts, headed by sexy Quentin Cox. As she edges closer to Quentin, she discovers layers of secrets. It seems Quentin is taking the spin doctor for a spin...
The Cheatin’ Hearts have stayed on top of the charts for two years following three rules: Rule One, no drugs. Rule Two, no sex with other band members. Rule Three, no sex with record company spies. Quentin figures he’d better follow the rules, because he made them. And if you break a rule, you’re out of the band. But he can’t resist the record company’s beautiful PR agent, and inevitably he breaks Rule Three. As he falls for Sarah, he finds out that she has plenty of secrets of her own, and one of them comes knocking on her door: what really happened to her in Rio.
What can I say about this book? I loved it. I was really intrigued by the premise, but I've come across rocker books that had a good premise but then failed to deliver the excitement I was expecting. I am happy to say this isn't one of them. This one more than delivers. First off, I have to say I loved the characters, especially the ones that make up the band - they are one hot mess, but they are so charming and engaging, you can't help but root for them and hope there's a chance everything can work out for them. They all have their secrets - secrets that are tied to the rules of the band - and they kind of stumble around each other, trying to make sure those secrets stay hidden. But since when does that ever happen?
Enter a PR agent with attitude and pink-streaked hair, who will do anything to straighten out these characters and keep the band together - at least until they reach the deadline for the album they owe the studio that hired her to clean up their act. They put on a good show for her, but Sarah is smarter than they expected and it soon becomes a game of who can play who the best. And when Quentin, the leader in all things, and Sarah lock horns, it's all out war - and then some. These two create sparks almost from the beginning, which they fight against even as they put on a show for the rest of the band as part of her plan to keep them together. Another hot mess. Then there's the trouble she left behind in Rio. You just know that's going to come back to haunt her.
All in all, a fun, delightful read.