November 20, 2013

Book Review: Bad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Starr

Bad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Starr
Publication date: November 18th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Hannah Sorrento never planned to be a band manager. She’s a princess. The toughest obstacle she’s had to face is finding shoes to match her outfit.

Then her father disappears and she’s left with only the money in her purse and a contract for the management of hot, indie rock band, STORM. She plans to sell the management company, one or another, then head back to law school with her designer wardrobe and wait for this whole mess to blow over.

But lead singer, Jack Colt, has other ideas and he’s messing with Hannah’s head. Not to mention her heart.

With the help of crazy rock chick, Angie, Hannah sets the band on their first steps to the big time and learns that poor people can have a  lot of fun.

But this isn’t some game she can escape from and soon her secrets get exposed.

He’s arrogant and infuriating but he’s the one that’s there for Hannah when her world comes crashing down. With secrets of his own, will Jack Colt save Hannah or destroy her?

Bad Boy Rock StarBad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Starr

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book had me very hot and cold. There were parts of it I really loved (the storyline, the characters, the overall premise), but there were parts I really didn't like. I thought that the main characters, Hannah Sorento and Jack Colt, were awesome characters. They had so much potential to really be one of those "WOW" couples, but it just didn't quite click. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I saw a ton of potential in this book, but it just fell short.

The story is about a spoiled rich girl who suddenly finds herself as broke as a joke, and with nothing to her name but the designer clothes that she carries around with her. Apparently her dad was filthy rich but got caught up in some shady business deals that backfired on him. Now he has skipped town, and Hannah finds out that all of the luxury and money she is used to is gone. The only thing her dad left her is a run down management label that currently has one band signed to them. That is what brings her into contact with Jack Colt. Jack is a bad boy rocker that is sex personified in his leather pants, and he just happens to be the lead singer for Storm, Hannah's only band to manage, and her one shot at pulling herself up out of the gutter. The only problem is, Storm doesn't want a manager, so Hannah has to prove herself to the band members so they'll give her a chance. Unfortunately, she's not very good at anything, plus she has a severe case of lust for Jack, which does nothing but complicate things. Jack of course has a new girl every night, and seems to have no interest in Hannah. Hannah books a couple of lucrative gigs for the band, and suddenly it seems like everyone's luck is turning around. However, it is at that time that the you-know-what hits the fan and Hannah's face, along with her dad's dirty laundry is in every newspaper in town. All of a sudden, Hannah is a curse to the band and nobody will book them anymore since she is associated with them. She has to decide if she can for once in her life be selfless and do what is best for the band, or if she is going to hold on to her one shot at fame and fortune and drag the band down in her scandal.

This book was very confusing in that it seemed like Hannah and Jack couldn't make up their minds about each other, or about the kind of people they were. Hannah starts off coming across as a scared little rich girl who has been abandoned in the big, bad world. She is helpless and doesn't know how to take care of herself. But then she shows times of innovation and ambition, and makes a few good decisions. Jack seems like an egotistical man whore, but then shows glimpses of a caring, tender hearted guy who has his own terrible past. They also run hot and cold when it comes to each other. One moment they are kissing and groping frantically, and the next they are either down right rude to each other, or avoiding eye contact. I don't know - it just didn't mesh together very well.

I think this could have been an amazing book. There were a lot of typos, or misplaced/missing words, but that wasn't the real problem. It kind of felt like the book was still in the draft phase. Like it was a story that hadn't quite been finished the entire way. I would love to read it again after a rewrite, but even as it was, it was an okay read.

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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 has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

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  1. The characters sound like they go through a good amount of growth at least. They sound like the kind of character that has to grow on you. I do like the rock star/band aspect of it! Great review, Jessica!


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