Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blog Tour Stop!- Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon Romance #2) by Codi Gary

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Title:  Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon Romance #2)
Author:  Codi Gary
Publication Date: April 22nd 2014 by Avon Impulse an Imprint of HarperCollins
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married.

She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run.

Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he didn't expect it would lead to marriage, or a runaway bride! Travis finally has a second chance and doesn't plan on losing Gemma again—or the son he didn't know he had. He proposes, albeit belatedly, a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this marriage work by starting over, he stays. If not …

Gemma's not interested; she's got a son to protect and a heart to heal. But having Travis around could make both a little easier. Still, good girls don't date rock stars . . . right?
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 My Review: 

**Warning: Some minor spoilers included in review**

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars was a decent read that I did like but also thought that it resembled some other notable reads that I'm come across.

In this, we have a girl and a boy who meet in modest beginnings and later begin a relationship that turns romantic.

Then the boy grows up and becomes a rock star and a misunderstanding occurs and the two break up.

Nine years go by and by luck of fate strikes and the two are brought together again. With old feelings and chemistry still simmering between the two of them, they are given the chance to placate what has happened in the past only.... the girl is harboring a secret from the guy that could ruin everything. Especially because she still is unequivocally in love with him and he (unknowingly) with her.

When a drunk night in Vegas occurs and she finds herself married to him, what will become of them? Can past hurts be righted and can be let go of to form a future?

My thoughts: So like I said, this book kind of reminded me of Lexxie Couper's Love's Rhythm and Kylie Scott's Lick. I won't go into the details of what I thought was alike and what I thought was different as it would exploit some spoilers but I did see some similarities which made me think "meh" to this story as not everything was completely original and unheard of for me. Was kind of predictable.

I also felt that in the great scheme of things that this book could have been cut in half. Almost half of the book felt unnecessary and that I was reading dragged out drama.

I know, I know. I'm being a little harsh with this book but I couldn't help but compare it to those two books and want more quality towards the book compared to quantity (since the book was a 300 pager). Sorry.

So all in all, an okay read but didn't stand out for me.

*An ARC was provided to me via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

My Rating:
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 9

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How many glasses of champagne did I have last night?
Gemma Carlson groaned, gritting her teeth against the stabbing pain that seemed to be spreading through her brain. She didn’t want to open her eyes, afraid of what she would find. Right now she was only sure of two things. One, her head hurt like a son of a bitch and two, she was very, very naked.
Prying open her right eye, she tried to focus on her surroundings, but instead of seeing intricate, golden wallpaper, she found the walls were now light colored. A couch sat in the corner of the room, though her room had had a tiny office chair and desk. The landscape on the wall was new, too.
She opened both eyes, blinking rapidly at the dryness, and realized she had no idea where she was.
Which meant she obviously wasn’t in her hotel room.
A light snore behind her caught her attention and she stiffened, turning her head slowly to look at her bedmate. She sucked in a breath at the sight of dark curls and a broad back, the only things visible above the heavy comforter.
What have I done?
Sitting up, she swallowed down the rolling nausea and fought the splitting headache, catching her face in her hands. And then she felt it. Something cool and metal on her finger. Something that definitely shouldn’t be there.
Pulling her hands back, she stared at the large three-stone diamond ring on her left index finger and froze.


About the Author 

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An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family
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