Review – Always by Amanda Weaver

alwaysamandaweavercoverGenre: Adult Romance. Contemporary Romance. New Adult. Angst.

From the moment they meet, their connection is perfect in every way but one.

It’s New Year’s Eve, 2007, and Justine James is fronting her dead-end band for a less-than-adoring crowd. But there’s one person there who sees what she could be—one person who changes everything for her.

Dillon Pierce clawed his way up from the LA streets with no one to count on but his best friend, Ash. Their years of struggle finally pay off when their band, Outlaw Rovers, gets signed and their single takes off. With Ash as the magnetic lead singer and Dillon as the band’s musical soul, they’re destined for greatness, provided Dillon can keep Ash from self-destructing first.

Dillon might not be fronting Outlaw Rovers, but he’s always been the only one Justine sees. She’s followed his career from afar and when he shows up at her crummy New Year’s Eve gig, nothing will stop her from meeting him. They forge an intense connection, rapidly moving from friends to musical soul mates. Justine wants much more, but she’s not willing to climb over groupies and industry bottom-feeders to make it happen. Dillon becomes a fixture in her life, but she has to figure out how to keep him out of her heart.

Outlaw Rovers begins to implode as Justine’s star is on the rise. The years that follow bring equal parts fame and ruin. For Justine, a new love supplants her old heartbreak, and Dillon has to reboot his life after losing nearly everything that matters. Despite the odds, Dillon and Justine remain devoted friends and musical collaborators. After all the missed chances, wrong turns and painful detours, can they finally find the happiness together that seemed destined from the start?

I wasn’t sure I was going to love this book. I was after a bit of a rock-star read, as I’ve been on them lately, and I was told this had a bit angst in it. I didn’t have to worry, in the end it worked out this one was going to prove to surpass my expectations, and rocket onto my favourites list. Not your typical groupie meets rock-star, they fall in love, can’t deal with being a rockstar….nope, not this one. This is a great read of two people who meet by chance, and form a connection of friendship and mutual interest. The connection and unresolved attraction stays, all the way until the end. I love the way the musical connections are portrayed between Justine and Dillon. The drama, and the progression of the story, as the heroine carves her own path in the music world, all the while, watching the drama of a band and a guy she’s idolised fall apart, makes this a book you’ll want to finish reading in one sitting. 

Read this if you’re after a bit of drama, maybe a few tissues, but an all over excellent book about rock stars, and dreams of climbing to the top.

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Review – Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas

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Genre: Contemporary Romance. New Adult. Adult Fiction. Humour.

Decker Steele had it made…Penthouse apartment, VIP parties, girls on tap. You see, Decker Steele is the Pornography Associations award winning, money making machine. But what does a self-confessed, pussy pounding warrior do when his prized package begins to fail? Freak the ‘F’ out, that’s what!
Andi Jennings is the socially inept, geeky and awkward cousin of Decker’s best friend. Only she’s not so geeky and awkward anymore. Now she’s a smokin’ hot country bumpkin, with a smokey voice made for phone sex, and a pair of hot as hell cowboy boots. Everyone adores her, my porn star buddies, my mom and dad, my ‘equipment’. 
So, the prized package isn’t so failing anymore, the catch is, it will only perform for Andi…My friend WITHOUT benefits. 
What will the prince of porn do? The girl or the career?
He has one month to figure it all out.

This was a recommendation on Twitter when I asked for books to read! I love asking, because the randomness of replies always gives me variety!

Saying cute when referring to a book about a porn star actually has me laughing out loud, or at least a bit of a chuckle. Once I got rolling into the story line, probably two chapters, this was a fast, fun read. I liked that the main characters had a background from growing up, which makes it easier to adapt to them becoming involved in any way *IF in fact they do. My favourite part was when Decker nicknames Andi, “Country”, and it sticks. With her cowgirl boots, and her cute dresses, I can definitely see her as a character. Also, who wouldn’t want to own a cute book shop/coffee shop in SOHO, NY! *points to self – this girl would!!*

Read this if you’re after a funny supporting cast of characters, and a story without major angst.

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Kirsty Dallas Website

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I’ve done it, again!! I’ve started another blog! This one comes as I’m taking a uni break and find myself reading like a crazy person! I do have Goodreads, and enjoy leaving comments over there, but I also love to blog. So here we have it. A crazy, lil blog of what I’m reading, and what I thought. If I like something I’ll preach it to the world. If I don’t like something, I’ll share it, and let you make up your own mind.

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I’m based in Australia, and look forward to showcasing lots of Aussie authors (plus international!!) as I get ready for the upcoming Fictionally Yours – Melbourne – Author Invasion, in October 2015!

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