Thursday, April 24, 2014

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon Romance #2) by Codi Gary

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?

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Overall Rating:  3.5 Rockin’ ★★★

"When you spend years thinking and dreaming about someone and have them fall back into your life?  Sounds like fate to me." 

"Only one thing hadn't changed:  when he touched Gemma, she still felt like his."

"Love doesn't have to make sense.  Love can be patient and kind, but it can also be a real bitch.  Just try not to piss it off."

"She loved him.  Beyond reason, logic or fear.  She'd been holding onto the past so tightly that she hadn't been able to listen to herself and what was best for her."

"I love you.  That's all I know, all I'll ever know."

From the entangled love of the young, to a boiling romance of mature adults, this story has it all.  I was captured from the beginning with the tantalizing way the couple comes to meet again.  It was full of twists and turns that I really wasn't sure where it would end.  

Travis Bowers, a country star with an obsession for a woman that he has known since his teens.  She had captured his heart long ago as a teen and he just couldn't seem to forget her.  He really couldn't believe that he had another chance to have her again.  But the past keeps coming between them.  I really felt bad for Travis.  It can be a lonely existence even when you're famous, if you don't have someone to share it with.  

Gemma Carlson, a woman with one huge secret.  I felt really bad for Gemma and her dilemma.  She loved...loves Travis Bowers, even when he was no one.  But she just couldn't trust him.  He hurt her so badly and truth be known, she was more disappointed in him because he didn't fight for her.  

I liked the way this author told the story.  She created a beautiful love story that brought two wayward souls back together and they were able to overcome monstrous hurdles.  I enjoyed learning about the characters and the way they grew to love each other again...Grēta

Hero - Travis Bowers 3.5 stars
Heroine -  Gemma Carlson 3.5 stars
Steam Level: 3.5 stars 
Plot: 4.0 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!

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