Wednesday, August 27, 2014

~Review: Rock Bottom by Cate Masters~

Can success trap you at Rock Bottom?

For rocker Jet Trently, success means playing the same platinum-selling hits ad nauseum. Philly rock journalist Billie Prescott thrives on covering the latest music releases. When her editor sends her to Malibu to cover Jet's reality dating show, Rock Bottom, her blog's success keeps her trapped there. Her life's at Rock Bottom too, until she hears Jet's new songs. They touch her heart as his music did when she was fifteen. When Jet touches her heart as well, will the reality show ruin the real thing?

Content Warning: No graphic love scenes, some adult language.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Billy Prescott is a journalist for a magazine in Philadelphia and her specialty is the world of rock. She loves working for the magazine and writing about the things that are important to her in rock music.  Billy finds out that being late for a staff meeting is not always a good thing, especially when she gets the last assignment to be handed out.  It is to cover a reality show on the West Coast and a rocker trying to make a comeback.  Twenty years ago she would have relished the job, following Jet Trently her idol around, but not now.  She however is given no choice and is told that by her editor and he expects daily blogs and weekly articles from her.  On the following day she finds herself packed and on a plane headed west. 

Jet loved playing his music.  He had agreed to be in a second season of a reality show called Rock Bottom that showcased him as a rocker looking for love.  The only thing that Jet wanted was someone he could talk to and share his thoughts with, while getting an honest opinion.  What he wanted and what he would get obviously wasn't what he got.  In walks Billy Prescott, not what he had expected at all, he had expected a man not the woman standing before him.  This woman was shy, cute and not impressed with who he was or what he had. 

Following Jet and his bevy of girls around is getting old.  Her blog is blowing the lid off the rating charts for both the show and the magazine.  Why then is she feeling so trapped and unhappy?  Her editor, who just happens to be her ex-lover, is ecstatic about the results she is pulling in for the magazine and wants her to continue, but Billy has mixed feelings.  She knows that Jet is more than his old music and reputation.  Will Jet be able to break out and play the music that he wants to?  Can there be a relationship between them? Is this what they are both searching for? Read this amazing book and find out!

Hero –Jet Trently: 4 stars
Heroine –Billy Prescott: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book, while an insight into reality TV and the world of rock, is really much more than a story about either of those worlds.  It a story about two people that find their way through those worlds to each other and along the way discover themselves.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! This author is an amazing writer that knows how to involve her readers in the worlds she creates.  I look forward to reading Ms. Master’s next literary endeavor.

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