Welcome to another stop on the Rock Star's Girl blog tour! The lovely Samantha over at Chick Lit Plus has once again arranged a fantastic tour. "Fantastic" you ask? I say that because I am absolutely in love with J.F. Kristin's novel and am so glad that I got to be a part of this tour. Let's dive right in, shall we?
Here's the synopsis from Kristin's website:
Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she's taken on to keep her business, a popular fashion-snark web site, up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal.I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this book when I first read the synopsis but after starting the novel I found myself engrossed with Emily's life and how she's dealing with a crazy set of circumstances. Those circumstances could easily be interpreted by the reader as far fetched but Kristin does a great job of giving reasons why Emily is being hounded by paparazzi because she happens to be dating a well known rock star.
While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it's a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster — personally and professionally. To save the web site and writing career she's made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game, to becoming the media mastermind.
I really loved Emily. I think she handled things spectacularly well when her personal life was suddenly being scrutinized by the celebrity press. No one can say for sure how they would react when their brand new relationship is all over the gossip magazines and websites and I think Emily did what most people would have done. I don't know if I would have been able to be as clever as she was when she was trying to get her life back so I applaud her creativity. (Vague? Yes. Read the book and find out what I mean!) Emily has a fantastic best friend, Shelby, who helps her through all of the craziness and stands by her, even when she is acting in a way Shelby doesn't approve of. Emily's the kind of character that we can all relate to, which is why I think I loved this book so much. She's an average girl who is working like crazy to keep her blog fresh while trying to have a life outside of work. Emily's someone you want to be friends with and I think that is what makes Rock Star's Girl so amazing.
I could not put this book down! It kept me interested the whole way through and I enjoyed the curveballs that were thrown into the story to keep me on my toes as I was reading it. The ending may not be what you're expecting but I think it was perfect. It ties things up so well that it almost seems like it's too good to be true but I think it's exactly how things should have turned out.
This is definitely one of my favourite books of the year and I hope this review does it justice! I strongly suggest that you find yourself a copy of Rock Star's Girl and keep your eye on J.F. Kristin in the future (she's currently working on her second novel). For those of you who have already read this one, did you love it as much as I did?
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Happy reading :)