Sunday, February 28, 2016

ARC Review: Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby

Rock N Soul
From the blurb:

I’m Tyler Lindsey, and until recently, I had an okay apartment, an okay girlfriend, and an okay job as a bellboy at a respectable Boston hotel. Then rock star Chris Raiden died right before I brought his room service—stiffing me on the tip, by the way—and my life went to hell. My fifteen minutes of fame was more like five seconds, and my girlfriend left me in disgust.

But even worse—Chris is haunting me. Not the room where he died, like a normal ghost. No, somehow he’s stuck to me and is insisting on taking care of a bunch of unfinished business in California. So now I have to traipse across the country with the world’s most narcissistic ghost.

But . . . I keep having these weird thoughts. Thoughts about how much I like the way he makes me laugh. Thoughts where I kind of want to kiss the emo-narcissist, even though he’s a ghost and an asshole and I can’t touch him anyway. And even if I could, what will happen when he finishes his business and nothing’s keeping him here anymore?

Heather's rating:

Holy crap, you guys, I LOVED this book.

And, yes, it totally took me by surprise.

First of all, Lauren Sattersby is a newbie author, which automatically made my expectations pretty low. Secondly, rock star books are not really my thing, and they can be pretty hit or miss for me.

But, seriously, I'm in mourning that Lauren Sattersby has no backlist for me to devour because I am so crushing on her author-style right now!!

This book was right up my alley for a lot of reasons.

It is slooooooow burn-y. Like really, really slow, which I actually love. It is a HUGE pet peeve of mine when a book doesn't take its time to develop the sexual chemistry and romance. I like the MCs to be friends or just meeting when the book starts, then slowly the attraction builds. That is exactly how this book was for me. Sure, some may say that these guys take too long to get to any action, but for me, the pacing was just spot on.

We get a gay virgin. This book isn't a GFY, but Tyler isn't experienced in the way of gay lovin' so we get to go on his smutty, smutty journey of gay exploration with him. *rubs hands gleefully*

Two bisexual men. Yum. Gah, I love me some bi guys.

Not only does the book have so much going for it in terms of tropes, but the writing was just so spot on. I was obsessed with this book all day. OBSESSED. I literally couldn't stop reading, and I was even reading while just sitting in the car because I didn't want to put it down to drive!

This book had it all for me. It was funny, it was touching, and it was HOT. Sure, that ending was clumsy and didn't totally make sense, but ghost books are always a bitch to end well. I pardon it for that one sin.

I adored every second of this book. If you like long, well-developed, super slow-burn romances, then you HAVE to try this one. It's a keeper.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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