Born the daughter of a rock star and his groupie, my life should have been full of glitz and glamour. But the excess and embarrassment of that life didn’t interest me. Instead, I killed time at Vintage, a record store where I stocked shelves and lacked ambition.
Everything changed the moment I pressed play. One simple lyric awakened me.
When I stopped denying my attraction to the man behind the music, I started questioning his intentions. We were meant to cross paths, but it wasn’t because of fate.
Someone was playing with our lives
Review by Ashley
I purchased this book for a few reasons. First, one of my favorite book lovers recommended it to me. Second, the cover is absolutely gorgeous (I am a sucker for a great cover). And third, I've read Lisa Suzanne in the past and enjoyed her work. I didn't read the synopsis so I had no clue what I was in for.
Vintage follows the story of Roxanna, aka Roxy, CC or Jimi. I really liked her character. She is sheltered but not naive and kind while still maintaining an edge. After a few harsh losses in her life, she keeps to herself and only really socializes with her rock star father and the few people she works with. The relationship between CC and her dad was one of my favorite parts of the book. It was easy and fun but rooted in unconditional love. Even when they drove each other to their limits. Roxy's life is orderly but lonely until one Parker James struts his way into her life and heart. I loved her hesitancy to get involved with a musician even though there was an instinctive pull toward him. I liked Parker's persistence. He was going after what he wanted and he wanted his Jimi! Things heat up between them right away. Whew was it hot! Just as they get going Parker is off to tour with his band. And though they were apart, they weren't far from each others minds. Their reunion was sweet and put a big smile on my face.
However, there is an unknown threat lurking. In an effort to keep CC safe her dad enlists her to help him on his bands tour. Well surprise, surprise Parker ends up being one of the opening bands for this leg of the tour. Roxy is torn, she wants to believe that Parker wasn't using her to get to her dad but she can't get over the lie of omission. Thankfully, there were a few people rooting for them that helped force them together so they could try to talk things out. Then Parker goes and does something completely unexpected. And that is where the book ends!
I am really impressed with Lisa Suzanne and this novel. It is a bit different from her normal work but still holds the elements that I've come to expect and love from her. There was a good balance between the drama, steaminess, sweetness and angst. I can not wait to see where things go in Volume two because there is so much that needs to happen and be answered.
About Lisa Suzanne
Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”
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