Rock King by Tara Leigh
I'm not who you think I am.
Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that's what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money - and women - than I know what to do with. But what you don't see is the wreckage I've caused. The memories and pain I can't escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold.
I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn't work. It hurt me and - worse - it hurt my band. That's the last thing I want to do, so I'm cleaning up my act... starting with Delaney Fraser.
Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice - Delaney is the perfect "girlfriend." When I'm with her I don't have to pretend. It's like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that's dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn't actually exist. He's a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer.
And it's impossible to love a lie, right?
3 Star Review by Ashley
I was itching to read another new to me author so I decided to give Tara Leigh's Rock King a chance. This book was mixed bag for me. There were parts that I really enjoyed and other that felt redundant. I found the first half a bit slow but not that hard to get into- if that makes any sense. The story intrigued me and kept me reading but it was like come on- let something happen already.
Shane and Delaney's meeting and coupling was unconventional to say the least. It wasn't typical lost and lonely girl falls for the rock star. Quite the opposite actually. Delaney kept pushing Shane away. Until she was made an offer too good and bizarre to pass up. From there things started to pick up a bit. Both of their walls came down some and their true character started to shine through.
I liked that both the main characters were broken. They had both suffered a great loss that forever altered their lives. Changed them and not necessarily for the better. That despite Delaney struggling over her own guilt and grief she managed to put Shane and his needs first. Help him heal. The best part of this book, in my opinion, was the last twenty percent. It was what I had been waiting for all along. They way this ended left me with a smile on my face.
About the Author
Tara Leigh attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.
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