Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blog Tour-Review: Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine


After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.
Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.
Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

My Review

There's plenty of things I liked about Wicked White, along with a few that I could do without.  It's not your typical rockstar romance which is intriguing on its own, but does touch on a lot of the things that affect a rock star's life, using them to develop the storyline.  And the setting-a little trailer park in a little podunk town in the middle of the USA-is not what you'd expect either.  But these are the things that make the story work.

I liked Ace's character overall, though at times he would frustrate me and make me scratch my head.  I completely understand why he reacted to his rock star life the way he did, and beside his mother dying and how it was being approached by his tour manager being the big catalyst for him walking away, I couldn't believe he didn't rebel before that.  If I had his tour manager, I would've taken her down more than a few notches way before he got to his breaking point (I REALLY couldn't stand her at all).  

Iris was sweet and has her own struggles, and I thought she was a good match for Ace.  I did have an issue with believability when she got back to New York with how pretty easily she won the role she got (I don't want to say more and spoil things...you can check out my Goodreads review for more).

With how well the two of them fit together, the things that occurred when Ace heads back to L.A. that keep them apart...well, frustrating is a good word to describe it.  But it's an overall good read, though not quite what I was expecting.  3.5 stars  


Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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