Publication Date: August 4, 2014
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Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.
And I will be…in four years.
What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life.
Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me.
Then He showed up.
He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five.
I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.
He reached into his pocket and pulled out his iPod. “Put on some music if you like.”
I took it, letting my fingers glide over his. His eyes darted toward me briefly and my heart jumped. I quickly looked down, busying myself with his music collection. I ran through artists until I came across Severed. Smiling, I clicked play.
“You have your own music in here,” I said with a giggle.
He shrugged. “If I don’t appreciate it, then why should I expect anyone else to?”
“I guess. I just think it’s cute. Like an actor going to see themselves at the cinema.”
“You don’t think Nic Cage or Brad Pitt go to the movies?” he asked in mock horror.
“I don’t know. I met Brad Pitt once in Starbucks.”
He chuckled. “I can just imagine how that went down.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” I asked, narrowing my eyes.
“Well, you were kind of freaked out when you realized who I was. Meeting someone actually famous? You’d lose the plot,” he laughed.
“Well, in my defense, I didn’t have posters of Brad Pitt all over my walls—” I shut my mouth, but it was too late. No, no, no…
“You had posters of me on your walls?” he repeated, amused. “Micah, that is adorable.”
“Shut up,” I mumbled, coving my face with my hands. He chuckled loudly next to me, clearly not ready to let this go. “No! No laughing. Just shut up and drive.”
First-I've got to say, Missy Johnson can sure write one hell of a story. Everything in Wicked Innocence flowed so well, keeping me fully engrossed. The backgrounds for Micah and Saxon's characters were carefully crafted and fully fleshed out, resulting in characters you can care about and want to know their stories...and root for them to be together in the end.
This book gives you an interesting look at life on the road for a just starting out band, and how rough that life can be (it sure as heck isn't high-end hotels and fancy restaurants). But it does show how you can make your dreams come true with dedication and heart. The secondary characters of Dee and Harry, as well as Saxon's sister, were a solid addition to help support the story.
As for the relationship between Micah and Saxon, while I know she is still considered underage she may as well have been considered an adult. It did make me wonder why she didn't just try to become an emancipated minor since she's already seventeen anyway. But since she never went this route, it made it hard for me to accept their relationship once Sax discovered Micah's true age. And there was no resolution as to when she would actually turn 18 and become a legal adult. These are the only things keeping me from rating higher than 4 stars.
But that's the only thing...so 4 well deserved stars for this great NA romance, with the hope that maybe a continuation of their story is to come that will help resolve the age issue. I sure would love to read more of their story regardless!
About Missy Johnson
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.