Mackenzie “Kiki” Forbes finds herself in a pickle. Either become her snarky sister’s nanny, or move halfway across the country to work as assistant-to-the-stylist of a country music star. Neither job sounds ideal, although bedazzling cowboy boots may be a hell of a lot more interesting than ironing her brother-in-law’s underwear. But life on the road as the errand coffee girl for a sold-out tour leaves much to be desired. That is, until Kiki meets her sinfully sexy new boss’s boss…
Tatum Reed’s career is flying high. He’s up for country music’s Entertainer of the Year and he’s headed out on a nationwide sold-out tour. So why does he feel like it’s all about to implode? His superstar ex-girlfriend seems determined to make his life difficult, his opening act is a handful, and the new girl on his tour, the feisty brunette, is quickly getting under his skin. In this crazy world of show-business Tatum needs to learn who he can trust, but that doesn’t come easily, because the one person who holds all the cards may just throw them down and walk away.
Life in the public eye is never all it’s cracked up to be, which has both Kiki and Tatum questioning what they’re really doing with their careers, and their hearts.
Rockstar romances are normally outside of my usual genre but this one really appealed to me. I’ve been craving a light, romantic book with a touch of humour and my goodness did this book nail it. This is a really engrossing and humorous romance centring around Kiki Forbes and Tatum Reed, but with some fantastic side characters.
It is well written and not what I was expecting at all and took me completely by surprise. I became completely enveloped and lost in this wonderful love story. There is a great balance of romance, drama and comedy which makes the whole story so engaging.
Tatum is a self-conscious ordinary down to earth girl. She is witty and beautiful and is completely unaware of her looks. Tatum on the other hand is cocky, confident and flirtatious. This opposing personality dynamic as well as ordinary girl/celebrity works so well and I loved it. Their interactions with one another are brilliantly executed and I loved the fun and flirtatious banter. The text messaging is absolutely adorable as is the slow build up to their romance. It leads us from the initial meet where Kiki is soaked with coffee, and completely unaware of who she has just met, to the beautiful and heart-warming final scene. There are some wonderful moments in between, I loved the evening they spent together on her bed chatting, listening to music and getting to know one another and the ‘leather trouser’ scene later in the book had me in hysterics. Their nick names for each other, Coffee Girl and Tater Tots, squeezed my heart. The chemistry between these two literally sizzled off the page and there is absolutely no denying their attraction.
The side characters, such as Sarah, Lex and TJ, were also well portrayed and so likeable. I adored Tatum’s gay friend TJ, and some of the conversations and text messaging between them are hilarious.
A light-hearted and compelling read which I could not put down. This is the perfect wind-down summer read (be prepared though, there are one or two steamy scenes!) I really enjoyed this author’s writing style, the fast pace and the witty dialogue and I’ve immediately picked up The Makeup Artist which follows Kiki’s best friend Sarah and Lex, another member of the band.
Publisher: Independently published
Date Published: 13.11.19
Thank you to Netgalley and the author for the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review, stay safe and happy reading.