17 December 2013

Falling Stars by Sadie Grubor Tour + Review

Falling Stars
by Sadie Grubor

Release date: October 16th 2013

Steamy Contemporary Romance
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Book Description:

"The haunting pools of dark chocolate drew me in and made my skin crackle. She was beautiful, breathtakingly so. before this moment, I don't think I truly realized just how beautiful she is. A new ache formed in my chest."

Christopher Mason, front man of the band The Forgotten. He's hot, he's famous and everything a famous rock star can be. But despite his fame and bad boy look, inside he battles demons. Demons so powerful they may destroy him. All hope seems lost. Slowly, his star is falling.

Mia Ryder, lead vocalist of the band Hushed Mentality, enters his life. Energetic, fun, and laidback, Mia is just about everything Christopher isn't. And he definitely doesn't want her on his tour.

But one night changes everything. For the first time in his life, Christopher Mason becomes sure of one thing, and it's the one thing he's tried so hard to push away.

Author Spotlight:

I'm a self-professed foul mouthed, book nerd who seeks world domination with her sinister side kick, evil minions, fatal depth dwelling felines, hell hound, and fanged lagoon creature.

Oh-Kay, so in reality...I'm a foul mouthed, wife, book nerd, mother of two children, two cats who refuse to leave our basement, a fluffy white ankle biter named Puff, and a carnival goldfish who has survived for two years. We are still seeking world domination - No Seriously, we are.

What I say (review): The premise for Falling Stars is fairly simple; Christopher Mason is a troubled rockstar who meets up-and-coming lead singer Mia Ryder. Whilst Christopher is battling his demons Mia and her bandmates are building a successful music career. 

I'm informed Falling Stars started life as Twilight fanfic but as for my review this is neither here nor there (and I'm not totally sure whether or not it's true). Christopher may be handsome and talented but he's also dark and haunted. He's a massive arse and goes out of his way to torment Mia, to get her and the other members of her girl band Hushed Mentality (rock not Spice Girls) removed as the opening act on The Forgotten's tour.

Although I found Mia a bit annoying at times (she denies the inevitable for a long time) I respected her spirit and drive. She's a fun loving and caring character. The best thing is how she isn't bowled over by Christopher and constantly puts him in his place. Mia challenges Christopher, yet is willing to help him.

The story is a slow burn, in fact the leads (it's told in dual POV) actually really dislike each other for a long time. It was also good to see Christopher making a positive move to solve his own problems and I like how Mia didn't optimistically think she could easily fix him.

I did find certain elements a bit predictable and I didn't really like all the instant pairings between other characters. 

I enjoyed the sentiment in Falling Stars and I'm a sucker for a rockstar romance. It did remind me of the Groupie series a lot and although I liked Christopher (mostly) he didn't quite manage to knock Jake 'the snake' Wethers off his podium.

3.5 Stars in my Sky!

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