Expected publication: June 11th, 2013
It was all about the band, until the girl next door. Her innocence is tempting. A sexually charged coming of age story set in the throes of stardom.
About an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, when the girl next door becomes something more, they are forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends and family. Sacrifices are made as everything changes, as they know it.
You've got this idea. This is a story about a boy who is a member of a rock band and his life changed drastically after the success of their music. It's also a story about a girl who is a next door neighbor with this boy. They played together when they were kids but then life changed for both of then and their lives went into different directions. They still were next-door neighbors but they weren't close anymore. This was a year of great changes in their lives and they needed to find themselves.
Now when I have mentioned time and years we got to the main problem for me here. It's the age of the main characters. They are too young for my taste and I knew that I won't enjoy this book as much as I initially thought. There we got to the real source of all problems - me. So yes it was me not the book, and no I'm not using the oldest excuse just cause I don't know better, it's simply how things are here. Also don't get me wrong - this book was far from disaster. It was actually a quite enjoyable read which is not a surprise considering how lovely Jake was. Still I couldn't connect with the characters or let's say Aly as she is too young for me to get into her head and be her. I enjoyed the sweetness at the beginning of this book and not so much with everything that happened later.
All in all if I were younger I'd for sure enjoy this book more. I'd want to be Aly and dream of a cute and sexy next door neighbor who happens to be a rock star (why this doesn't happen in real life? *sigh*) but now I couldn't play my role.
Rating: 3 stars.
About the author
Ann Marie ("Annie") Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult, she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast.
The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, is tentatively set to release June 11, 2013 — the series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books.
Annie is settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her family.
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