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Review of Between A Rockstar And A Hard Place

12 Jun 2014


Behind the music...

Being best friends with a mega-star has its perks and Nicole Wilde, music journalist, laps them up. But when said friend, Dylan King, gorgeous lead singer of The Burnouts, has zero sense of self-preservation - once a drop of alcohol hits his blood stream ? and an inability to keep 'little Dylan' in his pants, it also comes with responsibilities.

Now, Nicole has to track down Dylan in time to play a charity gig tomorrow. Half a dozen groupies, a haunted hotel, a tattoo parlour, a reality show runner-up and a crazy bed-hopping, sleepless night later - will she find him before the tour bus leaves town? And when she does, is it time to head home? Or to jump on the tour bus and go along for the ride!

Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place is the fun and fabulous prequel to Portia MacIntosh's Starstruck. Look out for it March 2014.

Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK


This was a fun novella following a music journalist’s evening trying to track down her reckless friend before he managed to destroy his career.  There were a couple of things that stood out to me, the first being that she undertook this mission by choice.  She isn’t some hapless PR person or some manager whose career is tied up with that of the errant rock star.  She is simply a ridiculously good friend who is willing to go to some serious extremes to protect her friend.  There were some humorous parts and I really enjoyed the fact that she found a fun diversion amidst her selfless efforts but I had a couple of minor issues with the story. 
The biggest concern I had was that I didn’t really see how the rock star was deserving of such a friend.  He has a wild night of reckless bed hopping while she jumps through every hoop imaginable to follow his trail.  I found myself quite frustrated a few times as the story progressed as I didn’t really see why he deserved to be bailed out.  The mindless sex and drugs also made me a little uncomfortable but I suppose it fits the stereotypical mold for a reckless rock star.  What I ultimately enjoyed about the story, however, was the humor.  It really was rather comical and quirky.  I enjoyed the pretty boy sidekick she acquires on her journey and it ended up being a fun read overall.

Try it for yourself! Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK


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