In Review: Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming #5) by Stacey Kennedy

Posted July 12, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming #5) by Stacey KennedyRock Star by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Bad Boy Homecoming #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 27, 2017
Format: eBook, 110 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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My rating:

Veterinarian, Rae Evans expects to attend a dreadful ten-year high school reunion. Instead, she’s confronted by a past she’s never gotten over. The love of her life, Travis Walker, has returned to Catfish Creek, and the now-famous rock star wants only three things: Her. Naked. And screaming his name.

Fresh off his last world tour, Travis has returned to town to get a dose of reality. With fame casting a superficial cloud over Travis’s life, he’s scrambling to stay afloat. He needs an anchor, and Rae is that for him. But as he finds himself, he’s determined to remind Rae of the heat that once burned between them.

Before they know it, their one hot night is three, and soon, just like ten years ago, Travis holds the strings to Rae’s heart. But Rae’s not that young girl who watched her high school sweetheart race off to become famous. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and realizes when a man needs her. She just has to decide if she should put the past on repeat, or walk away from it forever.

I loved this novella so freaking much. If I’m being totally honest, it was the one I was looking forward to the least of the Bad Boy Homecoming series, only because rock star books typically aren’t my thing. Ironically enough, it ended up being my favorite of the entire series.

Travis and Rae delivered ALL THE FEELS. I mean, they had their share of the hot and sexy times, too, but it was the feels that got me with this one. From the first pages, where we learn about how they parted all those years ago, I was totally in for this couple. Once they were reunited, I desperately hoped they could make things work this time. It was obvious they were the real deal and meant to be together, it was just that their lives were taking them in different directions. I knew that, even as they were having their reunion fling, there was a chance things still wouldn’t work out for them and it broke my heart. That’s where all the feels came in — because of how completely invested I was in them.

Every little thing about this book was perfect IMHO. I loved Travis and Rae. If more of the men in other rock star books were like Travis, I’d probably still be reading them. He was vulnerable and sweet and super hot. He hadn’t been a saint while he and Rae were parted, but we didn’t have to hear about it, so it was easy for me to ignore. Plus, you know, it’d been ten years so I couldn’t exactly expect celibacy. After all, Rae had other relationships, too. But this story wasn’t about the time they were apart. It was about them coming back together. It was hot. It was super sweet. It gave me TONS of feels and I even shed a few tears along the way. My heart melted all over the place before it was all said and done.

Rock Star was my first Stacy Kennedy book, but it won’t be my last. Any time an author can get me this invested in a story, a couple, in under 200 pages, I have to check out more of their books. I’ll be adding backlist books to my TBR and devouring them as time allows. While I’m sad the Bad Boy Homecoming series is over, I can’t deny that it went out with a bang. I LOVED this one.


Some people needed a smoke, or a shot of alcohol, or maybe even a bath to relax. She needed books. They were her escape.

“Tonight’s all about you. Every goddamn fucking inch of you.”

“I like the way you want me, Rae. The way you need me.”

He saw everything needed to see in her eyes. The happiness. The love. He saw forever.

About Stacey Kennedy

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy has written more than 30 romances, including titles in her wildly hot Club Sin, Dirty Little Secrets, and Filthy Dirty Love series. Her books are about real people with real-life problems, searching for that special thing we call a very sexy way. When she’s not burning up the pages and setting e-readers ablaze, she’s living her happily ever after with her husband and two young children in southwestern Ontario. She’s a firm believer that wine, chocolate, and sinfully sexy books can cure all of life’s problems.

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