Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 25, 2019
Format: eARC, 319 pages
How I got it: From the author
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My name is Clover Calloway and I’ve lived two separate lives.
The first, I like to call “my past.” I never talk about it. I try not to think about it. My rockstar days of playing in one of the hottest bands on the planet are over. Along with the most volatile, beautiful, tragic love story of all time.
Over the past five years, I’ve settled into my second life. My “normal life.” The one where I work a normal job, hang out with normal people and fall in love with a normal, but wonderful guy. The life where I’m admittedly a little bored, but also safe.
My past wasn’t boring. But my past broke my heart into a million, unfixable pieces. So, I’m determined to keep it where it belongs—behind me.
And the man responsible for the shattering of me? Malachi Porter, lead singer and mastermind of Bright Tragedy, should stay there too. Far away from me and this idyllic life I’ve carved out for myself.
But what happens when my two lives collide?
When Malachi comes crashing into my perfectly normal world, he threatens to destroy it, promises to annihilate everything I’ve replaced him with.
He upends everything I thought I wanted and forces me to question the reasons I left Bright Tragedy all those years ago.
But I didn’t walk away five years ago, I ran. As fast as I could go. And while my heart is whispering that it’s different this time—that he’s different—my brain is screaming for me to run again.
Malachi Porter isn’t a normal guy. And he doesn’t belong in my “normal life.” But, nevertheless, he’s bound and determined to make a place for himself here.
I just hope my heart can survive him, that we don’t burn into another bright tragedy.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Truth time: rockstar romances are NOT my favorite thing on the romance menu. I think I read way too many of them early on in my romance career. Plus, the heroes tend to be manwhores or recovering manwhores and I am so, so over that. I was a wee bit nervous when Rachel Higginson announced her latest book and it was a rockstar romance. But, she’s one of my favorite authors for a reason, so I knew I had to read Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar. I knew she wouldn’t do me wrong. I wasn’t disappointed.
Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar isn’t a light and fluffy story. It’s got some serious angst and got heavy at times. It’s romance, yes, and a second chance one at that, but it also deals with addiction and recovery. Clover and Malachi have quite the history, as you might imagine. It wasn’t the healthiest history either. I could understand her reservations about getting mixed up with him and the band again when they found themselves face-to-face. But, first love is a bitch. It’s tough to resist.
I could say a million things about Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar, but I won’t. I feel this is the type of book that’s best to just dive into without knowing much about it. It’s a beautiful book with characters who got under my skin and into my heart, ones I just couldn’t help but root for.
“I used to… live him. He was my everything. The band was my everything. My entire life revolved around Malachi Porter.”
I wanted to sink into him and run away from him all at the same time.
Adam, or any man, would never feel like this. Like home. Like my heart and my soul and my happiness in one human being.
“How did I think without you by my side? Breathe without you here to fill my lungs with oxygen? Sing without your song in my blood? How did the world keep on going without you in it?”
Addict. Recovering addict. Rock star. Best friend. Ex-boyfriend. It did not matter. Malachi Porter was mine. He had always been mine. He would always be mine. And I would always be his.
How do you feel about rockstar romances?
Have any favorites?
Do you think you’ll read Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar?