I received this book at no cost from the publisher. .True North by Liora Blake
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2015-04-06
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers
What happens when a bad-boy celebrity rocker meets a small-town bestselling novelist? Find out in this first book in the sizzling new Trueseries by Liora Blake!
While most novelists would consider jetting off to Hollywood for a TV interview rather exciting, small-town Montana writer Kate Mosely finds it all a bit exhausting. After losing her husband in a car accident where she was behind the wheel, Kate has finally found her bearings in the world again, rebuilding a simple but stable life. And even if that means a lot of lonely nights watching old movies and quiet days writing obituaries for her hometown newspaper, Kate’s not sure she’s ready for her life to change—again.
Until she shares the stage—and a whole heap of carnal gazes—with rock star Trevor “Trax” Jenkins. Despite his intimidating on-stage bravado, underneath it Kate discovers a man with a Rilke poem tattooed on his arm, an appreciation for cronuts, and a snarky wit that matches her own.
As she and Trevor explore their heated chemistry, the scarred parts of Kate’s heart begin to heal, making room for a love so passionate it makes her want long-forgotten things equal parts naughty, heart-swelling, and joyful. But when a searing exposé in a trashy gossip magazine sends Kate running, will it threaten their chances at forever?
Isn’t this what every girl dreams of? A rock star comes along and sweeps her off her feet? Not Kate.
Kate Mosley is a country girl who just lost her husband and she really doesn’t want to promote her book, but she has to and when she is making the talk show rounds, a handsome rocker by the name of Trevor, known to his fans as Trax, is on the same show. The book was written to help her grieve and the last she wants is attention. Of course, Rock Stars (note the capitals there) always get what they want. Full of charm and wit, Trevor is actually a nice guy underneath the glam. He knows Kate is deeply devastated but is still drawn to her.
There are lots of laughs to go along as Kate makes her way through make overs on her trek to the best seller list. Seriously, though, I got the most laughs from Trevor as he tries to understand that Kate doesn’t understand what she does to his, um, male-parts. I adored that this book is told from Kate’s perspective and how her insecurities play into this relationship. Part of her confusion is that she so deeply loved her husband and feels she shouldn’t have any feelings for anyone else. Also, that the press became involved didn’t help either.
This book is pure escapism. I wanted to jump inside and just live in this world until I felt better about real life. Even Trevor is made human, and with a strong male lead like this, the balance is perfect. Doing a rock star can go wrong so easily. Blake captured that charisma and made him vulnerable at the same time. Both characters were believable and so was the romance. I just hope that the author continues with this sort of book for awhile. It made me that happy.
About the Author
Liora Blake is a contemporary romance author living in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she’s likely baking cookies she shouldn’t eat, inventing elaborate excuses to avoid going for a run, or asking the nice barista to sell her another quad-shot Americano.