Naomi has been surviving but not living. Even with her best friend’s marriage looming in the distance, she’s managed to maintain a tenuous grip.
The bottle helps with that.
But when she loses her job, she worries that she’ll never get out of the godforsaken town she’s been trapped in her whole life.
Although she finds salvation in a temporary position as Sage’s drum tech for the first part of Shock Treatment’s upcoming tour, she hadn’t counted on Sage being intrigued.
Or becoming mutually attracted.
Besides, it would never work. Because if he were to see the real her, if he were to discover all that’s under the ink covering her flesh, he would never want her.
Fortunately, Naomi excels at pushing people away…
Content Warning: This book deals with sensitive subjects including sexual assault, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I was given this book for an honest review.
Jade is one of the queens for rocker books IMO. I love the fact she really knows the “life” of how a rocker lives on tour. She knows the gritty truth of road life and all its unglorious features. I think she reads lots of rock autobiographies in her spare time. She, herself, is a rock chick to the bone so it makes sense why her books are so genuine.
Sage and Naomi are two peas from a different pod. They both have been through trauma. Granted I think we all would agree hers was worse none the less, trauma is trauma. When Sage’s bestie aka toxic buddy dies, he is given a new drum tech. Enter Naomi. She just wants to get the hell out of town. She looks at this as a chance to see the world. Her travels will help her pick where she will run too when she can.
Sage and Naomi meet and have a polite working relationship. The more time the spend Sage sees Naomi…. like sees her sees her. Naomi is enjoying the time she is with Sage but it’s scaring the hell out of her. No one can love her. She is too broken.
When work issues causes an problems for Naomi, she starts to spiral backwards. Sage is the best dude EVAH in that he helps her as much as he can knowing he is losing his heart and the battle for her heart.
I seriously cannot stress how much I love Sage. He was the best guy and does all he can for Naomi but ultimately, she has to want it for herself.
I loved loved loved Ginny and Walker. I loved the scene at their wedding for Naomi. She gets a lot off her chest. The wedding was such a pivotal time for Naomi. Sage and Naomi kind of reminded me of the battles Ethan/Val had in Bullet expect this time the rolls were reverse in who was the care taker and who was the not so great person in the relationship.
The last chapter…sigh…perfection to a T.
1. Dream 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat
Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether those books are set in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.