Monday, April 23, 2012

Love's Rhythm by Lexxie Couper

Title:  Love's Rhythm
Author: Lexxie Couper
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Nick and Lauren
Release Date: April 2012
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Samhain

Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

His music moves the world. Can his love move her heart?
Nick Blackthorne knows all about words of love. They’re the reason he’s the world’s biggest rock star. The irony? He turned his back on love a long time ago, lured away by the trappings of fame.
An invitation to a friend’s wedding is a stark reminder of how meaningless his life has become. When he enters that church, there’s only one woman he wants on his arm—the one he walked out on a lifetime ago. But first he has to find her, even if all she accepts from him is an apology.
Kindergarten teacher Lauren Robbins once had what every woman on the planet desires. Nick. Their passion was explosive, their romance the stuff of songs…and it took fifteen years to get over him. Then out of the blue Nick turns up at her door, and all those years denying her ache for him are shattered with a single, smoldering kiss.
But molten passion can’t hide the secret she’s kept for all these years. Because it’s not just herheart on the line anymore…and not just her life that’ll be rocked by the revelation.
Warning: Remember your first crush on a rock star? Now add smoldering sex, a raw and undeniable passion, soul-shattering orgasms. And secrets…

My Review:

Warning: my review has a slight spoiler, but it's something that's revealed fairly early on in the book, so I thought it was okay to talk about that aspect of the story.

Aw, I really loved this story. Who knew that Nick had such a wonderful (i.e. heartbreaking) backstory? Before he became the rich and famous rock star, Nick Blackthorn was completely and totally in love with Lauren Robbins. They had plans to love each other forever...her as a teacher, him as a musician. But then he was discovered and the reality of the rock star lifestyle came crashing in on them...things like life on the road, groupies, partying. It was too much for their relationship to survive and Nick left. What neither of them realized at the time was that Lauren was two months pregnant.

It's been fifteen years since they broke up and Nick has had some life-altering things happen in his life. He realizes that he screwed up when he left Lauren and wants to make amends and reconnect. So he searches her out and drops in on her and her life completely out of the blue.

I like books that feature a second chance at love trope and this one was done incredibly well. There is no doubt that Lauren and Nick still have a lot of feelings for each other and their chemistry is absolutely sizzling. But the thing that broke them apart is still there...Nick's rock star status and Lauren just can't put herself and their son Josh into the middle of the craziness of it.

Loved this book. So freaking romantic and sweet. Nick...*gah*, Nick. He loves Lauren. He knows that she and Josh are his priority now. His commitment to her is just so incredibly especially when he's floundering. The fact is...he's a HUGE rock star and that doesn't just change. Then there's Lauren....she has never forgotten Nick. How could she when her fifteen year old son looks just like him? She's always loved him, but that doesn't mean that she can forget the craziness that overcame their lives. She's a strong character. I don't think I could have as easily forgiven Nick's actions as she did, but she absolutely is not a pushover. Her one and only priority is just sometimes gets forgotten because of those darn chemical hormones...hehe. Did I mention how HOT this book is?? OMG! Lexxie knows how to write HOT smexy scenes!

I bought this the day it came out, but honestly was completely snowed under with review books. So, in a moment of weakness, decided to just open it and check out the first few pages to see how the book was going to feel. I didn't put it down again until I was done reading it at 1:00 in the morning. Yes, this book was that good. Just a wonderful, sexy, romantic read with three characters that you will fall in love with (yes, you absolutely will fall in love with Josh too...and his friend Rhys and Nick's bodyguard FIVE characters you will fall in love with...ack, I forgot Lauren's friend...SIX characters you will fall in love with!) It was good! ;o)

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I need to get these. I have heard fantastic things about them and I think they would be fun to read in the summer! ;)