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ALWAYS RAYNE by SIERRA AVALON

Rock-star romances.
Movie-star romances.
Who doesn’t love movie or rock-star romance?
A fictional look at who they are and what they do
behind the curtain.
A look into who or what will break through that
show-stopping persona.
Who doesn’t love a good movie or rock-star romance?!!

5 Rock- STARS!!!

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Synopsis

Would you spend ten days traveling the country with someone you despised if he promised to pay off your student loans?

Recent college graduate, Harper Leigh, can barely make ends meet working as the books editor for a new online entertainment magazine, Chatter. With $85,000 of student loan debt about to go into repayment, she has no idea how she’ll get by.

Just when she thinks things couldn’t get worse, Harper’s boss decides to embed her in the North American tour for the hot rock band, Always Rayne. Ten days on the road with the band for her to get an exclusive story. But Harper’s a homebody and the last thing she wants to do is go on the road with a rock band. And she definitely doesn’t want to spend ten days with the notorious bad boy and band front man, Nic Rayne.

When Nic proves to be too much for Harper to handle and she threatens to quit the assignment, Nic decides to sweeten the pot. If she stays with the tour for all ten days, he’ll pay off all of her student loan debt….but there’s one small catch.

 

Harper also has to sleep in his bed every night.

 

Review

The cover is stunning and the blurb already puts you on the edge of your seat!  PLUS its a ROCK-STAR romance!

DO!!  I loved everything about this book!  I could not stop reading it!  It was fantastic!  And has characters that were complex, witty, smart, charming and funny!!  With almost every page I was surprised!  There was nothing predictable about this book.

“I never thought I’d catch myself thinking these four words but they keep going through my head like a mantra: I want Nic Rayne.”

Harper works for a start-up web magazine.  She has recently graduated college and the book first presents her as the stereotypical nerd.  With her librarian clothes and studious attitude.  She wants to be a serious journalist/editor for this magazine but is having a hard time making anyone see that through the superficial attitudes of her co-workers.  I won’t tell you how, but she’s thrust into Always Rayne as an embedded journalist to document the last leg of their tour.  As she tries to integrate herself into their world, it’s eye-opening to her.  She’s surprised pleasantly and taken back by other things she observes.

“I’m not sure why I’m so taken off-guard.  It’s everything.  Him having a key to the room.  Him walking in on me almost asleep.  That he likes to read.”

It’s a true growing experience for her.  For Harper to live a life that she was opposed to initially.  She is a character who doesn’t take crap from anyone and she certainly won’t from Nic or his band.  Harper is probably one of my favorite heroines!  She’s grounded and smart in every sense.  Harper takes things at face value and when she learns that there’s more beneath the surface she begins to transform.  She’s felt this connection to Nic but she’s held back because how could this sexy movie and rock-star ever be truly attracted to her?  As their time together continues, so do Harper’s thoughts and feelings for Nic.  And it’s pure entertainment!  Magic at it’s best!

“We’re so different.  We’re from completely different backgrounds.  We lead completely different lives.  How could there ever be anything serious between us?”

Nic Rayne goes by Rayne… Always.  There is no one who calls him Nic.  Except Harper!  I just love her!  Ok back to Nic for a minute.  He’s painted, for a hot second, as the stereotypical front man of a rock band, Always Rayne.  But he’s also a movie star.  A genuine celebrity.  He seems brooding, hugely opinionated, and as Harper says…

“He’s a pretty face with limited talent and not much going on upstairs…” 

He has sex with a different girl almost every night.  And as I usually find that extremely off-putting, the author was able to sway my opinion.  I was a huge fan of Nic Rayne!  I noticed immediately that those pictures in my head of the typical rock persona wasn’t really who he was.  Nic is intrigued by Harper.  But not in the ‘let’s go backstage and have sex’ way.  And that in turn made me intrigued by him.  He’s extremely intelligent and witty.  He surprises Harper at every turn with his intelligence!  He wants that forever love.  That one girl who he can make dreams come true together.  The one girl who sees him and everything he truly is.  He’s someone who can banter with Harper and who keeps her and the reader on our toes.

“You may want to consider spending more nights sleeping and fewer nights engaging in bedroom gymnastics.  Just a suggestion.”
“Maybe you need to spend more time engaging in bedroom gymnastics and less time sleeping.  Just a suggestion.”

It was a quick read for me but there is so much to this book.  It’s not just superficial.  This book goes beneath the surface to every nook and cranny.  It draws you in with complexity and surprises.  And the characters…. omigosh!  There is so much care and effort put into each of the characters in this book.  Even the secondary characters.  I am incredibly impatient with finding out about when the next books will be released.  Each a standalone about characters we meet in Always Rayne.  I was sucked in, literally.  Magnetized by the writing style and devoured every word.  I know this is shorter than most of my reviews, however, this book can certainly stand on its own two feet.  This is a must read for anyone who loves rock-star romances and the new adult genre!!!

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