★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★
The year is 1992, and no one on the rock music scene is hotter than Kiro Manning, the lead singer of Slacker Demon. With a multi-platinum record, total ownership of the Billboard charts, sold-out concerts, and sinful amounts of money, Kiro can have anything—and anyone—he wants.
So when a dark-haired, conservative beauty rebuffs him at a concert after-party, his first thought is, “Who the hell does she think she is?” His second thought: “How do I make her mine?” Kiro has always loved a good challenge, but not every girl wants to get involved with a rock god. Especially this girl.
He let her go that night, but he never forgot her. And when they met again, he vowed not to give up again so easily.
As the world worshipped Kiro, he came to worship the girl, who became everything he never knew he needed. The only girl he would ever love. His Emily.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a heart-wrenching e-novella in the Rosemary Beach series about the star-crossed romance between Kiro and Emily, first introduced in Take a Chance.
Awww I really liked this one. Its been a while since I read an Abbi Glines book, they started to feel a bit samey so I decided to leave this series alone after book 5 or something. This was free, and was being advertised as a stand-alone so I thought I’d give it a go and I am pleased that I did because it was a really easy read that made me feel tingly and warm inside.
Kiro Manning is in the rock band Slacker Demon and loves the ladies (sluts) who frequent the backstage parties after the concerts. Emily ends up at one of these parties one night with her friend (I use that term loosely) and is totally out of her element. She is very innocent and a virgin of course, but also has a thing for Kiro, not only does she enjoy his music but she is extremely attracted to him.
Kiro is drawn to her, she is like his angel but when she turns him down he doesn’t give up. Despite the chemistry, Emily doesn’t want to go there and they become friends and keep in touch whilst he is travelling.
When Kiro returns from the bands World Tour, he decides to claim Emily once and for all.
Despite being a short novella, around an hour and a half, I was able to become connected to the characters and it was a nice touch to include little Rush with his mum and dad (Dean & the bitch). I teared up at the end – I really felt the love between these two and I was so sad to discover what happened :(.
I will most probably go back and read Harlow’s story now.