AUTHOR: K.K. Allen
TYPE: Rocker Romance
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REVIEWER: Pistol Annie
RATING: 5 “Heart & Soul” Stars
His heart beats for the music. She’s his favorite song.
Lyric Cassidy knows a thing or two about bad boy rock stars with raspy vocals. In fact, her heart was just played by one. So when she takes an assignment as road manager for the world famous rock star, Wolf, she’s prepared to take him on, full suit of heart-armor intact.
Wolf is the sexy lead singer for the hottest rock band around with a line-up of guaranteed one night stands. Lyric Cassidy isn’t one of them. That’s fine with him. Women like Lyric come with fairytale expectations, so it should be easy to stay away. Too bad she’s hot as sin with a fiery temper and a mouth that drives him wild.
She’s also got something to hide. Something he discovers. Something he wants …
Sharing a tour bus, neither of them are prepared for the miles of road ahead and the fierce attraction they feel toward one another—a dangerous combination.
* This book contains mature content.
Music is good for the body and soul.
The beat goes on . . . in one of the best rocker romances I’ve read in longer than I can remember. K.K. Allen’s sizzling symphony is pitch-perfect from the first musical bar in the melodic Prologue to the ending crescendo. And with a sexy-as-sin plus factor — just WOW!
Wolf Chapman is rock’s ultimate bad boy, and his band is the hottest act on concert stages. Overtones from hurtful memories in both their pasts place stumbling blocks in the way of a building relationship. Wolf has it made. Rich, famous, adored by millions — but deep down the ghosts of his past just won’t let go.
Lyric Cassidy has her own hidden talents, one if discovered could change her life. Lyric has been betrayed and is heartbroken. She isn’t looking to find love again. But when it knocks, she wants to believe there’s a chance. (Love her name and it fits her to a tee!)
Fate steps in and takes over when rocker meets lyricist who isn’t easy prey. She’s wise to his ways and the ways of his world. But he’s not accustomed to getting shut down. Together these two are combustible, and the power of attraction and need may win this battle before it even begins. From their very first meeting, the game is on and feelings of something extra-special take root. So, pay close attention to the Prologue which holds its own hidden meaning. It sets the mood for what follows. Of course, there must be some drama and a dash of nasty angst added to the sweet and mellow, altogether enriching the mood and romance. The author distinguishes this one from others with the unexpected use of syncopation into the regular flow of this soundtrack. A romance that breaks free from predictable compositions to steal your heart.
I’ve never outgrown my addiction for the unattainable rock star fantasy. And I’ve gone through many rock star romance tropes through the years. Some have been right on key — others totally sour notes, but Zing! Went the strings of my heart when Wolf and his band took center stage, and I found true harmony between Lyric and Wolf in every verse. The composer’s use of the duo alternating POVs is another expression of change in octave to the composition – and one I always applaud.
Music – the universal language of love – is a form of conversation between Lyric and Wolf. This author uses all the notes on the scale to compose a rhapsody of romance — sure to delight readers searching for that BRAVO performance.
A – A M A Z I N G, A L L U R I N G
B – B E D A Z Z L I N G, B A N T E R F U L
C – C O M B U S T I B L E
D – D Y N A M I T E
E – E M O T I O N A L, E L E C T R I C
F – F I V E–S T A R, F A B U L O U S
G – G E M, G O O D N E S S
Left in a heaping mess – broken, emotionally drained and sad. But hope springs eternal and I can’t wait to see where the music takes us next. I don’t often say this – but I guarantee that this is one well-worth the wait. I was thoroughly fangirling and a completely satisfied fan of author, characters and story.
With an unsung ending, you’ll be begging for another chorus NOW! But you’ll have to wait for the final encore of this amazing duet, when Destined Hearts is scheduled for concert on July 24, 2017.