***Warning: Cliffhanger Ending***
The cover and blurb both pulled me in, after all, rock band with a female guitarist? Yeah, I was all for that. I did finish it in one day - I was sick though, so I can't say one sitting or that it kept me up - and I did enjoy the read.
The plot was about what you'd expect from a story like this, although it was a bit more dangerous than the normal bad boy rock band member danger. I like that addition, though. It kept it a bit different than just drugs, sex, and rock and roll. I did have some issues about how the overall story played out however, but without giving away spoilers I can't say much. Just that, I think if Bryn's parents were that well off, I think they might have a better option that what they supposedly did.
Bryn left home at 18 to pursue a dream her parents strongly disapproved of and joined a band called Everlasting. I liked Bryn, even if she did do some amazingly dumb things at certain times, but honestly, at 18 and as sheltered as she had been, I might have done the same things. Or been too scared to do anything. Cale I also liked, especially because he was so moody and temperamental sometimes. Their relationship felt a tad bit off to me, the lack of tangible heat in some places I guess? I'm not sure, it was just... missing. His protectiveness and anger didn't exactly show as well as I would have liked.
I did like most of the other characters of this story as well, which is nice. Breigh Forstner did not go the usual route of making Cale's ex a screaming bitch to Bryn or anyone else. Damon was pretty nice, although if a *I* wouldn't have been caught dead again in a situation alone with him again.
The writing was pretty decent. I did have some issues with dialog awkwardness or characters saying things that were a bit redundant, but it wasn't anything bad enough to make me throw up my hands in despair. It could have used a tad more work, but no real grammar errors. So that's always nice.
The only reason I didn't give a full four stars is because the cliffhanger was seriously cliffhanger-y. Like really? I've done that in one of my stories once and I think I had a riot on my hands, and I got cussed out. It was fun to do to others. But admittedly, I do not much like it done to me. I want to read more! So 3.5 stars! And I will be checking out book two!