Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: A Lush Betrayal, by Selena Laurence

Joss Jamison has it all. He's the lead singer for the world's hottest rock band, Lush. He's wealthy, sexy, talented...and miserable. Twelve months ago, Joss lost his finely honed control and made a mistake he can't undo. A mistake that could end up costing him his best friend, his band, and maybe his heart.

Mel DiLorenzo has it all. She's been hired to document the world tour of her sister's fiance's rock band. She's gorgeous, talented, loved...and sick of being the little sister. When she agrees to the summer job, Mel has no idea she's walking into a minefield of friendships lost and hearts destroyed. She also has no idea what it means to be the object of Joss Jamison's affections.

One hot rock star plus one life-altering mistake, add a dash of sexy younger sister and a handful of broken hearts, and you've got a recipe for fire. Life on the road can be hot, but for the boys of Lush, it's about to get a whole hell of a lot hotter.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a gift copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Joss Jamison is the lead singer of the hottest rock band in the US, Lush.  He should be flying high and loving life, but he is miserable.  Nothing seems to make him happy and the two relationships he had in this life are now gone.  His best friend, Walsh is a recovering alcoholic and Walsh's girlfriend, Tammy DiLorenzo has it out for him since they made one mistake by sleeping together when Walsh was in rehab.  I enjoyed Joss's character immensely.  He makes you swoon with his song writing and although he can be a jerk at times, its usually justified.  I felt really bad for him too though.  You could tell how miserable he was in the rock star status and that his guilt over his one night with Tammy is eating him alive.  In the beginning, he is convinced that he is actually in love with Tammy, but luckily Tammy's little sister, Mel shows up to show him what real love truly is.

Mel DeLorenzo, Little D to the band mates, is a photographer that has been hired to do a photo book documentary on Lush.  She is hiding her own little secret about her degree, but it pales in comparison to the bombshell Joss and Tammy are hiding.  Mel is a fun loving character who is easily bossed around in the beginning, but gains strength to think on her own.  I love her character because she sees so much more as photographer and figures out Joss's loneliness quickly.  They are a great couple and I am glad that we got to have such a great story. 

It was nice for me too that the focus was not on the sex, but the story unfolding.  Sometimes when it so much physical contact, I think you lose the point of the story.  Well done, Ms. Laurence!  I am anxious to dig into For The Love of A Lush, Tammy and Walsh's story next!  I hope that she can make me like them as much as Joss and Mel.

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