a song by Tro Gunnison
Wouldn’t care if I could. I’m up to no good.
Taking what I want instead of what I should.
I’m made of pure greed. There’s shit that I need.
The mask is off and the demon’s freed.
I’m gonna get drunk.
I’m gonna get played.
I’m gonna get rich.
I’m gonna get laid.
And I’m gonna get Lucky.
Raised in the system, Shiloh Luck’s first sixteen years have been anything but lucky. After winning The Voice, she’s finally living the dream—a record contract, talk shows, a North American tour opening for the hottest band out there.
Everything is going according to plan…until their frontman, Tro Gunnison, explodes her life into chaos. He’s shallow, self-centered, completely infuriating, and he’ll do anything for notoriety.
Like it or not, she’s stuck with him for two months on the road, but the longer they spend together, the more she begins to realize there’s more to Tro than anyone has ever dug deep enough to find. If his attention is anything other than just another publicity gimmick, she might let herself see where it leads. But before she can risk everything, she has to be sure.
If there’s one thing that Tro Gunnison has learned in the six years since he left his past in the dust, it’s that living life big, bold, and totally outrageous keeps people from seeing past the glare. He’s buried his demons beneath six feet of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and he’s convinced no one will ever dig them up…until Lucky. She’s young, but not naive, and without even trying, she sees past the facade to the man underneath…which scares the hell out of him. Because what started out as smoke and mirrors has somehow turned real, and for the first time in his life, there’s someone he cares about more than himself. But it turns out getting Lucky could be a double-edged sword.
He’s always been sure it would be his past that would bring him down, but it might turn out to be Jail Bait instead.
This is the first book I’ve read by Mia Storm – silly me.
Shiloh has had a life of living in foster homes and group homes and even though her last name is Luck, she hasn’t had a whole lot of it. That is until she wins The Voice at sixteen and goes on tour as the opener for rock band Roadkill. She’s on a whirlwind tour of performances and TV appearances and she soon catches the eye of Roadkill frontman, Tro.
Tro is a playboy and unapologetically lives the life of a rockstar. He wants Shiloh as soon as he sees her but when he finds out she’s under aged he’s forced to keep his hands off and through their tour he begins to develop feelings that come from a place other than his pants. He has a tumultuous past of his own and his life and journey to the top hasn’t exactly been easy either. He vows to protect and help Shiloh, all the while trying to fight the growing attraction he feels towards her.
This is a taboo romance kinda novel, and even though the age difference is mentioned, it never felt in the least bit skeevy. I suppose because Shiloh was such a strong character and Tro was just an insecure and overwhelmed kid in many ways himself. The romance develops slowly and there’s a great connection of friendship and care between the two before anything ever happens. The slow burn between these two was sweet torture as their connection grows and it gets ever more difficult for Tro to keep his head on straight and his hands off Shiloh. Told from a dual POV it was awesome to see the tension and angst building in Tro and how we was always just on the edge of losing his control around Shiloh.
There were moments that were just so incredibly sweet, it felt like two teenagers fumbling over themselves as they fall in love for the first time but their slow burn soon turns explosive when Shiloh starts to return Tro’s feelings. Both have issues with trust and it isn’t a smooth ride for them.
As their romance progresses there are also secondary players and twists that make for a very interesting read. Some twists were obvious but there were some that came completely out of left field. I was kept guessing as to how it would all play out right up until the end of this book. The angst and tension was super hot and the story developed quickly but underneath it all it was also a pretty great coming of age story as both these characters had to deal with unexpected turns and had to decide who to trust and where they fit into life. I really loved this taboo twist on rockstar romance and I would definitely recommend reading it.
(ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review)
Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens, she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite.
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