Thirty-something Amie Wilson lives a simple life grooming dogs. Being hearing impaired and a single mom life isn't always easy, but she manages. She never expected to win tickets to her daughter's favorite band, but when backstage passes lands her face to face with the lead singer, Rob Robertson, life takes an unexpected turn.
At twenty five, Rob Robertson is living the dream. With his band at number one, he should be happy. But he feels out of place, like something is missing in his life. When Amie walks onto his tour bus, he's immediately drawn to her and everything he wants in life suddenly becomes clear to him. He wants to date the beautiful mother but she keeps making excuses as to why a relationship between them won't work.
Living in two vastly different worlds, they both struggle to embrace their love, but Amie's insecurities become overwhelming by a mysterious visit to the hospital and Rob's new career. Will they be able to hold on as their love spirals like a roller coaster or will their love derail?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is the first book in a new contemporary romance series by this author. I loved it!
Amie Wilson is a wonderful character. I really liked her. It's nice to read a book about a normal person once and a while. She is a thirty-five year old mother of two. She struggles to make ends meet by working long hours as a dog groomer. When Amie wins concert tickets to her daughter's favourite boy band, she wasn't looking for love. However, fate had other plans.
Rob Robertson is also a wonderful character. I really liked him. He is the oldest member and lead singer of the group Wrong Way. Facing a difficult decision, Rob finds himself contemplating his future career. However, when he meets Amie, something clicks and he realises what's missing. Now he just has to convince Amie that he's not like her ex.
This book is told through the eyes of both Amie and Rob, though mostly Amie's, which gives the reader an insight into their thoughts and feelings. I love a story to sweep me up completely. This book did exactly that. I started to read and didn't put it down until I finished it.
Roller coaster is an apt name for this story. There are many ups and downs, never mind the twists and turns that kept me hooked. I ran through a whole gamut of emotions: from happiness to sadness, anger to frustration. I did want to shake Amie and tell her to stop being an idiot at times (okay, most of the time), as I found her insecurity a little trying. But, I can also understand her reluctance to let her heart, and that of her family, be broken again.
I loved meeting Joy, Amie's thirteen year old daughter. She is a typical teen girl, who has a huge crush on Henry, one of the other member's of Wrong Way. She still has the exuberance of a pre-teen and hasn't quite reached the angst riddled stage yet. Craig, Amie's fifteen year old son, is also another wonderful character. He has a good head on his shoulders, though not as moody as my nephews' were at that age.
This story has a twist that had me reaching for the tissues. I will not say whether it was in joy or sadness, because that would be a spoiler. However, I will say that it touched me deeply. Amie and Rob faced many obstacles on their roller coaster ride of love, and it has been an emotional journey for all concerned. The story has an ending that is a little ambiguous and it made me feel that the story is not quite finished. Whether it carries on into book two of the series, I'm not sure. However, whether is does or it doesn't, I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series as soon as possible.
J.S. Wilsoncroft has written a fantastic contemporary romance. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. Her characters are extremely lifelike and likable. This is the second book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.
Due to scenes of a sexual nature that (although not erotic or as explicit as some romances out there) are a little on the hot side, I do not recommend this book to younger readers (under 16). I do, however, highly recommend this book if you love new adult or contemporary romance. - Lynn Worton
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