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How To Catch A (Rock) Star

Posted on May 17, 2015 by in review |

How To Catch A (Rock) Star Book Cover How To Catch A (Rock) Star
Gabrielle Aquilina
Rockstar Romance
So Vain Books
13th May 2015

A story of sex, love and rock 'n' roll

Aspiring singer Lillie and American rock star Jed seem like the perfect fit from the moment they meet. The pair are inseparable, but Jed’s jet-set schedule of shows and after-parties limits the amount they can see each other. So when Jed invites Lillie to sing with his band on their tour, she says yes. Yes with some hesitation, that is. After finding out that her ex-boyfriend was hiding away a wife and child when they were dating, Lillie’s trust in men is fragile and she also suffers from severe stage fright. As the tour progresses, Jed and Lillie are fast becoming rock’s hottest couple but with obsessive fan girls, a claustrophobic tour bus and a resentful guitarist, things start taking a turn for the worse. Lillie’s dream of singing may have finally become a reality, but can it last? The odds are stacking up against them and then the unthinkable happens…

What I Thought


So as you probably know ( because I keep mentioning it 🙂 ) this is my favourite genre of book. Romance, rockstars, tattoos, hot men!! Sex, love and rock ‘n’ roll baby! I was super excited to start reading this book.

Lillie’s dream was always to be a singer growing up. Her mother always shot down her dream after her failure to succeed, so made Lillie think she wouldn’t make it either. Also Lillie’s serious case of stage fright didn’t help either.

Jed is the lead singer of rock band ‘The Dead Hour’. They are an American band, currently touring in the UK.

Lillie hasn’t dated in almost a year, after her last disastrous relationship with ‘married Matt’. So when out on the town with her best friend, Kate, the lead singer (Jed) of the band she was just checking out, comes and whispers in her ear, Lillie is reluctant to let him persue her. Lillie decides a hot fling could be just what she needs to get over her past heartbreak, so she agrees to go on a date with Jed. A date that leads to a very enjoyable night of passion.

When Jed has to move on with the band to their next tour destination, he and Lillie stay in contact. After an extremely hard day at her thankless office job, Lillie decides to quit. She and Kate go and meet the band at their next tour stop. Banter over band member, Johnny butchering a song leads Jed and his band to discover that Lillie has an amazing voice. The next thing she knows, she is on their tour bus, learning their songs to sing with them at their concerts. ( If she can get past that stage fright! )

Things move pretty fast for Jed and Lillie together. They are in intense, all consuming love with each other. Lillie soon starts to feel Jed is holding something back. Reluctance to talk about some things, getting snappy if she tries to push the subject. Strange phone calls. Painting over a memory wall in his childhood bedroom, not wanting her to see whats written on it. Jed tries to play it off. Is Lillie right or is it her insecurities after her relationship with ‘married Matt’? Are Jed and Lillie destined for a happily ever after? If you love rockstar romance, grab this sizzling book!

Gabrielle gave us the perfect amount of groupies, drugs, drinking and living on the road for a rockstar romance. There were plenty of sex scenes, which yes, in places, could of been a little more…….longer and detailed, but this didn’t stop me enjoying the book.

How To Catch A (Rock) Star was a fun read. It’s detailed and filled with secrets, drama, angst, heartbreak and love. It’s a dual point of view book, which I personally love, getting to know the thoughts and feelings from both sides. Some may say it’s a stereotypical rockstar romance book, but if it’s a genre your really in to, like me 🙂 you can never get enough. 

We don’t really get much insight into the other band members and Kate, but I’m hoping that is because they will be getting their own books. Fingers crossed! Please Gabrielle? If this was the first book of the series, I would say the series would be off to a brilliant start!


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