Wicked White compliments of Net Galley
Michelle A. Valentine
Wicked White (Wicked White, #1)
Paperback, 266 pages
Expected publication: June 23rd 2015 by Montlake Romance
3 ½ Stars
After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.
Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.
Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?
Just to the reader knows…this book seemed to straddle the line between New Adult and contemporary romance. The leads are young (early 20s) and it seemed to be that both were struggling with their feelings, their fears and their futures..all NA type book themes. But overall, this was a nice romance that built slowly, peaked and then came back on stronger than ever at the sorta cliffy at the end. I am assuming since this is Wicked White #1 and the ending is quite cliffy that #2 is on its way (Goodreads has nothing, so if the author wants to correct me or add a comment on the next in the series, I would love some clarification).
Ace is hot…He’s a rock star for goodness sake. But he is also done with fame and has very little need for fortunes. What he does want is a meaningful relationship with someone who takes her time to get to know the real Ace Johnson. Iris is a fun, flirty, sweety who is honest, in your face and the picture of kindness. It only takes one look and Ace knows he needed to stay away from Iris or risk his taint rubbing off on her.
These two were so sweet together. I loved them. But then there was the angst, the lies and the long months with no communication. That’s that thing I don’t like! I enjoyed the Shakespeare moments and quotes…I too am a huge fan of the Bard. Enjoy!