Book Review : Brooklyn Rockstar (Kendalls, #1) by Jennifer Ann
Kendalls, #1 by Jennifer Ann Release Date: March 16th, 2016 Source: Author via Social Butterfly PR eARC received in exchange of honest review Synopsis: Sexy bad boy Charlie Walker had everything he could ever want as a rockstar: a platinum album, a cushioned bank account, and an endless supply of groupies desperate to have him. But things changed when the band's drummer went missing, forcing Charlie to go it alone and question if he truly has what it takes to succeed in the business. Small-town girl Evelyn Kendall has just arrived in Brooklyn Heights. With a new job and her best friend as a roommate, she's ready for an epic adventure free from her family’s constant supervision. She's not prepared for the muscle-bound, tattooed star who appears out of nowhere and rocks her world. When Charlie locks gazes with the freckled brunette at his first solo gig, he falls hard and fast for reasons he can’t explain. Determined to keep Evelyn in his life, he’s ready to change his ways, even if they run blood deep. But will their instant attraction be enough to weather the storm brought on by the perils of fame, Charlie’s secrets, and Evelyn’s overly protective brothers? Warning: This book is filled with sexy bad boys and strong leading ladies. If you’re looking for an engaging read with panty-melting love scenes, then you’ve come to the right place.
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Small town country girl meets sexy rockstar?!?! Sign me up! I was really excited when I got the chance to read Brooklyn Rockstar. Jennifer Ann is a new to me author. I have never read anything by her before this book so I was really looking forward to it. I have read a few series that have rockstars in them and I absolutely loved them. I could not wait to dive in and meet Evelyn and Charlie. Their story was passionate and intense.
Evelyn Kandall is a small town country girl that is ready to spread her wings. She chooses Brooklyn Heights as her destination and with the help of her friend, Sharlo, she embarks on an exciting journey that will make her discover what city life is all about. What she never expected on this journey was to come face-to-face with a rock god. Charlie Walker is a rockstar with secrets. In a world that follows his every move, he's trying to build his way back to the top. When he meets Evelyn, he wants to become a different man. She makes him want things he never though he would dream of. Evelyn and Charlie fall fast for each other, but will Charlie's lifestyle catch up and tear them apart?
I really liked Evelyn and Charlie together. They had an explosive chemistry and their banter was great. I really loved to see them grow not only as a couple, but as individuals as well. Charlie is the one that surprised me the most. He did a complete personal transformation since he met Evelyn. He has found his love for music again and she makes him want to be a better man. He wants to become a role model for the people around him. With Evelyn by his side everything seems possible.
Evelyn was a sweet heroine that I loved from the beginning. She's a small town country girl going after her dreams. She was easy to relate to and I loved her friendship with Sharlo. It was not easy for her to be with Charlie. The paparazzi and fans made it difficult for her to adapt to his lifestyle. Evelyn and Charlie had a journey filled by ups and downs that tested their relationship. It was a learning journey for both of them.
I really liked this story and I can't wait for the next one in this series. We got a little taste of Sharlo and James' chemistry and let me tell you that these two are insanely addictive!! Brooklyn Rockstar was an enjoyable reading journey. I would have liked to see a slow building romance between Evelyn and Charlie. Things happened quickly between them, which made me miss the butterfly effect in my stomach that I usually get when reading a slow building romance. Nonetheless, Evelyn and Charlie's story put a smile on my face and I really recommend it if you are looking for your next rockstar romance fix!
I give, Brooklyn Rockstar, by Jennifer Ann, 4 passionate, secret filled, sexy, rockstar god meets sweet country girl stars!
About the Author:
With a love for The Goonies, Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones, and John Hughes movies, Jen's imagination was wild from a young age. After college, marriage, and "raising" four children (two are still in school), she finally followed her dream with the publication of What I've Done in 2012. Jen's books are praised as being "original" and "unique" with love plots and realistic story lines woven together for the right blend of modern romance.
In addition to writing young adult paranormal under the pen name Jen Naumann, she also writes contemporary adult romance stories (for readers over 18) under the pen name Jennifer Ann. The idea for her first series (NYC LOVE) was hatched when she fell in love with the city of New York after renting a brownstone with girlfriends in Murray Hill.
When not writing or driving tractor on her farm in southern Minnesota, Jen can be found at concerts, catching a movie, traveling, or trying to follow the madness that comes with four active children.