by Malia Mallry
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Published by: Fido Publishing on May 24, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Music
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 2 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Successful children's musician Shelley Taylor sings for all kids, but especially the sick ones. After her little sister died in childhood, Shelley founded the music charity KC's Kidz to entertain hospitalized children.
She didn't sign up to babysit a rockstar.
Irish bad boy superstar Liam Smith is in trouble with the law--again--and needs to perform community service. KC's Kidz seems like the perfect fit, especially since Shelley's as curvy as his favorite guitar and he wants to play her.
Liam's deep green eyes strike a chord in Shelley, and she makes him want to sing a different tune. But Liam lives in a spotlight so white hot it might burn them both before they discover the true music inside their hearts.
I eagerly wanted to read this book, because I believe strongly in advocating for kids with cancer and because this had a romantic twist. While I loved the premise, I found the book very amateurly written. The spelling was fine. The arc was fine. The problem was the immaturity of the writing. There was no build-up. One minute the Shelley and Liam are at an art viewing, then next Shelley is begging to go home with Liam when there was no indication of anything sexy going on between them. Honestly, I felt like I was reading a story I would've written in early high school minus the sexual content. It was a short, easy read, otherwise, but wholly unsatisfying.