My story is not one for the faint of hearts. It's beautifully gritty, and heartbreakingly tragic. I was born into the world of rock-n-roll, a mere girl who only wanted to have her very own guitar face. Somewhere in between all the amps, cords, and guitars I found my place. I was born to make music and bring the masses to their knees... until, I wasn't anymore. Until the thought of doing all of this without him made me sick to my stomach. I thought I could escape rock-n-roll, but I can't. My brother is a rock star and all the friends we have are connected to this business one way or another. I have a feeling I'll get sucked back in, but I'm scared I won't survive it. Perhaps I have a better chance at surviving rock-n-roll than I do Jagger Carlyle. Jag is my brother's best friend, and fellow vocalist and guitarist for their band Broken Access. I've loved him since I was a girl, but this industry and my own fear of rejection kept me from acting on it all these years. When the sparks start to ignite and the world attempts to keep us apart, I wonder if love is enough. My story will bring you to tears from both sadness... and Kip. Kip is an idiot, plain and simple, but he's my best friend. He has a habit of waking me up with trashy Euro porn, and always knows the most inappropriate things to say. He's a drummer by night, and my partner-in-crime by day. I should've fallen in love with him, but he never shuts his f**cking mouth. He's always my rock, and when Jagger rips me in two, Kip is the one at my side. If you are looking for a story of redemption with comic relief and a heavy sexual mind, you've found it. If you are offended by hot, tattooed rock stars who are vulgar then this is not the book for you. Please be warned, this book is not for anyone below the age of 18. The book contains sex, death, violence, and harsh language. This is the first book in the series and can be read as a standalone novel.
Sasha is an indie author who loves to write romance novels with an edge. She appreciates bad boys with tattoos and lickable bodies. I mean, what woman doesn't? She has a degree in history and thought about joining the U.S. Marshal Service when she graduated, but she chose to work with troubled youth instead. Shooting people wasn't really appealing, there's a lot of paperwork to fill out. She loves animals and secretly prefers them to most humans... or not so secretly because it's on the website now so it's out there. She traveled with well-known rock acts as a photographer during her undergraduate work and wants to clarify that she was not a groupie. Groupies wait in the wings hoping to get a night with one of the guys, she was a rock princess. She traveled right along with the guys hopping from tour bus, to plane, to hotel, to venue.
Sasha settled down and married Dane, who's her favorite idiot in the world. He is a true partner-in-crime, and sometimes their dialogue appears in her books. They both have a lot of Kip in them. Dane is a musician and Sasha loves to fan girl on him, so I guess she's now his groupie. And, yes ladies he's covered in tattoos. She known to gauge a man's attractiveness by the amount of tattoos he's sporting. She's currently attempting to talk Dane into recording some of the songs she wrote in the books, but her persuasion techniques are seriously lacking. You should drop Dane a line to encourage him. Cleavage shots work well with him, and she's giving you permission to fan girl him if it gets the job done. She reads a lot and has lots of favorite authors, but tends to stick to indie books. She's a nocturnal ninja, and frequently throat chops Dane when he snores. What? She's a light sleeper and his snoring messes with her beauty sleep. This is entirely his fault, her martial art skills in a king sized bed are obviously a reaction to his action. Sasha has three dogs who think she is their own personal human. She spoils them a little. Her American Bulldog is deaf and marches to the beat of his own drum. He's part goat and part monster, eating inedible items such as bricks and destroying things when Sasha ignores him. He is particularly fascinated with her socks and shoes. She frequently addresses him as "asshole" when he does these things. She also has a Miniature Schnauzer who has amazing old man eyebrows and a magnificent beard. He recently began fantasizing about being a troll as he likes to hide under the house from the American Bulldog who aggravates the ever living shit out of him. Last but not least is the Black Lab who lounges on the front porch snoring as she writes, brings her his tennis ball when it is time to fulfill her humanly duties, and flirts with the cows that live on the farm. He's a real ladies man and has a tendency to be attracted to heifers. Bahahaha She's currently finishing book three in the Guitar Face series, Walking Back to Georgia. The book took an unexpected turn for many characters, but she is merely a vessel for the sex, literature, and romance gods. They tend to take over her mind, and even body at times, so crazy shit ends up in Microsoft Word. Sasha & Dane live in Georgia on a cattle farm and love the peace and quiet. There's usually music playing in the background of their home. Their musical tastes are quite eclectic but Sasha prefers rock, blues, and New Orleans jazz. Bands that you'll hear in the Marshall household are Theory of a Deadman, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Tool, Muddy Waters, Etta James, BB King, Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers Band, Butch Walker, and Johnny Cash. You'll often find them hanging out with friends (beer in hand), many of who are in the books. Yes, these people really exist in their lives. They enjoy watching television from time-to-time with their tastes ranging from Shameless to The Walking Dead to Scandal to Sons of Anarchy (tattoos, bad boys, and Harley's make Sasha hot). They also enjoy shooting their many weapons, which they have collected in preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse. Sasha is a better shot than Dane, this fact must be stated. Sasha's dreams are to be a full-time author because working for the metaphorical man blows. Her dreams also involve getting Kurt Sutter to read her books and making a kick ass television show about them. Who else is there? Once the television show pays her major loot, she'll retire from her day job and write from home. Well, she'll probably stalk the hot actors that play her characters, too, but that's to be expected. Fo' sho. She loves to hear from her readers, it makes her all giddy. Making Sasha giddy makes her feel like a literary goddess and helps her write better, so by all means shoot her an email by either using the contact page or emailing her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll admit my first thought was confusion at the title but after beginning to read, I fully understood what it meant. Now on to the story- I love a good love story and who doesn't love Nicholas Sparks? But really those books are pretty sappy and nobody is that romantic all of the time. I love how this book was more realistic when it came to the struggles of starting a relationship. Then there's the XXX scenes- Don't let your teenager read this! -way more realistic than 50 shades but just as graphic so think The Notebook meets 50 shades....Good Read!I could NOT put it down! Seriously, I downloaded the book and began it at bedtime. I stayed up until I couldn't hold my eyes open any longer to read because I had to know what would happen next. The next day we left for a camping trip at the lake. I took along my Kindle and sat right in a chair and read while everyone else was setting up, cooking, and going out on the water. I did look up from the Kindle to apologize for being anti-social, but I continued to read! I definitely became emotionally involved with Henley's life and I was horribly upset with the cliff-hanger ending. That was as bad as the end of Catching Fire....What next? What do I do until book 2 comes out?
THIS WAS CRAZY GOOD!!! I wasn’t sure how to start off with this review because it was so good that I wanted to catch anyone who liked rock romance books and had a chance to read this, to do so. This is the first time I read this author and I can only hope that she will put out more rock romance series.This book had me all over the place with emotions and believe me Ms. Marshall took you there to the max. I will start out on the lighter side; when I look for a rock romance book I wouldn’t necessarily be drawn to it if someone said it had humor. I’m sure changing that opinion now after reading this book. It not only made me smile but had me outright laughing on some of the dialogue. This humor was throughout the book and wasn’t just some little snippet.Another aspect of the book that I liked was how she brought in the real life rock bands and famous people and did so in a way that didn’t seem just like name-dropping. By the way I really like Seether too so that made this all the more fun for me.Now for the harder part…there were some terribly gut wrenching parts in this book that I don’t think I will forget anytime soon. Again, whether you like it or not you can feel the emotions of Henley when she has to deal with her best friend and their accident. I have to say that I actually had tears running down my face at some of this. Ms. Marshall had Henley dealing with this for quite some time and it made it seem more real because we know that when something like this happens in real life you don’t get “over it” within 1 or 2 chapters time.And for those of you who like a little “spice” with your rock romance books, Ms. Marshall sure delivered on that aspect also. I would love to meet Jagger myself. The relationship of Henley and Jagger was one that had you rooting for them and would make you wonder what you would do if in Henley’s situation. I also loved the relationship of Henley and Koi and with Kip’s sense of humor you grew to love these people.Ms. Marshall would be someone I definitely would want to hang out with because if she can write with this sense of humor I can only imagine what she is like in real life! Now I’m off to read the second book in this series because I have to find out what that phone call was about!!