Played by the Rockstar by Christina Hovland
Steam Level: It’s Getting Warmer
A rock star walks into a bar…
Certified behavioral counselor (and former band groupie) Becca Forrester needs a break. Taking a leave of absence from her job, she moves into the apartment over her parents’ garage, and clinches a gig waitressing at a dive bar known for bringing in big name musicians.
Cedric “Linx” Lincoln is a certified rock star. Bassist for the hugely popular rock band, Dimefront, he’s in Denver while the band is on hiatus a-freaking-gain. He’s looking for something—anything—to keep him occupied until they can all get back to making music. When he saunters into his friend’s bar, he finds the perfect diversion.
Becca’s presence is a breath of fresh air. The sizzle she ignites in him is precisely what he needs. Bonus: no-stress, no-strings hookups are his specialty. But when things between them tip toward serious, his band implodes, and Becca’s leave of absence ends, they’re forced to decide what their “real” lives should look like. Maybe there’s room for an encore…Goodreads
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Played by the Rockstar was such a cute read! It was funny, and sweet and I just genuinely liked it.
I was lucky enough to listen to the audio version of this, and let me tell you, it’s wonderful! I certainly have a thing for Zaracry Webber’s voice, so I knew I would like it, but the way both he and Stella Hunter performed was terrific. Their performance made an already great story even better!
Usually, characters like Becca annoy me a little. I am pretty type A, so reading about someone who is on a break from life seems crazy. However, I have to say Becca’s character was written so that, for the most part, it didn’t annoy me. She had a decent head on her shoulders, and other than a few parts at the end, I enjoyed her. Linx was the perfect rockstar god. He was cute. I loved his interactions between him and his cat, as well as his family.
The story was pretty predictable other than a few twists that seemed more a setup for the next book in the series than adding to this book’s plot. I did enjoy seeing Becca and Linx grow into their relationship. However, I would have liked a little more buildup to their relationship. I felt like they were more into each other for artificial reasons.
This was an enjoyable read that made me laugh out loud in a few places. I will certainly read the next book in this series!
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