Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rock It by Jennifer Chance

IMO Worldwide Media’s newest client is Dante Falcone, former teen heartthrob turned into successful lead rocker of his Paradiso. Twenty-four year old Junior Executive Lacey Dawes has been his biggest fan since she was just a teenager herself and has the scrapbooks and intimate knowledge of his career and personal life to prove it.

Much to the chagrin of her baracuda of a boss, Dante wants Lacey to be his handler on the upcoming “Dream It” tour. Lacey jumps at the chance that this affords her to not only further her career, but also to fulfill a lifelong romantic fantasy. The chemistry between Dante and Lacey amps up the tension, but Lacey knows that she is just another notch in Dante’s bedpost.

When Brenda outs her as the closeted super fan she is, she takes the biggest risk of her life, one that could cost her everything, but either way, she is already in too deep with the risk she has taken with her heart.

This mediocre series starter by debut author Chance hits all the right notes in the spice department, but the contrived plot and unsympathetic characters fall flat and schmaltzy dialogue such as “If only you can dream it, it might come true,” doesn’t help. There are better options, such as Kristen Proby’s “With Me in Seattle” series, in what is sure to be a overcrowded genre.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, April 18, 2014

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