This exciting contemporary erotic romance is gritty and sometimes very carnal but displays intense emotionalism as it gives a startling perspective on those who live their lives in the spotlight. The eye-opening revelations make one view the flamboyant antics displayed by some of those we see in the headlines in a different light. It is saddening to think about the consequences of mistakes that can be attributed to immature decisions or even a lowering of one's guard at an inopportune time. There is an impressive balance of angst and spice in this compelling story and I definitely want to read more in the series.
"One Kiss with a Rock Star" by Amber Lin is part of the 'Half-Life' series. It follows rock bassist Krist Mellas who makes a pact with pop star Madeline Fox in order to try to salvage his reputation after a sex video gets out. Their staged relationship morphs into something that each wants to pursue but the need to be vulnerable and completely honest with each other may be more than they are willing to risk.
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Half-Life bassist Krist Mellas is caught in a PR nightmare after his dirty sex video blew up online. His agent has the solution: a fake engagement with sultry pop princess Madeline Fox. Krist can’t think of anything worse than a charade with the bubblegum bombshell…except losing the band.
Madeline knows better than anyone what it means to live a lie in the spotlight. She’s determined to help Krist without ever letting him find out what it costs her—or about her girlhood crush on him. But after a smoking hot back alley encounter with him leaves her breathless, she can’t deny she wants the snarling bad-boy rocker.
In a world of glitter and diamonds where the kisses are fake but the climaxes are real, their facades start to crack. And the publicity storm may shatter them both.
WARNING: This book contains a scorching threesome, a dirty talking pop princess, and a surly rocker who hits all the right notes.