You Really Got Me (Rock Star Romance #1) by Erika Kelly

6 Stars

The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…

Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.

As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.

But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.


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I absolutely this book! I read a lot of these rock star romances and this is one of my very favorite! I love both of the main characters, completely real, believable, insecure, flawed, strong people. There was just the right amount of backstory to really flesh out the characters and make you feel like you understood their motivations and reactions. I thought the sexual tension and the drama and the romance and the friendship and the obstacles all seemed true to real life, not manufactured to cause drama. God, I could FEEL the attraction, the frustration, the joy, the release, the heartache and the love.

And for the record….Jonny ‘Slater’ Vaughn might just be the best book boyfriend I’ve ever come across.  He is flawed perfection and watching him fall for Emmie and navigate his way through a crazy business as his dreams come true is the best of all roller coaster rides.  And once he sets his sights on Emmie he is relentless in all the best ways.

And Emmie is a wonderful character.  Strong, smart and independent, she’s determined to help her brother and his band succeed and equally determined not to fall for another rock star.  Burned by her last rock star boyfriend, she knows better than to fall for the gorgeous front man of Snatch, but the more time she spends with him the harder it is to remember why he’s a bad idea.

All of the peripheral characters and storylines were great too, not too much, just enough to add to the story.  Emmie’s relationship with her brother was a nice addition. Derek’s book is up next, but in the mean time, I am starting over at page 1 and reading this entire book again!  BTW this is a standalone novel!

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