(Review) How to Catch a (Rock) Star by Gabrielle Aquilina
I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review
The moment I read the blurb I knew it's probably just going to be a few seconds before I requested a copy. I have to admit, I had high expectations for this book. The book is basically about our heroine Lillie who's actually super talented but was forced into working in an office instead, and guilty for unknowingly dated a married man, and our hero, the sweet and un-rock-star like Jerome (Jed) who is mysteriously hiding something. They met at a gig and sparks fly, But with different continents and a secret past, their relationship is not going to be that easy.
The beginning of the book had fulfilled a part of that expectations, it was kind of fast paced and super engaging. The writing style was neat and I was definitely in love. But then there comes the middle part.
The middle part of the book fell a bit short for me. I felt that somehow the pace became slower and it became those books with high plot potential but ended up telling about nothing, like nothing is happening. It then became a little bit boring that I felt like the author is just telling us about the character's (mostly Lillie's and Jed's) daily schedule while they're on tour. I woke up, I eat this, I saw this, Jed is being weird, Jed is so adorable, and so on. I was so ready to drop this book until! the peak of the conflict hits. BAM it was exciting again. It was painful, but the kind of fast paced, engaging, page-turning writing style that I loved is back.
Despite all that ramblings about the writing style, I do enjoy the plot and the characters. They were fun and definitely likable. So thumbs up for everything else. Overall, I had this love-hate relationship with this novel, as much as I felt disappointed with the middle part of the book I had to give the plot and other points a credit. The temporary slow pace was not such a big deal for me considering the other positive points, so I would totally still recommend this novel to you guys who love hot romance novels with a bunch of too-drool-worthy-to-be-true rock stars ;)
3 EYES OPEN (3/5)