May 19, 2017

5* eARC Review: UNSTEADY RHYTHM by Raine Thomas


Author: Raine Thomas

Source: eARC from author for review


A rock band. A reality show. A recipe for disaster.

Falling in love with your best friend is one thing. Falling in love with a rock star is entirely another. Put those two things together, add in airing your new relationship on reality TV, and you’ve got one volatile mix just waiting to explode.

Lily Montgomery’s life has veered in a direction she never expected. She’s struggling to find her balance after her romance with rock star Dane Archer propelled her into the latest headlines. Her dreams of a successful writing career are fading in the bright lights of unwanted fame. She needs to figure out how to help Dane and his band achieve their goals without losing sight of her own.

Easier said than done...

As The Void’s tour continues, Lily faces family drama, relationship trials, dangerously dedicated fans, and zealous paparazzi. Between that and figuring out how to spin the tabloid-worthy relationship developing between the band’s brooding bassist, Keith Connors, and her conservative roommate, Sydney Ward, Lily has more weight on her shoulders than she ever imagined.

But her choice has been made. For the sake of love and her own reputation, she will have to find her rhythm and rise to each challenge. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose everything...and the whole world will be watching.

My take...

Most everyone has a reality tv show they claim is their guilty pleasure. I do too. A couple actually. But this book was just as delicious as one of those shows. It is a reality tv brought together with words and I cannot get enough. Lust. Drama. Love. So where do I begin with my review? What could I possibly say without giving too much away? So freakin' much goes on in this book and I was completely caught up in it. Deliriously happy to be back with some of my most favorite characters ever; I read and enjoyed my time spent immersed in the story.

A new relationship forms between Keith and Sydney. And it is everything!! But it won’t come easy to them. They both have to fight to even get it started. And put more fight into making it work. I promise you are going to love this new side of Keith. But then a crap storm unfolds with the show and everything and everyone is tested. No one will come out of the premiere untouched…especially these two. If you are invested in these characters like I have been from the start, you will hurt. I sure did.

And then there is my sweet Lily and beautiful Dane. These two are holding an entire universe on their shoulders with this show and tour, yet they keep on smiling and keep falling more and more in love with each other as the days fly by. All while allowing their fans to think that Lily is a gold digger after Dane's money. After all, the show needs something exciting to keep it going right? But honestly, I could never tire of reading about them. So glad we got just as much of them as we did Keith and Sydney. I was worried they might take a back seat to the new romance. Happy to see that wasn't the case.

I won't say too much about Suddenly Something except that they are a pit stain on the shirt of life. Seriously. Can't stand them, their manager, or the trash they spew. They have zero class and zero redeeming qualities. Why waste time talking about them?

UNSTEADY RHYTHM was such an amazing story full of twists at every turn of the page, an undeniable passion throughout the book, and an allure that pulls you in. This book came to life and had you feeling as if you were right there along with the cast, cameras and all the action. 5 Stars! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Unsteady Rhythm!