Love of a Rockstar

Love of a Rockstar

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by Nicole Simone
     
 

Marlene Parker thought she met her soul mate at eighteen but when he left her pregnant and alone to pursue a life of rock n roll, she vowed to never love again. Now four years later, she is being offered the dream of a lifetime. Moving to France with her daughter to start anew. There is only one problem. Marlene’s formative ex is back in town, and his pull is

Overview

Marlene Parker thought she met her soul mate at eighteen but when he left her pregnant and alone to pursue a life of rock n roll, she vowed to never love again. Now four years later, she is being offered the dream of a lifetime. Moving to France with her daughter to start anew. There is only one problem. Marlene’s formative ex is back in town, and his pull is strong as ever.
Luke Anderson has everything a man could want. Fame, fortune and enough beautiful women to last him a lifetime. That is until a young runaway shows him what is truly important. Family. A word in which plagues Luke with regret. As a scared twenty two year old he ran away from the love of his life and their unborn child. Now ready to reverse his biggest regret with only three days to do it, Luke’s fate hangs in the balance. The question is, will he be able to convince Marlene their love story deserves a second chance?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045609616
Publisher:
Nicole Simone
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Series:
Love of a Rockstar
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
51,673
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Los Angeles, C.A with her fat bulldog named Humphrey.

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Love of a Rockstar 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
CindyMeyer More than 1 year ago
I was offered an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Marlene has been raising her four-year-old daughter, Nil, alone after the love of her life, Luke Anderson (McHenry?) left her the day before Nil was born. With the help of her family, Marlene has done an incredible job of being a full-time mother. And, for as angry and hurt as she Marlene was when Luke left her, he’s still the love of her life. So, when she finds out his band is back in town and he’s a guest in the hotel where she works, Marlene becomes an immediate assortment of emotion: hope, anger, excitement, fear, but most of all, love, as the pangs she’s kept tucked away for four years come flooding back. There is no question Marlene is still in love with Luke, but you can’t blame her for wanting to protect both her heart, as well as her daughter’s. Luke is not the same man who walked away from Marlene four years ago. He’s matured, made his fortune, and has never forgotten (or forsaken) his devotion to Marlene. Can she trust him not to hurt her again? And this time, there’s more at stake, because it’s not just her heart, and she’ll do anything to protect Nil from being hurt. “Love of a Rock Star” is an enjoyable and endearing read. From the relationship between Marlene and her precocious daughter, Nil, to the affection and love she shares with her family, the story just made me feel good. Marlene’s best friend, Camille adds a wonderful injection of humor, as well as keeping Marlene firmly planted in reality. Everyone needs a devoted and non-nonsense friend like Camille. I enjoyed the plot, and I really liked the author’s writing style. There were a couple of editorial inconsistences, and the story could have benefitted from one more proofread, but overall “Love of a Rock Star” is a gratifying story of love – of learning how to let go, and of learning how to know when it’s okay to hold on. 3-1/2 endearing stars.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Not a big fan of the writing style. I feel like I wasted my money, and could have spent my time reading something else. I did finish it though. -JLR
Anonymous 11 months ago
Even through it all there is such a thing of soul mates
BookBosomed_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Marlene Parker and Luke Anderson were an item from the time she was seventeen till she got pregnant at twenty, him twenty-two, and he left her at nine months to go on the road and make it big. So when she sees him in the hotel lobby (her place of employment) for the first time he incites in her both love and hate, and she does what any woman scorned and not wanting to face her ex would do…she hides in the bathroom. But she can’t hide from their past relationship for long. Now four years later, Luke has realized that life on the road is lonely, and he made the biggest mistake of his life walking away. Told from Marlene’s point of view, I was pulled in from the very beginning. You can feel M’s heartache and her dilemma. She shares a past and a child with Luke, not to mention a still current attraction; but he walked out on her and their daughter and hasn’t seen them since. She also has a new, stable boyfriend in her life that can offer what Luke hasn’t. On one hand, you want Marlene to tell him “too bad” when he wants back in her and their daughter’s life after abandoning them. On the other hand, it doesn’t take long to realize that Luke is rather sweet and endearing. I didn’t know how Nicole Simone was going to pull it off, but she does. I thought Luke would have to be the world’s biggest louse for walking out on his pregnant girlfriend, but instead Luke turns around to be one of those adorable rocker book boyfriends. “Daddy Luke” and “domestic, dinner cooking Luke” are really sweet and hot. Both characters are very likable and down to earth. The story a wonderful job of illustrating Marlene’s predicament between following her heart and risking getting broken again vs. choosing the safe and responsible guy who can fulfill her career dream and won’t leave her but who she may never fall in love with. She also has to take into account her daughter and what’s best for Nil. The story is just complicated enough that I think most readers could put themselves in Marlene’s position and realize what a difficult choice it would be to make. There are confrontations between Luke and Marlene, and I liked how she’d let him have it, but then they’d come back together. It wasn’t a drawn out screaming match which showed how there were still strong feelings of love there. He also didn’t make excuses for what he did, and he accepted his mistakes. I think that helps the reader overlook the magnitude of what Luke did a little bit. I found the story very engaging and I honestly couldn’t put it down, reading it all in one sitting. I occasionally craved a chapter or two from Luke to get his perspective and maybe a few more loves scenes since there is so much sexual tension brewing between them. The inclusion of Marlene’s family’s perspectives, particularly the other females in her life, was a nice touch. Her grandmother’s personal tales of love was cute as Marlene has to weigh out what’s best for her while tackling an age old question of what qualities/elements make for the best marriage. The rock star perspective in this book focuses on the pitfalls of success and being on the road while your family is left behind at home, and it’s an often not written about plot point, but a valid one none the less. This is also a story of making amends and following your heart. The story has touches of humor and a bit of excitement towards the climax. Luke only has four days in town so there’s the lingering question (and suspense) of what’s going to happen/what is he going to do when it’s time to go. However, the story wraps up nicely at the end and where things go from there was firmly implied. HEA. No cliffhanger. Stand-alone novel.
SoutherenGirl More than 1 year ago
The stupid decisions we make when where young and dumb change when were older. Rocker life or simple life at a young age then top with pregnant girlfriend. Luke finally smartened up after 4yrs of living the life he thought he wonted. Marlene put life on hold to be a single parent which is never easy. Very cute story highly recommend Now Camille needs a story sneaky little best friend
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
OK, so maybe I started this book with a few too many assumptions! I think Love of a Rockstar differs from other NA Contemporary Romances because this is not about a damaged couple falling instantly in love and facing heartache. In Nicole Simone's book the pain has already been inflicted and the male protagonist has to redeem himself. Marlene is vulnerable, but not weak. Her love for Luke has never faded and her memories of their relationship are still strong, even after his treatment of her. However, I think both Marlene and Luke's characters are overshadowed by Nil, their daughter. She is sweet but strong-willed and desperate to have her daddy in her life, yet meeting him is an emotional experience. It is Nil who makes this story so heart-warming and the need to see Marlene and Luke overcome their differences becomes even more essential because we know she depends on them. Yes, Love of a Rockstar has drama, angst, sex and a happy ending, but Nicole Simone also writes a story which is warm, charming and made me cry! Definitely add this to your TBR pile! I received this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
This was a great rocker romance but really focused on the other side of the rock star’s life where life is more than a famous music career. I liked the characters and the story was interesting. It was a book full of second chances and finding love that burns bright. I easily read it in an afternoon and found it an enjoyable book. Luke and Marlene have history which in a lot of ways complicate things. However, Luke has grown up and is back and ready to win Marlene back. Luke is a sexy bass player in a famous band called The Five Guys, he’s sweet, and he’s determined to get Marlene back for good. Marlene has a dream of selling her pastries for a living but put it on hold for her daughter. She is seriously stubborn but also sweet and caring. This story was very enjoyable and I was definitely rooting for Luke and Marlene. There were a few times when I would have liked the characters to be a bit more in depth since I struggled to really immerse myself in their situation. With that being said, the overall story was great and had a pretty good flow.  Overall I’d say this was a great read and would easily recommend it to others. 4 out of 5 stars!
ckwlofton More than 1 year ago
Thanks to the author, I was allowed to read an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is a sweet story of second chances. Marlene is a great single mom who is trying to do what she thinks is best for her and her daughter. Just when she thinks she has it all figured out, enter Nil's father, Luke the rock star. Luke has realized that he left behind everything that was really important when he left Marlene and their unborn daughter. Marlene has to decide between security and the true love of her life. The love between Luke and his daughter is so sweet to read. The obvious love between Luke and Marlene is undeniable. As much as Marlene knows she loves Luke, she struggles with security for her and Nil. Luke's willingness to fight for his family is refreshing. There are a few unexpected happenings in the book. All in all it is a very sweet loving read. It was nice to read a story involving a child and the child being front and center of the story. I like that the "rock star" life was downplayed, focusing more on the life of Marlene and Nil. I enjoyed this story and give it four stars.
MySecretBookSpot More than 1 year ago
Love of a Rock Star by Nicole Simone  4 out of 5 stars  Rock star Luke McHenry left his pregnant girlfriend the night before she gave birth to their daughter Nil.  In the four years since Nil's birth, Maureen has been both mom and dad to the little girl.  She works sixty plus hours some weeks, refusing to cash the checks the now famous superstar sends every month.   Suddenly Luke is back in town and her life is about to be turned upside down.  Finn, her boyfriend of a few months, whom she has known forever, wants her to move to Paris.  Luke wants to be a family with both her and Nil.  Maureen's family who loves Finn, loves Finn in Seattle not Paris.  Her grandma's true love is back and it's not her grandfather.  Her best friend is in love with a barista but is in denial and oh by the way things are about to get a little more complicated!  I thought the characters in this story were fun.  They all had personality.  I loved Grandma Doris.  My least favorite character was Camille, I think she kept a lot of secrets from Maureen, luckily it all worked out. I really enjoyed this story; it was a quick and entertaining read with a HEA.   *A complimentary copy was received in exchange for an honest review* Susan, My Secret Book Spot
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
Luke Anderson left the very pregnant Marlene to go and fulfill his dreams of becoming a rock star. It wasn’t her plan to become a single parent at a young age, but when he went away, she had no choice but to stand up and be a woman to her daughter. Since then, she had vowed never to love again. Now, she was offered to go to Paris to start a new life with her daughter – it was a dream come true for her. One thing that is standing in her way is the presence of her ex in town. Oh yes, after four years, he decided to come back and enter their lives. Luke Anderson’s dream had come true. But one experience had taught him what is really important in life – family. At a young age, he ran away from Marlene and their unborn child, and it had caused him deep regret. He was given a chance to start over again when his tour stops at their place – with 3 days on his clock – will he be able to do it? Will he convince Marlene, and most especially Nil, their daughter to give him a second chance? Raising a kid on your own can be a heavy task for any single parent. Juggling jobs, wanting to be the best, and providing for your child needs is a whole lot of effort, most especially when you’re eighteen. So, it was quite understandable why Marlene was mad at him, why she had a new man on her life who doesn’t spark her plugs and why she’s going to Paris with him. She gave Luke Anderson her heart, and he broke it into pieces. She needed someone stable not just for her, but for Nil as well. What she doesn’t need is a man who is constantly on the road, leaving her and her bed empty most days. He’s every girl’s fantasy. For a rock star, Luke Anderson is a saint. I can’t believe that after all these years --- After that confession, my hatred for him had shrunk. Sure, he left to provide for them, and give them money even though all Marlene ever needed was him. But deep down, he’s a good guy who just wanted to be the best father and the best husband for their child. He just needed a few wake up calls. Marlene is surrounded by girls whom I completely adore – from her feisty grandmother, to her mom, and her best friend. All just wanted what was the best for her and for her baby, even though sometimes it had overstepped the boundaries. And of course Nil, who wouldn’t fall in love with this cute little girl?! A short read that I had finished in one sitting, Love of a Rockstar can be an awesome read for people who like to read about love and second chances. ¿ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.¿
Debbie8306 More than 1 year ago
Based on the little blurb I read about this book I expected it to be your average hard core rock and roll love story. What I found while reading this was it is a delightful story of friendship and love with a little rock and roll thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed every word of this book and I hope after reading my review you will read it and enjoy it as much as I did. The character development in this book was wonderful. Each and every character is unique and the part they play in the story large or small leaves a lasting impact on the reader. I will admit that I fell helplessly in love with Luke, adored Marlene’s grandmother, learned to soften to Marlene’s mother and had a love hate relationship with Finn and Marlene’s best friend Camille. Though I don’t mention all of the characters within the story they do each play a part in bringing this story full circle. The storyline was refreshing. The story focus is centered around the character’s daily lives which provides the insight needed to really appreciate the story as a whole. We live through the happiness, the sadness, the confusion and the hope. We share in memories of the past and hopes for the future. You can’t help but swept up in the emotions the characters feel. The author has a very free and easy writing style making this book a delight to read. The storyline flows and holds the readers interest. I have already touched upon the great character development. The conversations between the characters were easy and filled with fun, witty words. I enjoyed the little twists that the author threw into the storyline and will admit I had one or two big oh my god moments while reading this. For me personally I enjoyed all aspects of the story. I savored the wisdom of the life lessons that were shared, I hurt for the loss of love and I yearned for the happy ever after. I know that I without a doubt will read the next book this author publishes.
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WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A very sweet romance, Love of a Rockstar was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was sweet, romantic, and lovely. Marlene was a good heroine. She was very devoted to caring for her daughter, and definitely strong for pulling through her heartbreak in the way that she did. I had a few issues with her that I'll talk about later, but, for the most part, I liked her. Luke was a sweetie. I didn't know what to expect from him and I was wary that I wouldn't like him because he left his pregnant girlfriend, but it wasn't long before he won me over. He was really very sweet and I truly believed his regret over leaving Marlene. He realized his mistake and did everything he could to make it right. Despite my reservations about him, I ended up adoring him. The romance was lovely. Marlene and Luke were sweet together. Despite their time apart, it was obvious that they never stopped loving each other. And, the chemistry between them was hot. The sparks were flying whenever these two were together. I though they were lovely together. I totally adored Nil, Marlene and Luke's daughter. I thought she was so cute and I loved how she was included as a major character, rather than just a plot device. I especially loved how Luke interacted with her, because he was adorable with her. I thought her character was lovely. Now, to what I didn't like about. It's really just relatively minor issues that came together to become a bigger one. 1) Marlene could really be a shrew sometimes. I understood that she was in a difficult situation, but she was downright mean a few times. 2) I didn't understand why the inclusion of Finn (Marlene's "safe" boyfriend) was even necessary. It seemed like his only purpose was to cause a conflict and I thought Marlene was really unfair to him. She used him as a safety blanket, but had no issues contemplating cheating on him with Luke. Then, when she did, she turned against him for getting angry about it. I thought his reaction was reasonable, but Marlene just turned her back on him and couldn't have cared less when he was out of her life for good. That was just mean. And 3) Camile (Marlene's friend) wasn't very nice, for both a decision she made in the past and the genuinely horrible advice she gave Marlene. It made me think less of Marlene when she followed her friend's advice because it definitely wasn't any good. I didn't think she was a good friend at all. These problems did affect my enjoyment of the book, but I still really liked it, so they weren't dealbreakers. I definitely still enjoyed the book. The plot was fast paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending, though a bit rushed, was very sweet. Love of a Rockstar was a lovely New Adult romance. Though I had a few issues with it, I still really enjoyed it and I ended up liking it. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out. *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review