by Rachel Lacey

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Rocker Colton Nix would do just about anything to rid himself of the unflattering nickname his womanizing ways have earned him in the tabloids--anything except settle down with a woman, of course. If his parents taught him anything, it's that love is as fleeting as celebrity. But after a few too many drinks on a private island in the Caribbean, Cole wakes up with the king of all hangovers...and a wedding band on his left ring finger.

Celebrity assistant Jenn MacDonald has her future meticulously planned, and she's ready to make her next move: becoming a songwriter. Drunk-marrying a rock star was definitely not on the list. When Cole suggests they stay married for six months so that he can ride out the good publicity while helping her launch her new career, she can't help but say yes. She's even able to convince herself--almost--that her decision has nothing to do with the way one glance from Cole sets her body humming like the strings on his favorite guitar.

They were near strangers when they exchanged drunken vows on the beach, but the connection--and the attraction--between them is powerful and real. Soon, they're making beautiful music together, both in and out of bed. They're giving the performance of their lives, until it all comes crashing down around them. But every great performance deserves an encore, and theirs might just be love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159037411
Publisher: Rachel Lacey
Publication date: 06/13/2018
Series: Rock Star Duet , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 135,273
File size: 529 KB

About the Author

Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets. Rachel loves to keep in touch with her readers! You can find her at: RachelLacey.com Twitter @rachelslacey Facebook.com/RachelLaceyAuthor

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Encore 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Always in the background and never one to want attention, Jenn perfected her job as Kate's assistant. Years ago she left her comfortable family unit to pursue her dreams of songwriting. Landing a job as the assistant to one of Rock's biggest acts, gave her an in. But she never let Kate know her true dreams as she didn't want to be seen as a "user". While filming a video for a duet with Cole Nix, Jenn is asked by Kate to be her stand in as Kate was sporting a small baby bump. Jenn reluctantly agreed to don a bikini and shoot scenes with Cole. Cole, haunted by unflattering gossip, hopes that his duet with Kate will propel him back into the spotlight. But shooting a music video touching another man's wife is creepy. When Kate suggests Jenn step in, he's thankful. When he lays eyes on Jenn, it's insta-lust. Cole thinks she's the most beautiful woman he's ever met. At the after party, he meets up with Jenn and realizes she's not only beautiful, but smart. A few drinks into the night, they agree to a one-night stand, but it turns into so much more... I LOVED how Rachel Lacey entwinned stories of dysfunctional family life, panic attacks, and pursuing your dreams into Encore. I love fake marriage stories. Sometimes it takes walking away to realize you already had everything you ever wanted and dreamed of. Although what happened in Las Vegas was devastating, there are haunting stories of survival that are still being dealt with. I liked how real life bled into this story so realistically. I truly enjoyed the second book in the Rock Star Duet series. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Josephine_C More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Encore. It was romantic, sexy, and gave a great glimpse into the life of a rockstar. I thought the detail provided about the music video shoots, performances, Jenn's duties as an assistant, etc. was all really interesting and had me wondering how much research Rachel Lacey did. It felt like it built on what I already know about the industry, so I really enjoyed that aspect of this. There were a few times in the first half where transitions between Jenn and Colton deciding to keep their relationship platonic and them kissing needed a bit of finessing and it was jarring, but overall this did not stop me from really enjoying being in this world. I loved the black moment. I also liked that, a relationship that could have been explained away with insta-love, was given a fun and romantic and somewhat slow burn-y relationship instead. This is definitely a book I'll read again.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
He's run from his heart long enough. Now it's time to take a stand. Give into the fear or take a chance on forever. Colton is a forever kind of guy, but he hides his true self behind his rockstar persona. Fast women and hard living has taken a toll on his image. Can a goody two shoes be just the thing to tame his bad boy ways? Encore is an opposites attract dream. Wild guy, sweet girl with a thirst for something more than where they currently reside. From laugh out loud to the tears of a clown, Lacey delivers a great show.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Encore, Rachel Lacey’s latest, took me by surprise, there were some emotional twists I didn’t see coming. I really enjoyed the first in the series, so I was primed to like the second. Encore covers some of the same ground that Unwritten did, in terms of PTSD issues, but it does it so much differently. Lacey brings some real life situations into the narrative that make the entire story so much more powerful. Jenn and Cole are the perfect marriage of convenience (drunken mistake) story. Even more fun we got to catch up with Kate and Josh. If you are looking for a good rock romance, this is one for the keeper shelf. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great chemistry & lots of tugs on the heartstrings
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A fun, sexy, and vastly entertaining marriage of a drunken accident turned into a marriage of convenience with a rock star story with fresh and clever emotional plot twists. The way Rachel Lacey writes the stories easily hooks my mind, and I am keen to get to know the sharp and strong characters she creates and cheer for them, wanting them to find their way to the HEA. The stories are more character driven than focused on their surroundings and lifestyle, though there are enough bling, parting, and glamour in this story to give the celebrity status of the characters validity. But even with the dazzle of the rock star life, the characters have the kind of 'regular people' vibe to them, that is appealing. They are sincere, likable, thoughtful people, they have their strengths and weaknesses, they have their family drama, and they feel deeply and love unconditionally. Though Rocker Colton Nix represents in the limelights the kind of person - a womanizing millionaire rock star who sleeps around more than most of his peers - that normally would not be my favorite kind of hero, Colton managed to win me over rather easily. Underneath that rocker exterior, there is a considerate, caring, kind man, who loves what he does and cares about people around him. He has his vulnerabilities, he has his reasons to be the way he is, he doesn't try to hide it or be anything that he isn't. I liked him, a lot, and I felt for him when he was hurting and confused. His attraction to Jenn was rather adorable while steaming hot (with a way more boners than I needed to be aware of). Jenn MacDonald is organized, analytical, goal-oriented, and always prepared for everything. Her obsession with her ideal husband material showed an emotional immaturity that I found tiresome after awhile. I had a bit difficult time to connect with Jenn, to understand her reasoning, the hot-and-cold she was pulling with Colton, especially in the beginning. But she too grew on me, and seeing her mature and come to accept herself and her feelings as they were was refreshing. Encore is the best kind of summer reading there is for sizzling hot romance lovers. It is lively, entertaining, and enjoyable. There are enough emotional depth and growth with characters to be appealing without being loaded with angst and turmoil. The plot has the familiarity of a marriage of convenience stories yet is told in an original and fresh way that is captivating, and the many detailed love scenes entice while heating up the pages. This alluring and entertaining tale easily swept me away, a great mind-escape romance, that has you swooning and smiling at the end. ~ Four Spoons
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Jenn & Cole's unconventional love story. What started out as a drunken mistake turned out to be something truly special. I loved the times when they both lived in the moment without worrying about all of the reasons that their marriage shouldn't work. The ending was great and I like that it included an epilogue. I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.