*WINNER OF 2017 READERS' FAVORITE SILVER MEDAL*
Moving to a new city isn't the magic fix Lexie Travis hoped it would be. Sure, she put some mileage between herself and her feuding parents, her miserable dating history, and the memories of a life-altering injury. However, she still feels like a former shadow of herself, hiding behind her diminished confidence and her thorough disbelief in true love.
Everything changes when Lexie's best (and only) friend drags her to a country music concert. Lexie loves country music, but she loathes the top-selling heartthrob who sold out the arena. Jack Morgan became a sensation with a string of degrading, shallow songs that she can't stand.
After suffering through an evening surrounded by the playboy celebrity's endless sea of admirers, a startling trauma lands Jack in the hospital, and Lexie is the physical therapist assigned to the VIP treatment of the very man she despises.
Jack is drawn to the one woman who appears resistant to his charms and who loves to check his ego every chance she gets, yet gives him the honesty he needs. She's the opposite of his usual groupies. He can only continue his tour if he receives rehab on the road, and Lexie is the lone person Jack trusts for the job.
Reluctantly, she agrees to take the journey on his luxury coach, joining the wild cast of characters on his crew. Yes, she was given many incentives to take the assignment, but the reason she wants to ignore is the dangerous one. Jackson Morgan is growing on her. He's shown her facets of his personality she never fathomed, and maybe she isn't immune to his handsome charm after all.
At every turn, another challenge pushes her away from him. A woman returns from his past, along with new temptations at every concert. Jack's manager clings to control over his artist and doesn't like Lexie, or her growing influence. Media attention makes her want to run the other way, but she can't escape it.
Stepping onto the tour bus is the domino that starts a chain reaction in their lives and challenges them both to change. Could they learn to believe in love and happily ever after?
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Please note: Groupie is Volume One in a two-part series
Praise for Groupie:
"Fans of Colleen Hoover will definitely enjoy Groupie. When it comes to exploring a character's emotions, Susan Daugherty hit the nail on the head. I felt the fear, the excitement, and the love between Lexie and Jack.This book is filled with "awww"-inspiring sweet moments and nail biting suspense. I especially loved that it still managed to convey the romantic atmosphere without the overblown sex scenes."
-Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite
Under the Covers BookLovers Groupie Review - Bel
"Groupie is everything you could want in a sweet, sexy contemporary romance. I'm so excited to say this is my first FIVE star read in a LONG time and I don't hand out five star ratings lightly. Jackson himself is plenty enough reason to read this book so go, go now and pick this baby up if you love a drop dead sexy, swoon worthy sweet man with the kind of morals and values you know your mama would be proud of. Trust me, you won't regret letting Jack Morgan into your life. Groupie was such a sweet, heart warming surprise that brought constant smiles to my face and had me swooning left, right and center. It's light, sweet, the drama is kept to a minimum, the sexual tension is high, I highly suggest you take a chance on Groupie.
"It was one of those stories that gripped me right from page one and kept me reading all the way through. It as a fun story, one that tugged at the heart strings a little as the relationship developed between the two main characters, despite everything that seemed to be against it ever happening. This is an incredibly well written book, with a story that has been designed to draw a reader in and hold their interest."
-Anne-Marie Reynolds for Rea
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About the Author
Susan Daugherty is a freelance writer, and by some happy coincidence, also a licensed Physical Therapist and an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. Her essay The Cycle of Inspiration was published in PT InMotion in April 2013. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and 2017 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal winner. Raised in Kentucky, she now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where she lives with her husband and two children.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Groupie was wonderful! Jack and Lexie's friendship grew and I loved being able to take each step with them. This story is about finding your true self. Finding out who likes you for you, and learn how to separate from the fake. The ones that are in for the limelight and 30 second fame suddenly are no longer that important. Learning that you want more than the basics in life, you finally want to feel. When Jackson gets hurt, he finally opens his eyes and yearns for a big change with his country fame. Lexie is the PT that is assigned to our favorite VIP. This story shows Lexie's point of view on how she perceived the country singer. Always surrounded by the groupies. Just being a playboy and partying. I mean that is all what he sings about it must be true, right? But once Lexie is assigned to join the tour to help Jackson recover, she finally sees him as a person. Her perspective changes. Sure the groupies are still around, but these two grow into something more. I love how these two connect. Lexie finds herself confiding into Jack more than she wants. But who can blame her. When they are together everything falls into place. Then it falls apart it seems the day after Lexie's birthday when she can not longer see straight and feels she is crossing a line. One that should not be crossed since she is on tour with Jackson professionally only. One huge misunderstanding, and one mistake alters their future. Or does it? I was left wanting to dive into book two, Muse, and finish their story. Somehow, I feel this is only the beginning when they see it as an end. Groupie is amazing hot, dramatic, and about second chances in life. Jack will dazzle you with his open mind and good heart. You will love his band and see how tight knit of a family they are. I love them all!
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Groupie: Volume 1 is a contemporary romance novel written by Susan Daugherty. Lexie had been decidedly unenthusiastic about going to the Jack Morgan concert she was currently suffering through. While she liked his early work well enough, his current music and the crazed women who swamped his concerts were a definite turn-off for her. She was only there because her roommate and best friend, Ashley, a big Morgan fan, had won the highly prized tickets and begged her to come along. The lights, constant shoving and close body contact, and the screaming of fans were a high price to pay for being loyal to a friend. Then Morgan began to play Angel Wings, one of her favorite songs ever, and all the chaos seemed to fade away. She couldn't help but close her eyes and sing along to those lyrics that she knew so well. And when she opened her eyes, as the last chords were played, she almost thought he was looking directly at her. His eyes were an electrifying sky-blue. She looked to either side of her to see just who he was actually looking at, but, as her eyes were drawn back to his, she could see he was also smiling at her. Susan Daugherty's sweet contemporary romance, Groupie: Volume 1, follows what happens when a relatively sheltered young physical therapist, with little experience in the romance department, is assigned to travel with a country music star with a reputation for one-night stands and wild parties. As a physically active person who’s all-too-familiar with the inevitable sport-related injuries, I was fascinated by Lexie's professional skills and the methods she employs to ensure the injured Morgan heals properly. Daugherty's knowledge of the processes involved in physical therapy gave this aspect of the story an authentic and believable feel. Lexie's gradual adaptation to, and appreciation for, the unstructured lifestyle she becomes part of was also a pleasure to witness. And while the tension between the two who are simultaneously drawn towards and wary of each other becomes almost a bit too predictable at times, I enjoyed being a part of their world as I was reading this contemporary romance about touring with a musical band. Groupie: Volume 1 is highly recommended.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Groupie by Susan Daugherty is a contemporary romance story and is book one of a mini-series. Lexie Travis needs a new life, a fresh start. She needs to get away from her constantly fighting parents, from her miserable excuse for a love life, and from the thoughts of an injury that has changed her life. So, she moves to a new city with the hopes of putting it all behind her, but it doesn’t work. At least it doesn’t until she goes to a country music concert. She might love the music, but she can’t stand Jack, the singer. An accident puts Jack in the hospital and Lexie as his physical therapist, throwing them together. Lexie isn’t the type of woman to fall at his feet and Jack finds himself strangely drawn towards her. Jack is given the go-ahead to continue his tour, provided he takes his therapist with him, and so Lexie joins him on the road, traveling in his luxury coach. From there, a chain of events is set in motion that will change both their lives forever. Groupie by Susan Daugherty was something very different. It was one of those stories that gripped me right from page one and kept me reading all the way through. The plot was very well thought out and, as well as a great story, Ms. Daugherty provided plenty of background about the characters, giving them substance. It was a fun story, one that tugged at the heart strings a little as the relationship developed between the two main characters, despite everything that seemed to be against it ever happening. This is an incredibly well-written book, with a story that has been designed to draw a reader in and hold their interest. I, for one, couldn’t put it down and I am looking forward to reading book 2.
Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite Groupie by Susan Daugherty revolves around a developing romance between Dr Lexie Travis and music sensation Jack Morgan. Lexie doesn't appreciate Jack's brand of country music much and has a low opinion of his lifestyle. When Jack has an accident on stage and hurts his leg, Lexie is brought in as his therapist. Turns out Jack Morgan isn't the uncouth womanizer she believed him to be. Their healing sessions bring them closer and Jack is forced to take a good look at his life since his stardom. For Lexie, travelling with Jack on his tour is a dream come true. Jack may just be the man to make Lexie hope again. Just one problem; she didn't believe in true love and Jack is ready to jump all in. When it comes to exploring a character's emotions, Susan Daugherty hit the nail on the head. I felt the fear, the excitement, and the love between Lexie and Jack. Both characters have been scared by the past and are scared to commit, but as they get to know each other better, their friendship turns into something more meaningful. This book is filled with "awww"-inspiring sweet moments and nail biting suspense (sometimes more than I could take). I especially loved that it still managed to convey the romantic atmosphere without the overblown sex scenes so prevalent in romance books nowadays. The book ends in a cliffhanger, but was totally worth the read. I can't wait to read the conclusion of Lexie and Jack's story in Muse. Fans of Colleen Hoover will definitely enjoy Groupie.