Luke and Marlene return in the follow up to the Amazon best selling novel, Love of a Rockstar
Marlene Parker got her fairy tale ending. Luke Anderson, her one and only love and their darling little girl are finally a family again. However, nobody said marrying a rockstar is easy. The media is out for blood, groupies are singing on Marlene’s front lawn and people are deeming her the new Yoko Ono. If that wasn’t enough, there is a wedding to plan and pies to bake. An expert in chaos, Marlene doesn’t get easily stressed. That is, until an unexpected pregnancy digs up old insecurities, potentially threatening the life she has worked so hard to gain.
Will Marlene and Luke vow to cherish and to hold forever?
Or was their story never meant to be?
This novella is a companion novel to the Love of a Rockstar series, but can be read as a standalone.
|Series:||Love of a Rockstar|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love that the authors gave more than a few pages to the epilogue
Loved both books, it was nice to see that they got a bigger HEA. I can't wait for Matthew's story. From what I've read it's going to be a heck of a story.
Picking up shortly after the end of the previous series installment, Luke and Marlene are caught up in a whirlwind of wedding preparations, restaurant renovations, and fans camped out and upset over his leaving the band. Along with their precious daughter Nil they're trying to get used to living as a family but the past is always affecting their future. With Luke still feeling guilty over not being there after Nil's birth and Marlene's doubts about his commitment to being a family, there's lots of tension just waiting to explode. When Marlene discovers something that will irrevocably change their family, both her and Luke's reactions lead to more hurt that becomes a true test of their love. Will their reunited family survive or will Luke run again? This is a short story that puts Luke and Marlene through the emotional wringer. They're older and wiser though, so while their feelings are initially hurt over a secret being kept they actually talk it out as adults. With some sage advice from Marlene's irascible grandmother they take the time to learn the art of compromise and it reflects the maturation that both have gone through to reach this point. Marlene's a less judgmental woman now, understanding of the other commitments Luke has instead of being threatened by them. Luke's become a true romantic too, cute and caring of Marlene when she needs him most. Add in the sweet, wise beyond her years little ball of energy Nil, and you have one big happy family. Surrounding this newfound family is an emotionally supportive cast of secondary characters. Two of them look to be heading towards their own story and I'm looking forward to the evolution of their relationship as their interactions crackled here. Matthew's the lead singer of Five Guys and an intriguing dichotomy of shy and sensual and I find him immensely appealing. Camille is Marlene's best friend but their friendship's strained because of a lie Camille told that they're slowly overcoming. She's a bit hardened and jaded and could use a bit of Matthew's sweetness. Ultimately, though there's not much steaminess or rock 'n rollin' in this book, it was still a nice read and a good segue into the next installment.
I enjoyed this followup novella to Love of a Rockstar, perhaps even more than I did the book. It was great to see how Marlene and Luke were doing after reuniting. Luke was no longer a rock star by his own choosing and has decided to change career paths to spend more time with Marlene and their precocious daughter Nil. Marlene is planning their wedding and helping with the renovations. I really liked the changes in both Marlene and Luke. They're really trying to let go of the past and move forward. But it seems like their pasts won't let them go. Then something comes to light that makes dealing with renovations and planning a wedding seem like a breeze. It makes their harder and darker days seem more like the present than it is. I liked how they both dealt with it once it became clear they way they'd reacted had hurt the other's feelings. The story is a quick read. Things progress quickly. Nil was precious and I adored seeing Marlene's grandmother again. I also liked seeing Matthew and Camille. The two certainly have chemistry and if the excerpt from the upcoming book is to be believed, they have history as well. I look forward to reading it.