Sweet, sexy Thaddeus Kyle is not like the spoiled, ego-driven rock stars with fame and fortune at his fingertips and a different beautiful woman in his bed each night. Not anymore anyway. Nearly forty, he's been in the game all his life, just a blue-collar working class musician chasing dreams of rock superstardom amid the crushing weight of a loveless marriage and brutal breakup. But when a real rock and roll legend offers Tad a spot in his band, the sudden worldwide exposure leads him to the woman who could be the greatest thing to ever happen to him. If he can only manage not to screw it up.
Shelby Finnegan is a woman on the go. A celebrated wildlife photographer with a yen for conservation and saving endangered animals, she hasn't had much time in her life for things like romance. The painful past she keeps buried deep doesn't help matters on that front either. But when her love of rock and roll gives rise to an infatuation with her favorite rocker's new bass player, she suddenly finds herself daydreaming about little else.
Sparks fly during a chance encounter backstage, sending Tad and Shelby down a path of friendship that hints at something much deeper. Is the burning promise of passion only wishful thinking, or could it be true romance?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another treat from Lashell Collins. I am a true fan of the author, while not a big fan of Rocker Romances. This one changed my mind. The age of the couple appealed to me and the author always provides wonderful entertainment. Tad got his big break in the music business at thirty-eight. He also met Shelby in person. She had touched him through a blog fan response that stayed with him. Little did he know she was a famous wildlife photographer. Their meeting at a concert turned into a friendship by correspondence, online chats, and phone calls. Could their feelings expand into a real relationship? Their traveling keeps them apart so much of the time. Can they really make the adjustments necessary to find a life together? Both have histories of having to choose between a love life and a life they love. The author builds their relationship and shows their feelings without having to resort to more than sexual tension for a long time. It was a unique experience and kept me cheering them on, waiting for them to finally not only consummate their relationship but simply be in the same place at the same time together. Their sharing of their lives from a distance was something few people have, creating a strong friendship. The saying that friendship is important in a “True Romance” is proven in this story. I recommend this to romance lovers of all ages. Once again Ms. Collins has gifted us with a story that will stay with us until time to read it again and again. Reviewed for Words Turn Me On.
Believe it or not there are rock romances that look past the beginning years of late teens and early twenties; this is a book for anyone who loves a grown up version of rock romance. Tad had been a part of the rock scene since he was 14 and everything that goes along with that life when he was starting up but now that he’s older and with teenage kids of his own, life has taken on a different meaning as to what is important to him. Music is in his blood and will always be his first love. Tad was given the opportunity later in his life to join up with a famous rock star and his newly formed band so now he is back out on the road touring, selling out stadiums and creating new albums. Another “special” thing about Tad is that he is a twin and his brother, Theo, and he have a connection that you hear of sometimes where twins are concerned. They can feel if the other is in some kind of distress and are totally connected on many aspects. The one thing that they don’t share is their health. Theo was born with CP and is already living past the age doctors had told him he would live to. Shelby is a published author and photographer taking her to all parts of the world. She is noted for the animal photographs that she captures and is famous in her own right. Shelby has the chance to go to a rock concert and her best friend is along with her when she gets to personally meet Tad. She has been a huge fan of his and has followed his blog even responding to it at times. Can you imagine how blown away she is when Tad knows of Shelby’s work?! This is what begins the friendship and connection that these two will share over a time. What better way to start any relationship than with an actual friendship but the question is do either feel the changing tides of all of their interactions over this time? Who wants to put their heart out there only to find out that the other person wasn’t feeling the same thing? Tad has mentioned different times about how he doesn’t do relationships anymore. Besides the jobs that they both love neither of them are in one place too long; they are traveling souls who live for the work they do. Then add in to it the drama that can come from Tad’s 16 year old daughter and it seems like they will never be given a chance at anything more than skype buddies. I have read many of Ms. Collin’s books and I am a huge fan but there just seems to be something about this book that made me feel an even stronger connection with it. I think it has to do with the way she wrote about these people that made them seem very real and with which I had a huge connection with. You feel the trepidation of Tad and Shelby when it came to relationships, the longing that they feel over time, and the heartache that they will face in their future. You better have a box of tissues ready for this book because you will definitely need them. This is not a tear-jerker book though either because you feel like you are given a front row seat at rock concerts and the people are on that stage because they love what they do which makes you love them all the more. This is an excellent rock romance and has a supporting cast of characters that has me anxious to read their books. I received this book as an ARC for a freely given honest review.