Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Six Street Press
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em smiling when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and me are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.
Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas. So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do. Simple, right?
I received a copy of Gone For You by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I seem to be reading a lot of rocker stories lately, and Gone For You was a surprisingly good addition to them. I liked the band so much that some of my favorite scenes in the story were the ones where the band members/friends interacted. There was such an easy camaraderie and playful interplay that I really endeared the characters to me, despite the fact that the majority of them were definitely manwhore bad boys. But then again, I like that in a fictional character, so I'm not complaining.
I loved Lily from the start. She was cute and feisty, and didn't take any crap. I like how she didn't let herself be pushed around but stood up for herself. She wasn't starstruck. This was refreshing, because a lot of these types of stories have the heroine tongue-tied and tripping over herself in front of the big star. She stayed true to herself.
I liked Cam as a leading man. I especially enjoyed watching his gradual shift from his manwhorish ways into actually caring about someone. It was subtle and well written, but not overly sappy. The relationship between the characters was sweet and slow-building.
I might have liked to have seen a little bit more sexual tension buildup. It seemed that the story could have used a bit more steam between these characters to get them to a fever pitch before allowing anyone to give in.
The external conflicts were good, and I enjoyed how the author wrapped things up in the story. The pacing was well done and the story satisfying. All in all, a very good, cute summer read.