Title: Summer of Irreverence – The Rock Star
Author: Cathrine Goldstein
Genre: Adult Romance
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.
Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.
When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?
Note: I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Reading the synopsis, I expected more. The first line was a good opening but it started off rocky, a little dragged with conversation until the main point really came up.
Summer Wynters (haha, even Malcolm jokes about her name) wants to be… had, in her words. She has ever been in only one relationship which was with her professor Dr. Brad, and intercourse with him sucks. She wants to be with a man for once and actually experience all the jizz. She is a veterinarian doctor and will be going into her first practice with Dr. Brad, as she needs to bring up a name and have connections first before venturing out on her own. She dreams of helping farmers and people in ranches, where not much money is at their expense to treat animals.
Malcolm Angel, a lead vocal in a band, is very famous. The revolving door of women, particularly models, is his life. Summer is like a breath of fresh air to him and he’s quite amused by her. He does have his suspicions about her being a model because of her body shape and height, but he puts that off and enjoys her company. He also really loves his dog Winston, which is one big reason for Summer to like him. She’s a veterinarian, she loves animals, duh.
As for the plot, it was okay. It had a lot of promise but I was a bit disappointed. I liked how Malcolm found out about her secret, though. It wasn’t the usual “jealous woman digs her info and tells hot guy”.
I disliked the ending, I’ll tell it to ya. I didn’t love the last chapter and I was just meh during the epilogue.
Also, it is an adult romance. Therefore there are sex scenes. I didn’t particularly enjoy them and pretty much skimmed the later ones.
Sex scenes: 2/5
Overall, a good enough romance story. Suggested to pick it up when you’re in the mood for a “rock star and unpopular curvaceous woman” theme.
About the author:
I am a bestselling author, and a NYC girl at heart. I write “gritty romance,” in the genres of YA, NA; women’s fiction; and romance. I’m also the author of The Letting and The Coupling, books 1 and 2 of The Letting series. I began my career as an award-winning playwright, and I am a proud member of RWA, PAN. I have my BA in English and my MA in Theatre.
I am a fan of Luna Bars, decaf coffee, yoga, Hemingway, and Bukowski—and the loves of my life are my husband and my two young girls.
To find out more about me; Summer of Irreverence, the first book in The New York Artists Series—standalone novels about strong, artistic men, and the smart, unexpected women they fall for; The Letting series; and what’s coming soon, please visit: www.CathrineGoldstein.com