Dedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1) (Lili’s Quickie Review)


Title: Dedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1)
Author: Neve Wilder
Publisher: Wilder Press, LLC/ Neve Wilder
Release Date: December 11th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 340 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

“Our greatest hit is a love song I wrote for my bandmate. And he has no idea.”

Messy-haired, soulful-eyed, off-kilter lyricist Les Graves holds tight to the hedonist’s credo of consumption in every avenue of life. He has trouble staying still, trouble staying sober, trouble turning down a good time—but put a pen in his hand, and he’ll set a page on fire.

Music was Evan Porter’s ticket out of the backwater mud puddle he was born in, the passion keeping him warm as he busked on street corners, fueling him through a dead-end bartending job. Every chord, every song, every ounce of sweat has been devoted to making Porter & Graves a success. He’s the level-head, the quiet maestro, the seatbelt that keeps Les from flying too far out of control. And he’s getting pretty tired of playing savior.

Their chemistry onstage is electric, but offstage it’s another story.

Angst, snark, and nuclear levels of unresolved sexual tension combust in this tale of two rockers, a handful of secrets, a bombed album, and a publicity nightmare thrown in a remote cabin with one shot at redemption. Can Evan and Les find harmony or will they—and their music career—go down in flames?

Dedicated is a 92k standalone bisexual friends-to-lovers romance that also plays on the fake relationship trope, contains a cockblocking greenhouse, really poor decisions involving social media, and a borderline over-the-top HEA.

*Please note: This book contains reference to and depiction of a MMF scene*

Les is now in my Book Boyfriend Hall of Fame.

Now, the review, I had to get that off my chest.

Neve Wilder is a new to me author. Riley Hart posted on her social media how much she loved Dedicated, and I figured why not try it.

And I freaken loved it!

-Dual POVs

-Bi rep

-Demisexual rep

-Feels lots of feels

-Friends to lovers

-Slow burn

-UST, delicious push/pull.

-Fake boyfriend trope

-Rock star romance

-Addiction, but the book never felt too heavy or depressive.

-Opposites attract

-The smexy times are haawt!

I found this book to be unputdownable. Dedicated exceeded my expectations, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

5 Stars!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

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I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Age gap

NetGalley Member since 2015
2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant

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