Title: Broken Records (Spotlight #1)
Author: Lilah Suzanne
Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date: December 17th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 280
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Los Angeles-based stylist Nico Takahashi loves his job—or at least, he used to. Feeling fed up and exhausted from the cutthroat, gossip-fueled business of Hollywood, Nico daydreams about packing it all in and leaving for good. So when Grady Dawson—sexy country music star and rumored playboy—asks Nico to style him, Nico is reluctant. But after styling a career-changing photo-shoot, Nico follows Grady to Nashville where he finds it increasingly difficult to resist Grady’s charms. Can Nico make peace with show business and all its trappings, or will Grady’s public persona get in the way of their private attraction to each other?
Book One in Lilah Suzanne’s “Spotlight” series.
This author has always been on my feed but this is my first book by her. Broken Records was a pleasant read with interesting characters, but didn’t leave much of an impression.
What I liked:
-The writing. It was really good although the third person present tense took some getting used to.
-The steamy bits.
-The secondary characters, especially Nico’s family were interesting enough.
-There was some relationship angst and a brief separation which works well for me most times.
What I didn’t like:
-Nico acted like an immature kid sometimes. I hate it when characters just leave without even leaving a note or jump to conclusions and throw hissing fits. And Grady just stood there and take everything Nico threw at him.
-We never got Grady’s POV and he felt somewhat one dimensional because of that. I couldn’t believe he actually wanted to leave music for Nico.