A Rhythm You Feel (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: A Rhythm You Feel (The Rock Gods: East Coast Label Book 1)
Author: Ann Lister
Publisher: Ann Lister
Release Date: July 29th 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 347
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Blade: As the lead singer of Hard Core, I’ve been taught several key life lessons. Unfortunately, I’ve also ignored many of them in the last twenty minutes alone, which is why I’m now being chased by a hoard of crazed fans.

But my worst misjudgment today? Going outside in public without security or a backup plan. Screaming fans come with the job and the fame is as much of a blessing as it is a curse, but I still couldn’t imagine doing any other line of work.

Music owns me and I am happy to be her bitch.

Nico: I knew who he was as soon as he burst through the front door of my store and I was absolutely starstruck and speechless. Yes, me with my own hardened attitude and jaded outlook on life had lost the ability to talk in the presence of Blade.

I’m an ex-con. I paid my debt to society, and I have my own brand of scars to show from the time I spent behind bars. My life’s regrets stain my soul as much as the ink of my tattoos color my skin. Solace for me came with ownership of a bookstore. It was a peaceful place to work until a certain rockstar blew in from the street like a Category 5 hurricane.

Hurricane Blade was about to make landfall and I wasn’t sure I’d survive the storm.

This is the first book in a new series of Rock Gods and I am going to be all over it. This was fresh and fun and easy to read and love.

The typical rock star cliche wasn’t anywhere near this story. I found this to be very relatable and realistic as well as super sexy. It delved into the typical drunken, coked up backstage shenanigans that we’ve all heard about, but the characters were seasoned and above all of that… mostly.

Nico was an ex-con who’d gotten a second chance at life and was humbled by his prison time. He was thoughtful and nerdy and heartbroken after his father’s death. He took over the bookstore he’d run with his dad and had a simple, quiet, lonely life until Blade slid his way into it. Literally.

Blade’s the lead singer/song writer for the baddest medal band in the country. But his life is changed the second he meets Nico. Because Nico’s not like the other groupies. He’s real.

The main conflict in this story was original and fresh and it really made the story for me. It wasn’t the paparazzi or the rock and roll lifestyle.

This had something unique about it and it really gelled with me. I loved it and I hope you give it a chance to love it too. It was definitely worth the read.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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