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Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson
Publication Date: August 4, 2014
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SynopsisDon’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.
And I will be…in four years.
What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life.
Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me.
Then He showed up.
He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five.
I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.
©Missy Johnson, 2014
He reached into his pocket and pulled out his ipod. “Put on some music if you like.”
I took it, letting my fingers glide over his. His eyes darted toward me briefly and my heart jumped. I quickly looked down, busying myself with his music collection. I ran through artists until I came across Severed. Smiling, I clicked play.
“You have your own music in here,” I said with a giggle.
He shrugged. “If I don’t appreciate it, then why should I expect anyone else to?”
“I guess. I just think it’s cute. Like an actor going to see themselves at the cinema.”
“You don’t think Nic Cage or Brad Pitt go to the movies?” he asked in mock horror.
“I don’t know. I met Brad Pitt once in Starbucks.”
He chuckled. “I can just imagine how that went down.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” I asked, narrowing my eyes.
“Well, you were kind of freaked out when you realized who I was. Meeting someone actually famous? You’d lose the plot,” he laughed.
“Well, in my defense, I didn’t have posters of Brad Pitt all over my walls—” I shut my mouth, but it was too late. No, no, no…
“You had posters of me on your walls?” he repeated, amused. “Micah, that is adorable.”
“Shut up,” I mumbled, coving my face with my hands. He chuckled loudly next to me, clearly not ready to let this go. “No! No laughing. Just shut up and drive.”
I was intrigued the moment I read the blurb for this book. I mean the heroine is 17 with an ID that says she is 21. Add that to the fact she's in a band and falling for a rock star meant I had to read the book. I really wanted to know what caused her to take such a drastic step and I was satisfied with what I read.
I really enjoyed Micah and Saxon. I loved that the story was told from both their points of view. Not only was I able to fully grasp what was going on in Micah's head, but being in Saxon's head revealed a lot about his demons and what had created them. I enjoyed seeing how band life was. It doesn't sound like something I'd like to do. Then again, musicians have to work very hard to become a success and it seems like everyone has to go through the same thing to reach the top.
I found Micah and Saxon's relationship to be a little bit of a mystery. I mean I understood the attraction they had to one another, but their conversation changed from desire to love too quickly for my liking, even though they had instant attraction, there was no crazy instant love. Especially in Saxon's case since he was the guy who had lots of women but never fell in love or got emotionally involved.
I was surprised by how quickly I read this book. The story is fast paced and the romance is mostly a slow burn. I liked learning about the intricacies of band life. I also would like another book featuring Saxon and Micah. I feel as if everything pretty much wrapped up in this book, but there is potential for a second book. Maybe a book might be in order for Micah's band mates like Harry or Saxon's sister. This book is my first book by Missy Johnson. I can't wait to read her back list and see what she'll be publishing next.
* A copy was provided by the author in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
About Missy Johnson
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.