Monday, November 17, 2014

Review: The Duet by R.S. Grey

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 stars
Date published: November 7th, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Synopsis: When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one. 

So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.

Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…

They’re expecting The Duet.

What I Thought:

Talk about an entertaining story.  I loved The Duet. It's hard to to put my finger on what it is I enjoyed most about this book.  I loved the characters, the humor, and the writing style in particular.  My only gripe is that I wish the sex scenes would be more explicit, but I'll explain why later.

Most often the celebrities I read about are selfish, entitled, and cruel. Brooklyn is funny, sweet, and caring.  She works hard and loves what she does.  I loved how close she and her sister were.  Both of them looked out for each other and it was very endearing.  It was wonderful to hear the story from Brooklyn's point of view. I would've loved to get into Jason's head, but that would've completely ruined the story.  Perhaps we'll get his side of things another day. Jason was hard to put a finger on.  I could tell his hot and cold behavior signaled his attraction to Brooklyn but I wasn't sure why he was so averse to having a relationship when he and Brooklyn were smoking hot together.  I must say though, he really redeemed himself towards the end of the book and it was awesome!

That leads me to the wanting more explicit sex/love scenes.  Because the chemistry they had together was amazing, as were their interactions with one another,  I had high expectations the consummation would be all that and more.  Instead it was mostly implied and I felt a little disappointed. Granted, Brooklyn and Jason were very satisfied, but I was left wanting.  

Besides Jason and Brooklyn, I loved meeting everyone on Jason's ranch.  I'm REALLY looking forward to the next book in this series featuring Grayson and Cammie, Brooklyn's sister. This book is laugh out loud funny and extremely difficult to put down. In fact, you should make sure you have plenty of time once you do start, because you're not going to want to do anything else once you do.  I'm so glad I've found R.S. Grey's books.  They'll leave you laughing, hot and bothered, and wanting more!

Purchase Links:

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About the Author
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

* Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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