As a reporter for the Wakefield Post, Harper Erkstine has seen everything. From murders to robberies, all of her recent stories have ended with tragic consequences so great, that she began to question if she made the right career choice for herself.
While all of her friends were dating, or going to clubs, she was winning journalism awards for covering the latest drive-by shooting or a home invasion that cost someone she knew, their lives.
She loved her job, it was rewarding to be a crime solver and get to the truth of the matter. As much as she loved her job, but the hours of a Metro beat reporter began to descend her into burn out mode.
She craved balance. A break, a welcome distraction every now and then. She forgot what it was like to have fun, to take a breath, smell the roses.
Was it wrong to want a great career and to have some kind of a personal life? She couldn’t remember the last time she had a date or danced with someone from the opposite sex.
In the middle of working on a missing person’s story that has rocked her town to the core, Harper decides as a favor to her friend and colleague to do a feature on local an up and coming rock band, called ‘Crave.’
It was a break from her routine, but Harper soon discovers that this band may have ties to the missing person, not only does she question why, but she also finds there is more to this band than just their music.
Jo’s Review –
I actually don’t know where to start with this review! It drew me in instantly as I am a big sucker for rock star romances. Any hot man that can successfully pull off leather gets a big thumbs up from me!
…he appeared to be slightly taller than the others with shoulder length-brown locks that framed his chiseled face. His dark eyes captivated and taunted her. The more she looked at them, the more they held her in their grip, opening a window into her soul.
Ty Langston’s version of the rock star romance story had more than one other theme running through it which, I admit, I was sceptical about. But, by the end I didn’t want the book to actually end!
First of all we meet Harper, she’s living her dream of being a journalist. She wants to put the world to rights one article at a time, solving one crime at a time and is persuaded into reviewing a local band, Crave, by her best friend and colleague, Ellen. This is alongside her current work on the mysterious disappearance of Darien, a local 18 year old teenager associated with the band she’s off to see perform.
The town was devastated. Things like this never happened in the large suburban area of Wakefield.
Cass – the gorgeous lead singer and front man of Crave – and Harper meet and it’s an instant connection. I know what you’re thinking – “aren’t they always instant connections?” Well, not in this case! Cass doesn’t feel connections to people often. We’re lucky readers for experiencing him finding someone he wants to keep around!
“His vocals entrap you – such raw sensuality that I don’t think you could even deny. The man is a drug on two legs.”
Never had she felt such a connection with a person. But that was the question. Was he a person? Was he human? What exactly was he?
Harper tries to find out more clues and hints as to where Darien could possibly be and unearths and a big secret and, to me, a huge twist in the storyline including an extremely dodgy and illusive character called Marcus.
Now, here’s the part that shocked me. This book isn’t a contemporary romance like I am used to. This is a paranormal romance. We have werewolves, vampires, ultraviolet liquid in vials and silver bullets. I’m not, normally, a fan because I think I won’t understand or be able to follow where the author wants to take us. In the instance of Crave this was not the case. Ty wrote the story very well using many characters’ thoughts and feelings to help me as a reader fully comprehend where the story was going and how we got to the point we were at.
Werewolves were something reserved for horror stories and paranormal stories. They don’t really exist do they?
Cass and Harper’s relationship flowed through the story very nicely but not without any road bumps. And one of these was Julianne. She had been around for some time and knew Cass’ secret. She accepted him and loved him for who he was and although he dismissed her regularly she still hung around waiting for him. You can imagine her chagrin when Harper came onto the scene and quickly penetrated Cass’ emotional walls as quickly as she did.
There is a cliffhanger. I abhor cliffhangers but damn it if I didn’t message Ty Langston straight away thanking her for re-introducing me to the genre and to tell her I NEEEEEEED the sequel and to know what happens with Cass, Harper and Darien!!
Looking forward to their next ‘chapter’!
Jo’s Rating –
4 out of 5 stars.