Monday, June 22, 2015

"Daisy and the Front Man" by Rebekah L. Purdy







Title: Daisy and the Front Man


Author: Rebekah L. Purdy


Release date:  06/16/15








About the book:


Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…
When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet—the hottest boy band around—she knows it couldn't be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin' down...
When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can't make Daisy—the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard—fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can't understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.
But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, sexual situations, and seriously hot boys. It may cause swoony daydreams involving a certain super-cute front man.




Excerpt:


She was pretty. And it was still bothering him that she’d been so cold for no reason. “Trust me, if I wanted to nab that girl, I could.”

“Is that so?” Ryder crossed his arms at his chest, watching Trevin closely. “Want to prove it?”

“What do you mean?” Trevin tensed. Shit. Where was he going with this?

“I bet you can’t make Daisy fall for you by the end of the summer.”

Trevin snorted. “Seriously?”

“Yeah—but let’s make this fun. How about if I win the bet, you need to quit being LJ’s little bitch and telling on me every time I sneak out or do something. You know, make it easier for me to hang out with Mia.”

Trevin swallowed hard. Fuck. That meant giving up some of his control, which meant it could end with the band breaking up. And that was his worst nightmare. The last band LJ had managed had broken up. He didn’t want the same thing for S2J. But did he want Ryder thinking he was a punk?

“And what would I get if I won?”

Ryder leaned against the wall, eyes intense. “How about I let you take the writing collaboration with Pierce Mishler? You’re the one who wanted to write with him to begin with…”

“You’d give up a chance to work with him?” This was what Trevin had been waiting for. So far he’d been allowed to write exactly one song on their albums, so this could be a huge break for him. And Pierce was one of the best out there.

Ryder had been in the recording studio messing around after one of S2J’s sessions, and Pierce happened to hear him. He’d liked Ryder’s style enough to ask him to jam out for a while. And of course LJ, being who he is, made sure to jump in and make arrangements for them to work on something together. He probably figured it’d keep him on Ryder’s good side. However, Trevin would’ve given his left eye to collaborate with Pierce. He’d always been a huge fan. And now Ryder was offering him his dream in a nicely wrapped package.

But…could he really string Daisy along like that? It’s not like it’d have to be permanent—she’d only be there for the summer, anyway. Damn, he wasn’t the type to lead a girl on like this. It was one thing to go on a few dates with someone while on tour—but this, well, it didn’t seem right. The thing was, he couldn’t exactly pass up this opportunity to work with Pierce. And…it might not be too bad spending time with Daisy. She was pretty, and he was sure if he could get under that icy exterior of hers, she might not be too bad to hang out with.

“Sure,” Ryder said. “So, how about it? Or are you going to wuss out?”


Author Bio


Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids) she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights. When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.


Jeri's Review ...



I had the pleasure to receive “Daisy and the Front Man” by Rebekah L. Purdy for review. It is the 3rd book of the Backstage Pass series, but I can honestly say that it can be read as a standalone novel without problems. And I believe except for small mentions of the persons that probably have been the main characters of the first to books you will not get to much spoilers. (if you can ignore the fact that the ending must have been a happy one).

I choose this book fully knowing that it will be heavy on the “cliché” side and would most probably have a happy ending – but I guess this is no big surprise when you read the Blurb – so it’s no spoiler.

The writing is flawless and the story is told fluent. The author brings the reader near to the thoughts and dreams of a teenager. And while it is logical that a lot of stuff seems to be to good to be true – the reader will accept it as it has to be a part of a “feel good” novel. Most of the story did feel really good when you take the age of the characters into consideration.

Although there were a few things that I could not relate to, as even in a fictional story all those parts that relate to reality should remain “real”. Example the part with the hair dye… anyone ever trying to dye his/her hair will agree that it is not possible to dye dark (especially thick Asian hair) from black to full blond within the time period of one - short hair – hairwash.

Still in total I enjoyed this book and I will probably take a look into the first books as well as the probably following ones, because the authors writing style is really good. And I assume that it is again just me being my natural critical self.

So please readers – Enjoy this book as a nice sommer/beach read …





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