Anna Walsh is well-known for making documentaries, and she wants to make one about Mason Star the rock star, specifically about an incident that affected Anna's own life. Mason doesn't talk about his past to anyone, but Mulligan's is in danger and to save it he makes a deal with Anna that might come at a high personal price.
This romance was so very well developed for such a short read. Hartman's protagonists get to know each other and work on their internal issues, as well the external conflicts presented by the author as the romance moves along.
Anna and Mason's attraction is believable, as is the ending. I like the way the happy ending for this couple turns out to be realistic. The father/son relationship between Mason and Christian is just as important to this story as Anna and Mason's, at least it was to me. The focus of the story is shared, but this doesn't take away from the overall story, on the contrary, in my opinion the development of that relationship enhanced the story and the romance. A great read! Grade B+
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Sounds quite interesting :) Glad you enjoyed it Hils! Question, how old is Mason's son?ReplyDelete
Yea! So glad you liked it. And thanks for the linkage :-)ReplyDelete
Nath, I read it in one sitting. :) Chris is 17 years old. Hartman did a great job with this teenage character and Mason's fatherly concerns. Their conflict was emotional, I thought. :)ReplyDelete
Phyl, yes! Thank you SO much for reviewing this one. I missed it (and all the great reviews) back in 2008. *g*
you had me at ex-rock star & NJ ;) adding this one to my tbb!ReplyDelete
Negine! You're going to love some of the dialogue about NJ... I had fun. There's a quote by Chris that I loved (which I had used it). *g*ReplyDelete
People seemed to go on a Super kick for last month's challenge :) Makes me want to dig one out and read tonight (alas, other books to get to first....)ReplyDelete
Wendy, you're right I saw a lot of SRs. I was taking titles down because I tend to like them. I'm still not sure what I'm going to read! Today, I'm choosing. *g*ReplyDelete
Oh, I like rock-star heroes, even former rock-stars. I don't think I've read this author before. Might need to give her a try. :)ReplyDelete
Leslie, me too! This one explores the lifetime from the ex POV. I liked it. This is also a new-to-me author. I'll be looking up more of her books.ReplyDelete