Brody is the first book in a wonderful new series, Default Distraction, by the supremely talented A.S. Roberts. This is a superb Rockstar romance that had me captivated right from the very first page. It’s full of passion, some suspense, drama, secrets, emotion, romance, chemistry, humour, and all the elements necessary to make this a riveting read.
Amy Harper has had her fair share of heartache, it has left her wary of getting close to anyone, because then she couldn’t be hurt when she was cast aside in the end. She has her beloved grandmother, a few close friends, and the little shop she holds so dear. The business is struggling to keep afloat, but Amy really hopes to somehow find a way to turn things around. In her small community in rural England, everyone knows everyone, so she is surprised when a sexy stranger finds his way into her shop. She’s intrigued by him and can’t seem to get him off her mind, long after he’s gone. With Christmas just around the corner, and her shop closing for the holidays, her cousin persuades her to help out at the opening of the newly renovated Manor, an historic old estate that has been converted into a luxury hotel. So, in the hope of earning some much-needed funds, Amy agrees. Fate seems to keep placing her in situations where she runs into her mystery man, more often than not it’s being rescued by him. Things heat up between them, and they soon find themselves unable to resist the intense chemistry that surges between them. But Amy’s past experiences soon have her pushing him away and running from her feelings. Will her fear of heartache cause her to miss a chance of finding happiness?
Brody Daniels is the lead singer of the massively successful band, Default distraction. His fame has afforded him the wealth and all the luxuries that one could ever wish for, not to mention all the women falling at his feet. Even so, he feels like something is missing from his life. The Rockstar lifestyle isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. He and his bandmates have purchased The Manor and put a lot of time and money into restoring it to it’s former glory. While in town for the grand opening, he notices a gorgeous woman and is immediately captivated by her. He can’t stop thinking about her and desperately wants to get to know her. He doesn’t do relationships, so this is a new experience for him. After walking into her shop just so he had an excuse to talk to her, he finds himself coming to her rescue several times. One thing leads to another and he spends an unforgettable night with her. Amy proves to be a little skittish, but he won’t let her push him away, he’s determined to prove to her that he’s worth taking a chance on. But will his secret be the thing that drives them apart?
There is sooo much to love about this book, I really feel that I am not doing it the justice that it truly deserves. You really should read it for yourself and discover all the deliciously sexy details for yourself.
Ms. Roberts writes so beautifully- she has a real talent for getting her story and characters to really connect with the reader, pulling them in and captivating them with her words. The energy and tension she is able to create in her stories, and between the characters, is truly masterful. I can’t imagine anyone reading her stories and not enjoying every word.
The characters are really well written, full developed and wonderfully endearing. I loved everything about them. I also felt for them, my heart ached hearing their back stories and I wanted to give them both a massive hug. I loved meeting all the secondary characters as well, and watching some of the groundwork being laid out here for their own stories in the future. I can’t wait to read every intriguing detail!!
This book has a great pace, there isn’t a dull moment to be found anywhere- it flows smoothly and is a joy to read. But be prepared for a book binge, as you won’t want to put it down! I read it in one session, staying up long past my bedtime just so I didn’t have to put it down before knowing what would happen.
Bring on book two!
Thank you, Ms. Roberts!
Reviewed by @angelahayes