My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A brand new rockstar romance that will have you wanting more of Justice and Hazel, and their past that brings them to have a powerful connection to each other…
I have to be honest here with y’all (like if that hasn’t been happening already)… I am not the biggest fan of rockstar or musician romances. Not a fan of celebrity romances either. I don’t find them authentic for some reason. However, I sometimes give certain books a try because I am enticed by the synopsis. This novel was a perfect example of said motivations. And can we also admire this cover? Like wow! I don’t really think I have ever seen a cover such as this one. It’s unique side to it is also another appealing factor! But in all honesty, N.N. Britt is a new author to me and this year I am all about reading new authors. I am so glad I did not miss out on this story because I truly did enjoy aspects of it in which I never thought I would.
This story is not only an emotional roller coaster with characters that have complicated pasts, but there is a new thrilling and fun side to it that makes the new attitude of the main female character, Hazel, have a new meaning to having fun in life. As a soon to be divorcee, Hazel finds herself in a pickle were she is questioning to help her new fond attraction that is Justice. Because of her past and current dilemmas, she is trying to keep hidden and to herself. But once Justice’s past comes into play, she knows that not helping him through his struggles is something that she cannot not do. When Justice is put in the place where his past and his future is at stake, he knows that Hazel is the one who can help him out. That attraction and mysterious side that they both have is present, and it’s what makes me actually adore them both. Justice is a moody and rugged main character, in which I have never truly been fans of. But there is this side to him that makes you want to keep reading his story, makes you want to hug him. Hazel on the other hand, is this strong minded and soul seeking main female character that has so much strength in her ready to combust to the world. In the eyes of Justice, she is definitely hiding something. Hiding her true self, and he wants more of her because of that mystery;
“But right now, I can’t stop staring at the tiny bits of all the shades of gold in that gaze shooting right into my soul. The yellow pole light illuminating her face is suddenly making me see the things I failed to notice during our first encounter. I like how her forehead meets my chin and how her hair falls over her shoulders in messy cascades of gold…
There is a lot in this story that has you on the edge of your seat. Not in a thrill seeking type of way where there is drama left and right. More like there is tension between Hazel and Justice that I am normally the biggest fan of it, but yet again, it has just hit the right spots for me. Thank you so much to N.N. Britt for letting me read her debut novel. I am so happy that it turned out the way it did, as I was hesitant to dive in but I am glad I risked it.
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review…
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About N. N. Britt
N. N. Britt is a Los Angeles-based music journalist and photographer whose articles appeared in numerous publications. Her photos have graced t-shirts, billboards, and CD covers. When she is not writing or drinking coffee, she is probably reading or attending a heavy metal show.