Rating: 3 stars
I have a delightful self-publish book to recommend: Rock Star’s Girl by J.F. Kristin, set in Los Angeles and shows how the paparazzi can ruin the lives of not only the rich and famous, but those they interact with.
This book has a definite chick-lit vibe to it, with subtle romantic undertones, and an amazingly written heroine.
Since it was free on Kindle and the blurb really caught my interest, I downloaded it; and, I’m so glad I did!
I had some doubts about this one because, let’s be honest, most of the self-published books that are free for a limited time on Kindle are horrible. That's not the case with Rock Star's Girl. I really enjoyed this Tinseltown book, featuring Emily, a blogger and freelance writer who gets caught in the middle of an upcoming rock star’s manipulations of the paparazzi to make him look good.
Poor Emily doesn't want to be noticed that way or be the next "it girl". She wants to stay under the radar but can't because after a few dates with Cory the rock star, she's under the limelight and it's not all rosy for her. Then there's Jesse, her friend of four years who she has feelings for, and would like to be in a relationship with, but he gives her major mixed signals. Jesse, like Cory, is trying to navigate the rock scene. He doesn’t mind using Emily for support and emotional stability; though he’s pretty much stringing her along, knowing she wants more from him.
I found J.F’s writing engaging and her portrayal of Emily wonderful. I'd love to see a sequel or perhaps a series featuring more of Emily and how she deals with the L.A. celebrity scene.
Rock Star’s Girl is one self-published book I would recommend to those who enjoy chick-lit, the celebrity scene and a female protagonist we can all sympathize with, and who doesn’t need a man to make her feel worthwhile.
This was free, but is now $2.99 at Amazon and, I feel, is priced accordingly.
File Size: 435 KB
Print Length: 340 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987730703
Publisher: Wally Hood Books & Publishing (July 23, 2011)