Book Review: Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars by Codi Gary

Posted April 24, 2014 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars by Codi GaryGood Girls Don't Date Rock Stars by Codi Gary
Series: Rock Canyon Romance #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published by Avon Impulse on April 22, 2014
Pages: 300
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married.

She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run.

Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he didn't expect it would lead to marriage, or a runaway bride! Travis finally has a second chance and doesn't plan on losing Gemma again—or the son he didn't know he had. He proposes, albeit belatedly, a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this marriage work by starting over, he stays. If not …

Gemma's not interested; she's got a son to protect and a heart to heal. But having Travis around could make both a little easier. Still, good girls don't date rock stars . . . right?

Literary's Views

Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars turned out to be a really interesting story that pulled me in with the potential for major drama and emotion in a high stake relationship. The fact that Gemma woke up after a night in Vegas married to her lost high school love was an intense premise but the fact that she had a nine year old son by him that he didn’t know about hiked up the drama level to a must read for me. Things were intense and interesting getting to know Gemma and Travis’s history with how they were friends that grew and fell in love and how they broke apart. Knowing their history I was excited when Gemma and Travis met again and what exactly happened to let them get so open and so drunk that they ended up marrying each other. It was exciting seeing how Gemma dealt with her secrets and her feelings for Travis, as well as Travis dealing with the bad way he left things with Gemma.

These two had so much drama and inner turmoil but there was also the chemistry and passion that they couldn’t ignore. From the moment that Gemma and Travis met up again I could feel the chemistry and hot feelings they had for each other. Told in dual perspective I got to see both of their sides which I really enjoyed because it showed the full picture of what really went on. Now Gemma was ok though I wanted to like her more than I did. I understood her history, her fears and vulnerabilities in wanting to protect her son. But not telling Travis that he had a son in over nine years and then continuing to try and keep the secret when they met up again didn’t sit well with me. Travis was not some crazed, demented guy that would hurt Gemma and their son, he was a musician. Granted being a famous musician as he was brought its own complications and challenges but at the end of it all he deserved a right to know about his kid.

I liked Travis with all of his determination to be with Gemma once they met up again. He had his own issues of pride and vulnerabilities of letting people in though with his history was understandable. But even with all that he was willing to take a chance with Gemma and try to make things work and then when he found out about his kid he was devoted to being in its life no matter what. All those traits made me like him more and more.

Overall Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars by Codi Gary was a tasty read that I ended up liking. There was crazy drama that pulled me into the story from the beginning. Gemma and Travis’s journey was indeed a complicated one but filled with hot passionate romance that brought them together again.

3 Stars

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