Twenty year old, Allison Slater has been in love with her brother’s bandmate, Rhys McGowan, since she was fifteen years old. But to him, she’ll always be Jake’s little sister and off limits. Now a college sophomore and licking her wounds from a bad breakup, she sets her sights on making Rhys see her as someone he could date…maybe even love. Her opportunity comes when Rhys visits his parents in Savannah where she is attending college. But the night she’s dreamed of turns to heart-break, and she realizes she’ll never be the one for Rhys.
For Rhys McGowan, his nightmare began when he woke up, naked and hung-over, next to his bandmate’s little sister. Unable to remember a thing from the previous night, he only makes matters worse by lying to Allison about not being interested in her. The truth is he’s spent the last year to ignore his body’s reaction whenever Allison is around. His resolve is tested when Allison comes on tour with Runaway Train, as both Jake and Abby’s nanny and to fulfill her fashion design internship. The more time he spends with her in the close quarters of the bus, the harder it is for him to resist.
Will Rhys realize that having a relationship with Allison is worth fighting for even if it means that he has to fight his best friend for a chance?
I enjoyed the development of the growing connection between Rhys and Allison. The unrequited love with Allison falling for Rhys since she was young was ok, but I was more intrigued with how it would unfold.
I liked that I got to really see the development of their relationship as they were friends and grew into more with the intense sexual tension that lead to this blazing passion. There was drama and suspense at how they would get together and how it would last.
I wasn’t feeling Rhys constant denial of his feelings towards Allison, I wanted him to quickly man up and admit that he was really feeling her. Luckily it didn’t last long and when he came to terms with his feelings that emotions between them kept building. With the blazing strong romance intense connecting between Rhys and Allison, Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley turn out to be a story I enjoyed.