My rating: ❤❤❤ of 5!
While each book is a standalone the entire series involve all the members of the Sinful Serenade and thus, you’ll meet most of the characters in each book even as secondary characters. So, while it’s not necessary to read all the books, I’d recommend it to avoid spoilers and in order to connect with them all.
The rating is more like 3.5, but since I can’t do that it didn’t feel right to round up, when some of the other books deserved that rating fair and square!
This is the story of Miles, the rock star, and Meg, the holier than thou virgin. (Ha. See what I did there? ).
The two of them meet when Meg’s BFF drag her to a party at the Sinful Serenade mansion. Meg isn’t really much of a party girl, but she tries to stick it out. In the search for the bathroom she comes across a bedroom where a couple are in the midst of having sex. Meg can’t move so she ogles them, until the guy asks her to leave. That’s how she meets Miles.
The story is very straight forward, but the characters are not.
I’ll admit that I had a very hard time dealing with Meg. She’s full of contradictions and just a very nasty character. She keeps secrets and likes to dictate how other people should feel and act. Anything less upsets the delicate balance of her life. (view spoiler)
At first, Miles seem a bit selfish, but when he starts to show his true colours it’s easy to see that he’s insecure, kind and caring. He’s had a tough life that’s made him vulnerable and he’s experienced his fair share of pain and grief. The only family he’s really known, was his uncle, who’s passed away. So now Miles is trying to do right by him by living his life, instead of wasting it.
For Miles there’s quite a lot of character development. He’s like an onion and I did enjoy every new layer Crystal showed of this tortured artist. However, I wish she would have done the same to Meg because she’s the sole reason I didn’t completely love this book.
The plot is standard and ticks off all the boxes needed for these kinds of books:
- Boy meets girl
- Instant attraction
- They get to know each other
- But oh no, complications arise and misunderstandings/secrets are blown out of proportion
- Someone is sorry
So, don’t get your hopes up – this is not a new spin on that. Yet, it’s still an enjoyable read which might be down to the secondary characters.
Have you read this book and series? Do you like rock-star romance? Comment and let me know.