Monday, May 22, 2017

REVIEW: "Another Postcard" by Elle Christensen (New Adult, Romance)

by Elle Christensen

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 2017

Series: Stone Butterfly Rockstars, #1
Standalone: Yes

Description from Publisher:
Brooklynn Hawk is an enigma. Highly sought after for her incredible voice, her talent shines bright in the studio. But a dark past and a secret she holds close to her heart keep her from permanently stepping into the limelight.

Until her favorite band offers her the chance to chase her dreams.

As the lead singer for rock sensation, Stone Butterfly, Levi Matthews is wary of bringing in new talent. But, he has heard just how amazing Brooklynn is and when the need for another singer arises, he’s confident that she is the perfect addition.

However, he doesn't count on laying his heart at her feet.

But the world of music can be as dangerous as it is thrilling. Joining Stone Butterfly on tour was hard enough for Brooklyn, but when she finally succumbs to Levi's charms, the rock 'n' roll life turns deadly.

Will Levi and Brooklynn keep their voices and their hearts entwined? Or will the music prove too hard to survive?

**Can be read as a standalone**

My Rating:
Heat Rating:

Rockstar Romances are some of my favorites, so I was pretty excited to read this one (Also, that cover is just gorgeous!).

I really love when a story doesn't just paint a character as a particular type of person (in this case, a famous musician), but goes the extra mile to really delve into that world and allow you to live vicariously through them. This is most definitely a story that does that! Every aspect of being in a band really came through here, from creating & writing music, to rehearsals, to touring, and the complications that are added to their personal lives.

The band itself, Stone Butterfly, and its members, including our male protagonist Levi, are great, and you really get the sense of family and comraderie between them. This is the first in a series, so I expect we'll get more books from the other members, as well.

All that said, I felt like the pacing for this was really slow and a bit bogged down for the first half. It started to pick up around the 50% mark, with good suspense and steaminess between Brooklynn and Levi. The suspense wasn't anything crazy, and I did see the mystery introduced fairly early on, but it was enjoyable and made the story more interesting.

I liked Levi and Brooklynn, though this is one of those stories that has InstaLust and InstaLove, though these two don't actually capitalize on that until about halfway. They were drawn to one another, but Brooklynn spends half the book pushing Levi away while he waits around for her to finally give into his advances.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read, and I'd recommend it to those who enjoy push-and-pull Rockstar Romances.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author:
I’m a love of all things books, a hopeless romantic, and have always had a passion for writing. Between being a sappy romantic, my love of an HEA, my crazy imagination, and ok, let’s be real, my dirty mind, I fell easily into writing romance.

I’m a huge baseball fan and yet, a complete girly, girl. I’m an obsessive reader and have a slight (hahaha! Slight? Yeah, right) addiction to signed books.

I’m married to my very own book boyfriend, an alpha male with a sexy, sweet side. He is the best inspiration, my biggest supporter, and the love of my life. He is also incredibly patient and understanding about the fact that he has to fight the voices in my head for attention.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them!
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