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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Groupie & Rock Star By: Ginger Voight *Double Reviews*

Book #1 Description
(From Amazon)

Into any girl's life a star could fall, but there's a thin line between love and obsession.

Andy Foster never expected lightning to strike when she met the enigmatic frontman of an up-and-coming rock band, but Giovanni Carnevale left her thunderstruck. At first it is easy to use her freelance writing career as an excuse to indulge the steamy flirtation from city to city. As she gets ever closer to making her lascivious fantasies a reality, however, she finds herself entangled in the fake and sometimes dangerous world of celebrity where nothing is as it seems, including the celebrities themselves.

She hangs on to find something real amidst the illusion, while Giovanni balances what he wants against what he fears most. Over three years they come together and blow apart with the same kind of combustible passion. This keeps them orbiting in the others' stratosphere despite new relationships and bitter betrayals. They are bound together by something they can't fight, something that draws the ire of another fan determined to claim Vanni all to herself.

Unknowingly they all race toward a dramatic moment of truth that will leave two people injured, and one dead, with a twist of an ending you may never see coming.

Author of LOVE PLUS ONE and MY IMMORTAL, Ginger Voight once again brings Rubenesque romance to life through a curvy heroine and the sexy rock god who wants her. It is the ultimate fantasy for anyone who has ever indulged a celebrity crush, and wondered "what if" you ever got that one chance to be with your idol. More than a romance, GROUPIE is a sizzling contemporary read that throws back the curtain on the lives of celebrities and the fans who love them.

My Mini Review

Oh Freaking Wow! This was definitely one roller coaster ride of emotions, jealousy, betrayal, sex, and a whole lot more. I really enjoyed reading from Andy's POV. It would have been nice to read from Vanni's too, because just geez when I was reading certain scenes, I just wanted to know what was in his head, seriously! He and Andy have a secretive relationship, and I think in some ways, it was believable, that they were really into one another, and he is also taking the role as a Rock Star, and, well to him, part of that means, is to do groupies. I guess, and I think this is specified in the story, that Andy was  Groupie, but she does become something more to Vanni, but...oh yes there's big big but. There's something that happens that's just so unexpected, and it's definitely chilling, but gosh Vanni and Andy just frustrated me, and when you read, you'll know what I'm talking about. Even though there's a serious and threatening situation that comes from an obsessed fan, of whom I think was written all right, those two lovers just blow me away with the decision that they make, and yup there's a bit of a cliffhanger, but some direction on where book 2 might take.

My Rating: 4/5
I say R-Rated! 17+ (Some Strong Language & Sexual Content)

Book #2 Description
(From Goodreads)

"Rock Star" is the highly anticipated sequel to Ginger Voight's Rock and Roll Rubenesque saga, which began with the sizzling debut of "Groupie." For those who have been anxious to see what has become of Andy, Vanni and Graham... buckle your seat belts. You're in for a thrilling new ride right through the dark underbelly of fame. 

In the second book in the series, readers get insight into the mind of the romantic hero, Giovanni Carnevale, as he reaches the pinnacle of success as a world wide rock star. Everyone wants a piece of him, but all he wants is the one thing he can't have. He's angry and he's entitled, with ample opportunity to make really bad decisions. The combination proves explosive.

Andy must watch from the sidelines as her beloved Vanni falls victim to grifters, scandals and alcoholism thanks to this self-destructive behavior. Things come to an emotional head when his estranged father comes on the scene just when Vanni thinks things can't get any worse.

Darkness shadows Graham Baxter as he begins his journey as a paraplegic. The powerful mogul bitterly handles this new vulnerability by lashing out at the people who could help him the most. He needs Andy more than ever, pulling her in yet another hopeless direction. Andy is put in the impossible situation of keeping the most important promise she has ever made, or saving the man that she can't help but love.

Author Ginger Voight turns up the scandals, secrets, passion and heartbreak to 11 in a very Jackie Collins type of way. Flawed characters face excess and all the pitfalls that entails. They fight as hard as they can to hold onto anything real in the fake world of celebrity.

My Mini Review

Wowza! This second book does not disappoint. I do wish that there first person POVs, but I thought there was an advantage in third person, as I felt there was more story from characters that way. Like book 1, there is a whole lot of drama, just wow! Andy is trying to not let Vanni, who is developing a drinking problem, get to her, even though its so tempting. But, she has a priority, and that's making sure that Graham is healing ok, as he basically saved her life, and now is partially paralyzed. Vanni still thinks that she and Graham are more, but honestly, I did not like Vanni, in this story, except towards the end...but yeah I was actually rooting for Andy and Graham for a while. This story has so many twists and turns, and new conniving characters, that definitely are good at what they are: grifters. There's just so much story in this one, and towards the end, I definitely wanted to read more, but now, I'm metaphorically in a biting nails situation, because I seriously don't know what to expect in the last book in this trilogy, Mogul!

My Rating: 3.8/5
I say R-Rated! 17+ (Some Strong Language & Sexual Content)

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