I love the anticipation of finding the “my next favorite author” whenever I wander the library shelves. I enjoy reading the book cover descriptions or sampling the first chapter of a book, as I’m on a quest for the perfect book for me.

I was thrilled last week as I looked through the books on the new book racks at the Central Library and discovered something new. The cover was provocative but tasteful, and the book’s description was just what I was looking for – a light read with some (okay, a lot) of romance and an intriguing plot. So, I checked it out.

I quickly realized that I had accidently selected the second book in a series called A Stage Dive Novel. However, it didn’t matter as I was able to follow along the story without having read the first book in the series. Each title in the four-part series tells the story from the perspective of a young woman and one of the band members. As usual, the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly, but isn’t that the best part of reading a romance, watching the process as two people fall in love and form a couple?

Lick

When Evelyn Thomas, a college student/ part-time barista, goes to Las Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday with her friend Lauren, she hadn’t anticipated waking up the next morning hung over, lying on the floor of a bathroom next to an extremely attractive man who claims to be her husband. And that’s how Ev finds out that she married David Ferris, lead guitarist for the world famous rock band Stage Dive. How is she going to explain this to her father? And what is she going to do about the paparazzi and all those fans? If you want to find out what happens next, read the book.

Play

Anne Rollins met drummer Mal Ericson of the world famous rock band Stage Dive at a party on what had to be the worst night of her life. Her roommate and former best friend had left her high and dry with the rent check due and only $65 left in her wallet. Encouraged by her neighbor Lauren, Anne joins her at the party in an attempt to forget her problems for the evening. And that’s how good girl Anne met bad boy rocker Mal. For reasons only known unto him, Mal needs a temporary girlfriend and fast. He takes one look at Anne and decides she would be the perfect girl for him. Read the book to discover why Mal needed a nice-girl girlfriend.

Lead

Jimmy Ferris, lead singer for the world famous rock bank Stage Dive, has a substance abuse problem. After a PR disaster and another trip to rehab, Jimmy hires Lena Morrissey to be his sobriety companion/ assistant. Lena does her best to keep their relationship professional, despite the mutual physical attraction, but Jimmy doesn’t make it easy for her. How can she maintain a relationship and give him the tough love that he needs? Read the book to find out.

Deep (on order)

Oops! Lizzie Rollins’ life changes forever when she finds out she’s pregnant by bass guitarist Ben Nicholson of the world famous rock band Stage Dive. She knows he didn’t want anything permanent. He knows she is the younger sister of Anne Rollins, his band mate’s fiancé, and, due to the family and friends clause, is off limits to him, but sometimes what happens in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas. Now what are they going to do? [This book is on order and should arrive at CPL soon.]

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