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Starfish – Lisa Becker

Reviews by Yael Waknin

Synopsis

An ambitious exec and reluctant rock star sizzle in this workplace romantic comedy about music’s redemptive power, hogging the bed, and finding love.

Bright and ambitious Marin Collins sees her new internship with a prestigious PR firm as a stepping-stone to a much-needed permanent position. But her plans for career success are derailed when she’s assigned to go on the road with rock band Kings Quarters, hailed by Rolling Stone as the next big thing. To gain full-time employment, she’ll need to stick to her “no workplace romance” policy and resist the sexy and nerdy rock star on the tour bus.

Enter Brad Osterhauser, the reluctant guitarist who would rather be coding computer games than penning Grammy-nominated songs. While grateful for the band’s success, he’s trapped on tour out of loyalty to the brother and bandmate who helped him escape a depressing home life. His outlook about the current tour improves immensely when he’s smitten by the smart and stunning PR executive who joins the tour.

Traveling by bus, city to city with a group of practical joking bandmates and a greedy manager, Marin and Brad forge a friendship and forbidden romance over a shared love of Seinfeld episodes, stolen moments and Red Vines.

Will Marin and Brad’s secret passions destroy both their careers, or take desire to the ultimate encore?

If you love a slow burn romance with laugh out loud moments, forced proximity, and sizzling chemistry, buy or read for free with Kindle Unlimited

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My review

I was fortunate enough to get this audiobook series from the author

I’ll start by saying that I was a bit surprised from this book.

I was so confused while listening.

I loved the basic plot, the characters, the side characters and of course the narrators.

Marin was the girl next door type. She was passionate about her job, she was hard working woman and a good friend to Grace.

At first she didn’t really wanted this few months gig but as soon as she started she was all in.

Brad… Well, what can I say about Brad except from what a wonderful man he was. a talented musician with big heart and big brain.

The connection between Marin and Brad wasn’t easy and it was the slow burn I really love in books.

And let’s not forget all the Seinfeld mentions in this book! As a big Seinfeld fan, I absolutely loved those parts!

My confusion was because I felt like it was a very long audiobook. It has over 60 chapters even though each chapter was pretty short and there was even one with less than a minute.

I’ve read and listened to longer books and audiobooks before but that one seemed a little too long.

I think that the conflict in the book was a surprise (because somehow, I really didn’t see that coming) but I’m not sure it’s in a good way. It didn’t made Brad looks as perfect as I thought.

The upside in my opinion was the fact that the conflict didn’t took that long to be solved and eventually Brad managed to be on my good side again.

I do wish that the long way to their “together” was enough and the conflict didn’t happened.

I will say that this audiobook was the first one in a long time that fascinated me after a while that I couldn’t finish any other audiobook and I can’t wait to start the next books in the series.

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