Sunday, 3 June 2012

Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton (Review)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Number of Pages: 228
For ages 13+

"One day while watching the Interstate exit for her dad’s long awaited return, Libby’s life is rocked when Peter Jamieson steps off his tour bus and into her life. After a couple chance meetings with Peter, Libby breaks away from her rule abiding behavior and her life changes course.

Peter longs for normalcy away from the screaming fans who know nothing about the real him. He is amazed to discover Libby has never heard of him or his band. Soon their friendship turns to love. While Peter battles his family's growing interference so he can spend time with Libby, she struggles with her eccentric aunt who turns more bizarre each day.

Their lives are torn apart when Peter's family intrudes and Libby disappears. Peter’s desperate search for her comes up empty. Can they find their way back to each other while the world plots against them?" -Goodreads 

I've been reading like crazy, and I've been reading about a book a day. As you can tell, I've been on a huge contemporary romance roll. Allie and I have been flyin' through 'em. Allie also recommended this one to me! (go figure!) When I read the description I immediately thought of Breathe, thinking that this would be exactly like it. Fortunately, they weren't COMPLETELY alike, but it was still super good!

Libby is yet another one of those unfortunate main characters who just has a sucky life. Her mother and sister are dead and her father is in such a state of depression that he dumps Libby off at her aunt's house who, may I just say, is absolutely horrendous. I'm sure anyone else who has read this book agrees with me on that one. I really wish she didn't have to deal with all of that, but without all of that terrible stuff there would be no story. *sigh* Look at me, talking about a person in a book like their real. Oh wells, that's how I see them! Anyways, Libby's life suddenly changes when a tour bus rolls up to the nearby nature preserve Libby hangs out at, and low and behold, a super adorable guy named Peter appears, who just so happens to be in an extremely popular band with his two brothers.

Peter is adorable, sweet, caring, and a whole bunch more. All of the characteristics that make up a swoon worthy boy! I loved the fact that he was a super famous rock star, but wasn't cocky about it. I love the relationship Libby and him had together. And I loved that Libby finally had someone she could talk to and be herself. You saw her transform from this shy girl who had no friends, to a determined girl who stood up for herself. Peter helped her do that. Don't you just love when a character can bring out the best in another character? I sure do!

Unfortunately you know that amazing relationships that start early in the books don't always stay amazing. Thanks to Peter's stupid brother there were many complications. This is where I started to get frustrated. I wasn't frustrated with the author, more frustrated with the characters. A series of events unfolded after Peter's idiotic brother put a twist into Libby and Peter's relationship, and boy, were they drastic.I wish I could tell you guys because there is SO MUCH I would like to say about those, but I want you to read it yourself!  Because it's really good! They were those moments where Character A went to this place, and Character B couldn't find them and then Character B did find out where Character A was but Character A had left to go somewhere else trying to find Character B. Sounds confusing ,I know. ;)

The ending is adorable and made my heart melt and makes all of the heart wrenching experiences totally worth it. I do love me some happy endings. I give this book 5 out of 5 diva crowns! It was super good and a really quick read. I read it in less than a day. I recommend this to all Romance lovers who love a quick sweet read. You won't be disappointed!

Allie and I will be going out of town this week, so hopefully we'll have some good books to come back with and review!

Hope your day is filled with *SPARKLES!*


Carolina Valdez Miller said...

What a great review! It makes me want you to read MY books :D Sounds like a sweet read!

Heather said...

A good, quick read with a great romance, sounds like just what I need this summer! Thanks for the review.

Zoe Mayne said...

fantastic review! Just letting you know Angie Stanton wrote a sequel to this book its called Snapshot and its about Adams (Peter's brother) life. Oh my. he is sweet! thanks for the review :)

Jewelz said...

Really?! That's awesome! Thanks for letting me know and thanks for reading! :)