Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon Romance #2)
by Codi Gary
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: April 22nd 2014
Genre: Romance, Adult, Contemporary
Rate: Enjoyed it (3,5 stars)
Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married.
She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run.
Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he didn't expect it would lead to marriage, or a runaway bride! Travis finally has a second chance and doesn't plan on losing Gemma again—or the son he didn't know he had. He proposes, albeit belatedly, a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this marriage work by starting over, he stays. If not …
Gemma's not interested; she's got a son to protect and a heart to heal. But having Travis around could make both a little easier. Still, good girls don't date rock stars . . . right?
Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars is the perfect romance book about second chances at love. It reminded me a lot to the first book in the Beaumont series by Heidi McLaughlin, with a slightly more mature touch, since I would definitely categorize this book into the Adult section and Heidi's into the New Adult section, with the waking up married scene from the What Happens in Vegas movie.
Gemma Carlson's in Vegas for a book conference when she runs into her old lover, her first love, and her son's father, Travis Bowers. He's a rock star and Gemma finds herself into a lot of trouble when with just one look from Travis all her feelings for him come back like ten years hasn't gone by.
Getting married in Vegas, was not into her plans and definitely not with Travis. She tries to forget that her marriage ever happened, but Travis has other things in mind. He's not willing to let the love of his love go once again and he's determined to fight for her this time.
However, their so dreamy reconciliation might be broken even before it starts due to the lies and mistrust between the two characters.
I loved the two main characters. They are good people and you can only see it by reading the first chapter. I love that Travis didn't mind Gemma's weight when they were back in high school, that means that he was way more mature than other boys his age, and that he fell in love with Gemma for who she was. I love it! I haven't read a single romance story that mentioned this and it made me fall even more for the male character.
You can easily relate to Gemma since she's a bookworm like us and, after all, she was in Vegas for books. What more can I say? She's a good person, kind and forgiving, but she also stresses about the consequences a bit too much. So I can tell you she's also a little bit temperamental.
Their story is a sweet one and it makes completely sense that one of the two main characters wanted to have it back. They start amazingly great, but when reality comes crashing back, they find themselves really trying to have a second chance. Travis gets to meet his son and he and Gemma heal from their mutual past.
This story is full of sweetness, romance and drama, but it's also a funny read and one of those reads that romance lovers need to read. I had a great time getting to know Gemma and Travis, their story and their son. And if you want to know if these two end up together and heal from their past lies and mistrust, you'll have to read Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars. You'll definitely enjoy it!
From the time I could put a Disney Book cassette into my little stereo,and read along, books have held a fantastic distraction. When I was eleven, I decided I wanted to be one of those magical people that brought stories to life. Devouring a book a day sometimes, my first romance novel stuck with me. I've always been a sucker for a happy ending (and the great romantic gesture)and that's what I try to put into my stories. I am so honored to be a part of Avon, and am so excited to have my own dreams coming true.