Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat #1) by Eden Summers

Title: Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat #1)
Author: Eden Summers
Source: GoodReads
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 4

He can seduce with a single glance.

Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.

She’s been sheltered from the world.

Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable.

Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart.

He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.
I love rock and roll so I was super excited to have a chance to try this new series that revolves around the band, Reckless Beat.  Book one chooses to star the lead guitarist, Mitchell, and his surprise romance with a non-groupie concert goer, Alana.  It was a very interesting match up.  Mitchell is used to having a new girl in every city - groupies galore.  Alana, on the other hand, has led an incredibly sheltered life that was very anti-males. When Mitchell spots her in the crowd at a concert, he is instantly drawn to her and wants to find out who she is.  While this may seem unlikely, anyone who goes to a concert has seen a guard go up to a girl in the first couple rows and ask her to come back stage - it happens - just not usually quite this way.

Alana has some major trust issues when it comes to men - not because of anything that has happened to her, but because of the way she was raised.  Right off the bat her limits are tested when she finds herself in the care of Mitchell after an accident happens in the hotel after the concert.  They find they get along quite well, but both have issues to overcome before they can really explore the how deep their feelings go.

In the beginning, the story fell a little flat, but about half way through something changed.  I can't even pinpoint exactly what it was, but suddenly the writing and the story just went through the roof.  It became amazing.  If the whole book had been written this way, it would have gotten a huge 5 rating.  A lot of things happen to our couple - together and individually - throughout the second part of the story that really had a huge emotional impact on their lives.  Wrap it up with an amusing (but dangerous) confrontation with Alana's mother and you had a perfect ending.

This is definitely a series I will be reading more.  The entire band has some very fun and interesting personalities and I want to see them all get their HEA.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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