Book Review: Crash Into Me (Shaken Dirty #1) by Tracy Wolff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There are a lot of similarities between this book and the first few stories in the Sinners On Tour series (which I think is a fabulous thing since I’m absolutely addicted to the Sinners boys): attractive single woman on tour with a megastar 5-man rock band made up of single-yet-emotionally-unavailable guys when it comes to romance, each with his own dark history. Oh, and a hot as hell lead singer who all the groupies chase after for his smoky voice on stage and sexy moves in the bedroom.
The sexual tension between Jamison and Ryder is stellar, steamy and well developed. My biggest frustration with the story was the excessive amount of inner monologuing by both lead characters. It got a little repetitive and was often too much to read through during a hot and heavy sex scene or a meaningful conversation between the two of them. I found myself starting to skip entire sections of text to get to the next actual development. I would have liked a little more exploration of both Ryder and Jamison’s respective pasts, but even without it, their motivations were clear.
That said, this is a great start to a new rock star series and has a lot of potential. I like the personalities of each of the band members and love that they have such diverse and dark back stories. And the epilogue is the mother of all happily ever after endings, sealing up the story between Ryder and Jamison while also teasing us with a glimpse of the happy endings to come in the rest of the series. I’m excited for the next book in this hot new rocker series!