Skye Turner - Alluring Turmoil (Bayou Stix #1) ♥♥♥
Alexia Sloane is the twenty-six year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus, all of her heart.
Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix, and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.
Lexi and Jude have a past.
When Jude comes back to town eight years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.
There are two sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?
What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.
***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***
The R♥mance Vault's Verdict: ♥♥♥ sweet offered hearts.
I received an ARC of this in return for an honest review.
Well firstly I'm sorry but I actually don't warm to the cover when it's a rockstar read. It's too feminine the tattoo is likeable but it's too soft and colourful for what should be on a rock god's chest. Now to be honest that's pretty much how I feel about the whole story. I found it soft, squishy and feminine with a few swear words thrown in. I liked it, but I did miss the angst and hardcore that often comes with rockstar reads.
Rock Gods and twee just don't mix all that brilliantly in my honest opinion. Don't get me wrong this is a lovely read, but it definitely falls more on the sweet side of the Rock world and not the hardcore, angsty and no other way to put it but shocker rockers that have your eyeballs popping out. Me personally my penchance is for the shocker rockers ☺
This IS an enjoyable, sweet rockstar read and it does contain heated sex scenes. I did find though I skimmed over some of the sex scenes, I did't like the porn mag use of the word 'come' but then that's me, this wouldn't worry a lot of others. But in this instance when the dialogue between characters was as sweet and as endearing as it was the rest of the time to then have explicit words used made it for seem the story was struggling a smidge between hardcore sexy and sweet and innocent. Just seemed opposite ends of the romance scale, one side dirty erotic and the other side sweet and twee. Best way to put it is to expect it to read like Danielle Steel writes with Bianca Sommerland vernacular. Both great writers in their own styles but to be honest they shouldn't be mixed, which is what brought me to my conclusion of 3 stars, I liked this book but I was a little confused by what audience it was trying to reach too.