Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review: After the Music by Allie Standifer

After the Music by Allie Standifer

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Willow Madison is country music’s reigning princess, but she’s handing in her crown. Tired of all work and no play, Willow retires from singing for her supper. The first thing on her To-Do list is Deacon Travers.

Deacon’s out of the Navy and ready to start the rest of his life. Only he needs to get a few things off his chest, like being in love with America’s sweetheart. Even if Willow remembers her old high-school pal, does he stand a chance of stealing her heart?

Having history together does not promise they will have a future. Although the passion is very definitely there…

Hunter’s Review

I really wanted to love this book. I did, in the beginning. Willow started out a great character. She was strong and tough as she decidedly announced she was retiring from country music to pursue her dreams—which included having sex with high school crush Deacon Travers.

The problems with the book started for me with Deacon’s arrival. He marches in and announces he intends to take her up on some sort of vow she made when they were in high school. They haven’t seen, or spoken, in fifteen years. Things move very fast after this and I just didn’t buy what happened between the two of them after. Willow goes from one extreme emotion to another and I had a hard time following her decisions.
However, I think fans of contemporary erotic romance—of which there is so little—will really enjoy this hot book as long as they aren’t looking for real developed romance.

3 ½ Tea Cups!

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