Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:
Sixth Street Band
Synopsis for Gone for You (from Goodreads):
As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em smiling when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and me are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.
Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas.
So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do.
Note: You won’t need to turn up the heat—Sixth Street Bands Romances have plenty of steamy fun. This story can be read as a stand-alone but is part of the Sixth Street Bands music scene.
Series: Sixth Street Band
Author: Jayne Frost
# of Books: 4 (Gone for You, Fall with Me, Missing From Me, Lost for You)
Book Order: Connected
Complete?: No, Missing from Me will be published later in Summer 2017
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Rockstars, Music, Drama
Heat Rating: really warm
Point of View: First Person, Single (Male POV)
Publication Date: April 2015 – ongoing
Source & Format: Editor/Read It & Review It–eARC Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:
I actually saw a review for Gone for You on another blog and planned to add it to my TBR. It wasn’t very long after that that I was contacted to read a copy and so I eagerly accepted!
Rockstars are my new Highlanders–meaning they are my latest reading obsession. I’ve read a lot of musician based stories spanning Young Adult to New Adult to Adult recently so I was more than ready to add another to the mix!
What I Liked:
-The Male POV-
I totally went into this book thinking I was going to get alternating POVs but I was very happy to see that it was just a straight POV–and a male one at that! Not very many authors attempt this and for Jayne Frost’s first novel, I applaud her for the risk and effort. It was an interesting place to be inside a male rockstar’s head and I actually didn’t mind not having Lily’s POV as much as I expected and I think it was because Cameron was so refreshing to read as a character!
It gets a little tiring reading about rockstars who are really normal guys or who have hearts of gold beneath their bad boy personas. I mean, I like those guys but it was nice to read about a rockstar who lives up to the name. Cameron is a bit of a jerk but that’s what makes the story so great–you get to watch him grow as a character and mature. I really appreciated that aspect.
I actually read this book in a day. Partly because it is on the shorter side but more accurately, I just loved the flow the plot had. It moves at a great pace, keeps your attention and has a few little twists along the way. It truly is a great summer read when you have a few hours to spend on your patio reading (like I did!).
What I Didn’t Like:
I’m a little mixed on this. This relationship definitely started as insta-lust and I loved that. They have a connection, they act on it and they establish the base of a relationship: that all works for me. That is exactly what I expected.
And I even expected the fast connection and the insta-relationship but I wanted to see more! I really wanted to root for this couple but was just short of rooting for them. I feel like we barely scratched the surface of who they are and I wanted to see them learn more about each other. Because I really liked them as a couple, I could see how they would work, I just wanted strong character growth–something that I think will be present more in the sequels because we have been introduced to the characters I assume will be the next set of leads.
My Expectations for the Rest of the Series:
I’m really curious to see who the next set of leads will be. I have my suspicions but I could be completely wrong. I’m excited to delve deeper into this rockstar world!
–April 24, 2017– Book #2: Fall With Me
I was so happy that Fall With Me built upon the potential I saw when reading the first book in the series. While Gone for You seemed rushed in its delivery, this one had perfect pacing.
It definitely helped that the Mel and Christian had great chemistry from the start. It was easy for me to see why they would be drawn to each other. They are both geeky in their own ways and that served as a nice foundation for their romance. They actually talked instead of just exploring their physical chemistry.
I also liked Mel’s story. Her situation is so realistic and one that doesn’t get highlighted in novels let alone romantic ones and I really appreciated that. It added to the story in a strong way.
I’m excited to see if the momentum will keep up in the next book!
Series Rating: 3.5/5
Gone for You 3/5 | Fall With Me 4/5 | Missing From Me TBR | Lost for You TBR
This was a solid debut overall. I really think this series could be really addicting once the world and characters are elaborated on a bit more. I really found it to be refreshing and I’m definitely curious to see what is going to happen next! This is the perfect summer read for any and all rockstar fans out there–a MALE POV PEOPLE!
Read if You Like: rockstar leads, Male POVs only
Avoid if You: want a longer story, don’t enjoy instalove romances
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