Title: The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Nov 10, 2014
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When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.
So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.
Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…
The M Lounge was the hippest and most discreet club in LA. If there was any hope of me locking down a one-night stand, M Lounge was the place to go.
“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.
“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.
“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”
Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”
“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.
As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.
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I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.Facebook | Twitter | Website| Goodreads
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Another great story from Ms. Grey, hilarious in the same vein as her previous book Scoring Wilder.
Brooklyn is a great character, she's the type of person who seems to have a positive outlook, but she's still grounded in reality. I loved both her interactions with those around her as well as her inner dialogue. The first time she meets Jason is seven shades of a hot mess.
I found it harder to get a read on Jason. While he's supposed to be a major character, we really don't get to know much about him, although it's pretty clear from their initial meeting that he is adamantly opposed to collaborating with Brooklyn. Of course things change once Brooklyn makes it to Montana, no matter how much Jason doesn't want her there. But alas, there is some angst that happens towards the end of Brooklyn's trip that forces her to return to LA ahead of schedule with a broken heart. But will all be alright in time for their Grammy performance? You'll just have to read and see.
Yet one more story that didn't take me long to get through, Ms. Grey has a way about writing that just draws me in from the start and I'm perfectly content to sit and finish as quickly as possible. And while I greatly enjoyed this story, I cannot wait to read about Cammie and Grayson next!