Series: God of Rock #1
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Erotic Rockstar Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Dash Justice wrote the songs everyone sings.
His face hangs on every girl’s wall. But Dash wasn’t always a rock God.
Once, he was just Jamie, the boy I loved.
But when my name, sung from his lips promises I was good for only one thing, all sweet thoughts of him die.
Now his excuses mean nothing. His promises are weak and I’m about to show the world that even rock Gods can be brought to their knees.
This book had my heart racing from start to finish, and it's been a while since I've read a book that's caused that reaction. Another reaction I had frequently as I was reading was a strong desire to slap Dash.
This story is told primarily from Iris' point of view, with only the epilogue from Dash's point of view, and I'm hoping that the next book will be primarily told by Dash. We get to see Iris and Dash and the evolution of their friendship to something more when they were in high school, to the eventual demise of them after graduation. I'm not going to rehash the synopsis, but there are a couple of bombshells that are hinted at throughout the book and if you pay attention you'll figure it out before the words are actually spoken. One thing that bothered me was how long it was from when Iris' and Dash's high school romance ended and when the "1221" song was released. Talk about being in your feelings!
Understandable that both Dash and Iris have feelings of ill will towards each other, given what went down a decade earlier, but Iris seems to be paying the price presently with the release of "1221". Her one chance at redemption hinges on an interview with the God of Shock Rock, who apparently despises journalists (and it's not a stretch to figure out his disdain for journalists). There's a secondary reason why Iris is back in Dash's orbit, and that's twist that you might figure out earlier than is revealed in the story.
I have to say I was shocked by Dash's reaction to the twist, especially his retaliation (again!). I thought that act was against the law, but maybe not in all states? In any event, what he did was f*cked up to the nth degree and once the truth was revealed? I don't think there's enough begging and groveling that can be done, but I sure can't wait to get my hands on the next book to find out what's going to happen with Iris and Dash.
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
Please send help.