Title: Chronicles of a Rockin' Mess
Author: S.E. Rose
Genre: Slow Burn Rocker Romance Rom/Com
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Rockstar Lincoln Grant is off-limits. But that hasn’t stopped his assistant, Lark Sutton, from wanting him.
Lark put her own music dreams aside when she took a position working for the scandalous, playboy rockstar. After he finally does the unthinkable, she leaves him to pursue her own music and re-invent herself. Eighteen months later, Lincoln’s band comes knocking at her door, begging her to come back to help them with an out-of-control Lincoln.
At first, Lincoln tries to resist her help, but soon he finds that he’s falling for her. Will Lincoln change Lark’s mind about him or will she leave him and the band once and for all?
This was my first time reading S.E. Rose and I found this to be an entertaining romance. However! I felt like the characters from another story that I haven't read; the way events and people were presented was almost like a refresher for another book.
As for the characters themselves, Lincoln isn't necessarily a d-bag rock star, he's just got issues from his past that still have a hold on him and he feels that he's not good enough for the person he's in love with. Lincoln's got a good heart, he just doesn't want to let anyone get past his walls. Lark's been Lincoln's PA for 3 years, and while she went to L.A. with dreams and ambitions of her own on being a singer, she's found another way to stay in the music industry after being shot down by record labels not long after landing in L.A. She does go above and beyond as Lincoln's PA, and I can only imagine how difficult it is to see him go off with other women when she's got massive feelings for him.
It's clear they each have feelings for each other, but talking about their feelings isn't something either one of them attempts to do, so that leads to nothing but heartache and finally pushes Lark to quit. I will say that once Lark is back in Lincoln's orbit, some things between them have changed for the better, and we see a new Lark has emerged when it comes to her potential singing career.