Friday, 28 March 2014

Review: A Lush Betrayal

A Lush Betrayal
A Lush Betrayal by Selena Laurence

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Joss Jamison is the smouldering hot, lead singer of Lush. A rock band on the their way to the very top. He is offered everything and generally takes it, with little thought of repercussions. It's exactly this problem that has made his life turn upside down. After 1 mistake that should never have happened he is living with the guilt every second of every day. Lush is off on tour over summer and in comes Mel, she's there to document the tour through photographs and their life behind the scenes. She's the sister of Tammy, the drummer Walsh's fiancée. Mel is gorgeous and spirited, and like a breath of 'fresh air' to Joss. He knows he wants her and has to have her. She is making him crazy. Yet, who she is...Is a problem in so many ways. A fresh stab of guilt and pain but at the same time new feelings for Mel.
To start with I thought this is going to be an easy breezy read. It absolutely was. Smooth and great pace. I loved the setting of the rock band on tour, another bad boy to drool over. Yet beneath all that, lies a tangled web of emotion and secrets all swirling around waiting to eat people up and come out and cause chaos. When things got good, I just knew it was coming, the 's*** was going to hit the fan'.
So about 3/4's of the way through, things start to change. One of the party involved in all the mess ends up in a nasty situation and by then I must admit I was already chewing my nails, holding my breath, AND holding back the floodgates. It was quite hard work! From there on everything tumbles down, a perfect wall crumbling down on top of itself. Nobody is spared in the mess, everyone is left hurt and wounded. I was left blubbing! (Not pretty) Yet after all this, things have to start from fresh and try to be fixed. Clean slates and all that. In some twisted way of thinking I think it was meant to be and for the best. Amazing ending, really perfect. I was left a mess but smiling through my snotty mess. :) hands down can't wait for book 2.

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