Review: I Want You To Want Me (Rock Star Romance #2) by Erika Kelly

I Want You to Want Me

I Want You To Want Me (Rock Star Romance #2) by Erika Kelly 


From the award-winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music—and loves with all his heart.

Derek Valencia finally has the success he’s worked so hard for. His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in. But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it’s damage-control time. He’s assigned a “babysitter” whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble.

Violet Davis swore she’d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm. And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means more to her than anything.

Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together. But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band?


5 out of 5 stars

This was so incredible! A wonderful, detailed story with fantastic characters. It was just awesome. It’s my second book by this author and once again, I am blown away!

I was pulled in from the very beginning and I ignored everything while I read and immersed myself in this book. Violet and Derek had this great animosity towards each other, it helped create a ton of sexual tension and chemistry! Violet had a lot of past issues and they created this fun, sexy, yet turbulent ride between the two. I liked her so much and even though she had her issues, I found her to be a strong woman. I loved her feistiness! Derek had his own things going on and I loved how it all evolved and connected. They had their ups and downs, there were times I wanted to strangle them both but those moments just seemed so real, pulling me into the story even more.

This was just such a solid story, very well developed. Captivating, entertaining, and really hot! There was also a lot of tension, it was emotional, and heartbreaking at times. I loved this all consuming need Derek and Violet had for one another and all the complications they encountered, it made for a heck of a story. 

Not only are Derek and Violet fantastic, but the band members are equally awesome. There are some serious things going on and it was really great how it all intersected and played out. All the guys have really distinct personalities and passions, they can be both super fun and really intense. I thought it all had a really great balance. 

I really can't say enough good things. I was just a well if emotion while reading, so caught up in everything. Excellent read from start to finish but that last 20%, I was a mess. I was just so into it, I was consumed. Excellent ending. 

I loved the first book You Really Got Me, it was a 5 star read for me. But this one, this one was better. Truly Fantastic. Erika Kelly has an engaging writing style that really pulls you into the world of these characters. A must read!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.


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You Really Got Me (Rock Star Romance #1)

The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…

Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.

As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.

But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.

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