Friday, November 22, 2013

Stargazer Series by Jennifer Echols

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols
 Stargazer # 2
Playing Dirty is the second installment in Jennifer Echols' Stargazing series. This is one of my favorite authors and I love her Southern books!

Let me start off by saying that I live in Alabama and not too far from this books setting. Ms. Echols nailed Birmingham from the street names to the Vulcan's ass! This is the closest "big" city to us and in high school we used to take field trips to the Galleria shopping mall that is mentioned in this book. So the nostalgia in this book makes me love this book. Call it bias if you wish but I immediately fell in love with this one!

OK now to the nitty gritty, the characters in this book were authentic Southern characters from the crashing the party to the problem they have going on. So needless to say, these characters were flawed and likeable and just plain real.
I did feel like at times that the plot drug a little which is weird for me because I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Echols, have read numerous books written by her and this has never happened before. But the pace quickly picked up and the story was good.

I am hoping this series continues and maybe more band member can get their HEA.
I didn't get a chance to read book one in this series, but this was a great stand-alone read. I will definitely go back and read book one.

A public relations expert tries to prevent the breakup of a raucous country band and corral their wild—and very sexy—lead singer in book 2 of the Stargazer Series.

As an expert in public relations crisis management—that is, babysitter to the stars—Sarah Seville just spent nine months in Rio trying to keep rock singer Nine Lives out of jail long enough to record his new album…and barely succeeded. Now she needs a triumphant success so she can keep the Manhattan-based job she loves. Trouble is, her new assignment is to travel to Alabama to prevent the breakup of the raucous country band The Cheatin' Hearts, headed by sexy Quentin Cox. As she edges closer to Quentin, she discovers layers of secrets. It seems Quentin is taking the spin doctor for a spin.

The Cheatin' Hearts have stayed on top of the charts two years following three rules. Rule One, no drugs. Rule Two, no sex with other band members. Rule Three, no sex with record company spies. Quentin figures he'd better follow the rules, because he made them. And because if you break a rule, you're out of the band. But he can't resist the record company's beautiful PR agent, and inevitably he breaks Rule Three with hot Sarah Seville. As he falls for her, he finds out that she has plenty of secrets of her own, and one of them comes knocking on her door: what really happened to her in Rio.

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