Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review: What Goes On Tour By Claire Boston


What Goes on Tour

Source: Netgalley For Review
Published: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Momentum Moonlight
282 Pages
Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 



What goes on tour, stays on tour … or does it?

Few people know that socially awkward Adrian Hart is actually rock god Kent Downer, and that's the way Adrian likes it. His privacy is essential, especially now that he has guardianship of his orphaned, ten-year-old niece, Kate. But when the nanny quits in the middle of his tour Adrian finds himself in a bind.

Until Libby Myles walks into his life.

Libby has only ever wanted to become a full-time author and prove to her parents that she can make it on her own. On the surface, the temporary job as the nanny for Kent Downer's niece looks perfect—the pay is fabulous, the hours are short and Kate is a big fan—it's the rock star that's the issue.

Arrogant and way too attractive for anyone's good, Kent Downer has enough swagger to power a small city. But when he's out of costume he's different—shy and uncertain. For Libby it's a far harder combination to resist. She needs to find a balance between work, writing and ignoring her attraction to the rock star, because if she falls for him, it could mean the end of her dream. 

But when a horrible scandal is unleashed—putting young Kate in danger—there's more heat between Libby and Adrian than just sexual attraction. Libby must figure out if Adrian ever cared for her, or if it was all just part of the show …


Claire Boston

Claire Boston was a voracious reader as a child, devouring anything by Enid Blyton as well as series such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, The Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. Then one school holidays when she'd run out of books to read her mother handed her 'Hot Ice' by Nora Roberts and Claire instantly fell in love with romance novels.
The love of reading soon turned to a love of writing and she struggled to keep within the 1500 word limit set by her teachers for her creative writing assignments. When she finally decided to become serious about her stories she joined Romance Writers of Australia, found her wonderful critique group and hasn't looked back.
When Claire's not reading or writing she can be found in the garden attempting to grow vegetables, or racing around a vintage motocross track. If she can convince anyone to play with her, she also enjoys cards and board games.
Claire lives in Western Australia, just south of Perth with her husband, who loves even her most annoying quirks, and her two grubby, but adorable Australian bulldogs.

Contact Info: Goodreads


"Didn't your mama ever teach you not to stare?"

These were the first words Kent asked Natasha & yeah she was staring, so would I if I had a rock star sitting in the same couch as me. 

"You don't need to worry," Kate told her uncle. "You're stuck with me forever. Someone has to take care of you."
"I'm so glad," Adrian said.

"Yep. We're gonna show them we're meant to be together."
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His heart swelled and he relaxed further. Amazed him how much joy Kate brought into his life, just by being a kid. She made every moment exciting, made you see it from her perspective, and it included him in a childhood he'd never had.

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As if on cue, Adrian's song came on the radio.
But he's wrong. He shouldn't be yearning to feel, to be hurt. The absence of felling was so much better than feeling too much. Loving people who didn't love you was the worse pain of all.
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I really loved this story! I loved Adrian with his double persona, witty comments, rude at times but he's a Rock God so who cares it's expected. I loved him both as Adrian and as Kent. Adrian was so sweet, sensitive and hurt because of his childhood, so he looked at the world differently than everyone else. He was shy and quiet, so he decided to become Kent, as him he could come out of his shell, do and say things he wouldn't normally. I really enjoyed his relationship with Kate his niece; he wanted what was best for her and tried as best as he could to protect her from the craziness of his career but some things are inevitable. He was so caring and patient with her that you'd think it was his own daughter, he was always there for her when she needed comfort. 

I also loved the fact that Natasha was a writer, she had a few books out and was writing the whole span of the book. I got a peak at what going on from an author's point of view from deadlines to tours signings, it was all very interesting to me. I like knowing the process of how books are made and where ideas come from, it's something I always ask authors. Natasha and Adrian tried so hard to not get involved, and then to not have feelings for each other after they got involved, it was just ridiculous to me because I would have fallen in love with him. He cared so much for Kate that seeing that would make you fall for him so quick. He was a sensitive guy who was broken and insecure, who knew he would make a great father one day. It was so easy to fall for him. I knew it was only a matter of time for him to fall for her as well, how she was there for him when he needed her, how understanding she was, how encouraging she was towards him, and when he would second guess himself about decisions regarding Kate she was always supportive. Uh yep, they were meant to be together. 

I also liked George, Adrian's best friend/bodyguard/manager. He played many roles and always helped Adrian through everything. His family was such a blessing for Adrian, I'm so glad they were there, I just wish he didn't have the childhood he had, it was really sad to read and at times I would have to stop myself and debate on continuing to read. It was intense for me and hard to read. But it all turned out good, I got the happily ending I always look forward to in every book. Everything came together in the end really well. Claire's writing was smooth and calming, in a way that you forget that you're reading cause you're so deep in the story. It all flowed nicely to great ending. 




3 comments:

  1. This sounds so, so great! I haven't read a good rock star book lately, and one with a character as complicated as Adrian/Kent sounds perfect.
    Great review!

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    1. Thanks. Kent was really something else, his rock star persona really drew you in. Adrian was so sensitive and caring, he was just wonderful to be around.

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  2. Love your review! This sounds like a really great story, i'm glad you loved it!

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