Four Star Review: Inferno (Phoenix Rising Rock Band Book 1) by Kathryn Kelly
Author Provided Copy
Released: March 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 335 pages
I’m a rocker with the eyes of the world on me. Waiting for my triumph or my downfall…just waiting. Most of my life is in my hands. My destiny? That’s another story. My destiny isn’t as debt free. My band, Phoenix Rising, arrives in Houston to cut a new album. Before we perform our first concert in the city and I choose my groupies of the night, I’m thrust into debauchery. Sleeping with a gorgeous woman twenty years older than me has its perks, especially when her husband orchestrated the encounter and eagerly watches. To me, performing is performing. If a man wants to share his wife, who am I to stop him? Unfortunately for me, I don’t make a clean getaway as I leave the McCall mansion. Georgie, their sixteen-year-old daughter, is in the midst of her own intrigue, sneaking home in the middle of the night after an evening of drugs and sex with her older brother’s best friend. In her, I see me. She’s lost and drifting. Her hedonistic parents insist she’s old enough to make her own decisions. Instead of time and love, they give her money and things. I’m a twenty-five-year old international superstar and I know better. I’m cocky and arrogant. I know it so I own it. Somehow, I’ve always bested the fates. I have all to lose—my reputation, my career, and my freedom. Her mother’s jealousy forces my hand and I take Georgie on the tour. This is our story and our secret relationship and the destruction of my life. You know the adage about secrets? Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Wise words from a wise man. If only I had listened. Secrets have a way of revealing themselves in the harshest way.
Review by Lissa:
When I began reading this book. I was really unsure about it. I didn't like any of the characters. Sloane a douche. Cassandra, will never win mother of the year. Georgina, a teenager so lost because of her parents. She gets no attention until her mom finds out about her lover wanting someone else.
As the book went on, I loathed Cassandra even more. I guess being a mother and knowing that there's probably someone out there just like her really disgusts me. She should of never had children.
Georgina and Sloane together is interesting. The age difference didn't bother me. It's almost as though they kept each other sane. Their self destructive personalities consume them apart.
The ending made me want to know more. So I'll have to read the second one.
The only thing that kind of annoyed me, was the amount of times fuck was used. Other than that it was a good book.