Friday, February 6, 2015

You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly

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.

4 You Got Me Stars

Emmie wants to discover bands and launch them, but as an assistant to the biggest music manager she isn’t going anywhere in her career. She takes a risk and decides to branch away from her boss and try to launch her brother’s band.

The band currently lives together in a house. Since Emmie is really serious about launching them, she moves in with them. Talk about a hot book right? One girl and a group of guys?! Yes please. Most of them treat Emmie as a sister and Emmie’s brother forces everyone in the band to promise no one will go after Emmie.

Emmie has no desire to form a relationship with any band member. After catching her ex cheating on the road during a tour, she doesn’t want to date a musician again. She believes they can never be faithful.

Slater Vaughn is the lead singer, he’s attractive, a player and loves the single life. He loves to sing and his dream is to get signed on. He knows Emmie is off limits, but it makes it difficult for him leave her alone when she is only a few doors down from his room.

I love the summary. I loved that Emmie is this tough and driven girl. It takes guts to leave your current job and to go after your dream. I also love that she is launching her brother’s band, so there is some history there and it really makes the book flow.

Slater and Emmie have great banter. Slater is super attractive to Emmie and wants to sleep with her, but knows he can’t. Emmie is super attractive to Slater, but she doesn’t want to date another musician. I get Emmie’s issues against dating rockers, but at times she does get a little bit frustrating.

The book is mainly about the guys trying to get signed on while Emmie and Slater figure out the relationship.

She pushes Slater away a lot and then it kind of forces Slater pull back and retreat. Slater does try hard to stay on the good path and it’s very adorable. You feel for him and you want him to break down Emmie’s walls. There’s a healthy amount of tug and pull between the two. I wished the novel focused a little more on the guys touring, but overall it was an easy read.

If you are a book rocker fan that likes a mild touch of angst, then this is for you.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life—she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.


**Paperback giveaway will be posted on my Facebook page on 2/7/2015

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