Friday, November 22, 2013

**Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Bad Boy Rock Star ~ Candy J. Starr**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Candy J. Starr's Bad Boy Rock Star. My stop includes all the details for the book, my review, and a giveaway!

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Bad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Starr
Publication date: November 18th 2013

Genres: New Adult, Romance

Hannah Sorrento never planned to be a band manager. She’s a princess. The toughest obstacle she’s had to face is finding shoes to match her outfit.

Then her father disappears and she’s left with only the money in her purse and a contract for the management of hot, indie rock band, STORM. She plans to sell the management company, one or another, then head back to law school with her designer wardrobe and wait for this whole mess to blow over.

But lead singer, Jack Colt, has other ideas and he’s messing with Hannah’s head. Not to mention her heart.

With the help of crazy rock chick, Angie, Hannah sets the band on their first steps to the big time and learns that poor people can have a  lot of fun.

But this isn’t some game she can escape from and soon her secrets get exposed.

He’s arrogant and infuriating but he’s the one that’s there for Hannah when her world comes crashing down. With secrets of his own, will Jack Colt save Hannah or destroy her?

Bad Boy Rock Star is the first in a new series. It introduces the characters and sets the stage for the series well, but it didn't pack much of an emotional punch.

Hannah Sorrento is a young woman who's gone from riches to rags - literally - overnight. Her father, apparently involved in some nefarious business, has disappeared and left her to deal with the fallout. I didn't connect with Hannah at first because she seemed rather spoiled and entitled. But I ended up liking her. I liked her transformation from rich girl to strong and independent - a young woman doing what she needs to to stand on her own. 

Hannah has taken over managing a band because her father had put the company in her name. At first, she's simply looking for a way to make a lot of money quickly. But as she gets into the managing role and gets to know the band members, she realizes she'd like to be in this for the long haul.

Storm, the band, consists of Jack, Eric and Spud. They very first time they meet, Hannah and Jack are drawn to one another. But Hannah isn't interested in a player and Jack wants no part of a rich bitch. And, of course, Hannah's dad's legal and financial woes are a cause of concern for the band.

Bad Boy Rock Star has a great cast of characters. Angie, a Storm groupie, befriends Hannah and becomes an asset and an ally for her. I look forward to seeing more of her plucky characters. Eric, the bassist for Storm, is a sweet guy. He offers Hannah his support - and he'd maybe like to offer more - but he never got the chance because Jack got there first. Spud, the drummer, is almost a non-character. He seems to be written only to serve to deliver his lines at crucial moments.

Jack is the frontman for Storm. He is quite the player and comes off as an ass most of the time. But we get to see deeper glimpses and it's these glimpses that reel Hannah, and the reader in. I know I want to know if there's more to Jack.

Bad Boy Rock Star works well as an introduction to the series. I feel as though I've gotten to know all the characters. And I'm anxious to know what happens next. But my emotions weren't really called into play until later in the book. I felt as though this book could've really rocked had I become more emotionally invested earlier on. However, I will be reading the next installment in the series.

Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.


  1. Yum! Bad-boy and rock-star in one sexy package! This sounds like my kind of read - and I just finished one with rock-stars this week that I loved. I'm in the mood for more!

    Have a fantastic Friday my friend! *hugs*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. It is a good story, Lexxie. And Jack...YUM! I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.

      My day has been nice. I hope yours has been as well! *hugs*

  2. Ohh rock stars are always fun to read about... too bad this one didn't fully grab you. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. Yeah, there's something about hot bad boy rock stars, huh?? I am kinda anxious to see there this story goes. Thanks, Teresa!

  3. The cast of characters sound great to me!

    1. Ms. Starr did do an excellent job of creating a cast of well developed characters, Brandi. :)

  4. I love rock star romances. Hopefully the emotions will continue to build throughout the series. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh, I hope so, too, Andrea. The ending was gasp-inducing, so I'm curious to see where the story goes.

  5. Glad you liked it, Brandee! It sounds like a character oriented read and I love the band/rock star aspect!

    1. Thanks, Giselle! Yep, I like music worked into a story AND hot, bad boy rock stars help, too! :)

  6. I kinda like the idea that she's so different from you in the beginning, making it hard to connect since that should make it easier to show her growth throughout the story. Going from being spoiled and rich to poor and hard-working can definitely make an impact on a character. I certainly understand not getting fully emotionally drawn in yet though. Great review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.


  8. I don't know how I missed this, but when I was reading this book I didn't know it was going to be a series. I thought it was a stand alone, lol. I think I was three quarters through when it occurred to me the story wasn't going to wrap up by the end.

    I agree with you about Hannah. I didn't connect with her at first either, but then I ended up really liking her. She made quite a transformation. It was kind of crazy how she went from knowing nothing about managing a band to being a pro, lol.

    I love Angie! I have to admit, if I was Angie, I would've looked Hannah up and down at first like she did, too. I've gone to a lot of bars to watch bands, and it irks me when some rich bitch is in there, lol. I'm terrible, I know! I'd rather be around a bunch of hipsters. ;)

    Although I like Eric more, I would like to delve deeper into Jack's character. There's a lot there that we haven't gotten to see yet. Great review! :D


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