Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
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This Standalone Second Chance Rock Star Romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, will have you falling in love with Rivers Crow while introducing you to his Sexy as Sin brothers and band mates—Jet, Tulsa, and Ridge.
Rivers Crow has everything he could ever need—a rock star life, more money than the devil himself, and worldwide fame. Except he’s still missing the one thing he wants—the girl he left behind.
Stella Fellowes has a life she doesn’t want—an unfulfilling job, debt without a ceiling, and lonely nights she spends pretending not to miss the one thing she needs—the boy who broke her heart.
Five years later, the guitarist she once loved is back with a hit record, millions of fans, and that look in his eye that still makes her weak in the knees. Only she’s not the same girl he once knew.
When these two star-crossed lovers come together, time starts to heal old wounds. Although she’s compelled to look past his sins, will he be able to look past hers?
Stella Lilith used to have an adventurous side, but I think it’s been a while since she broke a few rules. “Will you climb out first?”
There’s my girl. “Yep.” I press down on the sink, hoping it doesn’t fall off the wall. It looks old, so I’m not sure it can hold my weight. But it’s getting louder in the hall, so I climb up, grabbing an exposed pipe above the window, and maneuver my legs through the opening. Good thing we’re on the ground level. Pushing off, I land on my feet in the alley and turn around. “Stella?”
She peeks out and by the way her lips are twisted and her eyes are looking at the cement, she’s nervous. “I don’t want to fall.”
“I’d never let you. Not to the ground anyhow.”
For a second, she looks confused, but her brow relaxes and a small smile appears. “You’ll catch me?”
She disappears, and I can hear her climbing onto the sink. Her legs slide out the window until her ass rests on the metal sill. “Ready for me, Rivers?”
“All my life.”
“For real,” she says, her nerves causing a slight shake to her tone. “You’re going to catch me, right?”
“Always.” I take her by the ass, and say, “Put your legs over my shoulders.”
“Yes. I’ve got you. Then all I have to do is back up as you slip out.”
“I’m not as light as I used to be. Are you sure you can handle me?”
I work my way under her so her legs are over my shoulders. “Don’t worry about me, baby. I can handle you all right.”
Her thighs squeeze my neck. I like to think it was the name I slipped in there, but it’s probably because she’s anxious to do this. She slips out a little more, and our eyes meet. “You’re sure you’re ready?”
“All you have to do is let go. I have you.”
Releasing the pipe, she ducks her head to the side while I support her back with my hands, holding her until she clears the glass. Helping her upright, my face is against the jeans that cover her vagina and she’s squeezing my head with her legs so tight I don’t know if I’m going to live. What a sweet fucking way to die.
Rivers Crow should be living the good life; he has fame, money, a slew of fans, and a career that he loves, but none of that matters because he doesn’t have the love of his life by his side, which means that his success is bittersweet and as unfulfilling as it is worthwhile.
Stella Fellowes’ life has never been easy, but the night she lost her soulmate due to a misunderstanding and the subsequent events that followed only solidified her new perspective on life – trust no-one and love no-one because it only leads to pain and devastation.
But sooner or later, the past needs to be confronted…the truth needs to be revealed and if there’s any chance for a second chance…a new beginning, it needs to be fought for until it’s clear there’s nothing to get back.
I have to admit…I was quite overwhelmed with all the plot lines involved in Rivers and Stella’s story. At its center, Rivers is a second chance romance; the hero and heroine have spent five years apart, which means that they are essentially strangers when Rivers heads home to Austin to try and win Stella back. The steps to a reconciliation while confronting the past is an arduous task on its own, so complicating things even further with other plot points was a bit taxing.
Don’t get me wrong, adding in further conflict to Rivers and Stella’s reunion was necessary, but in some ways, there were too many outside issues to factor in and it took the focus off of what went wrong between Rivers and Stella and what it would take to repair what was broken.
What I also struggled with was the main reason for Rivers and Stella’s breakup. Throughout the entire book, it’s made clear that these two were soulmates…that they shared the kind of love that would never waiver, but their love crumbled under one incident…one secret that was kept…one favor for a friend and a promise made – all due to a misunderstanding and a refusal to hear an explanation. That should not have broken their love…it should not have shaken their foundation, but it did and in my opinion, they both gave up too easily, not fighting for what was supposed to be forever.
Despite my issues and concerns with some of the story, though, I enjoyed Rivers, and I was solidly in their corner when it came to working towards a second chance. The intimate scenes between Rivers and Stella captured the love between them and the ease in which their feelings reemerged and their connection got back on track illustrated the true depth of their love.
There’s only one Crow brother left, Ridge, and with his perspective on life and love, it will be interesting to see where his story goes and how easy or difficult it will be for the right woman to bring him to his knees.
3.5 Poison Apples
THE CROW BROTHERS SERIES
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Tulsa Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LTXSGA
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Ridge Coming: September 2018
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About S.L. Scott
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.
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