Series- Hollywood Chronicles #1
Genre- Romance (Erotic)
Synopsis- It should have been easy. I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent. The worst part is that I should have known better. Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes. “Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.” Guess what? I didn’t listen. I signed the contract. World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows. My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god. Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too. Then he took my heart. Then he took my all.
My Review- I really wanted to love this book. And for the first 60% I did. Is Alex a dick? Hell yes and not overly likeable to begin with. He is mean and rude, egotistical and melodramatic about everything. But then, he is an artist, a high profile rock star. Addicted to basically everything, alcohol, drugs and the thought of wanting or getting revenge on his ex. And revenge on one of his bandmates. And he uses Indigo to do this. I liked her. She was sassy and fun in the beginning. Stood her ground against his crap and called him out when he pushed lines.
Things shift between Alex and Indigo. In her company, he can write music again. He finds his muse. He still wants to take her to bed to spite a fellow bandmate who seems interested in her, and to fill his time before chasing his ex again...until he realises Indigo means more than that to him, sorta, kinda...
Then, in the last 30 to 40%, it all became quite messy. Certain plot lines come together strangely, there are sudden declarations of sexual preferences, emotions are everywhere and Alex becomes stalkerish...and never really apologises for his actions towards Indigo...and somewhere our heroine lost some of her backbone and allowed herself many times to be used and feel used. With instant forgiveness for him. I was still trying to figure out to the very end if what Alex felt was actually love or infatuation...a new addiction. Even his speeches were confusing.
So the 3 stars are for the first half of this story. Enjoyable but lost its way towards the end. I also very much like the writing style and the easy flow of her words, along with some inspiring quotes and poetic prose.