Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman
Rosa's rating: 4 of 5 iScream Cones
"Fade to white."
I confess, I stopped reading the synopsis when I got to
bad boy rocker.
That's my weakness, Rockstar Romance. I'm also a fan of the author's Moore series. So, I just dived in, having no clue what I was getting into. Yes, I went back and read the synopsis when I reached the first WTF? stage of the story. After careful consideration I determined that it really was there, I just missed it... Are you confused yet? Welcome to my world! LOL 🤣.
Jesse's life is out of control. He's the lead singer/songwriter for the highly successful band, Winslow. When he does outrageous things, it just gets him more media attention. His fans forgive him anything and he just keeps sinking deeper and deeper into the darkness. It's only when his bandmates threaten to kick him out of the band that he realizes he may have gone too far. He's been in and out of rehab, and it's never stuck before. This time he's determined to stay clean. He's going to a psychiatrist who's trying to help him dig into his past to discover what is causing his destructive behavior.
Kylie is out of control on purpose. She's tired of being told what to do and how to do it. She threw away her career by gaining weight, and she doesn't regret it. She's going to see a psychiatrist, but she's not sure why. She can't stand that bitch! She can't resist provoking the uptight Dr. with her behavior. And I can't resist giggling every time she does it. Even with my serious addiction to rockstars, I think I fell for Kylie more than Jesse, she's that awesome.
This is where the WTF? comes in. That's something that you are just going to have to read and evaluate for yourself. It's outside the box, something I haven't explored previously. Something that I maybe would not have chosen if I had been aware of it in advance. An eye-opening experience that stretched my boundaries and pushed my limits a bit. Once I was in, I stayed there, too intrigued to not get my answers and at the same time afraid to go where I was headed.
I hated, and I hurt. I smiled, and I seethed. I waited, and I worried. I raged, and I rocked. I laughed, and I lost... I sighed at the beautiful, emotional lyrics. I cheered at their triumph over triggers. I loved seeing Schooner and Zac. I was wowed by the visuals the author gave me with her words. The places she took me and the beauty she showed me. It was an unforgettable experience, but not for the faint of heart.