One More Promise (Band on the Run, #2) by Samantha Chase
Rosa's rating: 4 of 5 iScream Cones
"Oh. My. Dirty talk was also something she didn't know she loved until Dylan."
Those that follow my reviews know that I'm addicted to rockstars, I've read over 300 rocker romances. So seeing 'band' in the series title caught my attention and I decided to read my first Samantha Chase novel. Though it's the 2nd book in the series, I read it as a standalone. I must also give my followers a heads-up that the 'dirty talk' mentioned above is of the PG variety rather than what I usually read which is more explicit. But that didn't detract from my enjoyment of this engaging story which was very well written.
Dylan is fresh out of rehab and actually able to focus on what's going on around him for the first time in a long time. Unfortunately, he doesn't like what he sees. He's disgusted with himself and ashamed of his behavior that hurt his family and bandmates. He's determined to make some changes in his life, but he's not sure where to start. When he's invited to participate in a literacy program he decides it's a good project to focus on as he gets to know his sober self. When he meets Paige for the first time, her reaction to him is no surprise. He's used to his reputation preceding him. But it still disappoints him when she makes judgments before getting to know him.
Paige is on the lowest rung of the family business. The one that comes up with the brilliant ideas and then ends up being the errand girl instead of being head of the campaigns she dreams up. Doing the work behind the scenes as someone else takes the credit. But the literacy program is very near and dear to her heart and she's determined to prove that she can handle it on her own. But as usual, things don't go as she'd hoped and someone steals her thunder...again. She'd had it all planned out, spotlighting her favorite authors. Nowhere in her imagination was there a celebrity rock star involved. It's not like they are known for reading, right? How did things get so messed up and how was she going to get herself out of it. She can't deny that he's gorgeous, but "Why? Why him? Why couldn't one of her favorite authors have come in and talked with her like this? Why did it have to be a scruffy, tattoo-covered rock star who not only didn't look the part of anything she was trying to do, but who potentially would also be a distraction for...well...her and probably any female in a ten mile radius?"
The decision to allow Dylan to participate in the program was taken out of her hands and she ended up being assigned as his reluctant handler (aka babysitter). Her father wanted the attention his celebrity status would bring, but didn't want any bad press to cast a shadow on their company. So she was to keep an eye on him. And what an excellent job she did...watching him and fantasizing about him. "She wanted to climb him like a tree."
What fun it was to see them fight their attraction to each other, knowing it was only a matter of time. The bad boy wanting the good girl, trying not to dirty her up, but unable to resist. He knows she deserves better, but he can't seem to convince her of that. He's only going to be around for 3 months until he completes his commitment to the program and he has no idea what comes next. She doesn't really fit into his rock star world, but can he bring himself to leave her behind? Will he have a choice when the time comes? Grab your copy of One More Promise and find out.