Shan is young, beautiful, talented, and addicted to heroin in Rock Angel, a novel that follows her meteoric rise to guitar goddess stardom in the 90s. She is discovered in New York by a handsome, arrogant musical genius named Quinn, and sparks fly between them when he hires her as lead guitarist of his band. Although Quinn is accustomed to bedding a different groupie every night, he can't ignore his deepening feelings for his new bandmate. From gritty Greenwich Village clubs to L.A.'s Troubadour; gigging and touring the country to the cover of Rolling Stone, Rock Angel is infused with the passionate music and intense sexual chemistry of Shan and Quinn. Shan must work out her personal demons and learn to trust Quinn enough to love him, but still remain true to the music that has always been her salvation.
This is a great story about a rock and roll band with an inside look at the music industry. I fell in love with the two main characters and was hoping Shan would overcome her drug problem. This story is well written and the author did a great job dealing with addiction. Looking forward to the next book.
By day, Jeanne Bogino is director of a small but busy library in rural upstate New York. By night, she writes at the western Massachusetts homestead where she lives with her partner, dogs, chickens, and honeybees. She's published short horror, fantasy, romance, memoir, and gay fiction, and is a regular contributor at Library Journal where she was named 2011's fiction reviewer of the year. An expert on zombie lit and horror films, Jeanne has published articles and appeared on panels devoted to these subjects. ROCK ANGEL (Prashanti Press, 2014) is her debut novel. She's currently at work on her second one, ANGEL ON HIGH, the next book in the ROCK ANGEL series.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.