Book Review June 4
by: HB Heinzer
Blurb ~ Maddie Neumann died the day she pulled away from her parents' house determined to make her dreams come true. She wasn't the perfect little princess she'd been raised to be, all she wanted to do was rock. Everything Maddie was tucked away in a box to allow for her re-birth as Rain Maxwell; a badass rocker who answered to no one and lived by her own set of rules.
Rain's world is shattered with one phone call from her estranged family. No sooner does she get home than everything she thought she knew about her life starts changing.
Colton Bradford knew there was something special about Rain the moment they first met. Unfortunately, she had a hard and fast rule about dating a bandmate so he was stuck in the friends zone. When Rain is going through her own personal hell, will Colton finally be able to make her see how he feels and convince her to take a chance on love?
I love, love, loved this book!!! You know what all rocker books lack??? Female characters in the band… Well, I was so pleasantly pleased when reading Blessed Tragedy because both the characters are in the band and they are both bad ass.
Rain AKA Madeline ran away from home years ago to pursue a music career that no one in her family approved of. Years later, her and her band mates are famous rock stars living the life until Rain has to return home to attend her mother’s funeral. Tensions run high because Rain no longer feels welcome and hasn’t, thus her long sabbatical from home. Standing on the sidelines is Colton, Rain’s band mate and number one fan. Though the two are the best of friends, Rain is beyond hesitant to start anything that will A.) ruin the band and B.) ruin their friendship. Needless to say Colton is and has been in love with Rain since the beginning, so watching her suffer and not being able to help is the hardest thing for him.
Rain/Madeline gets a pleasant surprise whilst at home and being with her family turns out to be an OK thing. Sure the past still lies above their heads but the loss they all share works to bring them together.
Of course Colton’s rocker hotness cannot be denied forever and the two start dating. Old fears and past behaviors put bumps in the road for Rain and Colton, in ways that will alter everyone’s lives and they have to find the will to work through or move on. I really felt for Rain, the entire story, and seeing things from her POV was great because not only is she a rock goddess but also a grieving daughter trying to find out if loving her best friend is worth the effort. I can easily say it is and the book was everything a rock star romance should be. I definitely recommend this book and cannot wait to read Blessed Fate which is in Colton’s POV.