Welcoming Jennifer L. Allen today with a stop on her blog tour for her debut novel, Our Moon. This one takes a very unique twist on the rockstar romance, and managed to get get a few tears from my jaded eyes. My full review at the end of this post.
Do Ally and Chase have a chance? Or is there a secret in Ally’s past that may get in the way?
“These smell delicious,” he says as he sets the cookies down on the folding tray table I pulled out from the rack beside the entertainment center.
“Thanks, I came up with the recipe myself,” I tell him. “Well, I picked apart a few different recipes to form this one recipe.”
“So this is a Frankenstein cookie?” he asks as he lifts one to his mouth. That mouth…Full lips concealing perfectly white teeth. Sigh.
“Ha ha. If you’re too afraid to try my concoction, you don’t have to,” I tease. Am I flirting with him? Stop it, Ally!
Chase grins, letting me know he was only teasing, and shoves the entire cookie in his mouth.
“Oh my gosh, that’s so gross,” I laugh.
He smiles as he chews. Then he closes his eyes and groans. And my heart. Just. Stops.
“This is so good, Ally,” he moans through his chewing.
My mind is completely in the gutter now as I stare at him, completely unabashed. I’m sure if his eyes were open, instead of closed in cookie ecstasy, he would see the pure hunger I have for him, not the cookies, in my eyes as I sit here and imagine the various other situations where I would love to hear him say those words.
I try to shake it off but not before he opens his eyes and catches me staring at him. When his eyes widen, I know he sees what I was hoping he wouldn’t. I catch a similar look in his eyes before I turn my head away and shove a cookie in my own mouth.
Not my best move, that’s for sure, especially when I start choking on a crumb. I quickly swallow down the cookie in my mouth with a chug of milk and proceed to try and cough out the crumb.
Chase pats my back. “You okay?” he asks, concern etching his voice.
I nod as I take another sip of milk. “Wrong pipe,” I rasp out.
Out of the corner of my eye, I swear I see a small grin on his face. I’m so embarrassed. If I thought it was embarrassing having Chase witness my anxiety attack, this is so much worse. First, he catches me looking like I want to eat him. Then, he watches me stuff a whole cookie into my mouth and proceed to choke on it. This is just great. Why can’t I just be normal?
This debut novel was very easy for me to give 5 stars to. What was extremely difficult was putting it down after I started it, and I had it read in just about one sitting, using my Kindle app on my phone for the first time just so I could take it with me.
Just when I start to think there are no new directions to take with the rockstar romance, something like this comes up and simply blows me away. I got so swept up in this girl who wakes from a long coma with no memories at all of her past, and she comes home with her two brothers and their band that she apparently had been very involved with. Her confusing attraction to one of the band members, and her brothers’ surprise at hearing her hum an unreleased tune written while she was in a coma.
This is a great, clean romance that I consider a great read even without the rockstar twist, but, of course, for me, that pushes everything over the top. If your only goal is down and dirty smut, this is not the book you are looking for, but give it a chance anyway because it is a really great romance. It managed to bring moisture to my eyes on more than one occasion – wait, what? I do not cry at books! It was so easy to get emotionally involved and I loved every word.
Highly recommended. Bonus note, that it is very well edited, making it even easier to read. I will definitely be watching for more from this author. A copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.