Mayhem (Mayhem #1) by Jamie Shaw
When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can’t stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.
On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He’s soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn’t recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious “Peach” he met at his concert.
During a wild weekend on tour with the band, Rowan can’t help falling for the sweet guy buried beneath Adam’s rocker persona. Yet she knows she could never compete with the girls constantly throwing themselves at his feet. She’d just end up hurt … again.
Peach is all Adam thinks about, though, and when Rowan realizes this, she has a decision to make: stay just friends to protect her fragile heart … or reveal the truth about the night they met and admit she’s fallen completely, hopelessly in love with him.
First, let me start by saying that I’m such a sucker for romance. While this book definitely wasn’t perfect, I couldn’t put it down. The romance was really, really good.
The writing is only mediocre. It reads like a debut, which it is. But, the story (combined with the feels) was so good that it didn’t matter. Seriously, the story is so captivating I didn’t even care about the writing (most of the time).
The characters were good. There were definitely things that bugged me about the main character and narrator, Rowan, and even the love interest Adam. But, their chemistry was undeniable and completely grabbed hold of me and pulled me right in.
If you like romance and live for the bad guy/good girl new adult craze, this book is definitely for you. If you don’t let an immature writing style keep you from enjoying a good story full of hot and steamy romance and all the feels that go along with it, this book is for you.
Best Aspect: The romance and the feels.
Worst Aspect: The writing quality.
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