About the book:
Title: Starfish: A Rockstar Romance
Author: Lisa Becker
Published: August 2019
Source: received from the author, in exchange of an honest review
Format: e-copy, audiobook
Ambitious graduate Marin Collins accepts a four-month internship at a prestigious public relations firm to work on a tech account, but her plans are derailed when she’s assigned to go on the road with touring rock band Kings Quarters, hailed by Rolling Stone as the next big thing.
Enter Brad Osterhauser, the reluctant rock star who would rather be coding computer games than penning Grammy-nominated songs.
Traveling by bus, city to city with a group of practical joking bandmates and a greedy manager, Marin and Brad forge a friendship and forbidden romance over a shared love of Seinfeld episodes, stolen moments and Red Vines.
But when Marin’s accused of betraying her company and the band, will Brad come to her defense or believe she was disloyal to him for the sake of her career?
Told in alternating perspectives of Marin and Brad, Starfish is a contemporary romance of unexpected love, the redemptive power of music and hogging the bed.
I have read the Starfish ARC a while ago and I realized that I never posted my review! Lucky, the author contacted me with an opportunity to review the audiobook so I reread it again and what a delight it was!
“Starfish” brings us Marin and Brad’s story. She is focused on landing her dream job, he is a computer geek, with a rockstar career. Marin has learned the hard way never to fall for someone she works with, so she keeps her feelings for Brad in the friend zone. He has other intentions. Their relationship starts beautifully and evolves slowly, but in a nice way. They get to know each other and Brad even stands by her side in time of need.
Traveling with a rock band is not easy, especially because Marin was not very happy to do it in the first place. However, she takes her job seriously and she earns the support of the other guys. I liked her a lot, she is intelligent, funny, a good friend and the best PR assistant. Brad has always wanted a career in IT, but growing up next to his brother, he learned to love the life of a musician.
Lisa did such an amazing job with this book. By now, is the second one I’ve read by her and I can say I am a fan. She has a unique style and her characters have strong personalities, that go hand in hand with a nicely built plot.
I had a ton of fun reading the book, but listening to it is twice as fun. The narrators are fantastic. They easily got into the characters’ personalities and they just sound as they would in my mind! Erin Mallon and Sebastian York make a great couple and do it right! I adored the narration!
So whichever way you decide to go, it will be a great experience. “Starfish” is a book that will make you feel good, that will make your heart beat faster and even listen to some nice rock music! I loved it and I love Lisa Becker!
If you are interested to read my thought on “Clutch”, another amazing book by the same author, follow the link here.
About the Author
Lisa Becker is an award-winning romance writer who spends her time like she spends her money – on books and margaritas. As Lisa’s grandmother used to say, “For every chair, there’s a tush.” Lisa is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach, California with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone! You can share your love stories with her at http://www.lisawbecker.com.