BOOK REVIEW: Kiro's Emily
Book 10, Novella, Rosemary Beach Series
"Innocence Meets Hard Core Musicians"
This book is a lot like the Notebook in some ways. A bit rushed at the end, full of cutesy romance and innocent quips.
The ending, for me, was unexpected. I found this book delightful. It's a bad boy meets good girl romance. At the beginning of the story Emily, the main character, is off on an adventure with her risque cousin. Her cousin is sleeping her way to and through a band that they are following around the country. Emily refuses to follow the status quo and sleep around, but somehow strikes up an unusual friendship along the way that leads to romance. Tragedy strikes towards the end, but in some ways works out as an epic love tale. The book has some pretty heart wrenching moments, and other moments where you wonder why anyone would act so foolishly.
I recommend this book as a romantic read, but gave it only four stars because it could have had more depth and the ending seemed rushed.
“In every lifetime, I believe that each soul is given one mate. Don’t get me wrong, I think that a person can fall in love more than one time. But finding your soul mate is a different matter altogether. You don’t just love that person, you adore him or her. That person is your world. Your reason for living. The one thing in this life that will make everything OK. When you find your soul mate, you’ve found your purpose. To love that one person. To experience life with that one person.”
“This woman is my salvation. She is my anchor in this world. “My angel,” I whisper to her, reminding her who she is to me.”
About the Book
The year is 1992, and no one on the rock music scene is hotter than Kiro Manning, the lead singer of Slacker Demon. With a multi-platinum record, total ownership of the Billboard charts, sold-out concerts, and sinful amounts of money, Kiro can have anything—and anyone—he wants.
“But inside is my Emmy. She remembers all our adventures together. She knows that for a short time, we had it all.”
So when a dark-haired, conservative beauty rebuffs him at a concert after-party, his first thought is, “Who the hell does she think she is?” His second thought: “How do I make her mine?” Kiro has always loved a good challenge, but not every girl wants to get involved with a rock god. Especially this girl.
He let her go that night, but he never forgot her. And when they met again, he vowed not to give up again so easily.
As the world worshipped Kiro, he came to worship the girl, who became everything he never knew he needed. The only girl he would ever love. His Emily.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a heart-wrenching e-novella in the Rosemary Beach series about the star-crossed romance between Kiro and Emily, first introduced in Take a Chance. This is Abbi’s holiday gift to the devoted fans of the series.
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.
About Abbi Glines
Erotica & Young Adult Fiction Author
Abbi has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama.
Born Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
Genre Young Adult, Romance
Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series.About the Author
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Books by The Author
Rosemary Beach (series)
Fallen Too Far (2012) (Blaire Wynn)
Never Too Far (2013) (Rush / Blaire Finlay)
Forever Too Far (2013) (Rush / Blaire Finlay)
Twisted Perfection (2013) (Woods Kerrington / Della Sloane)
Simple Perfection (2013) (Woods Kerrington / Della Sloane)
Take a Chance (2014) (Grant Carter / Harlow Manning)
One More Chance (2014) (Grant Carter / Harlow Manning)
Rush Too Far (Fallen Too Far in Rush's POV) (2014) (Rush Finlay)
You Were Mine (2014) (Tripp Newark / Bethy Lowry)
Kiro's Emily (2014)
When I'm Gone (2015) (Mase Manning)
Sea Breeze (series)
Breathe (2011) (Jax Stone)
Because of Low (2012) (Marcus Hardy)
While it Lasts (2012) (Cage York)
Just For Now (2012) (Preston Drake)
Sometimes It Lasts (2013) (Cage York)
Misbehaving (2013) (Jason Stone)
Bad for You (2014) (Krit Corbin)
Hold on Tight (2014) (Dewayne Falco)
Until the End (2014) (Rock Taylor)
Existence Trilogy (series)
The Vincent Boys (series)
The Vincent Boys (2011) (Beau Vincent)
The Vincent Brothers (2012) (Sawyer Vincent)