K.L. Shandwick ~ Until Jude ~ Book Review

Book Review

 

 

Until Jude

PulseTunes Rock Gods #1

K.L. Shandwick

 

 

 

 

 

Jude Collymore wasn’t a player. He played drums, but he never played games—especially with women.

 

Which is why the broody rock star made it clear he had no interest in long-term commitments.

 

It wasn’t his fault he had women falling all over him despite that. It was a consequence of both the rock star lifestyle and the fact he knew exactly what he was doing in the bedroom.

 

As far as Jude was concerned, with his band and a steady stream of admirers, he had it made. But that soon changed when bandmate and best friend, Levi, received some life-changing information that could disrupt the band’s current tour.

 

Offering his support immediately, Jude very quickly found himself tested with a connection he found impossible to ignore. Esther Milligan should never have been on his radar, and although he fought their attraction the pull toward her was strong.

 

Add to that a stupid challenge that became a bizarre, forbidden relationship and suddenly his single, carefree status was under question and the consequences were career ending.

 

Now, Jude has to decide where his loyalties lie and where his heart belongs…

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review:

 

Another good rockstar read from KL Shandwick, a slow burn / age-gap romance with lots going on that will keep those pages turning and your interest piqued!

Jude is the drummer in the rock group Screaming Shadows – he’s not a relationship guy, he’s happy to be where he is in his band with the hordes of women who throw themselves at him. Levi is the singer in the band, they’ve known each other a long time and are more like brothers – so when Levi receives some distressing news Jude is there for him.

Esther is the younger 17 yr old stepsister that Levi didn’t know existed, until her mother dies, and she has no one else to turn to but him. The only thing they have in common is their waste of a space father – what does a rocker know about looking after a 17 yr old? But all his crew are there for them both, including Jude, who is instantly attracted to Esther, who unsurprisingly has a crush on him. She is very young and inexperienced in many things in her life and gets thrown in the deep end living with the band for a year until she is old enough to look after herself. She has her own plans of dancing and college ahead of her, except her feelings for Jude keep getting in the way.

These two have a sizzling connection, but Jude knows she is too young for him, but is always there for her offering care and advice. Esther has the hots for him something chronic, but again knows how inexperienced she is and couldn’t possibly compete with all the other women Jude has had. Everyone around them can see the chemistry they have, knowing something will happen sooner or later.

I really enjoyed this one, it’s a long book set over a few years so there are lots of background, characters, the band, personal lives and family aspects all intertwined in this story. With plenty of twists and turns along the way that keep the reader engaged and interested, it really was an enjoyable read with so many different aspects to get your teeth into.

I look forward to reading the next one in this series all about Levi – here’s hoping he’s managed to sort himself out a bit and get to know his sister a little better.

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