Discovering You (Indigo #1) by Kate McBrien
Released: July 7, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Kate McBrien
Reviewed by Keyrsten
For fans of "Love on the Edge of Time" and "A Knight in Shining Armor" comes an epic romance that proves true love can never die.
Do you believe in soulmates?
A shy art historian. A sexy rock star. A mysterious medieval cross that holds a secret.
Lucy Bianchi has a plan: finish her PhD in art history and land a coveted job at a prestigious Los Angeles museum. Then—maybe—she’ll find time to start dating. Her controlled and predictable world begins to unravel when she chases a runaway dog on the beach and meets a gorgeous stranger.
Justin Hamilton is the charismatic lead singer of the British band Indigo. Years of touring and partying have won him notoriety, and he can have any woman he wants, but who he really wants doesn’t seem to exist.
From their first look—their first touch—Justin and Lucy have a connection that defies logic and deepens their desire for each other. When they see the Varangian Cross at a museum exhibit, they’re flooded with inexplicable shared memories that draw them even closer together.
Justin has to return to London just as a salacious scandal explodes that could tear them apart. Lucy must choose between the safe life she’s cultivated, or go to Justin and discover a never-ending love.
"Discovering You" is the first book of a contemporary romance trilogy.
The premise of this book drew me in so fast that I almost got whiplash from it. A shy art historian meets a sexy rockstar and somehow a medieval cross holds a secret that binds them together. It's like the Librarians with a rockstar and a love story.
The way Lucy and Justin meet was adorable as fudge. Their relationship seemed to blossom at a fast pace, but didn't feel fully fleshed out to me. There is a lot of sexual tension and instant attraction, they can't help but be drawn to one another, but I didn't feel it go deeper than that. I wanted to hear them talk and get to know each other more than what I got. The internal dialogue was there but I don't feel like they talked to each other enough for me to fully believe. Most of their little fights and the push and pull tidbit felt a little surface level for me. Then the climax comes so quickly and just hits you in the face with that cliff hanger that it's almost a little too jarring for my liking.
I needed more from the cross subplot. Between the prologue and their reactions to the cross I expected there to be way more of a tie in then there was. I could guess at little things that might tie it together with Lucy and Justin, but again those are just guesses. It's presence gave me more questions and didn't really answer anything. I understand it is going to be a trilogy, but seeing as it was a big point in the synopsis I was hoping to get just a little more from it than what was given.
At the end of the day there were some parts I really enjoyed, and then there were parts that I just wanted more from. There was so much potential as to where the story could have gone with the first introduction to this trilogy and it just fell a little flat to me. I need more of that damn cross and their connection to it. I only got to discover just a tidbit of Lucy and Justin, and I'm curious as to where their relationship and this cross is going to go.
Rating: 3 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addicted with slight wino tendencies.