Rockaway Bride by Pippa Grant
Released: June 29, 2018
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Pippa Grant
Reviewed by Keyrsten
A Rockstar Bridenaps a Preschool Teacher...
Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time.
Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman.
Tit for tat. Or tat for tit. However you want to look at it.
The one thing I didn’t expect?
Willow Honeycutt, preschool teacher, boy band super fan, is completely crazy.
And somehow she’s turned the tables on me.
Now, she’s holding me hostage, and she won’t let me go until we hit every item on her sparkly new, completely insane bucket list.
And that last item?
That last item might cost me more than any fortune.
It very well might cost me my heart.
Rockaway Bride is a romping fun romance between a down-on-his-luck rock star and a boy band-loving preschool teacher, complete with a road trip, handcuffs, and fun with nuns. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a rockin' awesome happily ever after.
Willow has spent years being known as the "mother" of her friend group, the preschool teacher who strives to make sure everyone she cares about is happy ... even if that means dimming a little of her shine in the process. After a drunken night being bride-napped by a disgruntled rockstar, she now has a chance to do something crazy. She's witty, independent, and fiesty ... she no longer has to shy away from living on impulse and saying what's on her mind. She's hidden this full of life and occasionally reckless piece of herself from everyone, and now that she's free from her stiff of an ex-fiancé it's time to let that piece of her come out to play.
Dax has spent the last 15 years of his life working his ass with his band to become the worldwide sensation they are. He's used to everyone around him just wanting something from him, having little care if they hurt him. It's no difference when the scumbag he invested his money with ups and runs off with it. Dax will do whatever is necessary to get his money back and make sure he can still provide for the people who are relying on him, even if it means he has to bride-nap the guy's fiancé.
Oh my lanta this book. There were so many times I was left asking myself "is this even real", but every damn time I questioned it I realized that would be their luck to have that crazy thing happen to them. The different adventures Dax and Willow have are borderline unrealistic, and I feel like this story could only work for them. This is Dax and Willow's story. Crazy things happen. They get knocked up. They roll with the punches. At the end of the day they are just living, something they both have longed for the entire time.
The connection they share is electric and hot damn I loved every taste of their budding romance. This is slow burn, but it burns oh so good. When you finally get the payoff and they are together it is passionate and fiery and leaves you wanting more.
The only thing that could've use a little tweaking for me was the "climax". It didn't feel as "oh my lanta no that can't happen to them". I like my climaxes to knock me off my feet and screw with me emotionally. Just a few subtle tweaks and this could have destroyed me, in a good way.
Their adventures are off their walker. Their lives are in no way ready for each other. They are about as believable as a box of dildos in the middle of the road breaking down a van, but that's what makes them work. Dax and Willow work because they are Dax and Willow. I would like to subscribe to their brand of crazy and strive to live without abandon the way Willow does once she is free.
Rating: 4 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.