The master of the tease. The god of rock. Frontman of the world’s most desired band, Youth Gone Wild. I’m Rhett Ryan, and I get what I want.
Women? They were lining up. Money? I had enough. Accolades? My shelves were full Love? I didn’t have time for that.
Not until I had no choice but to pay attention to the last woman I expected to fall for.
My beautiful, sassy publicist, Julia goddamn Speed.
She was a vital part of the band’s success, and she was as off-limits as they came. I’d never wanted anything more in my life. But Julia wasn’t like the rest, and my advances only pushed her further away. She was the first woman to make me work for it, and Christ, did I suddenly want to work for it!
Even if I knew it would end in disaster.
Even if I knew there would be tears.
I was willing to play dirty to make it happen.
I just had no idea how much I’d change in the process, or how something that had once been my everything would soon become nothing because I’d jumped into the forbidden with her.
Rhett Ryan is everything I could have asked for and more. A rock God with the attitude to match, he had me from the first page. Dare I say…..I loved him more than Presley??? Oh yeah, I went there!
Julia Speed is just what Rhett needs. Tough as nails and ready to handle anything this group can get in to, she is used to being everyone’s rock. Their clean up girl. So when Rhett looked at her, keeping him at arms length wasn’t going to be a problem….or was it?
What really got me in to the story was Rhett himself. He was unapologetic with who he was. Did he take every advantage of what being the lead singer of the world’s most wanted rock band? Of course he did. Did he love every second of it? For the most part….until he didn’t. There comes a point where you have to ask yourself, is this enough? For Rhett, he thought that it was. He was content. He hated that everyone gushed over Presley and Tess. He was over the romantic bs. Give him the crowds, the women, the fame and glory. That’s what life is all about.
Julia was probably the only woman that could give Rhett exactly what he needed. She knew all his secrets. She cleaned up his messes and made the nasty ones go away. She understood what a rocker’s life was and was damn good at her job. The problem was, every now and then she needed a breather. Some time away just to be. to get away from being the problem solver, the organizer, the mess fixer, and enjoy her cottage by the sea and be there for herself.
Vicki James has written a story about two people who by all measures, should NOT have fallen in love. A story that showed growth in characters you thought were almost too set in their ways to even want to change. She beautifully tells how the power of love can bring out the very best in people when they least expect it, and make you realize that there is so much more to life when the right person is there with you. She peeled back the layers of this dirty rocker and sassy publicist and made them real multidimensional characters that you will laugh with, cry over, and fall in love with. These characters don’t change for the ones they love, they grow.
Rhett has now dethroned Presley for me in the Youth Gone Wild kingdom of hotties. I love this arrogant, cocky, bad boy of rock. I can’t wait to see if Vicki is up to the challenge with the next one 😉
Meet the Author
Vicki James is a pseudonym for Victoria L. James, taking her stories from heavy angst to heavy romance and bad boys you can’t help but fall in love with. She is, however, one and the same person so feel free to follow her on any of her platforms, be it Vicki James or Victoria L. James. Most importantly, enjoy the stories she tells, no matter what name she releases under.