Author: Sarah Gagnon
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Synopsis: Only one girl will win the cash prize...and a chance at love with Jeremy Bane.
Monet isn’t just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane--she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness.
Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that's spread through saliva. It's completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don't. Now that she's on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn't even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life.
But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy's attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him--and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she's ready and ruin everything.
The only way to win Jeremy's heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him.
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I want to thank Spencer Hill Press for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
I have recently come across a series of books about rockstars and every day girls. I love it. So when I read the blurb for this, I knew it would be right up my alley. I grew up in the 80s and rockstars were everywhere. And of course I fangirled, A LOT. So I love to read about stuff like this!
Monet lives in a world where the poor don't get anything. And being infected with a disease that is easily cured, for a large sum of money, she would do anything to win a contest with rock G-d Jeremy Bane. It helps that she loves his music. She's determined to win so she can be cured and keep her mother from having to work so hard for the money. But the competition is fierce. Monet is s simple girl. Unlike the other girls in the competition, she never tries to be more than she is. And it seems that is attractive to Bane since she makes the cut.
Jeremy would prefer to not be in the spotlight, since he spends so much of his life there. But given the chance to participate in a contest that will help raise money for a good cause, he jumps at the chance. All the while he just wants to lead a more simple life, maybe even go to college. And he's sick of girls throwing themselves at him because he's famous. Then he meets Monet. Down to earth and with no fuss about her, he's immediately attracted to her. And even though he needs to go through with the competition, he wants more than anything to have this kind of normal in his life.
I liked the idea of the plot. It reminded me of watching the show The Bachelor. At the same time, I was reminded of American Idol, since the audience got to participate in picking the girl of Jeremy's dreams. Who doesn't love some reality television, right? So this concept really seemed to hit home with me. I think most who read this will connect with the idea of the competition. There is a ton of drama, almost Jerry Springer-like, during the story.
I will say that the dystopian part of the story was a bit confusing for me. I didn't pay too much attention to it, since the story really did seem to focus on the romantic aspect of what was going on. But I do wish I knew more of the world, that it was expanded and I could understand the depth of Monet's plight and the world she lives in.
Overall the story was enjoyable. A different mix of romance with a futuristic aspect that you can see affecting the characters. A nice combination of twists and turns that will lead you to an interesting conclusion.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Sarah Gagnon grew up in the frigid woods of Maine amidst snow and animal skins and has now moved back home. As a small child she wrote ship-wrecked romances all while being stared down by a taxidermied duck.
She has a BFA in photography and a minor in writing from the University of Southern Maine. She's the mother of two tiny, feral children and two ill-behaved dogs. For fun she’s taken up construction and interior design. Her first project: moving into a dilapidated farmhouse with her computer-genius husband.
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