When Dylan Anders, rock star and recovering alcoholic, meets public relations rep Paige Walters, there’s immediate professional and sexual tension between them.
Dylan leaves rehab determined to make a new start and takes a Los Angeles PR firm up on its invitation to join a literacy campaign. Working with Paige, the project's lead and daughter of the firm's owner, is delightful and frustrating. She’s smart, funny, creative, and the driving force behind the firm’s success, yet she allows her father and sister to take all the credit while she does the work. Paige, who is at first suspicious of Dylan’s motives, begins to see the man behind the image and likes him. She’s surprised that he’s interested in her, then more surprised when their relationship lasts longer than any he’s had before. But as Paige’s family continues to undermine her, Dylan, buoyed by his supportive band mates and his healthier choices, encourages Paige to stand up for herself, which causes a rift between them. When fate and Paige’s father drive them even further apart, they’ll have to figure out how to find their ways back to each other, and Paige will have to learn to advocate for her own happiness. Chase continues her Shaughnessy spinoff series, Band on the Run, with a sexy, touching look at romance in the face of insecurity, and the story is both fun and heart-wrenching. However, while the ending is satisfying, it would have been nice to see smart, amazing Paige be her own hero before fate practically forces her to and Dylan organizes it so she can be.
An entertaining, affecting rock-star romance.