Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: True North ( True #1 ) by Liora Blake

True North by Liora Blake

What happens when a bad-boy celebrity rocker meets a small-town bestselling novelist? Find out in this first book in the sizzling new Trueseries by Liora Blake!

While most novelists would consider jetting off to Hollywood for a TV interview rather exciting, small-town Montana writer Kate Mosely finds it all a bit exhausting. After losing her husband in a car accident where she was behind the wheel, Kate has finally found her bearings in the world again, rebuilding a simple but stable life. And even if that means a lot of lonely nights watching old movies and quiet days writing obituaries for her hometown newspaper, Kate’s not sure she’s ready for her life to change—again.

Until she shares the stage—and a whole heap of carnal gazes—with rock star Trevor “Trax” Jenkins. Despite his intimidating on-stage bravado, underneath it Kate discovers a man with a Rilke poem tattooed on his arm, an appreciation for cronuts, and a snarky wit that matches her own.

As she and Trevor explore their heated chemistry, the scarred parts of Kate’s heart begin to heal, making room for a love so passionate it makes her want long-forgotten things equal parts naughty, heart-swelling, and joyful. But when a searing exposé in a trashy gossip magazine sends Kate running, will it threaten their chances at forever?




This is such a surprisingly great read from Liora Blake's debut novel. Honestly, this woman can write better than some season authors. I think I found one of my favorite subgenre, the non-trashy kind of rockstar romance. Who says rockstar needs to be a bad boy or a manwhore.

Trevor Jenkins aka Trax, the rockstar who had been in the field for 10 years. In the beginning, the way Liora Blake describe his get-up, his songs and his background, it makes me think she wrote Trax based on Eminem. Maybe due to the fact that he is the only white singer I know who sing trashy songs and grew up in the ghetto.

Kate Mosely, a widow and a novelist from small town Montana. During one of her promotional trip to LA, she met Trevor and they not only shared a stage, but an instant attraction towards each other. Being a country girl herself, Kate didn't realize Trevor is in fact a big deal rockstar.

After a dinner date and Kate headed back to her country home, what follow was a series of text messages with random factoid and phone calls from sweet Trevor. Oh yes, this guy was all about sweet gesture and is fun reading about a hero doing some normal chasing for once. There are non of those crazy insta-lust and OTT possessiveness and 'You're mine!' declaration. Once a while, I do appreciate some normal in my read.

Kate like Trevor, the guy who loves cronuts and crazy about mountain bike, but felt totally intimidated by Trax, the big star. What is he doing with her? I think I get why Kate was acting all lackluster with Trevor's advance because she just don't think he was being serious. But is funny to see Trevor attempt in old English.

"Anon, woman! What do I have to do, hire a skywriter? Anon! Trevor doth like Kate!"

This is a story about opposite attract and also find love again. Kate lost her husband 3 years ago and had been learning to move on with her life. Although she still misses him, she is giving herself a chance to love again. She is a country girl that lives a mundane life writing and some times taking care of her neighbor ranch. While Trevor is living his high life in LA and touring all around. Can they really make it work?

I love seeing how they both try to be part of each other lives. Trevor's struggle to even reach her doorstep for a surprise visit was a scene to behold. Poor guy. And of course, Kate had to learn how to deal with dating a guy who had paparazzi ambushing him at every corner.

"Christ, tell me what I have to do to prove to you that you're my entire fucking world. I'll do it. I don't know how many ways I can say it, how many things I need to do to show it. I'm yours, Mosely." ~ Trevor

"I remembered where I belong. I got off course for a second, but I found my way again and that brought me home. To you." ~ Kate

True North is the kind of feel good romance book that light up your day, infused with some healthy dose of humor that make you laugh, great sex that left you panting for more and a sweet hero that you want to lick him all over.

Rating 5/5