Book Review – Battlescars by Sophie Monroe

Aubrey Thompson is a twenty-three year old flight attendant for her dad’s small commercial fleet. She’s a sarcastic smartass that has no problem telling you where to go. She also despises rock stars…but that’s all part of the story. Her Granny Jean is spy and will have you laughing out loud.

In comes Jake Parker, the twenty-five year old lead singer of Battlescars. His reputation is the untamable bad-boy. He’s completely “balls to the wall” in everything that he does. Two days after returning home from a month long tour across Europe he gets a visit from Bruce, an executive from the record label. He informs Jake that Battlescars is going back on tour for three months. What everyone doesn’t know is that Jake is worn down and sick of the same old shit.

His record label hires Aubrey’s dads company to fly him around for the last minute tour. In order to keep her dad’s company afloat they will have to learn to play nice. When Jake first meets Aubrey she refuses to even acknowledge his existence. He sees her as refreshing and a challenge.

Both of them have some pretty heavy scars from their pasts holding them back. Can Jake get Aubrey to let him in? Or will she shoot him down based on his outlandish reputation? Will her fear of getting hurt again keep him out for good?

 
1 out of 5 stars
Hmm.  I wanted to like this book.  I really did.  I liked the characters.  I really did.
 
What I liked:
  • Aubrey.  She’s a tough chick; likable; had a bad experience but moved on.
  • Jake.  Great guy, super caring and sensitive.
What I didn’t like:
  • The writing.  Very amateur.  Story moved at a very choppy pace, and had really stupid dialogue.
  • The grammatical and spelling errors.  There were SO many.
  • The pace of the Aubrey and Jake’s relationship.
  • The predictability of the story.
  • The banter between Aubrey and her best friend.
  • The fact that there was no “nookie” until halfway through the book.
  • The utter dullness of the said “nookie” scenes.  Very PG.  Not what you’d expect from a rock star book.
  • The development of our relationship with the band members, who will be the focus of the next few books.  Didn’t really get to know them at all.
  • The fact that Aubrey had a traumatic experience at about 70% in and it was never dealt with.  Just moved past.
I will likely not try the next one, because this book was just not great. Quite frankly, I’m not even sure why I finished it.  Overall, not a very good read.
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