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Rockin’ Romance – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Amy AlessioI had posters of Prince and Bon Jovi in my room as a teen and wrote (terrible) fan fiction inspired by them. Who doesn’t have fantasizes about rock stars? In these stories, stars find love.

rock star in seat 3aIn Jill Kargman’s The Rock Star in Seat 3A, Hazel meets her longtime rock fantasy, Finn, on a plane while she is sick from turbulence. He helps her and they connect, only to have her questioning her boyfriend of years, Wylie. She heads on an exhilarating European tour only to find herself but finds herself in this sexy story.
summer he came homeJulianna Stone started her Bad Boys of Crystal Lake series with The Summer He Came Home, starring Cain. The musician has not been back home since leaving with his guitar ten years ago. Single mom Maggie just wants to escape her past and settle with her son in Crystal Lake. She knows her attraction to the darkly handsome rocker is not a good idea, but they can’t deny their attraction and increasingly strong feelings.
abby roadFemale teen star Abigail is burned out and grieving over the death of her brother in Abby Road, a romance good for teens or adults. During a retreat to Florida’s beaches for a break, she finds ex-marine Todd, who helps her put herself back together. The pull of her former life forces her to find new answers in this appealing read.
fitzwilliamPride and Prejudice goes musical in Heather Rigaud’s Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star. Darcy, Richard Fitzwilliam and Bingley are in a rock band called Slurry. The ladies of band Long Borne Suffering: Elizabeth, Jane and Charlotte, open for Slurry and realize it is their big break. All three men and women star in love stories here in this fun adaptation.
connectedKim Karr’s Connected is part of her Connections series, and while this volume has a ending demanding that readers find the next volume quickly, it is well worth the ride. Dahlia once had a fling with rock star River but went back to boyfriend Ben. Now after dealing with tragedy, River is in her life again, and they find an intense new relationship with plenty of conflict and twists.
theres wildYou have to love a rock star named Jet. In M. Leighton’s There’s Wild, Then There’s You, part of her hot Wild Ones series, Jet battles addiction while quiet Violet struggles to match his intensity and passion. These two have great chemistry and it is particularly satisfying to see how they bring out the best in each other.
lick scottKylie Scott’s rockin’ Stage Dive series delivers another sexy delightful adventure with Lick. Evelyn has always been a studious planner. This is why she can’t believe it when she wakes up hung over in Vegas, married to a hot rock star. Stage Dive Guitar man David is private and not trusting, but clearly he found something in Evelyn. He says she “made sense to him.” Now if she could only remember what happened?

Hopefully these reads will help you remember some fantasies and strike a chord.


Bio: Amy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens for over seventeen years in her work as a librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. Her first young adult mystery, Taking the High Ground, was published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at

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2 Responses to “Rockin’ Romance – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio”

  1. Hey Amy..

    Bay City Rollers posters on my walls! lol….good grief.

    Thanks for a fab list – time to hit the library and see what I can find!


    Posted by Carrie Spencer | August 9, 2014, 9:40 am


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