Opening Act By Dish Tillman

This novel is not what I expected it to be. I think I was expecting more of a wow factor, when all I got was an hmmm. The cover of this novel promised more than it could give and it seems that I fell for the trap. For a market deploy this was very well done and achieved. However, as an avid reader I was only slightly amused. This is in no way a terrible novel, it’s just one that’s been played out enough already. Add to that the fact that it’s not really romantic, and you only get an I like that I guess response. Not in a while it’s amazing response.

In this novel the main characters are Loni and Shay. Loni is a poetry major that doesn’t know what to do with her life. She doesn’t know if she wants to continue her education or try to write more poetry herself. Currently she lives with her best friend Zee and has no job whatsoever. Which only puts her down even more. She is in a major funk that she can’t get out of, so Zee tries to help her out. She takes her to a rock concert that means a lot to her. It’s the last time she’ll be able to see this band and she’s going with Loni to see them no matter what. Since Loni isn’t able to shake Zee she agrees to go under protest. Because all Zee wants to see is Shay, the lead singer of the rock band. Shay is hot stuff when he’s on the stage and thinks he’s even hotter stuff off of it. So when he sees Loni at one of his after parties he knows that he has to have her. She’s the only one that doesn’t seem to like him, when everybody else throw themselves at him. She actually insulted the lyrics that he sang, which does make him angry. However, no matter how angry he gets he still can’t figure her out. So he makes it his mission to get her to like him. Which includes him trying to use his charm on her as well. They both know that they want each other, they just don’t know how to handle it very well. So when everything goes wrong all at the same time it seems like they may actually never get together.

This novel is meant to be a romance novel of a sort. And while it is in some aspects, it lacks in others. This is your typical rocker means good girl romance, but with a twist. Keep in mind that this twist probably isn’t really the twist the author had in mind, because wait for it this is no romance! It starts off as a romance novel and ends like one is supposed to, but the harsh reality is that it’s simply not a romance novel. I’m not really sure if it’s a good one either. Novel wise, it was an okay read. Romance wise, it wasn’t really worth it all. This makes my recommendation a pretty poor one, because I wouldn’t recommend that you read this one. It’s not really worth the wait and it finishes poorly too. Making it a pretty poor read all together.

*Read on February 21st, 2016


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