lunedì 29 febbraio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Crash and Burn by Michele Callahan

Crash and Burn
by Michele Callahan


GENRE: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult



A childhood promise has Chance Walker picking up a guitar once again. Sure, he's been busy growing up, finishing college, and even law school. He made a promise to his dying mother and he’s determined to keep it. While his guitar playing dreams were big when he was a kid, his skill is rusty and he hires Erin Michaelson to bring music back into his life. Not only is she incredibly talented, she's one of the sexiest women he’s ever met. It's hard to focus on correct finger position when her sweet scent threatens to drive him out of his mind.

Less than twenty-four hours after his first lesson he sees her again, but this time she’s on stage using another name and seducing an entire audience of men. He played the gentleman card once, and it got him nowhere. This time, all bets are off and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. A single, sizzling backstage kiss will change both of their lives forever, because Chance soon realizes that Erin is not just an itch, she’s an obsession that he refuses to live without.

Erin Michaelson spends her days teaching guitar and her nights on stage as her sexy alter-ego, Eva James. Music is her dream, her passion. All she wants is to say goodbye to a lifetime of scraping by, working two jobs, and paying for past mistakes. When a major record label exec hears her band play, she gets her big break. But life can be a real bitch, and meeting Chance now is just bad timing.

Problem #1: The record label wants her to dump her band and move to L.A. Problem #2: She hadn’t counted on Chance Walker and the scorching heat of that first kiss. And last but not least is Problem #3: Is Chance really falling in love with the dull guitar teacher, or is he really just lusting after the sexy Eva James?

Will success make all of Erin's dreams come true? Or will falling in love make them both crash and burn?

My Review:

A nice love story, engaging, romantic and sexy, to be read in one breath.
Erin and Chance have a great passion for the music that binds and unites them. As a child Chance wanted to become a rock star but then chose to become a lawyer. When his mother dies he understand he was wrong to give up his dream. So he decides to start playing the guitar. He takes lessons from Erin. She is a sweet girl, attractive but the evening turns and becomes a rock star really sexy. She's fabulous on that stage and Chance loses his heart to her. He finds the courage to kiss her and nothing will be as before. Erin receives a truly unique proposition, not to be missed. But it would mean moving to Los Angeles, to be forced to always wear her sexy mask and abandon Chance. 
The characters are believable and engaging. Erin is a sweet and shy girl but her passion for music gave her the strength and courage to go on stage and become Eva James. She takes care with love of her brother even though he often doesn't deserve it and is very badly with her. Chance understands he was wrong and he's living a life that is not for him. Will he have time to change? Will he have the courage to do it?
It 's a well-written romance, with a flowing and brilliant style, the love story is really sweet and special.
I was pleased to find out that this was the first book in a series. This book was really amazing so I will be interested to read the next book in this series.
Highly recommended for those who love romantic stories set in the world of music.



“Do you want to kiss me?”

Erin licked her lips. He was asking her. Giving her control and being a gentleman about it. And that, combined with the fact that she hadn’t been able to stop thinking about him since he’d walked out of the shop yesterday, had her nodding her head before she’d even answered his question.

“Yes.” Erin dropped her head back with a soft moan as Chance’s lips traced heated patterns across her cheek. He shifted slightly, holding her face still with gentle hands as he took his sweet time lowering his mouth to hers.

She could hardly breathe. Her whispered admission had sent her over the edge and into the dark abyss where common sense and reason ceased to exist. He leaned forward and the kiss started as a gentle exploration, as if he needed to coax a wild animal, like he was afraid she’d run.

He didn’t taste her, he plundered and explored. His kiss branded her with the faint taste of whiskey and heat. He owned her mind and her body in that moment. He left her nowhere to hide and no room to retreat. She was on fire and her world narrowed to the exotic taste of his mouth, the strong arms that circled her waist, the aggressive heat of his body pressed to hers, and the soft glide of his hair in her fists as she pulled him closer, demanded he give her more.

She whimpered and the needy sound barely registered. In some far away, logical place in her mind, she knew she’d never made that sound before. It should have served as a warning, instead it pushed her further into madness. She never wanted to stop…


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

M.L. (Michele) Callahan is a sci-fi fanatic and full time writer whose earliest movie memories are of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and light sabers. (Still waiting on Santa to come through on that one.) ML writes sci-fi action adventure as ML Callahan, and romance as Michele Callahan. Fans of Hugh Howey's Wool series, Wayward Pines, Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark, Sherrilyn Kenyon's League Series, or Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series will not be able to resist Callahan's complex world building, twisting plot lines, or unique premise. Callahan writes something brand new in the science fiction arena with character driven stories that read more like adventure books than hard science manuals. The Timewalker Chronicles are like nothing you've ever read before.



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6 commenti:

  1. Great review, thanks for sharing your honest opinion! I'm looking forward to checking this one out :)

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing it and the review!

  3. Hi everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by - and extra thank you for having me here today!

  4. I'm looking forward to reading more. Thank you.


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