Review ~ Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine

23304078Title: Wicked White (Wicked White #1)

Author: Michelle A. Valentine

Published by: Montlake Romance; June 23, 2015

Format/Source: E-Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3 Stars

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After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.

Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.

Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

My Review:

Wicked White was an okay book. It was a little over-the-top, and very predictable, but I did enjoy it. I was a little iffy on the main characters, but overall, this was a quick, entertaining read.

Ace is the lead singer of the very popular band, Wicked White. He should be happy, with with all of his fame and fortune, but he is miserable. He’s told what to do, what to say, what to sing, and he has no say in the creative decisions for the band. Ace has come to hate the fame and all of the attention, from people who only want to know him because of the band.

When the person he considers to be his only family becomes ill, he understandably, wants to go and be by her side, but he is forbidden to go by his management. The show must go on and all that jazz. This is the last straw for Ace, and he runs away from the band, in the middle of a sold out tour and doesn’t look back.

Iris has dreams of singing on Broadway, but she must return home to take care of her late grandmother’s affairs and temporarily run the trailer park, that was so important to her grandmother.Iris is an interesting character. She had a lot of personality and she was really sweet. The only thing about her that annoyed me, was her “I’m not like other girls” attitude. It was pretty minor, but it was enough to annoy me.

When the two first meet, Ace acts like a total jackass, his attempt at making sure she doesn’t get too close. He likes her immediately, almost bordering on insta-love, but is trying to save her from the cutthroat media. Of course, at this point, he’s not aware that she is an aspiring singer and is more capable then he thinks, of handling the media.

His plan backfires and they become a couple. It happened a little too quickly for my taste, but they were really sweet with each other, although the relationship could definitely be described as rocky. Ace is still hiding his true, rock star, identity and he’s got a bit of a temper, and when it comes out, it isn’t pretty.

The ending was sweet, but entirely predictable, as these books usually are. This isn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but it kept me entertained. It was a pretty quick read, and for the most part, enjoyable.

Happy Reading!


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