#Bookstagram #Book #9 of the year. #JustFinished #Rapture by @nnbrittauthor 📖
Well, this was an emotional rollercoaster. I dare you to start reading this and have plans and things to do and real life to live. This is a definite “don’t talk to me, I’m reading” book.
This debut novel, which is billed as a sort of heavy metal 🤘🏾 dark romance isn’t out till March 14th but I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. That said, I always say if I’m not fond of a book and why, even when I’m tagging the author. As a heavy duty book purchaser myself, I’d never leave a BS review because I got it for free. 📖
I’m not particularly into “darkness” or heavy metal, and so if that’s not your thing either, don’t worry, this angsty, HIGHLY EMOTIONAL debut tackles grief, alcoholism, addiction, family, fame/notoriety in such a sensitive and insightful way that you can’t but be drawn in, and even through the dysfunction, root for #Jazel 📖
The premise is like your standard Notting Hill-esque trope of a celebrity falling in love with a schmegular Joe/Jill and “Schmegular J” finding out that indeed “celebs are just like us” kinda sorta. But this novel is sooo much more than that- it never feels contrived and the trope makes sense here. Hazel, a former housewife whose life and marriage has broken down after losing her young son, reluctantly agrees to help Justice, a global rockstar (metal band variety), who’s kind of lost his way musically and otherwise after his childhood friend and band are OD’d in front of him. This book is angst dot com dot net dot org executed in the best, heartbreakingly raw and broken way.
#ReadThisIf you’re interested in the world of rockstars or care about struggling people finding love in the midst of grief. Not recommended if you’re easily offended by strong language or sensitive to what Lady Gaga called so aptly, a Bad Romance. This isn’t even my preferred type of romance, yet it’s one of my favourite reads in a LONG TIME!
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