Genres: Contemporary Romance
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It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.
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I’m happy to say I started out the year with a bang; I’m rating Midnight Blue 6 stars and adding it to my list for Top Reads of the Year! This book left me with a wicked hangover and I hate when this happens, I feel sorry for the books I’ll be reading afterwards, because I’ll keep comparing it to this book. Ms Shen has written a story that has the perfect combination of a great storyline filled with an amazing twist, main characters I fell in love with and secondary characters that added so much to the story, all told in alternating POV. This emotional tale left me breathless at times, so in awe of how the story had me enthralled to the point I couldn’t stop thinking about it, even in my sleep. I kept texting all my friends, ranting about the incredible book I was reading, pleading with them to read it too, so we could discuss it. This is one book you don’t want to miss!
British rock star Alex Winslow is a mess. Two weeks after he jumped on stage at the Grammy’s and took the statuette out of the hands of his former friend, William Bushell, who had won Best Album, Alex was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession. He’d been on a downward spiral after Will “stole” his fiancé, the model Fallon Lankford, two years ago. So, after recently completing a stay in rehab, the twenty-seven, twelve-time Grammy winner is being forced to go on tour, after canceling once already. It’s either that or paying thirty million dollars out of his own pocket to the production companies. It’s a three month tour that will eventually take him to Europe, where he’s sure he’ll run into Will and Fallon. He wants to get back at both of them, especially Fallon for making a fool out of him. So his agent, Jenna, has decided to hire a nanny to watch him on the tour, someone to make sure he stays sober, straight, and away from the press and trouble. Oh, and Jenna wants him to write an album, too.
Indigo “Indie” Bellamy has had a hard life these past four years. After losing her parents, in a tragic accident, she and her brother, Craig had to revise their lives. With little or no money between them their dreams of college faded. Now twenty-two, she works odd jobs while riding her bike everywhere she can. With her hair dyed icy-blue, Indie wears dresses she makes herself, with a vintage feel; partly to save money and because she loves that style. She’s been living with Craig and his wife, Nat and their son, Ziggy, in a one bedroom apartment. Craig has basically given up, and both Nat and Indie are doing everything they can to keep a roof over their heads and take care of Ziggy. After seeing a want ad for a PA position, she applies for it, not knowing or caring who she’d be working for. So after finding out the PA position is really a nanny job with a lot of responsibility, looking after a jaded rock star drug addict, she accepts only after she finds out she’ll make one hundred thousand a month, for three months, if she lasts that long. Oh, and Jenna advises her not to fall for Alex. No problem, she promises Jenna.
“Alex Winslow was beautiful in a way storms were—only from afar. Just like them, he had the power to sweep and ruin you, two things I was too busy surviving to entertain.”
Alex vows to get rid of the tiny, oddly dressed nanny Jenna’s hired, his third so far. But much to his surprise, she has a backbone made of steel and proves she won’t be easy to scare off, as hard as he tries. Indie desperately needs the money, not for her, it’s a lifeline for what little family she has left. Alex belittles and tries to embarrass Indie any chance he gets, and when she shoves back as good as she gets, she slowly begins to earn his respect, as well as the bandmates and his manager, Blake’s. After spending time together talking and spilling secrets, she slowly becomes Alex’s muse, and songs begin to flow. Beautiful and heartfelt songs. They grow closer and closer together, all the while knowing they have an expiration date, when the tour ends, where they’ll part company.
This story is full of secrets and surprises and twists you will never expect. Moments of angst that made me ugly cry and others filled with laugh out loud moments. All that made up for an incredible finale. This book! I absolutely loved every single word of it!
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Nat’s words came back and haunted me like a bad haircut from the eighties. An irrational need to check the goods took over me. It wasn’t like he minded. According to the rumors, his dick had seen more cameras than Kendall Jenner. Slowly—so painfully slowly—my eyes drifted down his sinewy body. I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Whatever I had in mind, though, didn’t come close to the real thing. Thick, long but not atrocious. With thin veins running through its length.
“Nice view?” he groaned, tucking his junk back into his briefs. His profile was glorious. Strong jaw, pouty lips, eyes like sex…
My eyes snapped up when I realized he was talking to me. “I wasn’t…”
“Looking? Yes, you were. Next time take a picture. It lasts longer.” He rolled his zipper upward and flushed the toilet with the toe of his boot. He turned around and squirted soap into his palm, washing his hands almost violently—rubbing between each finger and scratching his knuckles like he wanted to shed his own skin. When he was done, he looked around for a towel.
I cleared my throat, scrambling to regain my wits. “Longer than the glimpse or longer than your performance?”
Casually—so unbearably casually—he wiped his wet hands over my purple dress. I gasped, moving sideways. It looked like he was about to open the door and get out, but before I had the chance to yell at him for using me as a human towel, he slammed me against the wall, bracing both his arms above my head and pinning me to my spot. I let out a shriek of surprise at the sudden proximity.
Alex Winslow is touching me. Willingly, my surprisingly pitiful brain squealed.
Heat rolled off his body, making my back arch and my breath catch in my throat.
“Let’s make one thing clear—I could fuck you to a point of numbness without even breaking a sweat if I wanted to. Now, careful, New Girl. If you don’t keep your distance from me, I think I just might.”
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