Friday, March 7, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Hot Rock"

Hot Rock by Annie Seaton
Publisher: Entangled: Covet (February 24, 2014)  
Genre: Time Travel Romance

Megan Miller is on a dream trip to research her doctoral thesis at a rock festival in England. When she arrives in town she’s stunned that her temporary neighbor is the spitting image of her 70’s rock idol, too bad he’s also a world-class jerk. So why can't she stop thinking about him? 

Seventies rock star Davy Morgan is a man with a secret: rockin’ in one time and living in another. He holds his privacy close to his heart, so when a beautiful girl who not only loves but truly understands his music moves in next door, he works overtime to keep her at a distance. Easier said than done. 

Megan follows Davy to the rock festival, but it’s not what or when it seems. The lure of the music draws them closer, but can their newfound love span across the decades, or will it get lost in time?

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Pat's Review:

This novel is a delightful contemporary romantic story, with a bit of a twist.  Traveling from the present to a 1971 rock concert and back pulls you into the story of Megan Miller, doctoral student, and David/Davy Morgan elusive rock star with a bad boy image.

Megan is going to Glastonbury, England to do research for her doctoral thesis on the sociological effect of the music in the 1970's. A dream come true, she is going to an outdoor music festival, and staying in a small cottage on the grounds of the venue. She has spent a long day traveling, and upon landing hears from her brother in law in Australia that she faces a disciplinary hearing which could put her doctorate and career in jeopardy.  Realizing it's lies told by a former lover, who was also her colleague, infuriates her, but she refuses to leave England until her research is done. Exhausted both physically and emotionally, she falls asleep on the porch of the cottage when she can't find the key.

Davy Morgan is equally exhausted after practicing with his band and singing his heart out. Looking forward to a large whiskey and relaxation he is startled when he stumbles on a woman, asleep on his porch. He immediately assumes she is a crazed fan, and acts accordingly....rudely.  After a short discussion, they both realize she is supposed to be in the cottage next door, Violet cottage and she goes on her way even more convinced she hates men.

Ms. Seaton's descriptions of the town, the atmosphere, scenery and the exotic stones make you feel like you are actually there.  The characters, both past and present are fascinating.  The danger of slipping back and forth and getting stuck in 1971, or present day add some suspense to the story.  Megan and Davy fall in love through time, music and ultimately the fear of losing each other.  I enjoyed every page of this novel.

     4 STARS!

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Pat received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Pat:

Hi I'm Pat Fordyce. I am a retired pediatric nurse living in coastal North Carolina. Being retired I get to do one of my favorite things .....READ..... I love to read and talk about books, and my reviews are my voice. I also volunteer at our Public Library a few days a week. So glad to be joining The Book Queen's group of guest reviewers.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) Great cover, too. I'm putting this one on my list for when I want a quick, refreshing read! 

Have you read Annie Seaton before? Do you enjoy time travel romances?

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Until Next Time,


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Kame said...

Great Job Pat

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Oh fun! And what a neat set up of bouncing back and forth. I've not tried her yet. Thinking it needs to go on my must read list :)