Maid for the Rock star, Demelza Carlton.

Maid for the Rock star, Demelza Carlton.

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance.
I try to choose books carefully as I hate doing low star reviews but sometimes I get it wrong. I did that here, in a bad way. Tempted by the Rock star tag – I have a weakness for those romances – I didn’t look to see what other books Demelza had written to see if I like her writing style. Of course that’s no guarantee – even a favourite author will write books that you don’t enjoy sometimes, but its a starting point and may have stopped me choosing this – who knows?
So, I didn’t like Jay, the rock star in question. Hated him in fact, he’s obnoxious, rude, coarse, self obsessed and acts as though he’s a toddler when he doesn’t get his own way. I wasn’t that keen on Audra either, she seemed a little supercilious in attitude. Still, she’s loyal to her family, hard working and filling in as a maid while she waits to see if she can get a job in her chosen profession, meteorology. I did wonder why she was throwing her all into something that she says only take one graduate a year, and spending the interlude as a maid isn’t going to help – they’ll want someone who’s been working in some kind of connected forum, even if only as a spare time volunteer somewhere.
I didn’t get further that a third of the way through though…it seemed all the action was taking place at the resort, no touring, no rock star stuff other than that he was one. Maybe later, but I really hadn’t the stamina to go on with the story. All we seemed to get was Jay being obnoxious and Audra mooning over him while telling herself no. I really couldn’t see why she was even thinking about sleeping with him, one moment she’s telling us she mustn’t risk her job as she really needs it, then she’s thinking of taking him up on his slimy suggestions.
I was taken aback when it was just her and the gym trainer cleaning up blood in the gym – that’s a real hazard, and needs professional cleaning, very dangerous and a luxury resort would not leave it to a maid with a bog standard carpet shampooer. There’s the fact she has one beer with Jay and says she’s lightweight so can’t drink more, then the next evening she has three beers with another staff member, gets “buzzed” as she says, but is still on duty!! way to keep your job lady…Then there was the lack of any signs that Jay was a musician, no agents phoning, no publicity even when he’s out of the resort, nothing to suggest he’s a very famous person. The romance novles, would he really do that? read them? I don’t think so. Then after the car accident when he wakes up handcuffed to the bed and finds out he may be charged with murder according to the detective with him I was just – no…I can’t go on with this, life is too short to spend on books I know I won’t like.  Murder? What? I know this isn’t set in UK but I’m sure the law works the same way in Australia, and if this had been real his sister would have been notified as next of kin given he was unconscous for so long and his agent would have had the lawyers there ASAP.
Stars: One, but not I DNF . It’s a book that I just couldn’t get on with. I felt it needed more research to give it some semblance of reality and I just couldn’t bring myself to read more.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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