Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Starfish: A Rock Star Romance by Lisa Becker – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Four stars

4-gold-stars copy

RELEASED: 21 May 2019

Format: Paperback

Pages: 341



Ambitious graduate Marin Collins accepts a four-month internship at a prestigious public relations firm to work on a tech account, but her plans are derailed when she’s assigned to go on the road with touring rock band Kings Quarters, hailed by Rolling Stone as the next big thing.

Enter Brad Osterhauser, the reluctant rock star who would rather be coding computer games than penning Grammy-nominated songs.

Traveling by bus, city to city with a group of practical joking bandmates and a greedy manager, Marin and Brad forge a friendship and forbidden romance over a shared love of Seinfeld episodes, stolen moments and Red Vines.

But when Marin’s accused of betraying her company and the band, will Brad come to her defense or believe she was disloyal to him for the sake of her career?

Told in alternating perspectives of Marin and Brad, Starfish is a contemporary romance of unexpected love, the redemptive power of music and hogging the bed.




Thankyou to the author for providing me with a copy of Starfish, in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a bit of a sucker for stories about rock stars, so I was excited to read this rock star romance!

Marin knows nothing about the rock music scene and travelling with a rock band on tour is a far cry from her career dream of working at a prestigious tech firm, but in order to impress the company she’s working for, she has to take the assignment.  At first the band members seem like the typical rock star personalities she’s seen in movies, but Brad doesn’t quite fit the mould. Marin can’t deny she’s feeling an attraction for him, and Brad has made it pretty clear that’s exactly how he feels too, but she is so determined not to do anything to risk her career that she feels like her choice is clear – nothing can happen between them.  As the tour progresses, that stance gets harder and harder for her to maintain.

This was such a cute romance story.  Marin’s internal struggle with her work ethic and increasing desire, and Brad’s banter throughout the book just made for a really fun read.  I enjoyed getting to know the other band members and some of the practical jokes they played on each other made me laugh out loud.  I read this all in one night because it was such a witty and heartfelt story that was making me smile.  I couldn’t put it down!





Starfish pic by bookbookbowl

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