24 Apr 2013

REVIEW: Battlescars: A Rock & Roll Romance (Battlescars #1) by Sophie Monroe


Aubrey Thompson is a twenty-three year old flight attendant for her dad’s small commercial fleet. She’s a sarcastic smartass that has no problem telling you where to go. She also despises rock stars…but that’s all part of the story. Her Granny Jean is spy and will have you laughing out loud. 

In comes Jake Parker, the twenty-five year old lead singer of Battlescars. His reputation is the untamable bad-boy. He’s completely “balls to the wall” in everything that he does. Two days after returning home from a month long tour across Europe he gets a visit from Bruce, an executive from the record label. He informs Jake that Battlescars is going back on tour for three months. What everyone doesn’t know is that Jake is worn down and sick of the same old shit. 

His record label hires Aubrey’s dads company to fly him around for the last minute tour. In order to keep her dad's company afloat they will have to learn to play nice. When Jake first meets Aubrey she refuses to even acknowledge his existence. He sees her as refreshing and a challenge. 

Both of them have some pretty heavy scars from their pasts holding them back. Can Jake get Aubrey to let him in? Or will she shoot him down based on his outlandish reputation? Will her fear of getting hurt again keep him out for good? 

Are the two of them a match in heaven or hell? 

My Thoughts

At first, Aubrey comes across as a bitch. She has a punk kind of styling and black hair with pink stripes. She wears fishnet stockings and has a bit of a potty mouth. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and tell you what she thinks or put you in your place. She works as a flight hostess for her father's small private airline company, which is how she meets Jake.  

Jake seems to be the bad boy rocker type. He is the lead singer of the band Battlescars, and is on a three month tour. His record company is using Aubrey's father's airline to fly him around the country while on tour. As soon as he saw Aubrey on the plane it was love at first sight for Jake. Of course, Aubrey put him in his place.  Jake pursued her, and slowly Aubrey began to let Jake in. 

We find out during the course of the story that both Jake and Aubrey have some disturbing secrets in their pasts. Over time, Aubrey begins to let her walls down and let Jake in.   

Overall, this is a good book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. I think it's mostly due to Jake. OK, he has the bad boy rocker image and he's hot as hell, but as soon has he spots Aubrey and decides he wants her, he turns into a lovesick, obsessive, possessive baby! Yes it's satisfying to know that he doesn't live up to his reputation, but I personally wanted a bit more bad boy from him.

My Rating


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