February 22, 2013

Review: Giving Up The Ghost By S.A. Price

Giving Up The Ghost
By S.A. Price
Kindle Edition, 1
Published February 19th 2013
by Sisters Price Publishing

Rhys Bellamy is the front man for the wildly successful 13 Shades of Red, a band hailing from New Orleans that is just a bit more then they appear. He’s sexy, caustic and on a path of self destruction that has everything to do with the fact that he can speak to the dead. A man hounded by the death of his fiancĂ©e, Rhys is a lothario of the highest caliber. His life, his band, and his agony celebrates his lost love, Phaedra, and it has made him a very popular man with the ladies, even if they will never mean anything to him. Too bad Phaedra has never and will never contact him.

When the band’s first US tour meets with some unforeseen management issues, Saffron Richards is brought in to take care of it. A veteran of the business, Saffron knows all about Rhys and his reputation and doesn’t want to become another notch on his belt. Too bad fate has it in for the both of them, and gives them an attraction neither can deny.

But life on the road with an up and coming band has its problems, from bosses to groupies to just plain old flat tires. And Phaedra, who has been watching from the mists and reveling in the misery of her lost lover doesn’t want to see him happy. Being together is harder than it sounds, especially when Phaedra crosses the veils on All Hallows Eve to reignite the love that Saffron has set to ash in Rhys. And Phaedra is not giving him up without a fight. Not because she loves him, but because she doesn’t ever want him to forget.

Warning: this is considered a New Adult genre release. Reader discretion is advised

Wow where to begin on a such a good book. When I first heard about this book, I knew it was going to be good. I mean come on a sexy rock star who is still passionate about a lost love. A man so broken he can't love again, or can he? A little paranormal twist thrown in and you have success!

The first time Rhys sees Saffron he is so taken by her looks. Rhys plans to bed her at first chance, what he doesn't plan for is how much work it was going to take to get there, or where it would all lead in the end. Still hurting over his lost fiance, Rhys beds anything that walks his way. No woman has ever said no to him until he meets Saffron. She could not care less about what he has to offer, so different from any other women he has met before. That sparks an interest and a fire in him; the game of seduction, one he has not played in a very long time, but one he plans to win at all cost.

I love the sauciness of Saffron!  That girls takes no crap from anyone and she has a set on her bigger than most men. Saff is bold and wild and knows how to get her way. She never backs down from a challenge even if it means bearing it all. So happy to finally get a big job in the business, she plans to let nothing get in her way of making a name for herself, but when she sees Rhys for the first time, she knows its not going to be easy to stay away from this man or his bed. Even with the connection she feels with Rhys, she wants more than to be another girl in a long line of groupies, so she sets out to keep him at bay. Which ignites a game she can't win.

I was hooked on this book the second Saffron walked into a sound check and saw Rhys in person for the first time. Once he was off stage the connection between them just sparked out of control. The game of seduction that Rhys plays to get her in his bed was just amazing!  I loved the way he set to getting her where he wanted her. Some of the scenes were HOT!!!! For example, I will never look at a dance floor the same lol.

Overall this was an amazing book. Great lead characters and supporting characters. A great realistic glimpse into the world on the road with a rock band, with a paranormal twist. Just when you think all is good and happily ever after the story changes and I liked that little bounce back and forth. It keeps you engaged and interested. If you like sexy men who know how to please a woman, and a leading lady who knows how to fight for what is right, you have to check this book out!

Now the long wait until the next book :(

5 out of 5 stars

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