True North by Liora Blake


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What happens when a bad-boy celebrity rocker meets a small-town bestselling novelist? Find out in this first book in the sizzling new True series by Liora Blake!

While most novelists would consider jetting off to Hollywood for a TV interview rather exciting, small-town Montana writer Kate Mosely finds it all a bit exhausting. After losing her husband in a car accident where she was behind the wheel, Kate has finally found her bearings in the world again, rebuilding a simple but stable life. And even if that means a lot of lonely nights watching old movies and quiet days writing obituaries for her hometown newspaper, Kate’s not sure she’s ready for her life to change—again.
Until she shares the stage—and a whole heap of carnal gazes—with rock star Trevor “Trax” Jenkins. Despite his intimidating on-stage bravado, underneath it Kate discovers a man with a Rilke poem tattooed on his arm, an appreciation for cronuts, and a snarky wit that matches her own.
As she and Trevor explore their heated chemistry, the scarred parts of Kate’s heart begin to heal, making room for a love so passionate it makes her want long-forgotten things equal parts naughty, heart-swelling, and joyful. But when a searing exposé in a trashy gossip magazine sends Kate running, will it threaten their chances at forever?
4 stars****

This was a very quick and easy read. Lots of laugh out loud moments but also very heartfelt and sweet. Kate and Trevor were a really great couple with some amazing sexual chemistry. At times I forgot that these two were older and in their thirties. They were behaving like teenagers when it came to the sex. I guess you're never to old to be young! :)
Kate is a widow just trying to find her way after the loss of her husband. My heart went out to Kate and how she struggled with his absence from her life. It's a hard thing to overcome, losing someone you connected with so well. She eventually writes a best selling novel which leads her to a talk show where she meets the very famous and sexy rock star... Trax aka Trevor.
They have an instant attraction that was very entertaining and amusing. They were an unlikely match being so completely opposite in every way, but at the same time so very perfect for each other.
Kate is a small town, easy living girl who lives in quiet Montana. Trevor is the big city world traveler rock musician and his world is very loud and large. Being with Trevor is a bit overwhelming and Kate struggles with her need to stay in her safe haven of Montana or take a risk at second chance love. Being in the public eye all of the time is something she will have to accept if she wants to be with this guy and she's not sure if she can handle the pressure.
Trevor really is an AMAZING guy... he has a dirty past but he doesn't lie about it. He is always upfront, honest and he is ready for something real. He's at that point in life where it's time to move on from the fan girls who only want him for his fame and fortune. My favorite part of the book was when he went to great lengths to show up in small town Montana to see her. It showed a softer and very real version of him that was hard not to love.
Sometimes fate brings people together, and that is how I looked at this couple. They had both traveled down difficult roads and had arrived at a sort of crossroads where it was time to take a new path. They each needed something that the other person was able provide so they could take a chance at happiness. So, they both took a risk and took the road less traveled.
One of my favorite characters was definitely Kellan. He was her fashion consultant and a bit of a stinker... lol... the Fashionista/Matchmaker! He was definitely a very colorful character that provided some very entertaining comic relief.
My only complaint about the story really is that I was a little put off by all of the constant sex talk. It got to be a little over the top. It seemed like every conversation they had led to that and it was a little irritating.
I also did not like the way Kate just couldn't seem to find a way to communicate with Trevor. Her feeling uncomfortable with the idea of moving on was justified, but leaving him hanging in the air all of the time was not okay. I felt like she over-reacted badly in the end. She's thirty years old... she knew that was bound to happen. Shutting him out without talking to him was cruel. Thank goodness Trevor was a patient and determined man.
Other than those two minor grievances, this was overall a great story with great characters and a very enjoyable read.
Yes, I would definitely read something else by this author... really, really good for a debut novel.   


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