Friday, February 17, 2017

Mayhem by Jamie Shaw

Author: Jamie Shaw
Publisher: Avon
Date of publication: January 2015

When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can't stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.
On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He's soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn't recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious "Peach" he met at his concert.

Mayhem is the first in a series about an up and coming band finding love.  It's very much a new Adult book as the characters are under the age of 22.  Rowan has just started her freshman year in college when she catches her boyfriend cheating on her.  Adam is an upcoming rock star who has no shortage of women, but after meeting "Peach", he can't get her out of his mind.  

I thought this was a sweet story.  I liked that Rowan and Adam actually become friends before really becoming lovers. In actuality, I thought this was fairly mild on the steam level for a "New Adult" book.  Was it anything new that I haven't read before?  Not really, but I ended up enjoying watching these two characters fall in love with each other. The one thing I would have really liked was to have Adam's side throughout the book, not just in the epilogue.  The peripheral characters in the book were amusing, especially the boys in the band.  I want to read their stories now.

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