Monday, November 10, 2014

Release Day Blitz Review-The Duet by R.S. Grey

Title: The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Nov 8, 2014
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When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.
So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.
Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…
They’re expecting The Duet.

The Duet is in my top five of the year! I can't begin to tell you how much I love this book without sounding like a blubbering maniac. I don't know why, but books about celebrities and musicians seem to always be my favorite. 

Right away I knew I was going to enjoy reading about Brooklyn, she's funny and very down to earth for a popular popstar. The day she meets Jason Monroe, well let's just say, their meeting wasn't all that great. To me, Jason seemed like a big douche. I couldn't understand his "hatred" for Brooklyn at all, other than the fact that she would seem like a spoiled princess? That still doesn't garner anyone being an asshole.

It turns out that since they have to work together on a duet for the grammy's, Brooklyn will be making her way to Jason's ranch. It's there that we see a completely different side of Jason and yeah, I admit, his jerkness wasn't all that bad. In fact, it was even charming. So they do what any good performers would do in time of inspiration, they have sex. Well, I'm just assuming entertainment does this sometimes. Anyways, they embark on a physical relationship, until, it isn't so physical anymore and lines get crossed on over into the "maybe I have feelings for you" bit.

I think the story is very light-hearted and fun. I definitely enjoyed Grey's signature humor and how well developed all the characters are. I admit I shed some happy tears towards the end on account of loving the duet they sang together. I was even more happy to know that a certain pair are getting their own story in the next book that R.S. is writing! I think it's safe to say that I will read anything by this woman, and if you haven't yet read anything by her. Well, let's just say you're totally missing out. Especially with The Duet. Jason is completely swoonworthy, even if he does act like a major a*hole at times.

The supporting cast of characters are also amazing as well. I loved the relationship between Brooklyn and her sister, Cammie. I loved this so much! Make sure you pick up your copy<3
The Duet will be priced at $2.99 for two days post-release, then the price will bump to $3.99!
The M Lounge was the hippest and most discreet club in LA. If there was any hope of me locking down a one-night stand, M Lounge was the place to go.
“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.
“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.
“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”
Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”
“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.
As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.
“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.


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