Hi Readers! Welcome to this weeks Book Club Thursday. This week, we are Clearing Off the Shelves. All of you know what it's like to have the ever growing TBR pile, so we thought that each month that we should read something that's older than six months to make more room on our book shelves or E-reader.
Hardcover or Trade
Any Series or Category (Harlequin or Silhouette..etc)
My Pick: Shifters
KING OF ROCK by Terry Bolyryder
King of the world, top of the food chain, ready to rock her heart…
Rock star Beau Hunt is an icon. A walking sex symbol adored by women all over the world for his gorgeous body and rough, sensual voice. But secretly, he’s also a leader of lion shifters, a prince of his people, and his decisions in life affect the entire world. He has always known that his mate would be chosen for him, and he’d have to accept in order for his family to stay in power and protect those closest to him. So when the mate picked for him is a woman he knew as a kid, and one he is instantly smitten with, he’s relieved. Until she turns out to be the one woman on earth who seems to hate him…
Charity organizer Stacy Anderson gets why other women go crazy over Beau Hunt. That face, that hair, that body. The blond-haired, blue-eyed rock star is gorgeous and everyone knows it. But Stacy knows more about him than most. They come from the same island, and his royal family is responsible for a tragedy in her past. So despite his husky voice striking straight to her core, she wants nothing to do with him. Until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse: one million dollars to her favorite charity if she gives him seven days to win her over. What could happen in seven days?
But as Beau turns out to be kinder, sexier and funnier than she’d ever imagined, Stacy is finding it hard to stick to her resolve. Now she doesn’t know how to choose between a past that haunts her, and a future that might just be better than anything she could imagine. And Beau isn’t the only man desperate to make her his…
It's been a while since I read a shifter story and I have tons of them on my Kindle. I picked KING OF ROCK because the cover and blurb caught my eye.
The story is a fast paced novella about lion shifters. Beau is a sexy lion who is part of a royal family that believes that shifters can live among humans and should protect them from shifters that would cause humans. They have an oracle that tells them that when it's time mate and can see their true mate. Beau may be a rock star, but he is at a point in his life that he is ready for a mate especially if she is someone who can be there for and with him when the bright lights of the stage go down. He also kows who his mate is.
Stacy has a preconceived notion about the royal family that is ingrained in her since a horrible night when she was a child and lost her parents. She is not happy receiving the news that she is Beau's mate. He convinces her to spend a week with him to get to know him and she agrees.
Beau is fun and arrogant in a sexy way. He also loves that Stacy doesn't fall at his feet and stands up to him. He wouldn't mind having a true relationship with her.
Stacy is not happy about the situation and can be a bit of a beotch. Beau does not seem to be as bad as she has always believed and she does start to care for him. They have a misunderstanding and she won't listen to him so he gives her the choice to go and sets her free if that's what she wants. She was a bit wishy washy at times, but her mind was poisoned as a child toward Beau's family so I can see why she would have issues. Beau leaves her a letter and she sees how wrong she was towards him and she has to be the one to make things right.
It wasn't a bad story. Beau is a charmer and has the burden of having to be in a family filled with political responsibilities. And he's hot! Stacy had to learn patience and needed to listen, but she lost a lot in the past. Once that happened, they made a cute couple.
I am glad that you joined us this week. Please stop by next week, October 13th when we are having our Free Day! Each BCT blogger gets to write whatever they want about that week. Until then, Happy Reading!