Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
More Than a Feeling is the fourth and final novel in author Erika Kelly's Rock Star Romance series and features Blue Fire's guitarist--and the remaining member not in a relationship--twenty-eight-year-old Cooper Hood. Coop has created a life for himself, shedding the sad life he once led as a child and teenager living in a hometown that saw him as nothing more than the son of a drug addict. He's achieved success, has more money than he knows what to do with, his band has received awards, and he's got four guys he considers his brothers. The last thing he needs is to return to Snowberry, Montana, but his mother's sponsor insists that he does, especially since it seems that his mother is now ready to let him know who his father is. He may be wealthy and famous, but Cooper can't help but feel all his old insecurities creep up once he returns to town. Then he sees the one person who was like a light during that dark time--Daisy Charbonneau, the girl he had a crush on growing up. Even after ten years, she makes his world brighter, but is two weeks enough for Cooper to deal with all his old issues and to fall in love with Daisy?
I wouldn't necessarily call this a second chance romance, especially since nothing had ever really happened between Cooper and Daisy while they were teenagers. They were friends but nothing more than that, even though they were each other's crush--something that neither one ever realized was mutual. The romance itself wasn't overly complicated, other than the fact that Daisy considered Snowberry home and she had a successful career there and Cooper was a musician with a successful band that had to do tours, make time for the studio, and so on. So, how do they make a relationship like that work, especially since Cooper has never thought of their hometown as home, not after all the talk about his mother and how too many people saw him as the son of a junkie. The angst came from Coop's discovery of who his father is and how he dealt with that new tidbit. I'm curious to see if there'll be a spin-off series in the offing in connection to that. Overall, More Than a Feeling puts the perfect ending flourish to a series that's entertained and satisfied over four well-written books. I'm giving this five out of five stars. ♥
Date Read: 06 April 2017
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