Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Groupie is the first novel in bestselling author C.M. Stunich's new Rock-Hard Beautiful series and it's about the polyamorous goings-on between cheated-on, fatherless, and the groupie the title speak of Lilith Goode and the five members of the rock band Beauty in Lies, Paxton Blackwell, Michael Luxe, Derek Muser, Ransom Riggs, and Copeland Park. Lilith is as down-on-your-luck as you can get; she finds out her boyfriend has been repeatedly cheating on her, has nowhere to live, and learns of her father's passing in the most callous of ways. She has barely enough money to get less than three gallons of gas in her car. She finds herself going to the concert of her ex's favorite band, and they come to her rescue when fate throws her yet another blow. So, what's a girl who's lost virtually everything in life to do? She sleeps with the band. Every. Single. Member. She's the groupie that gets passed around, tag-teamed, and the center of a Beauty in Lies orgy. Each guy knows what's going on and they're more than okay with it, but how long can her rock and roll roller coaster last before Lilith's life is derailed yet again?
I've never anything by C.M. Stunich before and talk about an eye-opening initial foray into her writing! Without a doubt, this author can weave a creatively intriguing story. It would be easy to judge Lilith solely on her sleeping with more than one guy, but if you read the blurb before diving in, you would have already been more than aware about what was waiting for you between the covers--literally and figuratively. I've never been a groupie but I know enough about what a groupie is to know that nothing Lilith and Pax, Michael, Muse, Ransom, and Copeland engage in is all that out of the norm for that kind of backdrop. And heck, it takes a lot more than polyamory to shock me. My thing with Lilith is her woe-is-me way of thinking. I get it. Her father died and she has no money, nowhere to live, no boyfriend, etc. Mention it once in a while? Fine. But again and again? Ugh. I also had a bit of difficulty connecting to any one person in the book, but maybe it's because there are so many of them involved with each other to begin with. The writing was commendable, and I'm curious enough to read Roadie. Four stars for Groupie. ♥
Date Read: 12 May 2017
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