Review: Corrupt by Jessica Prince (Civil Corruption #1)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

I had only read one Jessica Prince novel before, and it was a co-authored romantic comedy that I enjoyed. So, when the opportunity to read and review her new release came along, I jumped on it, especially since the synopsis captured my attention. Well, Prince sure as heck took me by surprise with Corrupt, her opening salvo in her new rock star romance series entitled Civil Corruption, which is the name of the rock band the books will be featuring. If you've read as many books as I have in my lifetime--especially over the past two to three years!--rock star romances are a dime a dozen, so I'm constantly on the lookout for something different, and I got it with this series starter. Add to that the fact that this was far more angsty than my previous Prince read and I was absolutely all in.

After the loss of both her parents and the foreclosure on their family farm, Gwendolyn Carson's best friend decides it's time for her to cut loose and have fun. The party they go to isn't exactly Gwen's scene, however, her interest is piqued when she meets a guy named Garrett who appears to be taking a breather from all the drinking and debauchery happening in the house. They share over four unforgettable hours together, but she's in for a rude awakening when Garrett is nowhere to be seen and Gwen is promptly kicked out of the house by some woman who thinks she's nothing more than a groupie. It turns out that Garrett is none other than Garrett Wilder, drummer for America's most famous rock band, Civil Corruption, the very same one who has gotten her pregnant.

I'm going to be totally honest here and say that Garrett was pretty much a jackass for give or take the first eight chapters of the book, though he certainly start off as one when he and Gwen first met. The manner in which he treated Gwen right after they had slept together and throughout her pregnancy and then the first three years of their daughter Liddy's life didn't earn him any points with me. Now, did he make up for assholic ways? Yes, he did, and he did have to go through hoops to earn Gwen's trust and respect. When things were good between them, it was easy to cheer them on to their happily-ever-after, although I do admit that I found his attitude towards her to be a sudden shift after four years. Other than that, though, I loved every bit of this book, and I'm excited to see how the three other guys in Civil Corruption are going to fare with their own stories. I'm handing Corrupt 4.5 stars. ♥

Date Read: 08 September 2017

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