I Want You to Want Me by Erika Kelly
From the award-winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music—and loves with all his heart.
Derek Valencia finally has the success he’s worked so hard for. His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in. But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it’s damage-control time. He’s assigned a “babysitter” whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble.
Violet Davis swore she’d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm. And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means more to her than anything.
Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together. But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band?
Derek has been rejected all of his life by the one person he’s wanted acceptance from. Violet doesn’t know what love is as she’s never experienced it. Their journey is about accepting and loving themselves before they’ll open up and allow others in to fill that emotional need for them. I cried, I laughed, I feared and I swooned. The members of Blue Fire are not just bandmates, they’re a family. Violet doesn’t know the feeling of being part of a family, but she senses the warmth and support that flows between these men and Emmie. Erika keeps me focused on Violet and Derek, what they’re working through and the goals they have their sights set on, but she lights the fire of hope in me for the happiness I long to see for the other bandmates. I build a connection with all of the characters through her words which makes me long for the next installment, like any great read should do. I can’t wait for more of Blue Fire in this Rock Star Romance series. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 4 stars