Posts Tagged ‘manager on the road alert’


Aaaaand… it’s the first in a series again. Series are hot stuff! Even I’ve gotten to the point where I see a standalone and I scrunch up my nose and wonder what the problem is.

It’s Toni Kenyon, though, and I want to say her books are amazing because I recognize her name, but when I looked at her website, she doesn’t have nearly as many books out as I’d thought. So how do I know your name, Toni?

Name recognition’s a good thing ’cause I want to read this. Really really want to read this. Here’s why:

Mags O’Brien lives on the alcohol-soaked, drug-enhanced concert circuit, managing out-of-control rocker Julian MacAvoy. She helps him spread his musical gospel to his adoring followers, despite the fast-spinning turnstile on his bedroom door, and the broken hearts he leaves in his wake.

Mags believes she’s immune to Julian’s magnetic personality but when controversy hits the tour, she finds herself in danger of falling at his feet, slave to his appetites and her own desire and need.

Julian refuses to be tamed, but the pressure of the ravenous crowds clamps tighter and tighter around him. His chaotic world starts to crumble when he realizes his motivation to continue touring comes from an unobtainable woman. Can he force her to make the agonizing choice between himself and her estranged husband?

An erotic and candid look at life on the road.

Of course, I’m a bit let down. We’ve got some familiar things going on — the manager who hangs out on the road, who clearly has no other clients than this one guy she’s trying to save. The male slut rocker.

Here’s where the power of name recognition comes in handy: I want to see how Toni handles it. I want to know if she can make me believe this setup. The description calls this a candid look at life on the road… will Toni have the authority in the details to pull that off?

Only one way to find out…

Oh, and the other two in the series are interesting. The Fan is a 1/2 novella — you know: those in-between stories that aren’t long enough to deserve their own book. It’s about a tryst in a bathroom. Sounds … short on plot but hot and steamy. And the second in the series has Julian trying to be anonymous until he gets Mags pregnant. Again, we’ve seen the ideas. What’s going to make the difference is the execution.

So I’m curious as anything. I’ve seen Toni’s name. I want these to be really good. But are they? I gotta read ’em to find out.