Beth Morgan is a young woman who’s just been given the ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to meet her favorite band, Traveler. That meeting leads to a chance encounter with her idol, the band’s lead singer, Andy Stevens.
What follows is a love story. A journey through the peaks, valleys and trials of a relationship lived in the public eye; the miles they traveled together through his career in the music business, and her struggles to stay obscure in a world she never really settled into comfortably. In the end it's all about love, fate, and what the heart can't hold back.
ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS was not what I expected. SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL was what I automatically think of when I see a book about a rock star! I figured it will have lots of sexy times in it. While this one does have sexy times in it… it is not written out in detail. More like we know it happens but we don’t get all the specifics. I’m fine either way with those scenes being in a book but I know some readers prefer those smokin’ hot, melt your kindle type of scenes.
Here is what the story is about… an ordinary woman and a rockstar who fall in love and we read about their relationship that spans twenty plus years. They face many trials and tribulations throughout their time together. Their path to love was marred by many things but one major thing was the media. The freedom to have a private life was not plausible with a rockstar. Their relationship was constantly on display for the public. More than anything Beth, the heroine, longed to have a private life with her rockstar, Andy. To the best of his abilities he tried to shield her from the overall media circus that followed his every move.
One strong message that the reader gains while reading this book was:
REGRET! Looking back and wishing we could have done something differently is human nature and something that Andy and Beth contemplate. One thing this couple gains is an understanding that sometimes hindsight comes too late but to make the most of their future together.
I’m not going to lie this story made my stomach hurt. Not until the last 20% did I have that sick feeling in my gut and the tears flowing from my eyes. When my husband came home he knew the second he looked at me that I had been crying. I’ve been told no more crying books for awhile since lately it feels like all I’ve been doing is drowning in my tears.
One thing about this book that should be mentioned is the style it was written in. I don’t even know if this style has a name but it was like a combo of an autobiography, journal, and third person all mashed together. It was interesting and made me pay attention. It reminds me of when I meet someone and they have a heavy accent and I have to really pay attention so I can understand what they are saying. It was that way this book… since I’m not use to ‘whatever’ this style of writing is I focused in on the book to make sure I really got all that was happening.
Ms. Stewart, here you can have my bucket of tears!