Twenty year old, Allison Slater has been in love with her brother’s bandmate, Rhys McGowan, since she was fifteen years old. But to him, she’ll always be Jake’s little sister and off limits. Now a college sophomore and licking her wounds from a bad breakup, she sets her sights on making Rhys see her as someone he could date…maybe even love. Her opportunity comes when Rhys visits his parents in Savannah where she is attending college. But the night she’s dreamed of turns to heart-break, and she realizes she’ll never be the one for Rhys.
For Rhys McGowan, his nightmare began when he woke up, naked and hung-over, next to his bandmate’s little sister. Unable to remember a thing from the previous night, he only makes matters worse by lying to Allison about not being interested in her. The truth is he’s spent the last year to ignore his body’s reaction whenever Allison is around. His resolve is tested when Allison comes on tour with Runaway Train, as both Jake and Abby’s nanny and to fulfill her fashion design internship. The more time he spends with her in the close quarters of the bus, the harder it is for him to resist.
Will Rhys realize that having a relationship with Allison is worth fighting for even if it means that he has to fight his best friend for a chance?
TWO POINT SEVEN FIVE STARS
Strings of the Heart is the third book in the Runaway Train series. The band is on the road and Allison, a band member’s younger sister, is with them as a nanny and working on her college internship. Her long time crush on Rhys, a band member who is 7 years older than her, is very evident.
Allison makes her feelings for Rhys plain as day but because of his past he won’t allow himself to reciprocate those feelings. Rhys goes from being kind and caring to a complete jerk just to make sure Allison keeps her distance.
Rhys spent a good portion of the book denying his feelings and not until he becomes jealous is he forced to confront his feelings towards Allison. Unfortunately, by the time Rhys comes to terms with his feelings I wasn’t rooting for them to be a couple. I had hope Allison would give the “new” guy a chance but the heart wants what the heart wants.
Anyway, on to the cover, I love this cover….sexy rocker with tats. Well done. Book 2 also has a smokin’ hot cover. 🙂