Fill in the blank--this story rocks! Guitar Goddess Henley Hendrix must find her way back to the music after the tragic death of her best friend and bandmate Caleb King. Accompanying her brother's band on tour seems like a good way to ease into things until the attentions of rock n roll bad boy Jagger Carlyle--her childhood crush--threaten to unravel both her career and her heart.
Written with inside knowledge of the industry, Broken is an unvarnished look into the backstage lives of hard-rock musicians, and the picture is not always pretty. Enduring grueling road trips and constant media attention in addition to relentless fan expectations and the lure of addictive substances are just the start of the challenges they face. Happiness, let alone love, is elusive in this world, so when Henley discovers her attraction to Jagger is reciprocal, she approaches with caution. Luckily for readers their steamy affair escalates into the stratosphere like a face-melting guitar solo!
Alas, just as Henley begins to trust in their relationship and muster the drive to reunite her old band, things go off the rails once more, leaving readers to scream in the dark like concert going fans when the lights go out. Two things holding back five stars for this read are:
1) a fear of the main characters smoking themselves to death (really, not every musician has to smoke morning noon and night!)
2) the dreaded ending that I won't say, but rhymes with 'headbanger'...
If you like gut-wrenching roller coaster rides of the emotional kind, climb aboard the Guitar Face train. There are more tour stops to go on this road trip!