3.5 Stars for Not Second Best by Christa Maurice

not second best

Not Second Best

Author:  Christa Maurice

Publication Date:  June 7, 2016

Genre:  Adult Contemporary



No more solos for this heart . . .

As a lawyer at Touchstone management, Tessa’s position brings her up close and personal to some of the world’s biggest heartthrobs. Sometimes that intimacy crosses professional lines, which is understandable considering Tessa’s impressive contact list. But when rock star Brian Ellis set her aside for the girl of his dreams, Tessa can’t help wonder if “spinster aunt” is her true vocation. Which explains her hook-up with rising star Brett Cherney at Brian’s celebrity wedding . . .

As the lead singer of BroRide, Brett has lived the rock-n-roll bad-boy lifestyle to the very hilt. But when the girl of his dreams marries fellow rocker Brian Ellis, he buries his disappointment in the arms of an older woman. The following morning, Brett realizes what he experienced was only the beginning of a song he’s been trying to write all his life. It’s a seductive theme, which Tessa falls for again and again, but getting her to believe they have a hit is turning out to be far from a sure thing . . .

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My Review: 

Rating:  3.5/5 stars

Holy Cougars, Batman!

So, Tessa gets dumped by the rock star, traded in for a newer, younger model.  Poor Tessa is feeling a little down on herself until she catches the attention of Brett, whose own fiancée leaves him for Tessa’s ex.  Revenge sex ensures and they find a shared attraction.

I kind of liked the twist on the whole rock star romance thing.  The younger man and the older woman.  The writing was good and the main characters were enjoyable to read.  The book was short, just over 100 pages, so it is a quick read, but good all the same.



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