{Review} Riot by Jamie Shaw

{Review} Riot by Jamie ShawRiot by Jamie Shaw
Also by this author: Chaos
Series: Mayhem #2
Also in this series: Chaos
Published by Avon Impulse on February 10, 2015
Genres: Friends to More, Player Falls in Love
Character(s): Rockstars/Musicians
Pages: 384
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When Dee Dawson meets sexy mohawked guitarist Joel Gibbon, she knows it won't be long before she has him wrapped around her finger. No guy has ever been able to resist her … but Dee's met her match in a player like Joel.

Dee's not the relationship type—not after seeing the pain "love" has caused her friends and family—yet she's desperate to make Joel want her more than anyone else. He quickly becomes an obsession, and when a reckless attempt to make him jealous ends in disaster, Dee turns into the damsel in distress she never wanted to be. With her carefree world crashing down around her, the last thing she needs is Joel's pity.

But Joel is suddenly determined to prove he cares, and no matter how hard Dee tries to push him away, he refuses to let her shut him out. Now the girl who swore she'd never say those three little words must choose between guarding her heart and losing Joel forever … or falling head over heels for the tattooed rock star of her dreams.

Kassiah: I didn’t read Mayhem, which is the first book in the series, and I wish I had. I will definitely be checking out the first book.

Dee and guitarist Joel have a FWB relationship (and both are sleeping with other people) until Dee wants more from Joel. Joel doesn’t toy with her and tells it like it is. I liked him, but I didn’t necessarily like him and Dee together. I actually kind of hated her, but that’s pretty much on par for me, usually. She annoyed the crap out of me. There is a lot of drama here, but there’s also crazy steam to (sort of) make up for it. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, though, because Shawn!

With a ton of angst and drama, Riot might be a good choice for New Adult and Rockstar Romance lovers. The hot sex didn’t make up for the crazy characters and lack of a connection for me, though.

Report Card
Overall: 3

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