Groupie by Susan Daugherty

Title: Groupie (Groupie #1)

Author: Susan Daugherty

Date of Publication: December 2, 2016

Blurb

Moving to a new city isn’t the magic fix Lexie Travis hoped it would be. Sure, she put some mileage between herself and her feuding parents, her miserable dating history, and the memories of a life-altering injury. However, she still feels like a former shadow of herself, hiding behind her diminished confidence and her thorough disbelief in true love.

Everything changes when Lexie’s best (and only) friend drags her to a country music concert. Lexie loves country music, but she loathes the top-selling heartthrob who sold out the arena. Jack Morgan became a sensation with a string of degrading, shallow songs that she can’t stand.

A startling trauma lands Jack in the hospital, and Lexie is the physical therapist assigned to the VIP treatment of the very man she despises.

Jack is drawn to the one woman who appears resistant to his charms and who loves to check his ego every chance she gets, yet gives him the honesty he needs. She’s the opposite of his usual groupies. He can only continue his tour if he receives rehab on the road, and Lexie is the lone person Jack trusts for the job.

Reluctantly, she agrees to take the journey on his luxury coach, joining the wild cast of characters on his crew. Yes, she was given many incentives to take the assignment, but the reason she wants to ignore is the dangerous one. Jackson Morgan is growing on her.

At every turn, another challenge pushes her away from him.

Stepping onto the tour bus is the domino that starts a chain reaction in their lives and challenges them both to change. Could they learn to believe in love and happily ever after?

*Please note: Groupie is Volume One in a two-part series

Christina’s 4 Star Review

Jackson is country music’s bad boy. The Nashville rock/rapper has a reputation that mirrors his lyrics. So when a stage mishap knocks him out of commission, he has the opportunity to sit back and reassess his life, especially after meeting his physical therapist, Lexie. Lexie has been tasked with getting Jackson back on his feet (literally) but must do so on the down low. He has a tour to get back on so time is of the essence, but when it’s obvious that the initial PT isn’t going to be enough, he has to convince Lexie to join the tour. Is she willing to subject herself to the lurid nature of a rock star on tour? Is Jackson willing to change his ways in order to keep Lexie? Or will he fall into old habits, driving Lexie away for good?

Told in the first person from Lexie’s point of view, Groupie is a great read whose storyline grabs your attention immediately and moves along at a great pace. I did like the characters, Lexie was a little weak at times, but the chemistry between Lexie and Jackson was serious. The banter within the group is great and injected some lightheartedness into some of the heavier moments between the couple.

My biggest complaint with the book was just how much time the author spent describing the PT treatments and that she had to give that info every time Jackson had a session. A lot of it was unnecessary, so to have it reported repeatedly got old in a hurry. I would warn ahead of time that the book does not resolve at the end, there is a second part to this duet so if you are one of those people who likes immediate happy endings, get ready to jump right into book two.

Lovers of rock (country) star romances will eat this one up, I know I did!


About Susan Daugherty:

 

Susan Daugherty is a freelance writer, and by some happy coincidence, also a licensed Physical Therapist and an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. She is the author of the 2016 novel Groupie as well as its sequel, Muse. Her essay The Cycle of Inspiration was published in PT InMotion in April 2013. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. Raised in Kentucky, she now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where she lives with her husband and two children.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my novel and the great review! I’m glad you enjoyed it and I hope your readers will as well!

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