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I Want You to Want Me From the award winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red hot Rock Star Romance series about a rocker who lives for his music and loves with all his heart Derek Valencia fi

  • Title: I Want You to Want Me
  • Author: Erika Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780425277294
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • I Want You to Want Me By Erika Kelly, From the award winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music and loves with all his heart Derek Valencia finally has the success he s worked so hard for His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balFrom the award winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music and loves with all his heart Derek Valencia finally has the success he s worked so hard for His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it s damage control time He s assigned a babysitter whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble Violet Davis swore she d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means to her than anything Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band

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    1. With other women, he kissed them as a prompt It was the starting gun to the games about to be played But with Violet Derek wanted to KISS her He wanted that sexy mouth like nothing he d ever wanted before Wanted the thrill of that first meeting of tongues, that first sigh of surrender.All the time IRL and on GR, my friends are like, Carmen Why are you reading another book by author Didn t you hate her first book Didn t you rant to me for five hours about how horrible it was Why would you bother [...]

    2. Derek Valencia is only worried about getting his band to the top and being a success The fears of the little boy he used to be still lurk in his mind and all he can remember is never being good enough for his dad He is desperate to show his dad that he can be a successful musician But when Violet Davis enters the picture, his priorities start to take a change Violet was hired as a minder for the band, someone to come in and make sure they don t party to hard and ruin their careers before they ev [...]

    3. Love doesn t just evaporate You Really Got Me was without doubt, one of our favourite rock star books this year The romance between Slater Vaughan, Derek s best mate, and Emmie Valencia, Derek s sister completely and utterly stole our hearts The relationship between the three was so sweet, we devoured that book and so you can imagine how eager we were to get our grabby hands on this one We couldn t wait to me meet the woman who would steal Derek s heart and give him the type of love he witnessed [...]

    4. Love doesn t just evaporate You Really Got Me was without doubt, one of our favourite rock star books this year The romance between Slater Vaughan, Derek s best mate, and Emmie Valencia, Derek s sister completely and utterly stole our hearts The relationship between the three was so sweet, we devoured that book and so you can imagine how eager we were to get our grabby hands on this one We couldn t wait to me meet the woman who would steal Derek s heart and give him the type of love he witnessed [...]

    5. Slick s review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsThere was a lot to like about Erika Kelly s I Want You To Want Me the second book in her Rock Star Romance series I liked the heroine quite a bit despite her abandonment hang ups and her issues with commitment, I loved the hero who despite his strange and detached childhood knows he wants love in his life, and the secondary characters added a whole lot of color, some drama and at times some humor and while there was no doubt these two had a t [...]

    6. I like a great deal about this book but I dislike about the same amount I love how competent the heroine is and the very real portral of how foster care system shapes her I think it is intersting how her job as a minder grew out of her emotionial intelligence gained in the system The hero s self esteem struggles are also interesting I like the close look at addiction and denial in the other characters as well as group dynamics Who doesn t love a wildflower farm What I did not like is how long it [...]

    7. Spotlight, Review Giveaway I Want You To Want Me A Rock Star Romance, Book 2 by Erika Kelly wp p3d0RZ 2HN Publication Date July 7, 2015Reviewed by Reading in Pajamas CoriRated 5 StarsREVIEW I adored this book I loved Derek even than I loved Slater and I really loved Slater in the first book Derek and Violet were perfect for each other I devoured their story I Want You To Want Me was the perfect mix of emotional, fun and hot romance It s a rock star romance with a HEA ending This is the second b [...]

    8. This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Derek Valencia has worked hard to get away from his past and make a success for himself Derek and his band are on their tour, and things are looking great for him But lately the boys on the band have been getting rowdy and when the press gets a hold of a crazy party, Derek knows that things are going to need to change, but he has no idea on the how, until Violet Davis comes onto the scene Violet works as a minder for the music bus [...]

    9. Aw that was a great read Loved the characters and set up and even though I wanted to shake them now and again I totally got these two and their issues Full review to come.

    10. 3.5 5 FangsOne thing that stood out to me about this book was how sweet Derek was Derek wasn t the typical rocker He wasn t a man who would party and do drugs Derek was a genuine guy who always wanted what was best for his band I really admired Derek s character in that sense He was also extremely swoon worthy, which made me happy I liked the main character, Violet She was a very kind person who never let other people crush her spirits Violet was very tough, and I enjoyed that about her characte [...]

    11. This was so incredible A wonderful, detailed story with fantastic characters It was just awesome It s my second book by this author and once again, I am blown away I was pulled in from the very beginning and I ignored everything while I read and immersed myself in this book Violet and Derek had this great animosity towards each other, it helped create a ton of sexual tension and chemistry Violet had a lot of past issues and they created this fun, sexy, yet turbulent ride between the two I liked [...]

    12. I Want You To Want Me is the second book in the Rock Star Romance series, this is Blue Fire s bassist Derek s book, paired up with Violet who is brought in to be the band s minder sober companion while they re on tour to direct their energy after shows to other things besides drugs, booze and random hook up s.Violet is very professional in her job with the set of rules she follows, the top one being not getting physically or emotionally involved with her clients, growing up in foster care has al [...]

    13. I really enjoyed the first book in this series It was chock full of the music, the lifestyle, and a tough fought feelsy romance I was eager to see if this would be a repeat experience for me as the focus shifted to another member of the band and was the heroine s brother from the last book Yes, this book definitely went there again though the situation changed and the characters backgrounds were different However, a lot was the same I wasn t sure if I had it in me for another turmoil filled roma [...]

    14. I love the Internet Seriously, I love it for so many reasons But definitely at the top of my list for reasons why I adore the Internet is that I get recommendations for books I would otherwise have passed over I would never have given I Want You To Want Me by Erika Kelly a second glance, but Renee loved it, and so when I saw it at Barnes and Noble I picked it up Giving I Want You to Want Me a chance was such a good thing because I really loved this book and I want to read in the series.I Want Y [...]

    15. If you already read You really got me Book One of the Rock Star Romance Series You MUST read I Want You to Want me You really gotta meet Derek Valencia, because he is swoon worthy In this story Blue Fire is doing good as a rock band They are famous, but things are getting out of control with a few members and Derek Bass player and leader of the band is trying to do damage control Enter Violet Davis She s good at what she does She s an expert doing damage control So when Emmie calls her and tells [...]

    16. If you already read You really got me Book One of the Rock Star Romance Series You MUST read I Want You to Want me You really gotta meet Derek Valencia, because he is swoon worthy In this story Blue Fire is doing good as a rock band They are famous, but things are getting out of control with a few members and Derek Bass player and leader of the band is trying to do damage control Enter Violet Davis She s good at what she does She s an expert doing damage control So when Emmie calls her and tells [...]

    17. Derek Valencia works hard to make his band rise to the next levelways When paparazzi spin an incident his band is at risk of becoming a cautionary tale Enter Violet Davis She is a fixer of sorts She comes in poses as what the client needs, helps them right their live then moves on Drugs, alcohol, and groupies are at risk of ruining the band so Violet takes the job Not for the band but for herself The pay will help her by her wildflower farm To have a home, something she never has had since she w [...]

    18. ABOUT THE BOOK Release Date July 7, 2015Derek Valencia finally has the success he s worked so hard for His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it s damage control time He s assigned a babysitter whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble.Violet Davis swore she d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflo [...]

    19. Violet is a minder Basically, her careers based off of coming in ultimately baby sit out of control rich people People who may have drug addiction, alcohol problems, sex addiction, or pretty much anything that they need help correcting to get their life and their career back on track She pops up, posses as a girlfriend or someone really close to them, watches over them, slowly gets them on a healthier life path, and in the end turns that person s life around Then, she moves on to the next person [...]

    20. Originally posted on Adria s Romance Reviews A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.I had a love hate relationship with I Want You to Want Me The story was a solid one, pretty realistic in my opinion Rock band gets out of control and needs someone to rein them in Some poor shmuck is stuck with what is essentially a babysitting job Problems, hijinks and a near death experience ensue before the band realizes that they re headed down a de [...]

    21. These guys are not your regular rockstars, they are just getting started trying their best not to fall into the trappings of the fame game, the obscene lifestyle and sucked into the indulgence of it all Most of all these guys started together and formed that family, their bond to love music the band comes first It may have started with Slater but Derek is the heart too, music is his passion and a leader through and through What I love most about this series these guys are starting out in the ind [...]

    22. Review by Trinette DungeeUp and coming rock star Derek Valencia and his band are finally getting their shot and like any other young rockers they like to party sometimes a little too much When his sister decides that the bands wild ways may end their career before it even starts she enlists the help of minder Violet Davis to come in an show the boys how to channel all that wild energy and keep their image clean Neither Derek nor his bandmates wants any part of Violet or her ideas on healthy livi [...]

    23. I was desperate to read this book, so desperate I BEGGED the author for an ARC and she was generous enough to send me one But then I got nervouswhat if it didn t live up to my very high expectations Erika KellyYOU ROCK rockstar romances because it totally lived upybe even exceeded my expectations Did I mention they were high So s the thingI adored Slater VaughnADORED him, so I knew I would like Derek but what I didn t expect was to love him than Slater Vaughn But I DID Now, I have to admit I ha [...]

    24. Ever since I finished You Really Got Me, the first book in this series, I fell in love with Derek s sweet and caring personality He was such a good brother to Emmie and I couldn t wait to see him have his own book And to no surprise, it was just as sexy and amazing as I thought it would be Derek Valencia has finally made it big with his band, but not all of his bandmates are ready for the responsibility that comes with rock stars Sex and drugs start to take over and Derek is watching his band cr [...]

    25. This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books.This is an intoxicating story about a famous rock group adjusting to their newfound success It is the second installment of the Rock Star Romance series and each book is a stand alone featuring a different member of the band, Blue Fire This book centers on Derek Valencia and Violet Davis The band is going through growing pains and trying to figure out how to deal with all the temptations that come with being a rock star Violet is asked to [...]

    26. cocktailsandbooks I received a copy of this book to write an honest review for Cocktails and Books.This is an intoxicating story about a famous rock group adjusting to their newfound success It is the second installment of the Rock Star Romance series and each book is a stand alone featuring a different member of the band, Blue Fire This book centers on Derek Valencia and Violet Davis The band is going through growing pains and trying to figure out how to deal with all the temptations that come [...]

    27. I enjoyed this book too, just preferred the first one in the series The main character, Violet Davis, grew up in the foster system She had no family since her grandma died when she was 6 She works as a minder, working for the wealthy to keep them on track to meet their goals, live a healthy lifestyle, avoid drugs, etc She has a farm she inherited from a friend who passes away His intentions recorded on a paper napkin She worries his family will contest her paper napkin contract and want the farm [...]

    28. wow This story was an emotional sucker punch to my heart This is the first book I ve read by this author Derek and Violet were very complex I spent a lot of time gasping in surprise or crying my eyes out The only reason I didn t give it 5 stars was I didn t feel that when Derek and V finally made love for the first timer me it didn t flow with the progression of their relationship and seemed like a forced scene But I loved this book Can t wait to read the first book oh and I sure hope Mimi gets [...]

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