Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Published on May 31, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
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A painter, a poet, a publicist, and a punk-rock princess... the boys of High Road Divide have no idea that this tour will change everything.
Tommy Fortune hadn’t realized he was looking for something different until he meets Cassandra Ryan. Soon their connection blurs the line between fame and reality, and it doesn't take long for Cassandra to follow her inspiration into his world, where paint-stained hands and guitar strings become the basis of their future. But nothing is as perfect as it looks from the outside, and even the most exposed still have secrets to keep. When tour life gets complicated, loyalties will be tested on the road, and they'll both learn that some harsh realities can't be painted over.
What happens when an artist stuck in black and white falls for a musician who only lives in color?
A STANDALONE New Adult Contemporary Romance - intended for readers 18+ due to mature themes. Stay tuned for Book 2 in the High Road Divide series - CRUZ - coming spring/summer 2017.
Most of us, no matter the age, have a soft spot for boy bands. You are either currently really into boy bands (One Direction is pretty much a thing still, right?) or you grew up on NKOTB, BSB, and N*SYNC (this is my category) or maybe all of the above apply to you. But boy bands just are not currently my jam. So I didn’t actually know a book series about boy bands was something that I would enjoy until last year, when I read an entire series that followed each member of a band. I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed it. So when this new book by Tia Giacalone was announced I was so freaking excited! A boy band series by an author I already love? YES PLEASE.
Fortune introduces us to Cassandra, a waitress and artist, and Tommy Fortune of the band High Road Divide. Their worlds basically unexpectedly collide and a whirlwind romance and life changing moments quickly follow.
I wasn’t used to this. Not yet – not the planes or the private dinners or the screaming stadiums. But Tommy was slowly making himself permanent, like a watercolor tattoo whose colors grew deeper as they reached the center. Loving him was living in full spectrum.
Tommy is a tattooed, British, hottie with a super soft heart hiding away in his chest. He is pretty damn perfect, and even though I tend to get annoyed by that (it’s one of the very few things I typically get annoyed by in new adult) I was happy to let it slide and allow his full swoon-worthiness to wash over me. It is pretty hard not to just love him. But, as is the case with boy bands, you have to have a favorite, and I hate to say that I can’t pick a favorite yet since I only know Tommy well enough to decide!!! I tend to have a thing for bad boys, I like them rough around the edges, and I don’t know if one will come along that is more bad ass than Tommy or not…. so I need more.
One of the things I love about Tia’s books – so far- is that she creates a really great female protagonist. They are so likable and pretty realistic. Very easy to associate with. I was happy to see that Cassandra had those qualities about her just like Avery did in Hey Sunshine. Cassandra was really given great opportunities to change her life and follow her dreams and she went for it. I really liked her best friend too, so I hope maybe we get more of her in the future.
This was such a easy, sweet read, and I love the descriptions of the concerts and music! I also really loved the inclusion of the security services from Lucas and Fox Protective Services! That made me super happy.
Tia has once again written characters that I can’t help but fall in love with, and a story that kept me hooked from the first page. I can’t wait for more High Road Divide!