ARC Review + Tour: Southern Rocker Boy by Ginger Voight

Posted October 28, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 1 Comment

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ARC Review + Tour: Southern Rocker Boy by Ginger Voight
Southern Rocker Boy
by Ginger Voight

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 17, 2014
Published by Self Published
Pages: 376
Format: eARC
 

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“His [Jonah’s] love for his family and the woman he’s fallen for stays true through all obstacles and made him my favorite part of this book.” ~ Under the Covers

I’m a sucker for southern boys, and I’m a sucker for rock star books. Add to that I’ve been wanting to read Ginger Voight for a while (got a few sitting on my Kindle) and I just had to pick this one up.  SOUTHERN ROCKER BOY is a sweet story.  There’s just a little bit of angst to keep the drama alive.  But it was in all an enjoyable and quick read.

Jonah is a classical good boy.  After his father’s death, he is doing the best he can to provide for his family, which includes his sick sister.  Money is tight, her treatments can get expensive, and he just wants to provide a better future for them.  You can call him the Reluctant Rock Star, and in a way that was my favorite part about his character.

Jonah is a sweetheart.  Good ‘ol southern boy, with manners.  A gentleman.  He’s such a lovable character and you can’t help but fall for him from the very beginning.  And for the most part I stayed loving him through the end.  His love for his family and the woman he’s fallen for stays true through all obstacles and made him my favorite part of this book.

I didn’t quite connect with Lacy, though.  I think she was my main reason for not giving this book a higher rating.  She’s such a hard nut to crack that at times I just couldn’t get why he pursued her.  Towards the end, and with all the little glimpses, I started warming up to her.  I am looking forward to knowing more about her in the next book, that’s for sure.

This book deals with the crazy life and the web of lies that show business can turn into.  That was fun to read and made for an entertaining story.  I sort of saw part of the big reveal coming from early on but another part I still managed to be surprised about.

Towards the end, the story takes on a new turn which sets up the next books in the series. I don’t want to give anything away here, but I’m a sucker (yes, again!) for these types of things so I’ll be definitely reading the rest of the series!  Jonah and Lacy’s love story continues in SOUTHERN ROCKER CHICK, so this is not a one book story.  You will probably have to stay with it until the end of the trilogy.

I was overall pleasantly surprised with my first impression of Ms. Voight’s writing.  It’s light and flows easily.  SOUTHERN ROCKER BOY just lends itself to be a one sitting book.

*ARC provided by author

 

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When Jonah Riley’s father dies unexpectedly, he, his grieving mother and ailing sister are forced to move from the country to Austin, Texas. Jonah finds work at an auspicious night spot called Southern Nights, where he earns a few extra bucks as a bouncer-turned-musician.

There he meets fiery songstress Lacy Abernathy, who has no use for him or anyone else in the club when she’s not on stage. This is an entirely new experience for this ladies’ man. The opportunistic club owner latches onto this chemistry to fill her club, playing with their hearts and livelihoods for her own questionable motives.

Enter music executive Graham Baxter, who offers them both a way out…by competing for a recording contract they both need. Now if only they can fight the intense chemistry that keeps them locked in battle, when they’re not locked in each other’s arms, that is!

Author Ginger Voight returns her readers to the star-making world of rockers and romance with her SOUTHERN ROCKER series. It’s all the angst and the passion you desire, with several familiar faces from the beloved GROUPIE universe along the way! SOUTHERN ROCKER BOY is written from Jonah’s point of view, and book one of an exciting new trilogy expected to release in its entirety by the end of 2014.

#2 – SOUTHERN ROCKER CHICK expected Nov. 21.

#3 – SOUTHERN ROCKER DUET expected Dec. 12.

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About Ginger Voight

Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.

Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.

Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.

Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

 

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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Thanks for the review Francesca