Author: Emma Hart
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Released: 25 January 2016
Series: The Burke Brothers #4
After witnessing an endless string of late nights, long tours, and eager groupies her world-famous father could never resist, Chelsey Young knows the dirty truth behind the glamorous façade of the rockstar life. Which is exactly why she takes hot as hell guitarist Kye Burke to bed when he decides he wants her.
One night. That’s how rockstars roll.
Unless your name is Kye Burke. The quietest of all his brothers, Kye’s style has never really been pumping and dumping, so pursuing Chelsey isn’t a hard choice for him. The hard part is keeping hold of the girl who’s hotter than the Sahara one minute then so cold even Antarctica wouldn’t touch her the next…despite the fact that they can’t stay away from each other.
The fact that he’s about to leave for L.A. to record the newest Dirty B. album doesn’t work in his favor, either. A long-distance relationship is the reason Chelsey’s parents divorced, and she’s sworn them off. Completely. Forever. No way.
Kye has two weeks to prove to Chelsey that he isn’t the kind of man her father is. She has two weeks to convince him that it’s never going to happen. But Kye didn’t get where he is by giving up…and even if it’s the fight of his life, there’s no way he’s giving Chelsey up.
Finally, Kye! A guy who didn't know what he wanted until he had it, and a girl who didn't want the love she had been running from.
Kye and Chelsey drunkenly hooked up. The problem is, Chelsey can't really remember anything about that night, just moments that hint to it being downright amazing. And although she's tempted to see if he was as amazing at she thinks he was, Chelsey does not want to get involved with a rock star. After growing up watching her dad in the rock star spotlight and the hurt his actions caused her, she doesn't want to have anything to do with Kye - she knows what goes on with that lifestyle, the endless stream of fans throwing themselves at Dirty B, and the online abuse that her friends had received. But, Kye is persistent. He wants her and the more he chips away at the wall she's put up, the more he realises just how much he wants her in his life. Only problem is, Dirty B is set to return to L.A. in a few weeks to record their next album. As Chelsey begins to fall, she knows she can't deal with a long-distance relationship. Kye doesn't have long to convince her that he's worth taking a risk on, because he knows she is.
Kye has been a Burke brother that I've wanted to read about since the first book and I'm so glad we finally get his story! With the glimpses we've seen of Kye over the previous books, I knew his story would be one of my favourites. And the moment we met Chelsey in the previous book, I knew we were in for an interesting ride.
Chelsey was such an interesting character as we watch her deal with the deep scars left by her father and his continuing bad actions when it comes to where she's concerned. She's been hurt by a lifestyle that she doesn't want any part in, even when Kye continually proves that he's the furthest thing from her father. You can feel her hesitation and the realisation that comes with the real reason she wants to keep Kye at arms length.
I really enjoyed watching the development of their relationship, especially since Kye and Chelsey have such a fun dynamic. I'm a sucker for these types of romances, so I naturally enjoyed every single minute of it, even the heartbreak.
As much as I enjoyed this book - the ups and the downs - my favourite part has got the be the epilogue at the end, where we not only get to see the end of Kye and Chelsey's story, but also a conclusion to Aidan and Jessie, Tate and Ella, and Connor and Sofie. Their endings fit so perfectly with where their relationships and it was like giving us the closure we didn't know we needed for all their stories.
There's actually a quote in this book that I think perfectly sums up this series: "The magic of the Burke brothers is that they are so easy to fall in love with." And I couldn't agree more with Chesley's thinking, this book just cementing how much I've enjoyed this series. Of course, there is still one more book to go as we finally get to see Leila's happy ending too.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this series is a must-read for fans of new adult romance. You'll laugh, cry and swoon over these rock star brothers, and you'll enjoy going on their relationship journeys, from the highest highs to the lowest lows. If you're looking to start with reading Emma's books, this series is definitely the place to start!