Monday, February 10, 2014

Blog Tour: Collaboration by Michelle Lynn Feat. Neveah Lee

~ Synopsis ~

This is not your typical rock star romance. For one, the “rock star” is a rapper. And not just any rapper. Trace is the hottest ticket in the music industry right now, regardless of which definition of ‘hot’ you choose.

Taryn Starr is not the girl-next-door who unknowingly meets a celebrity. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the reigning country music princess and world-renowned superstar knows exactly who Trace is…or does she?

Their worlds collide when the musicians whose paths were never destined to cross are forced by their joint record label to collaborate on a song. The sparks fly and ignite a fire that blazes hotter with every minute they spend together—for better or worse. One thing’s for certain, the two media magnets can’t deny their explosive chemistry, but will life in the spotlight ultimately bring Trace and Taryn together or force them apart?

~ Book Links ~

Amazon / Goodreads

~ Our Review ~
4.5 Stars by Guest Reviewer Jessica

I adored this book! It was sweet, steamy, sexy fun, with a generous helping of hot, bad-boy rapper! What more could a reader want?! Collaboration came to me at just the right time. My last few reads had been either very heavy and angsty or else complete duds. I was in desperate need of a book I could lose myself in from the first page and enjoy right through to the end. This book fit the bill perfectly!

Trace and Taryn are two wildly successful musicians at the pinnacle of their careers: he as a man whore, bad boy rapper and she as America’s reigning country pop princess. Their worlds couldn’t be farther apart. But when their record label forces them to collaborate on a duet, sparks unexpectedly fly. Right from the start, Taryn and Trace’s mutual attraction felt real and natural. Neither necessarily tried to fight it but they were both skeptical about how a relationship between them could possibly work given their lifestyles and differences.

I loved how things developed slowly between Taryn and Trace. They met right before each was scheduled to begin touring, so they really got to know each other through texts and phone calls. There was no insta-love and for me, that really added to the strength of the story. And when they finally did get together-phew! Panty melting hotness indeed!!

I adored Taryn and Trace. Although they both projected very specific images to the public, there was so much more to each of them beneath the surface and in their histories. The underlying theme to Collaboration is to not make assumptions based on initial impressions, and the authors (yes, this book is a collaboration as well!) illustrate this beautifully. I truly believed in the love between Taryn and Trace and cheered them on through every obstacle thrown their way.

This book was a quick read for me, only because it killed me to put it down once I started. If not for the pesky issues of sleep and family, I would have finished it in one sitting! The secondary characters (besides Taryn’s evil witch of a mother) added extra dimension to the story and I enjoyed how music was incorporated throughout. And the epilogue? Perfection!

Collaboration was an incredibly enjoyable (and hot!) read, and I highly recommend adding it to your TBR!

~ Author's Bio ~

Michelle Lynn

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

Nevaeh Lee

Nevaeh’s first exposure to writing began in a middle school creative writing class. She was reprimanded for composing a politically incorrect story and forced to re-write about a “safer” topic. Being the writing rebel that she is, Nevaeh always likes to push the envelope a bit and never re-writes, unless her editor insists on it.

When she’s not writing, Nevaeh is a freelance book editor ;).  And though she spends a good chunk of her time reading, writing, and editing, she can also be found hanging out with her family and taking road trips, exploring the area around wherever she happens to be living at the time. Even though “home” will always be Texas, she has lived in several different states and countries, but currently resides in the DC metro area.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for helping to promote our "collaboration" and Jessica, loved the review! We appreciate the time you spent both reading and writing about our story, and we're so glad you loved Trace & Taryn! :)