Audiobook Review: Franco (Bright Side, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Franco by Kim Holden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Franco Genovese is the drummer for world-renowned American rock band Rook. He’s got it all. A killer smile. Tattoos. Talent. Razor-sharp wit and humor. And a heart as big, and generous, as they come. Life is good. Steady. Uncomplicated. Just the way he likes things. Until one night at an unassuming L.A. bar changes everything.


Enter Gemma Hendricks. She’s a successful young architect from Northern England with an adorable smile, sarcasm for days, and an unparalleled trusting heart. The attraction is instant. So is their friendship. It’s also temporary because they’ll both be heading home, thousands of miles apart from each other, in a few days. Or is it?


There’s something Gemma wants more than anything else. And when Franco propositions her to provide what she’s looking for, everything changes. Will it transform friendship into love, or will it be their ruin?



I just love the cover of this book!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 🖤💜🤎❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📔
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 😍😕🙃🤩

The heroine: Gemma – an architect from Great Britain who is in Los Angeles for a project she is working on. She loves music but has never heard of Franco’s band Rook. Gemma meets Franco while she is ditching a boring blind date.

The Hero(es): Franco – he and his band are in Los Angeles recording their second album. His best friend and band mate Gus recently fell in love though Franco isn’t looking for love. He is very interested in Gemma when he meets her and they become good friends right away and more.

The Story: Franco and Gemma spend a lot of time together while they are both in Los Angeles though both of them know that it won’t be long before they each go their own way. Gemma will be returning to England and Franco will be going home to San Diego for a while to prepare to go on tour.

I liked the story and was surprised that I teared up when Kate “Bright side” was mentioned and the guys were reminiscing on the anniversary of her death. I read that book nearly three years ago and have probably read over 800 books since then, but that was one book that really stuck with me.

This was one book where the narration detracted from the book in my opinion. I really liked Franco in the previous books and liked him in this book. I love it when romance books are told from the Hero’s POV, which this one was. But the narrator sounded more like a school teacher than a hot drummer in a rock band that is covered in tattoo’s. I think I would have liked the book more if I had read it rather than listened to the audiobook.


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