Insider by Olivia Cunning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m with the Band!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: 🤓☹️🙃☺️
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Toni Nichols – Toni gave up so much to help raise her mentally challenged sister Birdie after their Dad died and her mother had to take over running the family publishing company. Now that Toni has a chance to do something for herself for once, her mom is going to try handle taking care of Birdie alone. Toni wanted to create a new kind of interactive electronic biography on one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Exodus End. The project was one that their publishing company was taking on and her mother let Toni take on the job.
The Hero: Logan Schmidt – The bass guitarist for the famous rock band, Exodus End. He is a major player and not just on the guitar. He has been known to take advantage of all the perks that came with being a rock star. He is also an adrenaline junkie.
The Story: Susan, the head of the project has absolutely no confidence in Toni’s ability to do her job and has no problem telling her that she only got the job because her mother owned the company. Though Toni schooling was perfect for this job and though she worked from home in order to take care of her sister, she did work for Nichols Publishing, she wrote code and did graphic design work. Either way going on tour with four incredibly attractive rock stars was something she wouldn’t know if she was good at until she got out and did it.
This book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Joe Arden and Mackenzie Cartwright. Mackenzie has a bit older voice than I would have liked for Toni, but she is a very good narrator and is able to do a variety of different voices for different characters. Joe Arden always does a great job and he has a terrific voice, he is very good at showing sarcasm, attitude and emotion in his voice.
This was an innocent good girl/rockstar bad boy book, I tend to hate it when the heroine is a virgin because it just isn’t that realistic. Though I suppose everyone has to lose their v-card sometime, and it was a pretty steamy scene. Though after that, Toni was still so naïve and clueless about anything intimate that it was unbelievable. I didn’t like that.
I do love the ‘on tour with the band’ trope every now and then. They always have a good romance and plenty of steamy hot scenes. Toni was likable but she was so afraid of everything, including standing up for herself, that I just wanted her to put her foot down with a few people and start enjoying her life more. She eventually did, but it took quite a while in the story.
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