Welcome to my stop with Bippity Boppity Book tour of Light My Fire: The Rockers Trilogy # 1 by Kristina Knight. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where one winner will get a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes, and one title from Kristina Knight’s backlist in eBook format of choice.
Light My Fire
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
Lily MacIntyre needs to shed her sitcom teen-queen image if she’s going to carve out a real career in Hollywood. A tabloid-worthy fling with rocker Nate Lansford–her childhood friend and new cohost of a reality talent show–should do it. As long as she can accept that the notorious player will be moving on to the next eager conquest when the season wraps.
Long before Nate’s hard-hearted image took hold, he and Lily were each other’s protectors and allies. No one knows him the way she does–and he doesn’t want his messed-up past to muddy up her potential. For once, the bad boy is trying
to be good. Not easy when the good girl is getting wicked with him in the back of his limo and every white-hot kiss proves they can never be “just friends” again…
Oh my, this is one hawt book with a lot of heart. Sure, it’s the tried and true Friends to Lovers trope but what sets this apart is the heart and soul that Ms. Knight put into the characters of Lily and Nate. You can’t help but cheer them on in their discovery of the depth of the love that have harbored for one another throughout their lives.
Nate could have been a one note character…bad boy rocker, wrong side of the tracks, etc. but what we get is a guy that has loved one girl his whole life and never wanted to disappoint her. Plus, there is the fact that he’s also Lily’s brother best friend. Which, the scene with him is priceless.
Lily on the other hand is your typical teen queen that is tired of the “perfect” life and just wants to be herself now. I’m thinking Hilary Duff or maybe even Tracy Gold (dating myself) when I thought of Lily in the book. Nothing too bad but enough that people will realize that she is a person, too. Not just a character on television.
This book is short but it was amazing depth in the plot, characterization and the hotness factor. I literally read this in one sitting it was so good. Ms. Knight does a superb job of setting up maybe Kat (Lily’s BF) or Lily’s twin brother/Nate’s BF for future books. There aren’t a lot of secondary characters to keep up with but when they are on, they are awesome.
One last thing…if you are looking for a story that has angst, miscommunication, outside forces ready to pull our hero and heroine apart…its not here. Just a straight forward love story about friends that turn into lovers and how to deal with it in the end.
About the Author:
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with
local police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever after.