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REVIEW: Love Song by SL Carpenter

Dear. Mr. Carpenter,

Okay, short and sweet review for a short novella. People said you can’t write about rock stars. Well, I guess they’re wrong because here’s a book about one – and a woman rocker at that.

Ami isn’t happy with the way she feels right now. The latest concert is over, the booze is kicking in and her asshole of an assistant is yelling at her to get the fuck out of her dressing room for the next slice of her life he’s partitioned out. She loves the fans, loves the music but she’s alone in her life with no one to fall back on and it’s draining her dry.

Escaping out a back door, she stumbles against a young man and almost faints. In a “Calgon take me away” moment, she begs him to do just that.

Edward can’t believe it! It’s the woman of his dreams, the woman whose music he’s adored for years and the woman with whose pictures he’s jacked off countless nights. Quickly leading her over to his car, he drives off into the night until Ami wakes up. Somehow!, she trusts him and accepts his offer of a place to hide away for just a little while to get her life back. But a week later, have they found something to build on or will this just be a brief respite for them both?

Like I said, somehow Ami trusts this young man whose car she’s in, a 2 hour drive from everyone she knows. Good thing Edward turns out to be a decent – though horny – guy. I love the way Ami twits him about the porn sites he’s bookmarked. Gotta say that it squiked me out slightly that his dad sees her nekkid in the shower before Edward does. Ami can certainly take care of herself though, just in case Edward had turned out to be some kind of crazed stalker.

Ami is also a horny woman who knows what she wants and who goes for it with gusto. Go Ami. I would have been skeptical if these two had jumped into a long term relationship after only one week of getting to know each other in and out of bed. The hot sex is nice but there’s more to long term than that.

Loved the epilogue and that’s saying something for me. It wraps the story up, gives us closure and a good laugh too. B


Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.

One Comment

  1. S.L. Carpenter
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 17:36:06

    I’d like to thank you for the kind words.
    This was a fun book to write and was inspired by a concert I went to with my daughters to see my favorite singer.
    Thanks for capturing the feel of the book in your review, I truly appreciate it.
    I couldn’t get to your email but wanted to say thank you so much.

    S.L. Carpenter
    (Sending an online hug and quick kiss)

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