Dress Rehearsal by Sandra Alex
"An affecting love story of two strangers finding each other at exactly the right moment." - Kirkus Reviews
The tormented guitarist. The fearless security guard. The kiss that’s seen globally. The razor blade that threatens to end everything.
Billy Nestor has everything he’s always wanted: a band, the best guitar skills, a creative edge like no other, a thick skin, and the chops to climb the charts. The one thing he’s missing is a supportive father. While his mom is his biggest fan, his father has chided him since the day he picked up an instrument, slating that the boy would never amount to anything unless he applied himself to something other than heavy metal.
Michelle Parsons has seen the world through the eyes of the battlefield. She’s determined, tough as nails, and has enough brains and drive to get her anywhere she wants to go in the world. Until she gets fatally shot in combat and has to take a backseat job as a security guard for a nothing band, and what’s worse, she gets the job after her dad calls on a friend for a favor. Despite the disappointment, she quickly learns that protecting a band is almost as exhilarating as dodging landmines behind enemy lines. In the band’s third month of touring as an opening act, the city that they play in is riddled with an unexpected, potentially life-threatening situation. Michelle has to put her life on the line once again, only this time, without her hard hat and camouflage.
After getting the band on the stage safely, a certain band member seeks her out once the applause quiets, and a fast friendship evolves. Billy finds himself seeking Michelle out, escaping the sheltered life inside the hotel room, until Michelle and Billy come to an impasse on a serious topic, one close to Billy’s heart. But little does Billy know that Michelle has also become close to his heart, and he doesn’t realize it until she climbs onto the shuttle bus to go back to the airport…out of his life forever.
A heartbreaking, true-to-life story about the trials and tribulations of being a rock star, and falling in love unexpectedly. Billy and Michelle’s story will leave you laughing, crying, and rooting for the main characters as they take you through their journey of love, heartbreak, success and triumph.
HEA (Happily Ever After)
Rock star romance
Best friends to lovers romance
First book in a standalone series
Sneak peek into 'Opening Night'
"This feel-good romance includes just the right amount of danger to propel the action but rewards the reader with all the perks of a solid storyline." - Four Stars from Lisa McCombs, Readers' Favorite reviewer
"An emotional ride full of alarming twists. A wonderful read." - Five Stars from bmhercule, Bookbub reviewer
"There are many twists and turns along the way and I couldn't put this book down. Throw in the emotional situations and you have a book that is so addictive. What a great start to a series!" - Five Stars from Jean Rall, BookSprout reviewer
"This book packed a powerful punch with the feelings. I would highly recommend reading this book. It was so wonderful!!! I also love the cover for this book!! Billy is so good looking!!" - Five Stars from Cheripka, BookSprout reviewer "
A carousel of emotions! This story will catch you and you will not be able to let it go! I love the characters, twists and turns! This seems to be a wonderful series!" - Five Stars from BookAddict, Goodreads reviewer
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