When I started my book club, I never knew the types of books that we would end up reading. Our second month of book club was hosted by a friend who knew a local author. This is the second book written by that author.
by Jill Marie Denton
Rai, Second’s petite yet powerful guitarist, epitomizes the persona of a rock star and thoroughly enjoys the lifestyle it affords. A brutally talented musician with a humanitarian heart, she spends her life proving her worth to the world, onstage and off. Sidling the tough work and keeping her relations casual, she prefers the tempting over the tedious. Tough yet sultry, the charismatic musician earns her place in Second with exotic Asian beauty and the natural ability to sway even the most guarded producers and venue owners.
But when she tangles with an older, successful television writer and fellow art fan, she doubts all the tough lessons she’s learned in life. The years of routine are threatened by his golden good looks and sharp mind. And his heart hides a desperate secret, one that keeps his soul in chains. Desperate for proof, hungry for affection, she pushes her perceptions, gambles with her heart, and puts her faith in his hands.
Can she dig deep, learn to love the man and the life he offers, and still find the proof she so desperately needs from him?
Overall, I continue to enjoy reading about the girls in Second. These books are written by a local author and I love to support local and new writers. I read the first book in this series a while ago. It was nice to get back into this realm for a short period of time. Rai is a rough around the edges independent girl with a rough past. She doesn’t need anyone to keep her happy. Steve comes along and breaks down her barriers. They learn they have a few things to work through individually before they can foster a healthy relationship. This book is full of ups and downs at the turn of each page. I look forward to reading the next book in the series about Deis.