My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely love it when I find a new author and immediately know I am just going to love their writing and books. I saw a lot of my blogger friends were posting about this book, so I decided I just had to have it. I am so glad that I got my hands on it – it was such an amazing surprise from an author I really knew nothing about.
First off, Down to You is part of a rock band romance series. It is actually #5 in the series, so I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t know enough about the history of the band and the characters, etc… Well… because J. Frost is a rockstar herself, she was brilliant enough to write a brief synopsis about the history of the band AND include a “Line Up” of characters before even getting to the Prologue!!! I loved just knowing that little bit before diving in. And as if that wasn’t enough…the book is dedicated to Chris Cornell. OMG! That’s all it took for me to be convinced that I was going to love this book and this author.
This is not your typical rock band romance. This book was so surprising to me, and that’s what I love about finding new authors. This story is based on the life of Logan, the lead singer of the band Caged; and his relationship with Tori “Victoria”, one of the band’s managers. Both Logan and Tori have endured tragedy and heartache over the years. Logan’s goes back to when he was a very young child, and the flashbacks to his childhood are so real and raw that you can’t help but fall for this broken bad boy.
Logan surprised me in every way. Although he comes across as brooding, cocky, a–hole, he immediately shows compassion and empathy to Tori, who he not minutes before claimed as his enemy. The sentiment behind his actions and intentions went so deep that you just knew that these two were going to share a connection that went well beyond physical chemistry.
Tori is lost in her own world of grief. She is convinced that she will never experience true love again, and shelters herself from even the thought of it. Her anxiety and panic attacks stemming from a tragic accident are heart-wrenching. The author did such a good job of describing Tori’s triggers, past, and the true anxiety that she was feeling. Oh it broke my heart for her!
Together, Logan and Tori realize that although they have always pitted themselves against each other, they are truly meant to be in one another’s lives. They laugh, bicker, and challenge each other. Their flirty banter is off the charts, and their physical chemistry was like an explosion waiting to happen on every page. Every touch and sweet caress between them made me swoon and sigh over their happiness with each other.
Logan & Tori share a touching history, tragic pasts, and common dreams. They push one another and the limits of love and loss. You will be oh so surprised by their story, and just want MORE of them at the end. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Well done, Jayne Frost! I am officially a fan!!