(Sherbrooke Station, #1)
Publication date: May 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
You know what they say: save a snare, bang a drummer.
Kay Fischer is well aware of what they say, and she intends to ignore it completely.
After her first step into the world of music journalism ended with a screw-up so royal it deserved a crown, Kay’s been struggling to re-stack the building blocks of her career. Salvation comes in the form of Sherbrooke Station, the latest alt-rock craze to grace Montreal’s legendary music scene.
A front page feature on the band everyone’s talking about seems like a foolproof shot at success, even after Kay meets their drummer. Matt Pearson might have a smile sexy enough to be the eighth deadly sin and a passion for music so powerful it makes her heart ache, but Kay’s got things under control.
She’s a professional, goddammit, and a professional would not get tongue-tied over a source, even a source who’s a six-foot, tattooed rock god with an affinity for tight jeans.
A professional would not find herself opening her door at an hour long past midnight to pull said source inside and lead him to her bed.
No, that’s not at all what a professional would do.
This is the first book in this rockstar romance series that follows a band called Sherbrooke Station. Your Rhythm focuses on the drummer Matt. Matt is probably the most responsible and reliable bandmate. He is loyal to a fault and is always there to clean up the mess that the others make.
Matt is instantly drawn to music journalist Kay when she starts interviewing the band for a story. At first Kay is very reluctant to mix business with pleasure but Matt is quite the charmer and she gives into the attraction. Matt was a great combination of sweet and sexy and I loved that he was very open and honest with his feelings. He made it very clear to Kay that he wanted her and not just in his bed. Kay is the one that really holds back on making their relationship official. There are just enough steamy scenes to get you going but I didn’t completely feel the chemistry with this couple. I felt like something was missing and their connection just seemed a bit off.
There is some non romantic drama to this story as it relates to Kay’s past which causes a bit of a conflict with her writing the story about the band. It added an interesting bit of angst that kept me fully engaged. However, towards the end when things kind of blow up and Kay’s past is revealed, the trigger for the sequence of events didn’t make sense to me. Regardless, I enjoyed this aspect of the book for the most part.
I loved the interaction with the band members. These guys were like brothers. Even though this is Matt’s book, we see the personalities of the others quite clearly. I absolutely love JP who brings out the comical aspect of the book. Cole is probably the most interesting character to me, he has an air of mystery to him. Ace just seems like a douchebag who is drunk half the time and I can’t see how I could ever like his character but I figure he brings the drama that every rockstar book needs.
Your Rhythm was a great way to start off this series. Lovers of rockstar romances will enjoy this. You get a great group of guys who have a clear passion for their music that is undoubtedly felt while reading this book and a unique backstory that separates it from all other cliched rockstar story plots.
Series: Sherbrook Station, #1
Heat Level: Moderate
Matt’s still propped against the edge of the bar when I reach him. The crowd is thinner over here and I get a good look at him from a few feet away: sandy undercut hair and an angular face, softened by full lips and just the right amount of stubble. He’s got the perfect features to pull off his eyebrow piercing, and while they’re currently covered by a navy blue coat, all my internet stalking has proved he’s got the perfect arms to pull off the collection of tattoos on both.
Eric the Surfer might have been hot in a general sense, but Matt Pearson is one hundred percent my type.
Did I just admit someone in Sherbrooke Station is my type?
“Hey,” I call sharply, hoping I can help myself deny that little revelation by acting annoyed with him. “Giving up that easy?”
He gives me a cautious glance and then shifts his eyes from side to side, like he’s making sure I’m really talking to him.
“On looking for me,” I elaborate. “I’m Kay Fischer.”
Now his dark eyes travel up and down the length of me in a completely unapologetic stare. He smirks when they reach mine again.
Katia Rose is not much of a Pina Colada person, but she does like getting caught in the rain. She prefers her romance served steamy with a side of smart, and is a sucker for quirky characters. A habit of jetting off to distant countries means she’s rarely in one place for very long, but she calls the frigid northland that is Canada home.