I received The Album by Sian Ceinwen as a review copy from StoryOrigin and I am thankful to them for the same. This story is set in Chicago and is about Ariana, a private person.
The perfect man. His screaming fans. Can someone who hates the spotlight find love with a rock star?
Ariana isn’t a fan of celebrities, but she is a fan of Cruise Control. The night she attends a charity event with her aunt and meets rock star, Gabriel Knight, sets in motion a rollercoaster ride that is out of her control.
Hiding her struggling self-esteem behind a wall of privacy, Ariana risks it all and joins the group on their first tour as the lead singer’s new sweetheart.
But when she’s suddenly thrust into the wild world of a rock star, the sour taste of the limelight could be their undoing.
Will life in the fast lane ruin Ariana’s chance at true love?
The Album is the first book in the electric Cruise Control romance series. If you like sudden, steamy relationships, taking big risks, and the lives of the rich and famous, then you’ll adore Sian Ceinwen’s debut novel.
Ariana Chamberlain, 22, finished her business degree and was working as a receptionist for an accounting firm. She loved creative writing and wanted to write a book. One day, accompanying her aunt to a charity event, she saw Cruise Control, a local band that she was a fan of, perform and was introduced by her aunt introduces to Gabriel Knight, the lead singer of the band. One thing led to another and she agreed to accompany the band on a cross country tour much to the shock of her parents and family, because it was out of her character to do so.
Gabriel understood her fear of the celebrity lifestyle and he and the other band members gave her the time and space to maintain her anonymity and get used to the celebrity status.
The band members took her in and made her a part of the group but she was uncomfortable with it all and unable to take it all, she rushed back to Chicago, and did not even reply to their calls and messages.
Now, two years later, she works as a real estate agent and spends her free time with Netflix. As the best worker, she wins and award and comes face to face with Gabriel, the one person she loves, has never stopped thinking of.
The story is simple and written well. The characters are realistic but I wanted to know more about Gabriel. Ariana’s back story reveals a bit about her. The secondary characters have a part to play and I feel, all the other members of the band deserve a story of their own. The language is simple and the story, though long, is unputdownable. As the story progressed, I felt it was too good to be true and was expecting something to happen. The end was a bit abrupt, but HEA worked for me,
The chapters have been uniquely named and the encore was what I was waiting for (you have to read the book to know what I am talking about).
Though, this is the debut work of the author, I feel, as the series progresses, we would see more of the band and also more of these characters. The names of the songs played by the band also are interesting.
This story revolves around love, friendship, understanding, and mostly, a boy band. Do pick this up if you love boy bands, HEAs or even descriptive romances.
I am waiting for the next book in the series.
DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book from STORYORIGIN in exchange of an honest review. i have not received any monetary compensation for the same.