True North by Liora Blake
Series: True series #1
Also in this series: True Devotion, True Divide, True North, True Devotion
Published by Simon and Schuster, Pocket Star
Publication Date: April 6th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary
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While most novelists would consider jetting off to Hollywood for a TV interview rather exciting, small-town Montana writer Kate Mosely finds it all a bit exhausting. After losing her husband in a car accident where she was behind the wheel, Kate has finally found her bearings in the world again, rebuilding a simple but stable life. And even if that means a lot of lonely nights watching old movies and quiet days writing obituaries for her hometown newspaper, Kate’s not sure she’s ready for her life to change—again.
Until she shares the stage—and a whole heap of carnal gazes—with rock star Trevor “Trax” Jenkins. Despite his intimidating on-stage bravado, underneath it Kate discovers a man with a Rilke poem tattooed on his arm, an appreciation for cronuts, and a snarky wit that matches her own.
As she and Trevor explore their heated chemistry, the scarred parts of Kate’s heart begin to heal, making room for a love so passionate it makes her want long-forgotten things equal parts naughty, heart-swelling, and joyful. But when a searing exposé in a trashy gossip magazine sends Kate running, will it threaten their chances at forever?
Kate is a novelist who lives in Montana. Her first book has become a best seller and she’s now scheduled to be on a couple of talk shows. When she heads to LA for a late night talk show she meets and shares a moment on screen with singer Trevor Jenkins AKA Trax. Trevor takes the initiative to contact Kate’s agent to get in touch with her. They go on a date while Kate’s still in LA and they hit it off.
Trevor continues to contact Kate but she’s not sure what he’s after. She’s treading carefully with the relationship but Trevor is so excited it kind of grabs her and sucks her in. As they get closer and fall in love Trevor decides that they are meant to be, but after a gossip rag says some awful things Kate’s not sure that she’s the best thing for him.
True North was a pleasant surprise. When I first started reading I was immediately engaged and turning page after page. Once Trevor came on the scene things got even better. The witty banter between the two, along with Kate’s sarcasm, was fun to read. I could tell that the author had a great sense of humor and was feeding that through to her characters.
Trevor was a big name in music but being misunderstood as a person would be putting it mildly. He was a normal guy who loved his family, his friends and then Kate. He would do anything to keep them safe. He felt responsible for an event in his past but Kate helped him work through that and he felt stronger with her by his side. He was all in with her and I loved the softer side of him. I also liked that the author chose to focus on his relationship with Kate rather than his life as a rock star as that was just one aspect of his life.
Kate was a hard nut to crack. Once she gave up all of her excuses as to why she couldn’t be with Trevor the couple turned out to be wonderful together. Unfortunately she felt responsible for her first husband’s death and she let it get in the way of her future believing that she didn’t deserve a second chance. I was a bit pissed at her as she seemed smarter than to let a gossip magazine change her life, but luckily she finally snapped out of it.
The story was sweet, sexy and ended up being a really great book that I definitely recommend.
Rating: 4 out of 5