Thursday, August 13, 2015

Date with a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon

Date with a Rockstar
by Sarah Gagnon

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
ISBN-13: 9781939392657
Genre: YA dystopian romance
Print Length: 225 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 A Dystopian future + a Bachelor-esque reality show = a sly yet heartfelt love story that will have you tearing through the pages to see how it all ends. –Heather Lyons, author of the Fate series

Monet isn t just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane--she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness. Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that's spread through saliva. It's completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don't. Now that she's on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn't even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life. But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy's attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him--and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she's ready and ruin everything. The only way to win Jeremy's heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him."

 Date with a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon

Date with a RockstarWho hasn’t dreamed of winning date with their favorite rockstar? Would you have stood in line for days in rain or shine for the opportunity to be picked to be a contestant on a show that pits several young women against each other for the opportunity of winning money and the attention of a singing sensation?

Welcome to Monet’s life in a dystopian future where those with money have all of the privileges and the poor scrape by by the skin of their teeth. Diseases that are curable cost money, and seventeen year old Monet and her mother have none, but Monet does have a disease called Luxem, an extremely contagious disease that could end her life at any time and prevents her from knowing the joys of a first kiss, a boyfriend or being able to be a normal teen. If she could win the prize money by impressing Jeremy Bane and winning this insane publicity stunt of a contest, she could find out what she has been missing and learn what life should be, rich or not. But how can she compete against wealthy girls with beautiful faces, expensive clothes and the confidence to impress the prince of rock. How does she keep her illness a secret from the viewing public and those around her while not losing her heart to the man behind the public mask who both looks and sings like an angel?

Jeremy is nothing like his public fa├žade, and he is everything Monet could want, he even seems to return her feelings, or is he like the cure she needs so badly, just out of her reach?

Looking for high angst, silly teen dreams and a too hot to handle rock star? Better look somewhere else, Date with a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon is anything but an angst-filled teenaged fantasy. Monet is a character you would love to know, kind, natural and someone who has learned to appreciate every moment she has. Jeremy is nothing like the star he is advertised as, he is caring, quiet and warm, but the show must go on and the cameras are always rolling, and Sarah Gagnon knows how to switch her characters on and off for the viewing public! Wonderful writing, fresh with a feel of a real reality show behind the scenes, some characters are cruel and fake, some are warm and generous, but all must compete for the prize. Are they all ready for their dirty little secrets to be revealed? Settle in and make like a fly on the wall, better than a soap opera, more powerful than a true reality show, just great writing, reading and a great escape, I was impressed by the power of Sarah Gagnon’s words and how well she did in presenting a tale filled with heart and emotion, as one girl chooses to fight for her life and the love she feels for her rockstar. Great dialogue, a touch of reality and a not-so-pleasant look at the world of marketing without conscience. I highly recommend taking a walk through Ms. Gagnon’s world.

I received this copy from Sarah Gagnon in exchange for my honest review.

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