Our "hero" in this tale is Birdie, a white, middle-class girl, from Hartford, Connecticut, who buried her childhood dreams of being a famous singer, to follow a more mainstream life.
Due to be married to her successful, lawyer, fiancee, in just eight week's time, Birdie's life is turned upside down when after two years of interning for a non-for-profit media organisation, she is finally offered her shot at producing and, a full-time job. Unfortunately for Birdie, her dreams of making a serious documentary are scuppered when she is assigned to travel across the States to L.A. to set up a documentary with an exciting, up and coming rock band.
Totally out of her cultural depth Birdie struggles with her internal conflicts and what is "expected" of her by her family, friends and fiancee and what her heart is telling her.
Crushing on the Rock Star is never going to set the literary world alight, but it is a thought-provoking and interesting story that is exceptionally well told by the author. I enjoyed the laid-back and relaxed style of the writing. At just 200 pages on Kindle, it's the perfect length for an afternoon's read.
It is always a real pleasure to be surprised by a book and to enjoy something you thought, initially, you might struggle with. Crushing on the Rock Star is just such a book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes their romance with a bit of depth and thought. I commend Darci Doll (so clearly a pen-name) for his/her insight into the issues which ultimately concern us all. What am I doing here? What am I trying to achieve? The book is described as a good, clean, romance and that it certainly is.
I am very happy to award Crushing on the Rock Star a highly-commended four stars. It surprised me - in a nice way. Well done Mr or Mrs or Ms Doll. :-)