It's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.
Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.
Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another – Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.
Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse - travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.
Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the worlds most notorious womanizer?
What a way to bring in the New Year!! Why did it take me so long to read this book!!
And to think, if The Mighty Jake Wethers didn't show up on Facebook, I might not have read this book for a few more weeks! MONTHS even!
So glad I did :) What a sweetheart Jake is!! I truly loved this book
The book starts off with Tru getting an offer from her boss/good friend Vickie to do an interview with the Famous Jake Wethers!! But to Tru, it's not as exciting as Vickie thinks.. in fact, it's down right scary!
Tru knows Jake. They grew up together and were best friends. Her dad practically took Jake under his wing and gave him his first guitar. Life was great back then. They had so much fun, and she was madly in love with him. But of course he never knew that. He wouldn't look at her that way. This was Jake! And when she was 14, Jake had to move away. Far, far, far away. They swore they'd keep touch, but back then, after a few long distant phone calls, and letters in the mail, Jake just kind of .. stopped replying. That hurt... a lot.
But Tru followed his music career. Since she wrote a music column at a magazine, this was her job. So of course she'd do the interview, but she was terrified of facing Jake again. One of the reasons was Will, she and Will have been together for 2 years, and things were grate with him. But just THINKING about Jake... *sigh* I know how she feels :)
As soon as their eyes met, he recognized her. Jake has lived a hard life. Once he left to live in the U.S. and he became a rock star, not just a little rock star, this is JAKE Freakin Wethers! He's THE rock star! And whatever Jake wants, Jake Gets!!
Jake had it all, sex, drugs and rock and roll. He thought he had it all, until one day when his lead gutair, and best friend died. Then all of a sudden, Jake just couldn't see straight. The women and drugs started getting worse and worse. Finally spending time in rehab, he's clean and now that Tru is right there in front of him, he's not going to let her go ever again.
Tru is still nervous to be around him. She can't tell if it's because she still has feelings for him, or because he's a rock star. But the sooner she gets the interview over with, the better.
But it doesn't stop there. Jake asks her out for dinner, just as friends to catch up over lost time.
Tru is actually excited about that... and awe - he takes her to a Special place!
*sigh* Ok there are a lot of "Awe" moments in this book - seems like Jake pulls out all stops when he's going after Tru to win her heart. But it's not like he has to try very hard. Tru's heart is right there, pounding away like she was a kid again. But this time, she has Will.
But when Jake offers her the opportunity of a life time, to write his Biography and tour with the band, she really can't say no to him.. and saying No to Jake seems to get harder and harder and harder to do once they get on tour :)
LOVED the story! REALLy worth the read and I'm totally looking forward to another Mighty Storm story!
Withering the Storm comes out in 2013 - Can't WAIT :D
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