Rock Star’s Girl
(A Hollywood Dating Story #1)
by Jennifer Farwell
Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she’s taken on to keep her business — a popular fashion-snark web site — up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal.
While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it’s a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster — personally and professionally. To save the web site and writing career she’s made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game to becoming the media mastermind.
Emily Watts was just minding her own business, running her website, writing as a fashion critique and was being a good friend to band guitarist Jesse Cinder of Ashes of Brooklyn. When a certain lead singer from another band, Cory Sampson of Blistering Twilight managed to score a dinner date with her, suddenly, famous showbiz insider Wally Hood of Hollywood took a shine on Emily and she became a celebrity overnight., Turned out, C-Samp was a news magnet; rumors about his dating lifestyle swirled across the music world, and Emily further boosted his playboy status.
Too soon, C-Samp had dumped her and Emily turned to her friend Jesse for comfort. Jesse, who had obligingly lent his shoulder for her to lean on, soon became a sensation and thus further brightened his and his band’s rather desolate career. Caught in the crossfire of rumors and bashers, Emily’s previously silent life became chaotic and her career soon went down the drain.
I thought I had enough of rockstars and fangirl stories. I thought this book was just like the others I’ve encountered before. But after reading Emily’s full story, I was clearly mistaken. I realized Rock Star’s Girl is different and had so much more to offer than the others. Emily represents the girls (or ladies) of this generation who are in the shadows, silently screaming for that idol onstage, wishing to be recognized even just once in their lives. And when the spotlight is on them, they realize, not all that sparkles is gold.
I liked Emily, she’s naive and unsuspecting, but she knows how to fight when the going gets tough. The boys who vied for her attention, Jesse and Cory are typical celebrities craving for that 15-minutes of fame. They can be perceived as users, but I thought at least they had a heart. Their reasons for fame is understandable but their methods were quite old-fashioned. In the end, Emily Watts had to think about her future and she had my respect when she made the choice and dropped the bomb. This had been quite a fascinating read!