I must say that I’m a sucker for rockstar romances. The idea of an untouchable musician coming down to Earth for a special girl has always appealed to me, and Elle Casey has delivered in her book, By Degrees.
Genre: New Adult Romance
Overall Rating: 4/5 Glass Slippers
Scarlett has been given the nickname “The Normalizer” for her ability to fix wayward celebs who are out of control. He sass and hard exterior is a protection that shields her from growing too attached to her charges. She’s had loss in her past that’s wounded her, so when her next client is so much like the one she failed, Scarlett dives head first into the challenge. But when she finds herself falling for the broken bad boy, an invisible line threatens to become crossed.
Tarin is the lead talent for By Degrees, and has gone from the cheeky, heart throb to a drugged out shell of his former self. He wants to tell Scarlett to mind her own business, but when she makes it clear that he is her business, he gives in to change. But will it be enough to save his career and his life?
Overall, this book was fantastic. It was a new spin on the rockstar romance genre and Scarlett fit the part perfectly. She was witty and strong, but believably human in a way that’s hard to find in some books. Tarin fit the bad boy mold spectacularly, although by the end of the book, I felt like he didn’t deserve to get the girl. I won’t spoil the ending, but that ending…well, it spoiled the romance for me. Still, I gave it 4/5 Glass Slippers because, if you ignore the twist, it was a wonderful read.