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Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel Higginson

Title:  Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar

Author:  Rachel Higginson

Release Date:  June 25, 2019


My name is Clover Calloway and I’ve lived two separate lives.

The first, I like to call “my past.” I never talk about it. I try not to think about it. My rockstar days of playing in one of the hottest bands on the planet are over. Along with the most volatile, beautiful, tragic love story of all time.

Over the past five years, I’ve settled into my second life. My “normal life.” The one where I work a normal job, hang out with normal people and fall in love with a normal, but wonderful guy. The life where I’m admittedly a little bored, but also safe.

My past wasn’t boring. But my past broke my heart into a million, unfixable pieces. So, I’m determined to keep it where it belongs—behind me.

And the man responsible for the shattering of me? Malachi Porter, lead singer and mastermind of Bright Tragedy, should stay there too. Far away from me and this idyllic life I’ve carved out for myself.

But what happens when my two lives collide?

When Malachi comes crashing into my perfectly normal world, he threatens to destroy it, promises to annihilate everything I’ve replaced him with.

He upends everything I thought I wanted and forces me to question the reasons I left Bright Tragedy all those years ago.

But I didn’t walk away five years ago, I ran. As fast as I could go. And while my heart is whispering that it’s different this time—that he’s different—my brain is screaming for me to run again.

Malachi Porter isn’t a normal guy. And he doesn’t belong in my “normal life.” But, nevertheless, he’s bound and determined to make a place for himself here.

I just hope my heart can survive him, that we don’t burn into another bright tragedy.




Admittedly starting this song with him had been rough, but once we’d found our rhythm, we couldn’t seem to slow down.

“That’s so good,” he murmured, pressing heavier on me so I felt the warmth of him everywhere.

“This hope,” I continued, not knowing where I was going, but unable to stop. “This hope. It’s in my head. It’s in our bed. It’s in all the words we’ve
left unsaid.”

His sharp intake of breath chased a shiver down my spine. “Fucking hell, Clover.”

I smiled at the keys, picking my way through the part again to see if I could get it right. My fingers were clumsy, my breath quick and uneven. I hadn’t planned that; it had just happened.

 “This love,” he murmured to the tune I was trying to recreate. “This love. It’s in my soul. It’s making me whole. It’s better than it’s ever been before.”

My fingers stilled, pausing in the middle of the note he was holding. The words seemed ripped from the center of him, raw and rigid and still bleeding.

He picked it up with his guitar, his head bent over the instrument as if he were praying. “And I know… I know… if we let it breathe, it will take us to places we’ve never been before.” The crescendo, cracking of his voice—but just barely—as emotion joined the words that stole my heart all over again. “My joy. Oh, be my joy… Let me love you like I never have before. Let me love you… forevermore.” He chuckled as his perfect, talented fingers continued to pluck the strings. “Or something like that.”





On my goodness I am so in love with everything about this book! This was a new to me author, but since I’m a big rockstar romance fan, I decided to take the leap and review it. And I can’t tell you how glad I am to have found Ms. Higginson! This book was EVERYTHING! Malachi and Clover were absolutely perfect for each other, even though they often couldn’t see what was right in front of their faces. They did make my heart hurt a few times, but it was so worth it! Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar is a beautiful slow burn romance with All. The. Feels. Kai was totally swoon worthy in his changed ways and just an all around amazing person with a heart of gold. Ms. Higginson did a fantastic job at making the story feel real. The emotions and feelings just poured off the pages. I truly hope we see more stories from some of the other members of Bright Tragedy.
Now, I’m off to see what other novels Rachel Higginson has written because I loved her writing that much!



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