Friday, July 10, 2015

Idolizing In: Mayhem Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 669 KB | Release Date: January 20, 2015 | Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers : Avon Books : Impulse | Obtained:

"Mayhem" [Mayhem Series, Book 1] by Jamie Shaw

Author's Book Description : When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can’t stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.

On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He’s soon failing miserably, and on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn’t recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious “Peach” he met at his concert.

During a wild weekend on tour with the band, Rowan can’t help falling for the sweet guy buried beneath Adam’s rocker persona. Yet she knows she could never compete with the girls constantly throwing themselves at his feet. She’d just end up hurt… again.

Peach is all Adam thinks about, though, and when Rowan realizes this, she has a decision to make: stay just friends to protect her fragile heart… or reveal the truth about the night they met and admit she’s fallen completely, hopelessly in love with him.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! Rowan (Ro/Peach) goes on a girls’ night out to see a band perform and has her whole life changed when she witnesses her longtime boyfriend cheating on her. That same night Rowan meets Adam, the lead singer of the band, who makes what could have been a terrible night into something memorable. After one kiss, they part ways with Rowan believing she’ll never see or hear from Adam again, that is until she sees him in her college French class on the first day of school. However, Adam doesn’t seem to recognize her so she stays away, that is until she volunteers to tutor him when she finds out that he’s about to fail the class. From that point on they become “friends” and their lives will never be the same but are either of them willing to commit to something more to each other than friendship and risk their hearts?

Wow! This is an intensely sweet novel that I didn’t want to stop reading! I thoroughly enjoyed how it was all from Rowan’s POV until the epilogue, which as from Adam’s POV, as it sealed the deal on my love for this novel.

Rowan is a brainy beauty who isn’t aware of her potential. Yet, when she starts tutoring Adam, she finds that she falls right in with band and realizes that the connection between Adam and her is stronger than she ever imagined. Adam is a typical rock star, not wanting to settle down but can’t deny that Rowan draws him in like no one else he has ever known. Together they bond over French, music, and more creating an instant relationship that is sweetly hot. A relationship that was very enviable.

In addition, I found this novel a great build up for this series, as Adam’s friends are awesome! I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an intense contemporary rock star romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Mayhem (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Riot (Book 2) | IndieBound (Compact Disc) : Mayhem (Book 1) | IndieBound (Compact Disc) : Riot (Book 2) | IndieBound (Compact Disc) : Chaos (Book 3) | Kobo (e-Book) : Mayhem (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Riot (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Chaos (Book 3) | (Kindle Edition) : Riot (Book 2) | (Kindle Edition) : Chaos (Book 3)

Author's Novel Extras : ifList: Film & TV Proposal -- Mayhem | Pinterest: Mayhem | MAYHEM -- Coming Early 2015! | MAYHEM Cover Reveal | Four Weeks Til MAYHEM | MAYHEM Blog Tour | Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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Posted by Jamie Shaw on Sunday, January 25, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Riot | Mayhem Book 2 Title Announcement! | Happy Halloween! | Title for Mayhem Book 3! | Dee: The "Best Friend" Heroine

There are less than two months left until #CHAOS, so this weekend, get caught up on the Mayhem Series ---- And get away with the band!#MAYHEM #RIOT
Posted by Jamie Shaw on Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
After the last song, the entire band gathers around me—as if I didn’t feel small enough already. “This is the girl from my class,” Adam says by way of introduction, and then he points to the short blond guitarist. “That’s Cody.” Then to the mohawked guitarist. “That’s Joel.” Then to the drummer. “That’s Mike. And you’ve already met Shawn.”
I smile at Shawn and then give the rest of the guys a little wave. “Rowan. Hi.” I vaguely wonder if Adam is ever going to bother introducing me by name, but it’s really not my biggest concern right now. Looking around at all of the sweaty rock boys in front of me, I’m busy trying not to feel two inches tall. Forcing a smile, I say, “You guys were amazing out there.” I nod at the drummer, Mike. “You were freaking incredible.”
He looks absolutely stunned, glancing at the other guys and then over his shoulder, like he’s not sure if I’m talking to him. “Me?”
“Yeah, you! I’ve never seen anything like that.” By the look on his face, I’m guessing Mike doesn’t usually get first dibs on after-show compliments—not with Adam and Shawn to compete with. He steps away from the rest of the guys to wrap his arm around my shoulder, and then he starts leading me away.
“Where are we going?” I ask, confused.
“To get married. Immediately. Sorry, Adam!” I look over my shoulder, but the guys are following behind us, laughing. Adam smiles so warmly at me that I can feel my heartbeat even in the tips of my ears. ~ within Chapter 11

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