Larson Brothers #2
Rowan’s life was turned upside down when her husband died in an MMA fight. Pregnant and alone she is still devastated by her loss. When Zane, lead singer of her favorite band, asks her out to get reprieve from sitting at home drowning in grief she happily accepts. They met at her husband’s funeral – Matt is the brother of the man who is responsible for Tommy’s death. She feels a bit like a charity case, the pity date but at the same time she enjoys leaving the loneliness and pain behind for a night.
Her problem all along had been separating Zane Larson the man from Zane Larson, international rock star, front man of August on Fire.
She did some really crappy thing in the end (highlight spoiler at the end of this paragraph) and while the author didn’t elaborate much on what happened after that. I was livid – after all Zane has done for her, the way he treated her with nothing but devotion and love she didn’t trust him. And when I thought that was outrageous Rowan topped it off with a fangirl scream because she was picked up by a stretch limo. My annoyance knew no bounds and I just was over it.
Some spiteful woman insinuated that Zane was cheating.
Zane was the highlight of this book. He was a wonderful, protective and eventually frustrated guy who had his own sad past and demons to fight but he always was there for Rowan. He always tried to be the shield for the woman he fell in love with and she always threw it back into his face.
She was breaking him too, and he didn’t think she realized how much.
Throughout the book I felt that Rowan never deserved a man like Zane. She always gave into her family’s pressure and their wishes and Zane always came second.
“You’re like a little puppet dancing on the end of their strings, Rowan.”
Despite it all Cherrie Lynn’s writing is terrific. I will read Raw Deal because I trust my book bestie – she has never let me down and I am immensely intrigued by Damien’s story. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one.
As always my reminder – please do take my review with a grain of salt. At the end of the day we all have different tastes and experience books differently.
Raw Need is the second book in the Larson Brothers series but can be read as a standalone.