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5+ stars for Rock with the Rhythm by M.J. Schiller #bookreview #rockstarromance #romanticsuspense #islandromance #nnlbh

Title: Rock with the Rhythm

Author: M.J. Schiller

Genre: rockstar romance, romantic suspense, island romance


Book Blurb:


Rock star Phoenix Blackstone never thought he’d fall in love with the designated driver.


Sure, she’s strait-laced and uptight, maybe even a little prickly at times. Not the best fit for a “rock star”, right? But that’s part of the appeal. There was always something about Savanah. In high school I worshiped her from afar. But while I was the boy from Last Chance Beach’s version of a ghetto, she was born into a 24-carat crib. She was the beautiful princess in the castle; I wasn’t fit to live in her gatehouse. Although Savanah had never seemed like the rest of the glamor girls, she was still untouchable. But now I’m coming back to the island having garnered fame and fortune. Maybe my platinum records will tip the scales in my favor.


Savanah Drew never wanted the silver spoon stuck in her mouth.


But it’s not like I could do anything about it. And Phoenix’s dad may have worked on the docks, but Phoenix was the one who was unapproachable. His good looks, charm, and charisma, made him popular beyond my reach—I always knew he would go far. But when we were growing up, some people looked down on him because his dad wore a slicker and not a three-piece suit. One thing I can tell you, the Blackstones would be the first to come to the aid of someone in need. The people on my side of the island? If they can’t throw money at it to fix it, they don’t want anything to do with it.


But no amount of money or charisma can keep you safe when someone is out to get you, and someone on the island is gunning for the band members of Insatiable Fire, and anyone they’re close to. Is Savanah the next target?


My Review:


Phoenix may be a rockstar but when Savanah needs help, he can’t help putting his life on the line for her. Rock with the Rhythm is a rockstar romance I couldn’t get enough of. The characters are emotional, relatable, and fly off the page. The descriptive narration is immersive. The setting is a small beach town. The romance features several tropes including rockstar, second chance, and beach. It’s the writing, though, which make Rock with the Rhythm impossible to put down.


The characters are well-written and evoke emotion. I connected with Phoenix and Savanah right away. Phoenix is the rockstar while Savanah is the hometown rich girl he never could have, until now. It makes for a great dynamic plus yummy tension.


Between the setting, narration, and romance, the writing took my breath away. I was hooked from page one. What surprised me was the suspense sub-plot. It was so well-done, my breath caught.


If you like your rockstar romance with a bit of suspense, you’ll love Rock with the Rhythm. Highly recommend this gem!


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


M.J. Schiller is a retired lunch lady/romance-romantic suspense writer. She enjoys writing novels whose characters include rock stars, desert princes, teachers, futuristic Knights, construction workers, cops, and a wide variety of others. In her mind everybody has a romance. She is the mother of a twenty-eight-year-old and three twenty-six-year-olds. That's right, triplets! So having recently taught four children to drive, she likes to escape from life on occasion by pretending to be a rock star at karaoke. However…you won’t be seeing her name on any record labels soon.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 Comment

Mary Schiller
Mary Schiller
Apr 16

Thank you so much for your kind words! You make a girl blush! I appreciate the time and effort you put into your reviews and am most grateful to you!

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