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Series: Ad Agency #2
Also in this series: Road Tripped (Ad Agency Series, #1)
Genres: Contemporary, Humorous, Love & Romance, Music, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Violinist Effie Murphy moved to New York to pick up the pieces of her life. After six months, she’s still broken, not to mention flat broke. But everything changes one weird night, when she meets Elias, the lead of one of the hottest bands in the world. Except, she doesn’t know that. She also doesn’t know he’s leaving the country soon.
Elias hates life in the spotlight. So when he meets Effie at a random party, he pretends to be an unemployed deadbeat. Why not? He’ll never see her again. Except, he can’t stop thinking about the wild woman who helped him write songs that night.
*Erotic content and adult language. Not for readers under 18.
Head-Tripped is the second book in the Ad Agency Series and can be read as a standalone. However, it’s a more fluid experience to start with Book 1, since many of Road-Tripped’s characters are threaded into this book.
After reading and LOVING Road Tripped I was ecstatic to find out that there would be more from Nicole Archer in this series, starting with Callie’s sister Effie. Admittedly, this book was different from the first but, much to my appreciation, it was great in its own right.
This book takes a look at the tough topic of addiction and recovery and the secrets and hurdles that come along with it. Ms. Archer handles this situation with a subtle touch that brings out the emotions of the struggle without overdoing it and making it overshadow the romance and humor of the story. Much like in Road Tripped this story is full of well-researched, detailed information that highlights the sights and sounds of the many places that Effie and Elias travel to with their band, Urban, and pulls you into the story right along with them.
Elias and Effie had an instant connection and a great couple of days to explore it without revealing their true selves to each other; Effie a recovering addict and Elias, the lead singer of a popular band. After spending those days with Effie writing music, something he hasn’t been able to do in months, Elias sets off on a European tour and soon discovers that Effie might just be the answer to all of his prayers so he invites her to join him and his band on tour. Without hesitation Effie agrees, but she still has no idea who he really is. Until she joins him, which sets them off on a hilarious, heartbreaking and sexy adventure where secrets are kept, villains come out of the woodwork and the music flows.
If you like light angst, sometimes crass humor and the perfect blend of heat & sweet, I highly recommend you read this book, this whole series actually.
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My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.