Rock God in Exile by Kella Campbell (Smidge, #2)

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Rock God in Exile
by Kella Campbell

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Series: Smidge - Book 2
Publisher: Tied Star Books (June 26, 2020)
Publication Date: June 26, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available from: Amazon

Is it overreacting to knock someone down for groping you? Nell Whelan is a black belt whose self-protective instincts kick in hard when she’s uncomfortable.

Then she arrives at her hated day job to find the handsome jerk from the pub kicking the photocopier, and finds out that he looks familiar because he’s the bass player from a famous rock band… but when she asks him what he’s doing working for her boss, he avoids answering.

Eamonn Yarrow — known to the rock world as “Easy” — hasn’t always been a good person and he’s reaping the consequences, but maybe Nell is just what he needs to turn his life around.

Rock God in Exile by Kella Campbell (Smidge, #2)

Rock God in Exile (Smidge, #2)He made an incredibly terrible mistake and has paid the price. She hates her job, has self-image issues and hides behind her black belt. Her go to response in any situation is to retreat emotionally and threaten physicality.

ROCK GOD IN EXILE by Kella Campbell is the second addition to her Smidge series about rock star romances. Filled with witty dialogue that is chuckle-worthy and two souls who both have found ways to hide their insecurities behind the facades they show to the world.

Easy is a delight, what one might picture a rock star being like, until his soft underbelly is exposed and his remorse for a horrible mistake leaves him so very human. He felt like the “rest of the story,” kind of character who grew throughout.

I never warmed up to Nell, she came across as a rather self-absorbed individual, suffering through life. Her martial arts training and constant referral to it and what she could do with it became overdone, as well as her completely unnecessary body image hang up.

I DID like the story as a whole and Kella Campbell is a strong writer who knows how to draw readers in with originality, spice and most of her characters are wonderful! Sadly, for me, Nell kept pulling me out of the moment more often than not.

Do I recommend this series? Oh yes! Definitely give it a try, especially if rock stars hold that special something for you!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Kella Campbell! This is my honest and voluntary review.