Review: Married to the Rockstar by Christina Hovland

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Jeremy Dillion—a.k.a. Knox—has no intention of succumbing to wedded bliss. Gag, no. His parents divorced when he was young and the only stability in his life comes from his bandmates. But now they’re finding their own forever sweethearts, and Knox is feeling the heat of being a lone wolf in a group effort. Still, an actual relationship? No. Ick.

Irina Carmichael is ready for her big break. The problem is no one takes a second look at her, since she doesn’t fit into the general mold created for Hollywood starlets. Her hips are too big, her nose is too sharp, and her lips are too wide. But she’s so ready to step out of the background and into the spotlight.

When Knox gets trashed in the tabloids, his publicist pitches the idea of an image-saving marriage to Irina. Irina figures the publicity can’t hurt and accepts—until the offers for major roles start pouring in, and she doesn’t need the arrangement. Unfortunately, Knox has broken the first rule of marrying an actress for publicity: don’t fall in love. But can he handle a real relationship? And is she ready to stop pretending?



My Thoughts:

Have you fantasized about being married to a rockstar?  In Christina Hovland’s latest romantic comedy novella, Married to the Rockstar, readers get to stoke that fantasy with Dimefront guitarist as the groom.  In this third installment of the Mile High Rocked series, the main characters, Irina and Knox, need to spruce up their public images and get back into the limelight for the right reasons, so a marriage of convenience is in order.  However, the path to the alter is not smooth.

Fake relationship tropes often get bogged down in contrived angst, but that is not the case in Married to the Rockstar.  Both Irina and Knox are realistically portrayed.  The characters and their relationship progression feel organic.  Their banter and is fun.  The secondary characters bring a lot to the story.  I loved the first meeting with the mothers! 

From start to finish this book is engaging as Irina and Knox test the proverbial waters of love and relationships.  Characters from other books in this series of interconnected standalones make for a rockin’ and hilarious ending. 


About the Author: Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale: an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, the sweetest dog around, and now Chloe, the wonder pup.

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