Release Day Launch and Review – The Duet by R.S. Grey

Title: The Duet

Author: R.S. Grey

Release Date: Nov 8, 2014

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When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.

So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies… those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars’.

Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…

They’re expecting The Duet.

The Duet will be priced at $2.99 for two days post-release, then the price will bump to $3.99!

The M Lounge was the hippest and most discreet club in LA. If there was any hope of me locking down a one-night stand, M Lounge was the place to go.

“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.

“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.

“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”

Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”

“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.

As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.

“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.

 

Review

I just love R.S.’s writing style.  I was ridiculously antsy to get this book and read it.  She did not fail to deliver plus some.  I’m not going to lie, I was kinda worried it’d be a cheesy and lame super star hook-up.  It definitely was not!!!

Brooklyn Heart…oh my, this girl made me crack up continuously throughout the book.  I just loved her spunky and carefree personality along with her quirky and hilarious sense of humor.  She has this amazing knack to word vomit the most awkwardly comical things from her mouth and have skewed logical reasoning, especially while drinking.

“No. No. I’m an independent woman, like Ms. Beyonce.  I did this to myself. So there’s no one to blame here except Beyonce…”

She’s one of those roll-with-the-punches type so even when something horrible happens, like Jason seeing her stripping her shirt over her head in an elevator, she just brushes past it with all she’s got.  She’s a hilarious pop icon to have in a book, especially paired with her younger sister, Cammie.

Jason Monroe is sex on a stick, I think.  I’m told I can’t claim him though by one of my fellow book friends, Gabbs 😀  Jason is the rugged, broody, sexy singer that is every girl’s dream male musician.   He is also anti-Brooklyn, lol.

“If he had a list of people he never wanted to see again, it would read like this: 

  1. Brooklyn Heart
  2. Hitler”

So you stick the silent brooding type and quirky pop princess in a cabin together in the middle of the woods and expect gold?  What you get is a comical story of poor Brooklyn giving it her all to not be loathed by Jason and Jason realizing maybe he’s kind of being a douche.

I loved this entire story and devoured it in one sitting, laughing the entire time.  It is a fun, sexy, hilarious, and light-hearted read!  If you need a good laugh or recover from your latest book hangover, this is the book for you!  I’ve read everything of R.S.’s and will definitely continue to do so.  But, please, do not ever ask me to pick a favorite!  That’s like picking a favorite child….

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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