Tuesday, February 14, 2023

✱✱AudioBook Review✱✱ Tapped by the Rockstar by Christina Hovland


Tapped by the Rockstar Mile High Rocked, Book 4 By: Christina Hovland Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell & Eric Michael Summerer

Internet fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

As a teenager, Samantha Johnson wrote a song that went viral in all the wrong ways. A pop song about her love of mozzarella sticks. She hoped for adoration, but instead became a joke for an entire generation. She absolutely does not want to be in the limelight ever again. Or even near it. Since then, she's kept mostly to herself. But then she gets set up with a guy who turns out to be a rock star, risking the spotlight falling on her once more.

Dimefront’s awkward drummer, Tanner Penton, never expected to live the rock star life. Even though he's living the dream, he's still fighting his past and the hurt caused by young love. He’d like to figure out how to actually speak to women without getting tongue tied. Unfortunately, his friends covertly fix him up with a woman he can't form a coherent syllable around. He gets flustered, his face heats, and...it's a whole thing.

Tanner must learn how to be authentically himself with Sam if he's going to make this last. And Sam must put the past behind her to figure out if she wants to embrace fame and the man she's falling for, or walk away for good.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

This couple surprised me. Not because they aren't good together and not because they aren't sexy because they are certainly both those things. The surprise is what a sweet couple they are. It's unusual to find such a sweet romance in a rockstar romance, at least in my experience. The story is also steamy and full of humor, which is just what I needed this week. The residents at Sam's work had me in stitches. They're a sneaky bunch, and it doesn't take long to figure out that Tanner and Sam don't stand a chance once they get started. All that is terrific and makes for a great listen, but my favorite thing about this one is the personal growth of both characters. Tanner and Sam have some things to deal with, and I just really enjoyed how they are each other's strength and support as they grow as a couple.
The narration is as good as the material. I've listened to Maxine Mitchell several times, so I expected and found good things from her. Eric Michael Summerer was new to me, but I thoroughly enjoyed his performance as well. Both narrators brought out all the feels, whether it was tears or well-timed wit or anything in between.
This is book 4 in Christina Hovland's Mile High Rocked series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone. I haven't had the pleasure of reading the first 3 books yet, but after meeting so many of the characters, I'll certainly be checking them out. 

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