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  • Great book

    Blood and Bone by Paula Dombrowiak is an adult romance novel. In this book, we read the story Of Jack O'Donnell a rockstar with a turbulent life. Jack was approached by a journalist, Erin Langford, for an interview about his old band, Mogo. His day started horribly with his ex-wife's health incident but Jack overwhelmed by Erin's humanity decided to talk to her. Little by little he told her about the very beginning of the friendship between the members and how slowly the band was formed. What pushed him to come to LA to chase his dream, everything that happened until they became famous, and most importantly what happened between the friends over the years. Throughout this crazy interview, Erin and Jack had formed a strange friendship. She felt a deep connection with him... Could that stop her from talking about his story to the world?! It's a well-written book, told by a dual POV, and the narration alternates between present and past which gives a better explanation and also underlines the importance of the events. Each chapter has a well-suited title that highlights a specific fact. It has an engaging storyline, which is steady paced with an unexpected climax. This is a romance novel but I feel that the story was more focused on the character's struggles and the relationships between the band members and less on the romantic feelings and the physical aspects. By reading Blood and Bone we are introduced to the dark world of fame, the addiction, the complicated relationships and that brings out some deep and raw emotions. I loved everything about this book but I was more impressed by Jack. The author used the words: redeemable villain, to describe him which is totally fitting. I fell in love with him from the beginning and found myself defending him in every situation, even though he was an asshole through and through. You can't hate him no matter what. This book messed up my mind (in a good way) and I am sure that it will haunt me for a long time. If you love emotional and dark romance novels then I highly recommend this one for you. It's my new favorite book and I will rate it with 5 stars.

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  • Fantastic story!

    This was a brilliantly written story about a rockstar, addiction, fame and loss. It’s emotional and heartbreaking story at times but very entertaining to read. It’s a raw and gritty story that takes you down the road of a rockstar’s painful past and present in order for him to heal and move forward in his life. It was like reading a really intense and emotional journalistic interview between a reporter and a rockstar. Jack’s story had me completely captivated and falling head over heels for the sexy rockstar. He made me laugh and cry with his painful truths and the dark tales of his past. A really wonderful story with a very heartfelt ending.

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  • Edgy, Gritty, No Excuses

    Reader Disclosure: Expect everything and anything that fame and fortune bring to complicate life - destruction, and abuse of all kinds: alcohol, drugs, addiction, suicide, and physical violence. Jack O'Donnell is a music artist who has come a long way with many untold stories that everyone wanted to get a hold of. Deemed as a "has been," Jack, a divorcee by then, is at a loss on what to do with his life as he finds himself alone and dissociated with people who used to care about him - family, friends, fame, fans, etc. His daughter hates him. He keeps going back to his ex-wife even when they are "toxic" to each other. He sees an old picture that rattled his present and made him realize how he needs to finally take charge of his life and explain himself to the world on his own terms through Erin. Erin Langford is a New York journalist sent to Los Angeles to get the story of a lifetime - Jack's. When she went to see Jack for the interview, she got a door slammed to her face. It was not a pretty sight and was desperate. Who knew that a few moments later, she would be the one giving Jack a ride and the start of a wild adventure of getting to know this washed-up rockstar. This book talks about the past, missed chances, unseverable connections, and complicated emotions. I had my apprehensions in starting this book from merely reading the synopsis. I knew I would be crying ugly in this book. The POV is on both Erin and Jack's sides. Both characters are as broken as they come, even with different backgrounds, with Jack's story at the forefront of the book. One big observation is the way the author juxtaposes the "inflicter" versus the "receiver." Jack has the fortunate opportunity to "rehearse" how he wants to change his life through Erin. Erin is his redemption to get back his family and his life together again - after so many years. Jack is a ruined, broken man when Erin found herself at his doorstep. He is still relevant as an artist (and a tabloid content provider), but he preferred to stay away from the world. He has experienced much pain, disappointments, and yet, persevered and be resilient to a fault. His success from the sacrifices he had to make was also the reason for his downfall - too entitled to everything by the time he realized he was in "too deep." Jack's flashbacks were woven intricately into the story that everything flowed organically. Jack's stories rode me out like a freefall that I couldn't and wouldn't stop. It was easy to relate and get emotionally involved. Jack vividly described the scenes like it all just happened yesterday when he started trusting Erin. The breaks between the flashbacks are a welcome reprieve, enabling readers to absorb what happened. All the flashbacks account for Jack's outlook on everything turned from fun and loving to cynical and demanding. Erin has her share of loss, family issues, and pain that she can relate to Jack's situation. Since meeting Jack and listening to his stories, Erin faces her unresolved feelings about her traumatic past. Her family's music background helps Jack see the common factor they have, which could be the reason for Jack's tolerance and patience with her. Somewhere along the way, she and Jack connected to share stories to understand each other better and trust each other. The friends Jack keeps before Erin came along are as thick as thieves. They are loyal to a fault even when you think it is the reason for the disbanding - it's not all that you think. They supported Jack in all his "moments" - good or bad. I do not know anyone who might do that after being hurt, but these people stick with him - Case, Wade, Mia, and Amber. Without them, Jack would have probably not existed as long as he had in the story and later made him realize how much they love him in their unique ways. Is there a HEA with so many tragic things going on? I asked this also to the author before I even got the book. She couldn't tell me straight out but said that it's "a book about hope." That is genuinely an excellent description of the book. I do not see the book ending in any other way, but what the author had written. I would describe it as such but also a more "positively wrapped ending." Overall, the writing grabs and enticing readers. The POVs were clear and helped readers focus on Jack's trials and tribulations with his kind of grit and resilience as a starving artist. Readers will empathize with Jack's plight, even if he was an a**hole so many times over, as he claws through the music scene (and his personal life) with nothing on his back but himself, his Fender guitar, and Mia beside him. It was exhausting, gut-wrenching as readers will see him spiral into nothingness. I warn you that you will not be able to put the book down once you start. It will grab and hook you until the end. It is a genuine story about relationships and their evolution - perfect, imperfect, and unique to many people, not only in the music industry.

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  • ~10 Passionate Stars⭐~

    ❤️3rd Person, Dual POV. ❤️Standalone, Book 1 in The Blood & Bone Series. ~10 Passionate Stars⭐~ This book will Make an Awesome Movie! A Heartbreaking Emotional Realistic Love Story of The Ups & Downs of Life, Love, Bonds, Choices that Change us Forever, Loss, and Above All..HOPE. THIS STORY DESERVES TO BE READ! I loved the cast of characters, & DEVOURED this in around 8hrs. I can't believe this is Paula's debut novel! I've to say, reading the blurb (Which is perfect!), I knew there'd be lots of tears. I was right. Jack is an aging Rockstar who has went through a lot in life WHILE Erin is a journalist tasked with writing a feature on him. Their 1st meet was Filled with Bickering & his Caution BUT A very Special photo causes a Series Events & her being at the right place at the Right time leads to Jack opening up. We get more Jack's PoV as This IS his Story, as it goes, He reflects on the choices he'd made. we see All that makes him Human & Deserving of redemption. It's told in Alternative Timelines (Jack's Past + Erin & Jack's Present). In Jack's life, Music & His bond with Mia, Wade, Cash, Amber were a constant, Some we see in present too & I loved it. Mia was the one who saw him at his lowest; Even as just Friends, J+M's bond was the strongest. Them being More was inevitable. "It was always Jack and Mia, everyone else was just collateral damage...Music brought them together, addiction tore them apart, loyalty saved them." Jack & Mia were the focal point here. This is by far not a normal Love story, it's so much more. Even Erin agrees. Jack & Mia went through so so much..And I'm really happy that J+M had 5 Happy years together before Tragedy Strikes *Sobbing*. And the book's ending in Present? It fills me with Hope. Even writing this review, I got teary..I won't ever have to reread This story as it'll be alive in my mind for a long time. P.S. I do hope Wade gets a novella + So excited for Hayley's Book! ~For a Deeper insight on this story read my Longer Review On GOODREADS.

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  • Impressive debut novel

    What an emotional journey this debut novel was for me. Told in 3rd person POV, the book alternates between past and present to give us a story of love, hope, betrayal, addiction and abuse and what happens behind the curtains in the music industry. Jack from the present is a broken, aging Rockstar that comes to reflect on his life choices after Erin, a journalist, is thrown in his path at just the right time. Jack tells his story to Erin, starting with his father's abuse, the creation of his rock band Mogo and rise to stardom and his relationships with Mia, his musical soul-mate and Amber, his wife. I hated Jack as times and yet I wanted to see him be happy and I think this is what makes a good writer. That you can hate but root for the broken hero to find his way. Erin is an equally broken soul who is an unique position to understand Jack's past turmoil and relate to his experiences and pain. She is his chance to mend fences. I really enjoyed the author's writing style. I was deeply moved by this book as it is one of those reads you ponder on long after you finished.

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