Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: Take Me Home Tonight by Erika Kelly

Take Me Home Tonight (Rock Star Romance #3)
By Erika Kelly
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Source: Publisher
Calix Bourbon might seem like a free spirit, but that’s all a front. In reality he’s just trying to keep his fractured family together while working as a session musician. When Blue Fire hires him to replace their keyboardist, Calix is determined to make the most of the opportunity—but he can’t help being distracted by the band’s sexy personal chef.
Mimi’s temporary gig is great, but she has her heart set on auditioning for a televised cooking show. There’s just one problem: she only has a week to acquire the skills necessary to survive the competition. Luckily, the band’s new keyboard player can teach her exactly what she needs, in the kitchen and in the bedroom

I have become obsessed with rock star romances lately and I have Erika Kelly to thank for that. With sinfully sexy rock stars and emotionally heart-wrenching romances, her Rock Star Romance series has easily become my favorite. I loved books one and two and was excited to see Calix and Mimi have a story of their own. 

Calix Bourbon loves rocking out with Blue Fire, but he makes sure to keep his distance and avoids any commitment as he struggles to hold his crumbling family together. Mimi enjoys cooking for Blue Fire, but she's determined to prove herself to her chef father by entering a cooking contest and taking home the grand prize. The only problem is that Mimi has never been formally trained as a chef, so when Calix hears about Mimi's problem, he offers to help her out in the kitchen. Mimi finds herself learning more about Calix's damaged family and tries to help them, even when Calix is determined to push her away. 

Ugghhhh Calix. That man seriously pulls on the heartstrings. His family's past is so tragic and it's heartbreaking how much he puts on hold just to help his family, specifically his mom, stay on their feet. This makes it so hard for Mimi to break past his hard exterior, but Calix finds himself finally starting to open himself up to something and actually care. Calix is so hard on himself and I just wanted him to stop being such a good guy and care about himself for a change. It did get a bit annoying how much Calix would open up to Mimi, then push her away, then open up again, and on and on it went. There was too much hesitation on Calix's part to the point that it got a bit tiring. 

I thought that Mimi's cooking show competition was fun and I liked how she grew close to Calix and his family through cooking. Mimi just kind of tumbled into Calix's life one night and never looked back. It's crazy how one person can affect a family so much and I loved how Mimi was able to do that for Calix's. Sure there was a lot of heartache and misunderstandings along the way, but Mimi never let anything break her. 

While this wasn't my favorite of the series, Take Me Home Tonight still delivered a hot rock star with an emotional past who finds it hard to let anyone in. Mimi really challenges Calix and I love how strong our girls are when it comes to taming their rock star boyfriends. If you're a fan of rock stars, you must read Erika Kelly's series!

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