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Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite
Ever wonder what would happen if your first love came back into your life years down the road? Kellie is about to find out in Don’t Mention the Rock Star by Bree Darcy. As teenagers, Kellie and Andy were madly in love. Different circumstances tore them apart, and they eventually went their separate ways. Now they are both married with children, and Kellie’s husband, Curtis, has no idea that the lead singer of the rock band Danger Game, AJ Dangerfield, or Andy, as Kellie called him, was once his wife’s first love. She has no intention of telling him, which makes things difficult when Andy comes back into the picture. As a celebrity reporter, Kellie is soon being drawn back into her ex’s life, not only because of her career, but also because of the connection they have always had that may have never fully gone away. She may have to decide whether keeping her past in the past is best for her and her family, or if her first love was meant to be so much more than that.
I am practically speechless after just finishing this book. It was amazing. It is certainly on my list of favorites now. I have always had a soft spot for stories where the character’s first love comes back, and they need to figure out if what they had should stay in the past or if they are meant to be together because the timing is right this time around. And Bree Darcy took that concept and created the perfect story in my opinion. This isn’t your typical love triangle. Both Andy and Curtis have their flaws, and there are times when you want to strangle both of them. But for Kellie, it’s not about choosing the perfect man; it’s about being with who is perfect for her. With an unpredictable plot, unforgettable characters, a love story that may go down as one of your favorites, Don’t Mention the Rock Star will have you laughing at times and crying during some scenes, but ultimately, it will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Bree Darcy is definitely an author to watch out for. To conclude, I will leave you with this very meaningful, thought-provoking opening quote from the book: “If two past lovers can remain friends, either they were never in love or they still are.”