Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Stella and Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance by Deanna Roy

The Book
Release Date: 14 July 2012

Stella is one step from leaving her small town when bad-boy Dane roars down Main Street on his prized Harley-Davidson. Despite dreams of living in a big anonymous city, Stella hangs back to have one last crazy romance with this handsome stranger.

Dane is running from his old life -- a dead mom, a clingy ex, and a restlessness that keeps him moving. Stella's willingness to act on his every whim, including getting a little wild on the town's water tower, means that this speed bump in Missouri is what he'll call home, at least for a while.

Their dangerous romance keeps the locals talking, especially some of the punks who don't appreciate Dane's attitude with Stella. An altercation in a bar turns deadly, and when Dane is arrested, the couple discovers their love runs deeper than their reputations.

A self-contained, HEA new adult romance, no cliffhangers

My Opinion  2.5 STARS
** Copy provided by Netgalley and Casey Shay Press for an honest review**
***May contain Spoilers***

First off you only find out in the Epilogue that this is a prequel to the book Baby Dust and that the Epilogue takes place after Baby Dust.  In my opinion the epilogue is just not needed in the book.

Also nothing lets you know before hand that this book is set in the 1980's, I would have preferred to be warned about this.

I did have trouble with the main characters.  First he had a girlfriend and Stella is intent on breaking them up, second they have sex in what seems like only five minutes later whilst he still has a girlfriend.

Second, when he goes to jail they have only been together two weeks and they not only say how they love each other, but she is willing to wait 12 years for him to come out of jail?!  

Otherwise the book is well written and some of the characters were nice like old Joe and Beatrice.

This really is a book to read after Baby dust otherwise the epilogue is confusing, but you only get a warning and told this happen before Baby dust just before you read the Epilogue which just makes no sense what-so-ever.

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