Head-Tripped by Nicole Archer
Series: Ad Agency #2
Also in this series: Road-Tripped, Field-Tripped
on April 9th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Violinist Effie Murphy moved to New York to pick up the pieces of her life. After six months, she’s still broken, not to mention flat broke. But everything changes one weird night, when she meets Elias, the lead of one of the hottest bands in the world. Except, she doesn’t know that. She also doesn’t know he’s leaving the country soon.
Elias hates life in the spotlight. So when he meets Effie at a random party, he pretends to be an unemployed deadbeat. Why not? He’ll never see her again. Except, he can’t stop thinking about the wild woman who helped him write songs that night.
*Erotic content and adult language. Not for readers under 18.
Head-Tripped is the second book in the Ad Agency Series and can be read as a standalone. However, it’s a more fluid experience to start with Book 1, since many of Road-Tripped’s characters are threaded into this book.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
My head’s still tripping from this book I stayed up late into the night to finish. Head-Tripped was a great read, filled with fun banter, sexy steaminess, fantastic chemistry and two people healing each other’s inner children.
We met Effie in Road-Tripped as Callie’s effed up sister. With a really horrible childhood, this musically gifted girl lost her path in a very big way. Finally reaching rock bottom, and we’re talking the very, very bottom…like below the ground bottom, she’s finally pulling her shit together. Only, things aren’t going exactly her way and she’s grasping at straws to stay afloat.
Elias, worldly known as El Love, lead singer of Urban, is sick of his rock-star career. While he loves music, the music business itself has sucked out all the enjoyment of it, and he’s been in a musical rut for months.
Both their lives will change the minute they meet. Effie, not having had a normal life until very recently, has no clue who the hot guy with the sexy voice is. She just knows she wants to know more about him. Elias in kind is charmed by Effie’s quirkiness, innocence and spontaneity as well as her hot body. A couple of hours walking around the city fills Elias with inspiration and he is finally writing again.
The plot thickens, Effie ends up touring with Urban and kind of dating Elias in secret while pumping the whole band with her enthusiasm and passion for music, something all of them seemed to have lost.
I found both Elias and Effie charmingly broken. They were perfect for each other in a way that they needed to get over their personal crap in order to be able to be together. I felt Effie’s struggle with addiction was portrayed realistically but in a way that I could handle the knowledge. Effie was really a breath of fresh air, her child-like innocence in spite of her jadedness in other aspects a great contradiction that made her a very special character to me. Elias was not far behind in the bad luck department. His early childhood was nothing to write home about, his trust issues were understandable as was his reactions to some of the situations. That said I wanted to kick his ass for being a jerk more than once.
With a great set of supporting characters, Head-Tripped was one epic trip. I was so into the story that when I came to the end I just wanted it to keep going. I wanted to stay with the band, their families, and everyone else in the story (except for the manager, that fucking bitch). Maybe it was this super attachment to everyone that had me wishing for more when I was perfectly content with the story and its conclusion.
Either way, I loved this book, I’m not sure it was quite as insanely awesome as Road-Tripped but I think that’s what happens when your first book is so fabulous. Don’t get me wrong, Head-Tripped is wonderful and I effing loved every second of it. Ms. Archer más te vale que sigas escribiendo esta serie!
Rating: 4+ Stars
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