Review: Aftershock by Desiree Holt

Aftershock by Desiree Holt
Series: Sequel to Joy Ride
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Pages: 259
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Determined to shake off her past, Sydney Alexander plans to seize the day when it comes to handling PR for Lightnin’ the blazing star rising on the rock scene. Rick Trajean, Lightnin’s lead, torches her all business all the time mantra when the sizzling chemistry between them ignites brighter than the band’s popularity.

As Lightnin’ scorches the charts, Rick and Sydney burn up the sheets. But can their passion handle the pressure of the music business? Not everyone is happy with Lightnin’s success and when the vindictiveness so common in the business threatens to destroy the band, their tour, and the love Rick and Sydney found in each other, their powerhouse may come crashing down. What’s left when it does? #Aftershock.


Review:  Aftershock is the sequel to Joy Ride by Desiree Holt. This book can be read as a standalone with ease. I chose this book because I enjoy reading Ms. Holts books and I read the prior book and wanted to see these characters again.

Sydney Alexander has worked for eight years to get the job of handling PR solo for her firm and all that work pays off when she gets to handle PR for Lightnin a new band on the cusp of breaking into the music world by storm. Sydney is attracted to the lead singer of the group but tries her hardest to keep everything professional. Sydney has had a rough childhood and trying to make a success of herself is extremely important.

Rick Trajean is the lead singer of the group Lightnin and he is about the get all his dreams come true. The closer Rick gets to Sydney the more he has to really look at himself and what he wants in regards to a relationship. Rick is very family orientated so anything beyond what is good for his family and the band is not something he usually looks at.

The one thing that bugged me about the story was that both Butch and Linc continued to ask Sydney if there is a relationship between her and Rick. I find it unbelievable that after asking so many times finding out later everything is no big deal. Also in the beginning of the book Macey Schreiner is an important person but in the end of the book she is just something Linc and Butch could make disappear.

I found this story to be well written. The main and secondary characters were fascinating and appealing. Once I started reading this book, I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved this book. I hope there is another book in the series coming soon.