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(BOOK 1) A TWIST OF FATE: Yes please, and often...
I'm a big fan of the Power Station series so I was thrilled to read Lexi, which in my mind was Alex's story. I already knew him as a guitarist in the band. For some reason I really enjoy reading about broken characters; their struggle to overcome a painful past and find love encourages me. I also really enjoy a badass female character, and Lexi is both of those. She's a ball-buster in her career and her social life. She's been hurt in the past and her solution is to be aggressive and in charge, and always in the driver's seat. She enjoys one-night-stands and never stays till morning.
Her single-minded determination to rise to the top of the ladder as a publicist has served her well. She is well-respected in the industry and sought after by her competitors. In spite of her bold and confident approach, she is well-liked. She's not mean, just direct. I actually enjoyed her feisty and sarcastic responses and her witty banter. Unknown to most, she is hiding some insecurities. That painful past I mentioned earlier; it is what keeps her in the driver's seat, determined to not let anyone else take her where she doesn't want to go. A relationship is definitely somewhere she does not want to go...EVER.
Lexi has been one of Power Station's biggest fans since even before they were popular. She and her girlfriend Emma have been attending their concerts every time they tour in their area. So, when an unexpected event brought her in contact with some of the band members, she recognized them. However; being the professional that she was, she didn't go fangirl and embarrass herself. Nope, she made a good impression that brought her into contact with HIM.
The meeting between Alex & Lexi was like striking a match, instant combustion. Hell, I almost burst into flames just reading about it. And Lexi, being Lexi, doesn't hold back. She says exactly what she thinks. I love her unfiltered outbursts. She totally keeps me entertained with her sass. And Alex, he's the perfect match for her (pun intended). He lights her fire, in spite of her determination to resist him. She thinks to herself, "I could do this. I could play close to the flame and not get burnt. I just had to be smart." Well, good luck with that Lexi. I'll volunteer to be her sponsor in her twelve step program...as long as I get to watch when she has a relapse. I mean really, like who could resist that sexy rockstar?
I really enjoyed the first installment in the Lexi series and I'm anxious to move on to the next one. See ya there...
(BOOK 2) A LEAP OF FAITH: Going back and moving forward...
A Leap of Faith was more than I was expecting, it was deeper, darker. The author took my fluffy rockstar fairytale and turned it into something real.
What Alex loves about Lexi is that she's, "A strong, independent woman that speaks her mind." A Pissed-off Lexi turns him on. When he asks her, "Are you mad?", it's like foreplay and her anger dies when she sees the lust in his eyes. That's my signal to swoon and start fanning myself. I know that soon buttons will be flying, zippers un-zipping, and shredded undergarments will be flung across the room. No worries though, his impatience turns her on. He just offers to write her a check to replace them. She must have a very impressive clothing allowance (wink-wink).
I love their sexting and playful banter. I just knew they were made for each other. It broke my heart that Lexi let her demons destroy their growing relationship. She thought that if she didn't call it a relationship, then it wouldn't be one. But she was wrong. She was just in denial. She came to a crossroads and had to decide what she wanted to keep the most...her baggage...or her rockstar. If she let him into her heart, she would have to let go of the past and become that dreaded word...girlfriend. If not, she could keep her hangups and insecurities, her fear and loneliness. I tried to counsel her. I told her to get her head out of her ass, because if she didn't want him, there were millions of BBB's who did!
And then, IT happened...sigh. I was not expecting it. My heart took a beating and I fell even more in love with Alex. Not just because he's a beautiful rock god with a sexy half-smile. Not just because he writes heart wrenching song lyrics that make me melt. Not just because he is willing to fight for his friends and family. It's because he has a big...and an even bigger heart. And when his heart was broken, mine was too...sigh. I fell hard. Not just for Alex, but the other band members too. I want to hang out with them, play pool, do a drive-by and some landscaping. I'm digging the chicks too. I wanna join them for a girl's night and talk about the boys. I'm totally invested in this amazing series and I can't wait to move on to the next installment. See ya there...
(BOOK 3) A TIME FOR HOPE: Lexi version 2.0 Rocks!
I have to confess, I initially wondered what was so special about Lexi that it would take 3 books to tell her story. Well, now that I've read them, I wish Dan was here to set me straight with his totally inappropriate observations, I deserve it for doubting. What was I thinking? As long as T. Gephart keeps writing them, I'll keep reading them. She took me through every emotion, demanding my smiles, my laughter, my tears, my anger, my shock, my lust, my anticipation, my satisfaction, and more laughter, and more blushing...but never enough.
I fell even harder for these characters the more time I spent with them. I especially have a girl crush on Taylah, and her unfiltered expressions of both support and tough-love. She had me giving her mental fist-bumps and endless giggle-snorts. And then there was Dan...smh. He's like a five-year-old with extreme potty-mouth, and his head(s) are mixed up. Somehow the little one ended up on his shoulders. But you can't help but like him, in spite of himself.
And Lexi, she had my support from the beginning. I cheered her on as she flashed her badass without fear and hid her insecurities. She battled her demons head-on...most of the time. Until her past showed up and caused her to doubt herself and to question her decisions. Then she stopped trusting herself, and "The self-doubt was the chain that weighed me down." She had to accept that, "I would always wear the scars of my past, it's what I did with them that counted now." It was heartbreaking as she battled to reclaim her life and not give in to her fear. She had been alone for so long, it was hard for her to accept that she was part of a family now, the Power Station family. She didn't have to do it by herself and there was no shame in needing help, right?
Poor Alex, he had the biggest heart and the best intentions. All he cared about was what was best for Lexi, but was he right? What if what he thought she needed, was not what she needed? What if the tighter he held her, the further away she felt? What if she couldn't find her way back to him? What if she refused to accept the help that was being offered to her by all of her friends and family? What would it take for her to let the past go and accept the future? When would she accept that, "The only person stopping me from moving was...myself"? Maybe Lexi version 2.0 would be even better than the original version that seemed to be lost.