Fortune by: Tia Giacalone
A painter, a poet, a publicist, and a punk-rock princess… the boys of High Road Divide have no idea that this tour will change everything.
Tommy Fortune hadn’t realized he was looking for something different until he meets Cassandra Ryan. Soon their connection blurs the line between fame and reality, and it doesn’t take long for Cassandra to follow her inspiration into his world, where paint-stained hands and guitar strings become the basis of their future. But nothing is as perfect as it looks from the outside, and even the most exposed still have secrets to keep. When tour life gets complicated, loyalties will be tested on the road, and they’ll both learn that some harsh realities can’t be painted over.
What happens when an artist stuck in black and white falls for a musician who only lives in color?
A STANDALONE New Adult Contemporary Romance – intended for readers 18+ due to mature themes.
Stay tuned for Book 2 in the High Road Divide series – CRUZ – coming spring/summer 2017.
First off I really really liked this one. It is told in both point of views from Tommy and Cassandra. Cassandra works in a restaurant and is just trying to get by while actually wanting to be an artist. Tommy is in a famous rock band called High Road Divide, and he just happens to come into the restaurant where Cassandra works. She helps him escape before a swarm of fans can get to him.
As a thank you he leaves her a big tip (Which I still don’t understand how she just blew through it so quickly. I mean can I have a $500 tip please?) and also sends her tickets to go see his band perform. Cassandra goes but leaves without talking to Tommy, and he ends up calling her.
Everything after that ends up being so good, and Cassandra ends up traveling with the guys, and her art stuff starts to take off. One of my favorite parts I will have to say is the masque seen, and it was so adorable, so you will have to read it to find out.
As for the characters I really liked Tommy, and I was happy to see that he wasn’t a cocky douche bag like all these rocker boys tend to be in books. He was different and so sweet and perfect and seemed like an actual person and not just a character in a book. Cassandra was also extremely likable and I loved reading from her perspective. I also really liked all the band members, and each one needs their own book!
Don’t even get me started on the romance! It was so swoon worthy and went at just the right pace with it not being too fast or too slow.
“I love you, Cassandra.” “I could write an entire album, shout it from the rooftops, and I’d still have more to say.”
Now what would a book be if it just went smoothly? There is some drama that unfolds, and it made me want to shake Tommy, but don’t worry he made it back onto my nice side. This is a book that I could read multiple times and still want to read it again.
Author: Tia Giacalone
Tia Giacalone is a hairstylist, a former English Lit major, and blogger-turned-New Adult author. After many years of writing a now-retired personal blog, her work was also featured on numerous forums including Open Salon and Hooray Collective. She believes in eyeliner as a defense mechanism, equal rights, and Marc Jacobs. Her favorite things include One Direction, story time, and the overzealous use of punctuation. When not writing and reading, she binge watches only the best (subjective) TV shows. Tia lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and tiny dog.