Sunny Shelly’s Review: Kozart, by J. Nathan

 

Title: Kozart
Author: J. Nathan
Genre: New Adult Rock Star Romance

Release Date: July 10, 2019

Blurb
Kozart
Savage is the world’s biggest rock star. 
At
twenty-five, he’s got it all.
Money.
Fame. And the adoration of fans everywhere. 
He thought
that was enough to make him forget his past. 
Enough to
transform his distrusting heart. 
Turns out
that’s not how it works…
Then he
meets a bridesmaid hiding out in a hotel bar. 
Probably
the only girl on the planet who doesn’t know who he is. 
But she
seems to be the one girl who can give him something no one else can.
Aubrey
Prescott just discovered her boyfriend cheating—at her sister’s wedding. 
Trying to
escape humiliation, she seeks refuge in a hotel bar.
While
trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces of what was supposed to be an
amazing senior year in college, a handsome stranger interrupts her
wallowing. 
A stranger
who quickly makes her forget why she’s there. 
One who,
after an unforgettable night, disappears without a second glance.
But walking
away doesn’t always mean letting someone go.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Excerpt
I gave myself one last look and grabbed the handle on the door. I stepped
out, gasping as someone grabbed my arm and pulled me out the nearby exit
door. 
My heart raced as I pulled free, spinning around in the dark alley we’d
ended up in. 
Kozart stood in front of me, a ball cap pulled down low on his head and a
smirk on his face. 
My eyes widened. “What are you doing here?”
He dug his hands into the pockets of his torn jeans. “I was in the
neighborhood.”
I glanced around the windowless alley with its giant dumpsters and foul
odor. 
“I was in town,” he clarified. “I just wanted to grab a drink and low and
behold, here you are.”
“Said every good stalker.”
He threw his head back and laughed. The sound was just as sexy as it was
over the phone, if not more as it echoed in the alley. 
“And I’m sure I don’t need to mention the
dragging-me-out-of-the-bar-into-a-dark-alley thing,” I added. 
He chuckled, his eyes lowering to the pavement.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Kozart is a fantastic friends-to-lovers/rockstar romance. I love an ordinary girl/celeb coupling, and this one was even better because country music lover Aubrey had NO clue who the guy was when they meet at a hotel bar. Kozart helps Aubrey save face at her sister’s wedding reception — where her ex had cheated on her. But since Kozart is in the middle of a rock tour, he won’t make any promises. Their friendship starts out as text messages and late-night phone calls until one day, Kozart sweeps Aubrey off her feet, realizing that he wants more from this girl that makes him feel safe in a way that he’s never felt before.

I loved everything about this book. They both have trust issues: She literally met Kozart minutes after her ex cheated on her and doesn’t trust that he’d remain faithful to a nobody like her. And with the crap childhood that he came from, bouncing around from one foster home to the next, Kozart doesn’t trust anybody and leaves before he gets left behind. So when a situation arises between them, spurred on by his bandmates and management that eventually blows up in Kozart’s face, they approach it from vastly different point of views.
It’s bugging me how Kozart knew where to find Aubrey the night she was out with his friends. Did he have a tracker on her phone or something? And I wish we would have gotten a scene where he decided it was time to grovel and win her back. But that aside, this was a sweet and charming story with a HEA between a rock god and a country girl that left me smiling.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Author Bio
J. Nathan
is the author of new adult and sports romances with cocky heroes and sassy
heroines. When she’s not writing, she’s a total romance junkie! Add an alpha
male who’s unlikable in the beginning…even better. She loves guys in backward
hats, country music, the summertime, and her amazing family and friends.

 

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