Lacy Abernathy has wanted one thing and one thing only since she was twelve years old. She wants to make music. But she quickly learns that as a woman, her sexuality often goes part and parcel with her dream. At first it works in her favor, getting her on stage with a hot rock star on the rise. But after a whirlwind romance to get her into bed, he leaves her stranded at 19, alone with a baby he refuses to acknowledge. Three years later she is as bitter as she is stuck. She wants nothing to do with the sexy rocker chick image, especially when it seems to attract every guy she would rather avoid. Her bad attitude gets her fired, again. Her mother issues the ultimatum: Make the next gig work, or give up music entirely. Lacy ends up back at Southern Nights, an Austin hotspot that had been the source of most of her heartache. There a sexy country boy-turned-rock star Jonah Riley is persistent as he tries to woo her, despite all her best efforts to keep him away. Can she really trust another sexy rocker with her heart, especially when there’s so much at stake?
Damn I'm in love with this series.
I'm so glad that we get Lacy's story after Jonah's because I am sure if I had read this one first I might not like Lacy as much as I do. Lacy loves music, so much so that she doesn't see her father for the user he is until it's almost too late. At fourteen she is performing in bars with her father and his band when he convinces her that they need to get booked into one of Austin's largest clubs. When she goes there the club owner tells her she has to be eighteen to play in his club, then he asks her how old she is. Do you get where this is going? Lacy tells him that she's eighteen and when her father leaves her alone with the club owner Lacy barely gets away with her virginity.
The next time Lacy takes a stab at making music her career she is working in the other large club in Austin, this time she falls for the owner's son. When she winds up pregnant he leaves and his family scorns her. Now raising her son all by herself she has no choice but to go back to the club and look for work. She is now the lead singer for the club band. She hates the control that Gay the club owner has over her but she needs the money. When she meets Jonah she is hesitant to let the attraction she has for him to take root. When she sees him with his family though her fences start to come down. Unfortunately for Lacy she knows this road and Jonah is just getting started and still naive enough to think that Gay will let them be together.
When the Jonah is thrust into the spotlight leaving her behind, Lacy has to remake herself again. With the help of an old friend of Ms. Voight's readers, Lacy is ready to finally go for the prize on her own terms. Now we just have to wait for the final book.
There are no spoilers here, we know Lacy's story from the first book of the series Southern Rocker Boy. This is just her POV and we get more of her back story. As always Ms. Voight's writing is flawless. She can draw us into the character's world so seemlessly we feel we're in the same room with them. She writes about the rock and roll life so effortlessly, entwining characters from former series with harmonious abandon that we feel we are a part of their lives just catching up.
Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD. Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance. Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY, THE FULLERTON FAMILY SAGA, THE LEFTOVER CLUB and PICTURE POSTCARDS. Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.