Mike Owens is the devil. Sexy, snarky, and as lowdown as they come, he’s one of the world’s greatest guitarists and one of Portland’s most notorious bad boys.
Jenny Turner is an angel. A preacher’s daughter, she’s a good girl with a great voice and a dream to hit it big in country music.
When these two opposites meet, the attraction is undeniable, but something’s stopping the bad boy from pursuing what he desires most. Can this angel handle the truth behind her devil? Or will his secrets be too Lowdown and Lush?
Mike’s story. Fans of this series have been eagerly waiting for it and Laurence did not disappoint. Mike was definitely the bad boy in rush. He used women, made no apologies for it, and had no intention of stopping. Well, that was until he met Jenny. Pure (emphasis on the pure) and sweet Jenny. Mike wanted her something fierce but he was determined not to taint her with his personal demons. But Jenny wasn’t having it. She loved Mike since she first met him. But her frustration with him grew the more he kept her at arms length. I won’t rehash the entire story for you because I don’t want to ruin it. But I will say that I loved push/pull nature of Jenny and Mike’s relationship. She pushed in and he pulled back but it came to a point where he could no longer resist his desires for her. But remember those demons I mentioned? They were legion in Mike’s mind. Something he couldn’t get over and almost lost Jenny and pushed her smack dab into the arms of another man. And let me mention that man for a minute. JR was the absolute sweetest with Jenny. He allowed her to pendulum swing their relationship –they were together, then she was with Mike, Mike behaved like an idiot, and they were back together. Through all of that he never called her any unseemly names — certainly not like the ones Papa preacher lobbed at her. I almost wanted to see Jenny with him as much as I did Mike. He totally needs a happily ever after *pleading eyes at the author*. I also enjoyed how integral the other band members were to getting Mike and Jenny together and then back together — especially Joss and Tammy which was a pleasant surprise seeing as though Mike actively ruined their lives. Their actions definitely showed how much of a family the Lush members were — good, bad or indifferent. I am eagerly awaiting to see what Laurence has in store for Colin.
Rating for male protagonist: 4★
Rating for female protagonist: 4★
Rating for secondary characters: 4★
Plot Viability: 4★
General Storyline: 4★
Story Ending: 4★
Ease of Reading: 4★
Heat Level: 4★
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