HEAD-TRIPPED (AD AGENCY SERIES #2) by NICOLE ARCHER
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 10, 2017
Violinist Effie Murphy moved to New York to pick up the pieces of her life. After six months, she’s still broken, not to mention flat broke. But everything changes one weird night, when she meets Elias, the lead of one of the hottest bands in the world. Except, she doesn’t know that. She also doesn’t know he’s leaving the country soon.
Elias hates life in the spotlight. So when he meets Effie at a random party, he pretends to be an unemployed deadbeat. Why not? He’ll never see her again. Except, he can’t stop thinking about the wild woman who helped him write songs that night.
*Erotic content and adult language. Not for readers under 18.
Head-Tripped is the second book in the Ad Agency Series and can be read as a standalone. However, it’s a more fluid experience to start with Book 1, since many of Road-Tripped’s characters are threaded into this book.
“Real love heals and forgives.”
Nicole Archer is a quirky, funny and very creative writer and this book is a wonderful addition to the ‘Ad Agency’ series! I was first introduced to this author with ‘Road-Tripped’, an eccentric, zany but very sexy and warm-hearted romantic comedy. In ‘Head-Tripped’ we meet another very original cast of characters who have a sweet, sweet slow build romance.
Effie is a brilliant violinist who was a child prodigy. She spent her childhood suffering under the weight of an overbearing mother and longing for a “normal” life. She moves to New York City for a fresh start and to try to escape the demons of her past. She is asked to stand in for her twin sister Callie (from ‘Road Tripped’) at an awards show and there she meets an insanely hot guy who captures her attention.
Elias just happens to be a world-famous rock star but Effie has led such a sheltered life that she has no idea who he is! Elias LOVES that about her. Especially when she thinks he could be a homeless guy with no job! Elias is suffering from writer’s block and thinks Effie might just be the shot in the arm that his band Urban needs.
Effie has a lot of demons in her past and she is not completely honest with Elias at first. He has one hard and fast rule about his relationships and Effie is afraid she will lose him forever if he learns the truth about her.
“This wasn’t going to last. Bliss never lasted – it disappeared in an instant.”
Elias brings Effie on the band’s world tour and they are a huge hit. Effie is a brilliant musician and she and Elias truly make beautiful music together. I loved these two characters – real, flawed, imperfect and very quirky. Both of them are searching for real, honest love. Would they both be able to overcome their past demons and the people who would stop at nothing to break then apart?
I LOVE how the author puts quotes at the beginning of each chapter, along with a fantastic playlist of songs that fit each chapter perfectly! Reading this book was a pure delight. It almost read like a travelogue at times as the band Urban travels all over the world to exotic locales on their concert tour. Effie truly is someone you would want as a best friend. This book is funny, sexxxxy, warm-hearted and very, very clever. Another win for Nicole Archer!
“If you love someone, you must love all of them. Even the dark parts – the craters of the moon.”
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
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