Pushing Limits series
by Stina Lindenblatt
Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.
When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.
Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?
With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.
I didn’t realize this was a New Adult story when I picked up this book and that’s not usually my kind of read – there’s nothing wrong with them but it isn’t my first choice. But I was intrigued enough to read it anyway and was pleasantly surprised.
There were a few things I didn’t like – I found the two main characters to be a little … free with who (and how many) they had sex with. Again, nothing wrong with it necessarily as long as everyone is on the same page, just isn’t my cup of tea.
But once they meet up again I liked the connection between the two and how they struggled to figure out where they needed to go from there. It’s a tough choice for them and I think that it was handled very well. I also thought that the mystery over Hailey’s attack was done right and made a lot of sense in context.
I’ve got another Lindenblatt book on my TBR shelf and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if she brings as good a read the second time around 🙂