REVIEW – CLOSE (Ryder Brothers Book 1) by Laurelin Paige

Everyone wants to get close to a rock star.

The bright lights.
The music.
Those talented fingers strumming… a guitar.
Everyone wants to bang a rock star.

So why do I keep running from the one who wants me?

I’m America’s Sweetheart.
I have a reputation.
He’s a boy-band icon turned rock god.
I’m vanilla.
He’s every flavor of bad.
And he’s much, much too young for me.

If I end up in Nick Ryder’s bed, my career and I will both be screwed.

…but that’s only if I’m caught.


*****Patty’s Review******

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She’s a goddess. She’s an angel. She’s liquid inspiration, and I want to drink every last drop of her.



CLOSE is a ”May/December romance” between a Hollywood A-List actress and a gorgeous Rock God. It’s a fun and decadently steamy read. I’ve come to expect nothing less from a Laurelin Paige book. She always brings the scorching hot steam in her stories!



Natalia Lowen is America’s Sweetheart and has been labeled “The Good Girl of Hollywood”. It’s a reputation that she has worked painstakingly hard to achieve over the past decade. She’s been burned by scandal before and her current reputation and status in Hollywood mean more than anything to her. When she goes out on a “girls night”, Natalia ends up burning up the dance floor with one of music industry’s hottest rock stars, Nick Ryder, who happens to be thirteen years younger than her. She’s not about to start something with Nick, knowing that the paparazzi would have a field day with that news. Her reputation would certainly be tarnished and she’d be labeled a ”Cougar”.




Natalia tries to fight her attraction to Nick, but fate keeps throwing the two together. Ultimately Natalia gives in to temptation but makes it clear that they could only be about ”no strings attached sex” and nothing more could ever become of them. But when one night is not nearly enough and they’re spending every free moment they can together, and going out on romantic dates, can it really be labeled ”casual”?

Will Natalia choose her precious reputation over love?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 3.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

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