• Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel Higginson
Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar Book Cover Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar
Rachel Higginson
Contemporary Romance
Independently Published
June 6, 2019
Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook

My name is Clover Calloway and I’ve lived two separate lives. The first, I like to call “my past.” I never talk about it. I try not to think about it. My rockstar days of playing in one of the hottest bands on the planet are over. Along with the most volatile, beautiful, tragic love story of all time.Over the past five years, I’ve settled into my second life. My “normal life.” The one where I work a normal job, hang out with normal people and fall in love with a normal, but wonderful guy. The life where I’m admittedly a little bored, but also safe. My past wasn’t boring. But my past broke my heart into a million, unfixable pieces. So, I’m determined to keep it where it belongs—behind me. And the man responsible for the shattering of me? Malachi Porter, lead singer and mastermind of Bright Tragedy, should stay there too. Far away from me and this idyllic life I’ve carved out for myself. But what happens when my two lives collide? When Malachi comes crashing into my perfectly normal world, he threatens to destroy it, promises to annihilate everything I’ve replaced him with. He upends everything I thought I wanted and forces me to question the reasons I left Bright Tragedy all those years ago.But I didn’t walk away five years ago, I ran. As fast as I could go. And while my heart is whispering that it’s different this time—that he’s different—my brain is screaming for me to run again.Malachi Porter isn’t a normal guy. And he doesn’t belong in my “normal life.” But, nevertheless, he’s bound and determined to make a place for himself here.I just hope my heart can survive him, that we don’t burn into another bright tragedy.

You don’t just read it you feel it…

When the one you love is on a path of self-destruction that threatens to irreparably suck the life out of you what do you do? For Clover Galloway, in Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar,  the only thing she could do was turn her back on the rockstar life she knew and childhood love, Malachi Porter, the lead singer for the world famous rock band, Bright Tragedy.  After years hiding from her past, living a monotonous predictable life, with a stable 9-5 job and a clean-cut boyfriend, which her mind keeps telling her means she is happy, her heart knows that it will never recover from or replace Chi.  She reasons that it is better to go through the rest of her life numb, until a chance encounter with her past reminds her that life without love is not really living at all.

Rachel Higginson is a prolific contemporary romance author, known for her raw and gritty relationships. The story of Clover and Chi in Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar no different.  I have yet to read a Higginson romance that doesn’t make my heart hurt, pulse, and flutter all in the course of a story.  She has the unique ability to weave words into vivid emotions that set her apart from most romance authors.  Her stories are definitely more for a mature audience, not because they are graphic in nature, but because she will dredge up the feelings from your worst heartbreak and most heartwarming love story leaving you an emotional rag doll.  

Clover and Chi are great characters; they are flawed but easy to relate to, complex but understandable, sassy but vulnerable.   The attraction and connection is so evident that I couldn’t help but root for them to work past the hurt and anger that they both still carry.  In the end, Rachel never leaves the reader with a disappointing ending, which is another reason why she is high on my list of favorite contemporary romance authors.  Read Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar or check out the LitBuzz’s other Rachel Higginson reviews.