Hot for Me by Tam Derudder Jackson

Hot for me


Hot For Me
by Tam Derudder Jackson

Contemporary Romance

Book #4  Balefire series

348 Pages

Published 27th January 2022

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My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Adam Tron is the quiet member of the band, but don’t let his demure demeanor trick you. He’s all fire. When pop diva sensation Christy Valor ends up joining Balefire’s tour Adam can’t help but watch the way she struts her sexy self around the stage, playing up to the audience, and the band members, sending the response to their live shows into the stratosphere. He’s always been the playboy, but something about Christy has caught his eye. Christy is just as interested in Adam as he is in her, but she can’t let him get under her skin, she can’t let him see the way he effects her. She can’t afford for anyone to get close and learn about her dark past, if they did, it would ruin her. What Christy doesn’t count on, is the fact that Adam is a very patient man, he knows what he wants and he will wait patiently, because he always gets what he wants.

I first became invested in the Balefire series when I requested book two on a whim. I was in the market for something light, fluffy and entertaining while being a relatively easy read. I got that and more. I became so invested in the members of this fictional rock band that I’ve since requested the two follow up books, and bought the first book so I could see where it all started.

In this instalment, we’re following the escapades (sexcapades?) of Adam Tron – Balefire’s bassist, and Christy Valor – Queen of pop and totally wild. This book actually picks up roughly half way through the story line of book three. I remember when Christy joined the tour in book three and I thought it was brilliant that this book sort of overlapped with that one. We got to see things from the other side and I really loved this added bit of dimension.

I was never super interested in Adam as a character as he was always sort of in the background, but I really enjoyed learning about him. He’s a quiet achiever, a silent fire and he burns hot. He was such an awesome character and so different from Dakota and Blu, it was honestly a pleasure reading his story and getting to know the silent member of the band. I also loved Christy’s character, I feel like these two together were a total win, and no one else was going to do for Adam OR Christy. She gave me Lady Gaga vibes, and I was totally here for it. I wasn’t a huge fan of Gretchen’s character, at first I thought it was cool that Christy had someone in her corner that she could love and trust, but as the story progressed, I could see that there was something more underneath their relationship and I quickly found myself disliking her. She kind of redeemed herself towards the end, but I’m still wary of her.

The story was well thought out and super enjoyable. I love that in this series, the stories always have their own little thing in them that set them apart from the rest. This one was about Adam trying to win Christy over and prove to her that he was worthy of her love, while simultaneously proving to her that she was worthy of being loved. The deeper story line behind Christy’s past was a fantastic addition and I feel it really added a different dimension to the story giving it a bit of a different flavor from the other instalments which is always good. Jackson is really good at make each story individual even though we know how things will end up, and I absolutely love that about her writing. She’s also brilliant at giving each character super individual personalities and voices that translate through all books, regardless of who the main character is at the time.

While I enjoyed all of the book in different ways, I felt like this one had a higher stakes feel to it than Dakota and Annabelle’s story. And I just really enjoyed that side of it. All in all, this was a great instalment in the Balefire series and I just can’t get enough of these characters. I’m looking forward to the next one, even though I really hate Garette’s character, I’m hoping that somehow he’ll be able to redeem himself from the dumpster fires that he’s caused in the previous books.

If you’re looking for something that has likeable characters, unique story lines and happily ever afters, give this series a go. The rock star romance thing is definitely enjoyable to read.

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