Review: Resisting the Musician – Ally Blake

Posted 21 August, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments

Review: Resisting the Musician – Ally BlakeResisting the Musician by Ally Blake
Published by Entangled Publishing on 28 July 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 257
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
5 Stars

Bridal shoe company owner Lori Hanover is in way over her head. First, her designer sister has fallen head over heels for the rock star fiancé of a client - talk about bad PR! Now her business is falling apart. Lori's only hope in saving her company is making the world believe it was true love, even if she's not so sure herself. Her best bet? A song. For this she turns to the most frustrating musical recluse in America, Dash Mills, a man who could pass for Thor’s sexier brother. And even though this former rock superstar agrees to help, it comes at a price…

When Lori agrees to Dash’s terms, he thinks she's the one in for a challenge. But the more time he spends with this spitfire bombshell, the more tempted he is to play her—in more ways than one. But Dash left behind the rock and roll life for a reason. And seductive as Lori may be, if she drags him back into that world, this time he won't forgive himself...or her.

*I received a free ARC of Resisting the Musician from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

A quick hot read, Resisting the Musician is also funny and has some great characters lined up.

My Resisting the Musician review:

Lori and Dash really had nothing going for them at the beginning of Resisting the Musician. I didn’t really like Lori, and Dash seemed to harsh and grumpy to me. That quickly changed, though, thanks to their wonderful chemistry, and the way neither of them was willing to back down from doing everything they could in order to get what they wanted.

The plot in Resisting the Musician is not complicated at all, Lori needs Dash’ help to write the music for a song her sister has written to her fiancé, former band mate of Dash. The problem is that Dash has stayed far away from the limelight ever since he left the group, and he doesn’t have e-mail and never answers his phone. Even if Lori seems to be the kind of woman he really wants to stay far away from, Dash surprises himself by saying he’ll write the music, but only if Lori will play the guitar. Lori has never even held a guitar in her hands before, but Dash will teach her, she has no choice but to come out to the middle of nowhere to practice with him.

Funny and sweet, with some misunderstandings and some very hot scenes, Resisting the Musician hit exactly the right spot for me. I do have a soft spot for musicians in stories, and the fact that Dash was a recluse just made him more appealing in many ways. Also, even if the story is short, it was easy to see that Lori has many hidden layers to her personality, wanting to show the world only the strongest part of herself as the company she has built with her sister is seemingly falling apart around them.

If you’re in the mood for a quick, sweet and funny read, pick up Resisting the Musician and have a good time with Lori and Dash.

Some of my favorite Resisting the Musician quotes:

A huge man-shaped shadow in a crumpled gray T-shirt attempting to contain his huge chest, scruffy jeans clinging to thighs the size of tree trunks, and dirty-blond hair sticking out at every angle.

 While Dash eased against the back of the couch with a forearm over his face, the other cradling the hard-on pressing against his zipper, knowing he’d taken a small step into big trouble, and yet was unable to find a single thread of regret.

But in her thirty years on the planet she’d never met anyone who made her feel the riotous combination of emotions Dash made her feel. Funny and strong. Frustrated and charmed. Soft and warm. Vulnerable, fragile and achingly sweet. Like she didn’t have to try so hard to be on, to be right, to be ahead of the game. As if time gentled when she was with him.

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14 responses to “Review: Resisting the Musician – Ally Blake

    • Yeah, the cover is pretty great, I think, Jaclyn 🙂 My husband always laughs when he sees my naked torso covers on FB 😉
      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Musicians are hotness 🙂 If you get a chance to read Resisting the Musician, I hope you’ll enjoy it, too 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Silvia.

  1. Sounds great, Lexxie. I like this sort of story too, you know. 😉 Dash and Lori seem like they’re well developed characters and I like a character-driven story – especially when musicians are thrown in. I was hoping this one would make you happy, and it looks like it did. So I’ll go ahead and get the crane warmed up so I can place Resisting the Musician atop Mt. TBR.

    Enjoy the rest of your day! *big hugs*

    • Ha! Soon we need to get bigger cranes, Brandee 🙂 And I’m pretty sure you’ll love this one, too.
      Thanks for stopping by, my dear. Have a terrific afternoon. *BIG HUGS*

  2. Braine

    That last quote is very nice, something I think we all hope to feel for our respective partners(?). I’m glad that this turned out to be an awesome read for you.

    • Yeah, I think it is something we hope to feel for our partner, Braine, I know I want to 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Haha, I know right, Jessica? Why oh why would anyone want to even try to resist the musician 😀 I don’t know why, but books that have music in them in some form always appeal to me – even if the people doing the music are female 😉
      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Oh, I haven’t read the Stage Dive series, thanks for telling me about it, Red Iza 🙂 I’m going to check it out.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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