Review of Between A Rockstar And A Hard Place by Portia MacIntosh




Being best friends with a mega-star has its perks and Nicole Wilde, music journalist, laps them up. But when said friend, Dylan King, gorgeous lead singer of The Burnouts, has zero sense of self-preservation – once a drop of alcohol hits his blood stream ? and an inability to keep ‘little Dylan’ in his pants, it also comes with responsibilities. Now, Nicole has to track down Dylan in time to play a charity gig tomorrow. Half a dozen groupies, a haunted hotel, a tattoo parlour, a reality show runner-up and a crazy bed-hopping, sleepless night later – will she find him before the tour bus leaves town? And when she does, is it time to head home? Or to jump on the tour bus and go along for the ride!


Thank you to Portia for very kindly asking me to review her book and to help promote. This is a prequel to Starstruck coming out later this month.

Nicole is the best friend to rockstar Dylan King and it’s her unpaid job to make sure he stays out of trouble. Portia’s writing style tells the reader what is happening rather than showing me, which for me, left nothing to the imagination. Despite the plot being described in great detail, I felt as if I didn’t know the characters that well.

The plot is one big exciting chase and Nicole takes the readers along with her. When we FINALLY meet Dylan, I expected him to ooze rockstar vibes, but he didn’t. I felt like he was a weak person who needed babysitting twenty-four seven. Perhaps this was Portia’s intention?

The ending was quite calm considering the big chase and in all honesty, I’m still in two minds about the book.

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