When your best friend falls in love with a rock star, you either join her in her fixation, or you spend a lot of nights eating ice cream and watching Netflix by yourself. If you can’t beat them, join them, isn’t that what they say?
While Bree—my best friend since forever—couldn’t get enough of “Trouble” and their lead singer, Rob Burns, I set my sights a little lower – and to the left. Rob’s immediate left, that is, at least on stage. Tyler Cook was Trouble’s lead guitarist, a tall, glorious, dark blonde, beautiful specimen of a man who could make ovaries explode and panties drop with just one twist of that smirky smile of his.
Of course, it was all just in good fun, two girls going to Trouble concerts and screaming ourselves hoarse along with the rest of the fans. Bree’s fascination with Rob, and mine with Tyler, was a fun little fantasy, a distraction from our boring everyday lives, mine as a dental hygienist and Bree’s as an elementary school music teacher, until one day the “what-if” game Bree liked to play—and in, “what if we met Trouble some day?” and “What if they asked us to go on tour with them?”—actually happened.
One minute we were going to see Trouble in concert, and the next, we were backstage, face-to-face with the real-live, sexy thing. I never expected to meet rock god Tyler Cook. I never expected to end up on a tour bus with sex god Tyler Cook. I certainly never expected to fall in love with the man, that beautiful, broken, wild man, or become so hooked I simply couldn’t give him up—no matter what it cost, or who I hurt, even myself.
Because sometimes you have to stop asking yourself, “What if?” Sometimes you have to find out what happens next.
I was given Trouble Makers as an ARC book to read for an honest review. And honestly, this is a book that is a must read, especially if you are a rock romance fan. It must be if I read it in one day and couldn’t stop until I finished it at 2:00 a.m.!
In this book you follow Katie who has a fan crush on rock god Tyler Cook of the band Trouble. He may not be the lead vocalist of this band but he is the hot lead guitarist and Katie has dreamt about him forever. Little did she know that her dreams would come true but so wouldn’t her nightmares. She had convinced her best friend, Bree, to try to sneak into one of the back doors of the venue hoping to get closer to the guys in the band. You couldn’t get much closer than when they were pulling on an entrance door and they both got taken out when the door burst open and not only was Bree’s crush Rob Burns there but so was Tyler Cook.
Katie, with her sassy little mouth and good looks, got Tyler’s attention immediately. She knew she wasn’t a “special” girl to Tyler she just figured she was like the countless others that maybe turned his head for a night or if she was really lucky maybe 2. Katie couldn’t get enough of Tyler and she learned that Tyler couldn’t get enough of her either. One night lead to the next day and finally he asked her to go on the road with the band. Her dreams come true…or not.
Life on the road with a rock star was great at first. There wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t do for Tyler which included following Tyler down the road to heroin addiction. She couldn’t lose him and not because he was a rock star but because he was Tyler and he knew how to make Katie happy both in the bed and out. I did like to see that it was possible that this big sexy rock star could keep to one girl and not be willing to “share” her like he did with others who came along for the ride. This all sounded perfect except for one thing and that was the addiction that Tyler no longer wanted to fight. He not only didn’t want to fight it anymore he took Katie with him into the world of addiction.
Needless to say the next book in the story of Katie and Tyler can’t come out soon enough. Are they able to build off from their codependency and return to the time when they were in love and couldn’t get enough of one another? Especially since Tyler had to leave Katie after she just got out of drug rehab to go on a European tour with the band. Can Tyler stay clean when he heads back out on the road? And can they make their fragile long distance relationship work?