I am trying to catch up on my backlog of recent reads since I have been hiatus-ing. And it will let me catch up with my reading since I’m not reading as fast these days and it’s taking me longer to get through a book.
Synopsis ~ Red Dust Runaway
One jaded rock star. One sheltered classical musician. One hell of a red dust road trip…
Sheltered, coddled, gifted, Iris longs for something more than practice and performing. She wants to rebel, break the rules, have a hot affair, fall in love — to really live before happily committing to her classical music bubble. But her strict parents and her stricter schedule keep her confined to her gilded cage, even as she yearns desperately to be free.
Super star, successful, and sick of all of it, Kit just wants to stop. Stop the touring and the recording and the media and the bickering with his band mates. After two years on the road, he’s coming apart at the seams. He has to slow down, calm down, clear his head — to really think before recommitting to his rock star lifestyle. But his manager and the tour schedule keep him locked to his super star lifestyle, even as he rages against the confinement.
A chance encounter in a car park leads to a snap decision and an enormous risk: suddenly Kit and Iris are on an extraordinary road trip together across Australia, making their own choices, breaking all the rules. But reality is chasing them more quickly than they can know, and soon Kit and Iris will have to decide whether they are just running away — or running away together.
Perth, Western Australia
The sound of fourteen and a half thousand fans stamping their feet and chanting at the top of their lungs reverberated through Perth Arena. The stage shook beneath his feet as the noise reached a crescendo. Christopher Edwards wiped the sweat from his face and neck. Three encores were enough for anyone. Exhaustion dug its sharp claws into him. He would have dropped where he stood and slept soundly for a week. Gone was the usual post-gig high, replaced by bone-weary relief.
The Major would know. The Major made a point of knowing everything. He had spies everywhere. [Loc 120]
How did you go about waking up a grown man in the middle of a nightmare? [Loc 916]
Would you keep reading?
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