Review: Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place by Portia MacIntosh

Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place by Portia MacIntosh

Title: Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place

Author: Portia MacIntosh

Pages: 59 Pages

Publisher: Carina

The Blurb

Behind the music…

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!


The Review

Before my quiet life of a book reviewer began I was a music reviewer. Music is probably my great love and when I was in my twenties and following bands around the country I often dreamed of the day that I would get to travel around with a band rather than just looking for my next gig hit.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love reviewing books and I know for a fact that my auto-immune riddled body would not be able to handle the rock and roll life anymore but if someone said to me today that I would be able to travel around with my favourite bands without feeling any physical pain or repercussions then hot diggity dog I would do it.

Sadly, I can’t which is why I absolutely loved this little gem of a story. Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place by Portia Macintosh is based on Portia MacIntosh’s own experiences on the road with bands. It was witty, entertaining and everything I hoped that spending time with musicians would be like.

The fact that this short story is a precursor to a longer novel just makes it all the more fantastic.

Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place by Portia MacIntosh is available now.

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4 Stars

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