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The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways. I didn't know he was Jax Blackwood - who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming, and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip. 

Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands. Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he'd be my new neighbor. 

An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked - spectacularly naked - in his living room.

Nothing about Jax is easy to ignore - not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun.

Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we're quickly becoming each other's addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything.

All we have to do is trust enough to fall.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Kristen Callihan (P)2021 Tantor
  • Series: VIP, Book 3
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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IT’S A SLOW-BURNING, SIMMERING, SWEET LOVE STORY

This is not your usual rockstar romance.. it’s what happens to a damaged star on the off days of his life when he’s not on stage performing behind a tainted mask. Jax is the sexy, confident Superstar singing and playing guitar for mega band Killjohn. But off that stage he’s just John.. a lonely, lost, damaged man living in New York who once tried to end his life on his darkest of days. Then Fate throws him a loveable, kind, feisty ray of popular red-headed sunshine named Stella. She’s a normal thirty yr old woman who has no clue who he is, fights him for the last tub of chocolate mint ice cream, kisses him to distract him and runs off with her much valued prize.. unaware she’s just rocked both their lives. And that’s where Destiny hip-bumps Fate aside dusts off her hands and says “ok.. ok, now leave this one to me”.

And what follows is a slow-burn of coincidence, lowering of walls, letting in, getting to know someone deeply, exposing demons and releasing fears.. because both John and Stella have major insecurities. Their chemistry is there from the start but the hurdles are too.. so, with small steps, wise words, cherished outings and understanding hearts, these two neighbors live and thrive in their bubble, learn to trust and slowly fall in love. Until... well, until one of them takes a sledgehammer and bursts the bubble.

Worth a credit? Yes.. it was a uniquely different and refreshing side of the ‘usual’ Rockstar romances. Stella and John take it tender and slow with sex off the table for a good long while (however, this author knows how to describe a drool-worthy hero with skills for heavy petting) and, when sexcapades do eventually happen, it doesn’t drown the plot. There’s loveable secondary characters and all the preloved cast from the previous two books.. there’s struggles with mental illness/insecurities.. and there’s a wee flaw/inconsistencies or two in the storyline that got overlooked too. Nevertheless, the challenges, the fun side, the charm, the growth, the feels, the great narration and the delicious love potential kept me eager, engrossed and entertained till the very end. This story won’t be for everyone.. but it was for me.

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Fantastic story, inconsistency with narrators

This is the third book in a series. I love all three books. The narration in this book is great if you didn't listen to the previous books. Characters that were British are suddenly American and vice versa. That said, it's an amazing story with great characters. I love Kristen's story telling. I love her humor, her twists and turns, and the overall character development. It was great learning Jax's story and Stella was a great match for him. I just wish the producers or whoever records these books would have consistency between narrators and previous books, etc. The female narrator describes Jax's accent as mild, yet the male narrator is full-on British. It's just inconsistent stuff like that makes it seem disjoined. Don't get me wrong, the narrators are great, but it is obvious they didn't read the other parts (at least the male didn't). Fabulous story. Not so fabulous production.

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Should have read the book instead

The male narrator is so bad I almost couldn’t finish the book. Not sure what accent he is trying to do but it takes you out of the story.
Otherwise was ok. Not my favorite in the series.

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The Resolution of a Thousand Fruitless Searches

Loved this story and the realistic yet tactful way the author approaches today’s mental health crisis. Several times I found myself stopping to research the bands and songs mentioned. And I adore the epilogue, I’ve listened to it several times over! Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes will forever remind me of Jax and Stella♥️♥️

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Loved this Drummer Boy!!

LOVED IT!! Stella meets Jax Blackwood drummer for killjohn at the supermarket when Jax goes to grab the LAST pint of Mint Chocolate Chip Icecream!!! How dare he!!! In an effort to distract and grab the icecream away from him Stella lays a kiss on him that Jax will NEVER forget! Fast forward a few Stella gets a job house sitting, her new neighbor... Jax Blackwood. This amazingly written book is a slowburn strangers to lovers rockstar romance.

Narration by Maxine Mitchell and Nelson Hobbs. Maxine was fantastic in this role and brought so much emotion. Nelson Hobbs was new to me and was a good addition to this title. He had great energy for a rockstar and also carried a great amount of emotion in his voice and role.

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Weird accent

The male narrator has an odd “British” accent. It sounds like someone who is speaking English as a second language.

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Loved it!

Loved the narration Nelson does a great job and Maxine as well. She impersonates different characters great. This is just personal but the only thing i did not like was the dialogues she made for Stella. Why did her voice had to tremble so much? For this i took a star. (Again, nothing wrong, just though it was slightly annoying)

As for the story, i loved it so much it was so heartbreaking. It was great to get to know Jax’s story. Made me cry and laugh altogether and this is the best combination ever. I loved Stella and think she is great for Jax just wished the ending was not kind of rushed. In idol the ending felt great while in exposed it was rushed. This was more similar to managed.

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Just ok for me.

A bit disappointing. I wasn't drawn into the story like Callihan's other books. Appreciate the subject matter of heartbreak in mental illness. But the story didn't move me as I'd expected.

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Great story

I loved yet another story from Kill John. I thought male narrator was fairly weak.

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good book

this one was slower than the other two. I expected more emotional tension, for him to be more broken in a dark way. it's was in line with the others. Good read. recommended series.

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  • 06-04-22

Distracting narration lets the story down.

I love this story, I own all available titles in Kristen Callihan’s VIP series.
The thing that I struggle with is the continuity between the audiobooks. For the first two books, Idol and Managed, Jax/John has an American accent. In his own book, Jax/John is voiced by Nelson Hobbs delivering a really, really dodgy English accent. It is distracting and diminishes the story. Brenna’s accent also skips across the Atlantic throughout the audio telling of these stories. This jarring carelessness could and should have been avoided, all the characters were set up in Idol, and it appears that those producing subsequent audiobooks had not bothered to refer to it. Disappointing.

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  • Fiona McLachlan
  • 02-04-22

Perhaps I should have read this one instead of listening

For some reason I just couldn’t connect with the Narrators. Such a shame because I really enjoyed the first two books. I have listened to the female narrator in other books and didn’t struggle with her voice. Great series though 🙂

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  • 08-10-21

Loved it

A little slow in parts but a really great love story. well developed characters and great slow burn. Narrators were good, although male narrator struggles with different voices for other sub characters. A good third installment in the series. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • 07-09-21

Jax & Stella

this is a bit different to the first 2 in the series touching the darkness that mental health creates. Stella is brave in her love for Jax as Jax struggles with dealing with life. Touching story but I would recommend you the other books first to help with the story line between Killian, Scotty and Jax.