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Hot For Me

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I’m sad to say that this series was a one book hit for me. I couldn’t even finish this book because I was bored, so I skipped from chapter 10 to 35
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I’m sad to say that this series was a one book hit for me. I couldn’t even finish this book because I was bored, so I skipped from chapter 10 to 35
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Finally Adam Tron gets to meet a girl, or rather a strong willed independent woman matching him in all areas. A superstar in her own rights, Cristy joins Balefire on their tour and things get hot.

Grumpy Garrett is back and we also meet Cristy's manager Gretchen who's keeping a tight leash on her, causing enormous frustrations for Adam Tron.

Again an enjoyable easy flowing read by DeRudder Jackson completing the story of the four band members of Balefire. I thought this would be the last in the series, or possibly followed by a 'retrospective and now' story about their first drummer, but apparently their manager Garrett is getting his own story in Book 5.
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I mainly picked this up for the book cover but god DANG this was such a fun ride! It was great curling up in my bed while doing online school and just getting sucked into the characters’ world and their relationships
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Another great installment to the Balefire series. 

Tron is the bassist for Balefire,  the biggest Rock band in the world.  

Cristy is a huge pop start with some skeletons in her closet.

When these two hook up while Cristy is on tour with Balefire it's hot.  But it quickly becomes obvious that it's more than just a hook up. But Cristy can't reveal the truth for fear of Tron running.  

It took me a little bit to get intersted in Cristy and Tron.  But once I did,  i couldn't wait to see what happened. 

Tron was the perfect blend of guy with a big heart. But disguises is with his Rock god persona. 

Cristy was an interesting character too. I loved getting to know her and her secrets and woah were they big ones. 

I loved that the author brought attention to women that doesn't get enough attention but in a very delicate way. 

I love this series and plan to read the next one even if it's about stupid Garrett.
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"𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝑰 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅, 𝒃𝒂𝒃𝒆, 𝑰'𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒏. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒈𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆, 𝑰'𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎. 𝑰'𝒎 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔, 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆. 𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏, 𝑽𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔." 

"𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆, 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎. 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎"

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spice: 🔥🔥🔥.5
Tropes: Rock star/pop star relationship 
Triggers: Religious trauma
As always, please check triggers before reading.

Usually I don't read books in the middle of a series, even if they're standalone ones, because I like to know what happened with the other characters in the previous stories. I'm glad I did because I enjoyed it and I definitely want to read the other books before this one!

Cristy is a pop star who joins the hottest rock band on tour. Sparks fly with her and Adam Tron, the bassist for the band. I adored Cristy from the jump. I found her to be a dynamic character between the persona she portrayed on stage and who she was with friends/Adam. 

I'm glad that Tam didn't play into the stereotype of portraying Cristy as a "diva" because it's a played out trope. And honestly labeling women as "diva" or "divas" is rooted in sexism/misogyny because no one says anything about men in the same position. 

I just loved Adam. He was perfect in this book. I loved that he cared about her as an artist and was the driving force behind her being on tour with them. Nothing she could've told him would've made him love her any less. Everyone needs an Adam in their life 🥰

My one critique of the story is I wish her secret had been revealed sooner. I would've liked to see that discussed more in the story especially given how real of an issue it still is today. It felt secondary to the plot and I wish it had been intermixed more. 

Thank you to @netgalley and Tam DeRudder Jackson for the ARC!
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I have read all of the books in this series and I have adored them all.  I lucked into finding Tam DeRudder Jackson on NetGalley and have just fallen in love with her books.  I thought this would be the final book in the series, but nope, the sleazy manager is going to get his own.  I cannot wait to see how Tam will be able to make me root for him when in all of the previous books I have loathed him!  Ah, but that is for the future, as fo Hot For Me, it lived up to all of my internal hype and I really enjoyed it.  You don't have to read the other books to enjoy this one, but I highly recommend it because they are just that good.  Thanks NetGalley for an advanced copy - I love reading books before they are released!
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 

Rock Star. Check. 
Pop Star. Check. 
Part of the world’s biggest Rock band. Check. 
Pop Queen Royalty with checkered past. Check. 

This time it's Adam's turn and his lady is most definetly in the Pop World and one of it's most bonafide stars.

Who would have thought these two would have gotten together? Not to mention, who was going to “rock” their world. Had a good story and you got to see the rest of the band to and their Ladies, and their no-good trouble-making manager. Had some new villains to dislike, though some may have questionable loyalties. And some good allies to. There was a rough story line or two for them and you got to see how they coped and dealt with the fallout as it came to pass. 
So, when you get a chance check it out and check out the rest of the series to. You’ll be glad you did. Enjoy.
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This was another great read in the Balefire series!  Every book in this series does not disappoint.  This story revolves around Tron and I loved the introduction of Crissy and seeing their story unfold.  So much chemistry and a beautiful story of learning to trust.  A page turner!  I highly recommend the whole series.
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Balefire rock band is still going strong. This time they have a female on tour with them.

Adam is the bassist of the band. He is the only one left standing and is still playing hard. That is until Christy, a successful pop star joins them on the tour. She turns his world upside down. She is a tease, but he is a patient man on a quest to find out what secret she hides under her confident and sexy facade. When they get together, they are explosive and all is going well until she runs away from the tour. Her past is revealed, but is not a deterrent to Adam. He always gets what he wants. He wants her, but will she trust herself enough to trust him?

The storyline is good, but it takes ages before Chrsty's secret is revealed. When it does everything kicks off and the story becomes more interesting. Both their managers have a part to play in what's actually happening. Garrett is not portrayed very well at all, but at least he is honest about the reasons for his behaviour. I still prefer Jack's and Blu's stories. This is quite a good read once the "get to know"  each other is out of the way.

I received an eARC from Netgalley and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
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-Not gonna lie, I thought this book was sort of reverse harem typa thing (I was wrong unfortunately because this is actually a series and I read this first???). It actually can be a standalone really.
-It gave what is  supposed to give. It was pure seduction from the start. I love the bubbling attraction that Cristy and Adam have.
-Overvall, it was okay (but nothing too special). I was expecting some kind of angsty drama when the conflict happen and before that.
-It was an easy read and very interesting to read.
-Its instant attraction which isn't really for me sooo. 
-Most mentioned words: Rain of lingerie
-Oh and its dual POV and short chapters which I very much liked and enjoy.
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Hands down one of my favorite rock star romances. The worldbuilding is well crafted and described in such detail that you really feel like you're a part of the story. Tam did a beautiful job of describing each of the side characters while also addressing all of those ever favorite side characters that help round out a story. The serious one, the jokester, both were well written and showed genuine concern for the main characters in the story. The dialog in the book was well written, and felt natural.

The relationship between Cristy & Adam is entrancing and believable. They address many relationship concerns with the respect and admiration that a genuine real life relationship would have. The spice between the two of them was beautifully handled and done in a manner that you could feel their relationship ship and grow throughout the book, The books climax and subsequent handling of said climax left me feeling like it was well wrapped up and a complete story. There wasn't a moment where I felt like something wasn't going to be resolved or that the female main character was going to be handled in a disappointing manner. The love felt real, the relationship felt fulfilling, and the music they made together was beautiful.

Cristy comes through as a beautiful and well rounded character. She's plagued by things from her past but rarely lets it get her down. She handles the relationships around her with a type of grace that seems natural and fulfilling.

Adam is a somewhat growly beautifully complete male counter part to Cristy. He tries to break down barriers between them in a manner that shows emotional intelligence beyond his years and he handles every twist and turn with grace. There are moments where you think the might drown in his emotions but he battles through them.

The way the "faults" if you could even call them that, that arise with the female main character(Cristy) are handled in a very respectful and loving manner. All of the characters that are intertwined with the main characters show emotional depths and genuine concern for both of the main characters.
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4 1/2 Stars for the rockstar and pop princess!

I just loved Adam and Cristy! Adam is this big strong silent man who only does one-night stands ... that is until Cristy, the princess of pop, joins Balefire's Tour. The attraction between Adam and Cristy is insane. Maybe they can have a little fun on tour without getting their hearts involved ... and then go their separate ways. Cristy has secrets that she knows will wreck her career if they come out and she will do anything to keep those secrets. I just loved the banter between all the characters ... especially the bandmates. And Garrett, their manager, made me so mad .., what a jerk!

This is book 4 in the series and book 3's timeframe is the same. I would have liked the 2 books to become a duet and have both love stories in both books. I think I would have better understood what was happening with Dakota and Annabella as compared to what was happening to Adam and Cristy in the same timeframe. I hope this makes sense. Anyway .., this is a great series and shouldn't be missed.

I received an early copy courtesy of Warrior Romance Press through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
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This was an AMAZING book highly entertaining and well written.  I couldn't put it down till I finished it. I recommend it as a must read.
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This was my first foray into the Balefire series, but I’ll happily go back to read the first 3 stories of this series! Hot For Me follows the story of Adam Tron and Christy Valor to their HEA. 
Adam Tron is bassist for the world’s most popular rock band, Balefire. Christy Valor is arguably the world’s biggest pop star. Combing these two acts should be aces -guaranteeing sold out shows and epic rock and roll escapades. And it is evident: these two acts are a potent combination… but pale in comparison to the molten heat burning between Adam and Christy. 
But internal & external forces will test this couple: paparazzi, fans, jealousy, professional rivalries, underhanded managers. They can’t seem to catch a break! Can Adam’s patience carry him through their trials? Will Christy find the courage to deal with her past as it haunts her present and threatens her future? 
I *love* this story - the chemistry is off-the-charts between the two MCs. I love the sassy exterior, but truly vulnerable trope. And hats off to the author for addressing a real-world issue (child brides) in the story.  I love how each of the characters handle this major issue together.
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Thank you to netgalley for the ARC! I’ve read this entire series and was looking forward to this one. I enjoyed Christy and Adam’s story! I felt it was a good continuation to the series. I’m not thrilled the next book is about Garett because I feel like he is really unlikeable. Hopefully the author redeems him!
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I started this series with Wild for Me and loved it, I read it in two days.  The end of that book included a preview for this one, and I was *thrilled* when it came out this week!  I dropped everything to read Hot for Me.   This book was the story of Adam Tron, bassist for Balefire and Cristy Valor, pop star.  They were such a cute couple.  The drama was with Cristy's secret history and her relationship with her manager, Gretchen.  I also enjoyed reading some of the scenes from Wild for Me that happened concurrently with this book.  Garrett, Balefire's manager was back causing trouble, and I'm not thrilled that the next book will be about him (where is Bailey's book?!), but I will be reading books 1 and 2 as soon as I can.  Another great sexy romance from Derudder Jaskson.
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