Book Review – Havoc (Mayhem #4) by Jamie Shaw

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When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly… don’t upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don’t piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she’s a nightmare to live with.

Falling in love with her cousin’s rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he wants. He’s sweet, funny, romantic, talented—and the only guy that’s ever made Hailey’s heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because Danica wants him back, and she’ll fight dirty to win.

Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica’s threats and his rock star life—music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans—could tear them apart before they’ve even begun. Hailey isn’t sure she’s the one for him, but Mike’s waited years for a girl like her… and he’ll do anything to prove it.

 

 

Expected publication: February 21st 2017


MY REVIEW

If you love rock stars, drama, angst, and falling in love with a sweet guy – this is the book for YOU!!

In the fourth book of the Mayhem series by Jamie Shaw, Mike Madden finally got his happily ever after.

Poor Mike fell in love with Danika, his ex-girlfirend,  in High School and wasn’t able to shake her memory until they finally met again years later. Mike was such a sweet guy that he felt he had to give Danika a second chance, just to see if his memory of her matched the girl in front of him. It DIDN’T!!!

Danika’s cousin Hailey Harper on the other hand was as sweet and down to earth as they come. Hailey and Mike liked each other from the very first moment they met, and soon enough they found out that they had quite a few things in common. Nightly game marathon’s, late night texts and phone calls brought them even closer together. Both were funny, and genuinely good people. And their gaming nights were epic!!!

Hailey felt guilty that she was relying on her rich cousin and her guilt made her vulnerable  to Danika’s machinations. She got pulled more than once into awkward that forced her to chose sites just because she couldn’t deny Danika. With a friend like Danika, Hailey really didn’t need any more enemies.

Mike was such a sweetie, a really good guy, extremely loving and caring. He didn’t really embody the rock star persona, he was more like a big, hottie of a teddy bear. One I wouldn’t mind to cuddle up to.

I also loved catching up with the old crew. And the girl gang was as awesome as ever and Hailey fit perfectly in, she just had to learn how to put her foot down in regards to Danika.

I did feel like Hailey should have used the word NO more often. She also was a bit too insecure for my taste, and too easily blinded by her cousins scheming. I tend to connect more with strong heroines, and unfortunately Hailey was missing the extra oomph.

3.5 stars

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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