Meh x1,000 ^^ Review: How to Catch a Rockstar By: Gabrielle Aquilina

Posted July 31, 2015 by Keionda Lei Lewis in Romance ♥ / 17 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Meh x1,000 ^^ Review: How to Catch a Rockstar By: Gabrielle AquilinaHow to Catch a Rockstar
on 04/29/2015
Genres: Fiction, General, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 340
Format: eBook
A story of sex, love and rock 'n' roll

Aspiring singer Lillie and American rock star Jed seem like the perfect fit from the moment they meet. The pair are inseparable, but Jed’s jet-set schedule of shows and after-parties limits the amount they can see each other. So when Jed invites Lillie to sing with his band on their tour, she says yes. Yes with some hesitation, that is. After finding out that her ex-boyfriend was hiding away a wife and child when they were dating, Lillie’s trust in men is fragile and she also suffers from severe stage fright. As the tour progresses, Jed and Lillie are fast becoming rock’s hottest couple but with obsessive fan girls, a claustrophobic tour bus and a resentful guitarist, things start taking a turn for the worse. Lillie’s dream of singing may have finally become a reality, but can it last? The odds are stacking up against them and then the unthinkable happens…

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

                  This shan’t be a very long review, my bookie amigos.

                                                 But…. but WHHYYYYY oh great and overlord Keionda?

Well, my fellow book wormies….this book didn’t hit me in the FEELS. You know, you have some books that are just like OMG and you legit find yourself walking around with a goofy grin on your face because you thought about said awesome book? But then on the darker, more depressing side you have some books that just make you go all: “Meh. I pass. I pass.”

                                                              Pfft. Yeah. That was how this book was for me. 

I had to have put this book sown like legit 5 times before I finally just sucked it up and finished it. It took me a while to get sucked into the story.


                            You just KNEW I had to throw in this cute little Malfoy gif. Couldn’t help myself. 😉


♥Lillie- My feelings for her are MEH. And it doesn’t go much beyond that. I think it was mostly because I was told and not shown what she felt. I have very high standards when it comes to connecting to characters liking them and then ultimately feeling like they are a part of my world.


♥Jed- Not really a lot to say about him, other than the fact that HE’S A REALLY GOOD SINGER, but he, like Lily, was very hard to relate to and CARE ABOUT. —>Although, I am def. not ashamed to say that I swooned the times he and Lily… you know… did it. 2

888It went from insta-attraction to insta-lust to insta-sex and then insta-love. Nuff said.   

888And yup, yup. As you can imagine, the plot, the characters, EVERYTHANG, felt very rushed, generic, and utterly unbelievable.

888The romance and the world built around the characters just wasn’t believable and if it wasn’t believable….I NO LIKE IT, OBVI.

888Connecting with characters? PFFT. NO. *Scoffs* More like, there was this big fat wall blocking the characters and me from ever sharing cake and lattes together. Meh.

2If insta-love, with some drama and angst sprinkled in here and there is YO thing, then by allllll means, I say go for it and give this book a try. But if not…yeahh. just don’t waste your time. —>gosh. That actually HURT to say.




                              OVER TO YOU:

How do you feel about not connecting with characters? Have you ever DNF a book? Are you like me and get sad when you are forced to give a book a less than flattering review? Or are you the terminator of book reviewing and show no mercy? I kind of wish I could be like that instead of being like all sensitive and what not…



2 Stars


17 responses to “Meh x1,000 ^^ Review: How to Catch a Rockstar By: Gabrielle Aquilina

  1. Boo for meh books. Sorry this wasn’t a better read for you. At least all the gifs made the review super fun. 😉 I love Draco. ;P
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. No thank you! Instalove and drama don’t mix for me. Not when I know it beforehand, so thanks for the warning. I do love the cover though. Sorry you didn’t feel this one so that you could fangirl. I look forward to your raves about the characters!

    • Thanks girl! I wish I could have raved about this one but… and I hate giving books bad reviews but this one just didn’t do it for me girl. 🙁

  3. I feel exactly the same Keionda, I need that emotional attachment especially when it comes to contemporary. Otherwise I’m not really giving a shit what happens to the characters. Instant lust doesn’t worry me because it’s realistic, but instant love is a big no no for me, even more so than love triangles. It sounds as though it’s all a bit cliche and clinical, just going through the typical NA motions you know? So sorry you couldn’t have enjoyed this more hun, hopefully your next read is a toe curler! <3

    • I AGREE COMPLETELY! If I can’t connect with the character or the plot, WHY THE HECK, would I worry about what is going on with their romance. Eh, I’m with you girl. NO THANKS.

  4. Ro

    No connectee, no readee, and I don’t give it a second thought. There’s only been one time that I started a novel that I didn’t feel the connection and went back becoming totally hooked and that was with JR Ward. Totally enjoy reading your posts! They are always so fun! Hug…Ro

    • Bahaha! I loved that Ro! “No connectee, no readee,”and I totally agree! If I can’t connect with the characters (the most important part) I’m dropping the book without a second thought. And thanks Ro! I enjoy reading about all your fun recipes. Always makes me hungry! 🙂

  5. Insta-love, ew. This reminds me of the book I just recently DNF’ed. It’s Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine and it had the same premise, rockstar boy meets aspiring singer girl. My eyes definitely hurt from all the rolling, ugh.

    Sorry this was a terrible read for you, girlie! You gotta check out other rockstar books, there’s more fantabulous ones out there! ;D

    • I have a weak spot for rockstars girl. And I can tell you do too. We may need to do a buddy read about a rockstar then so we can rant and rave together. THAT WOULD BE EPICAL.

  6. Rockstar novels are hard to do. Maybe one day I’ll read one that will blow me away until then I am going to keep on passing. Great review though, Keionda!

  7. Am I the only one who doesn’t like Rockstar stories?? Okay, okay, it’s not that I don’t like them . . . I just kind of avoid them BECAUSE I know I’m not going to like them lol. I took one look at that cover, laughed, then scrolled on down to your review, I can’t deal with all this cheesiness! I just read a book where the characters lacked any sort of emotional connection or chemistry, so I definitely feel your struggle girl! I really need these authors to watch a damn lifetime movie and take some notes or something shit lol.

    • Awww you don’t care for the Rockstar stories? I’m actually a HUGE fan of them girl! And yes, this book was… very cheesy. The writing was pretty good though but the story… yeah. Meh. I pass. I pass.