cover image Groupie, Vol. 1

Groupie, Vol. 1

Susan Daugherty. Sanctuary, $2.99 e-book (257p) ASIN B01N1OB1GF

Daugherty’s debut delivers a diffuse stop-and-go romance that never quite shifts into high gear. Physical therapist Dr. Lexie Travis is a homebody, but she lets her roommate drag her to a sold-out Jack Morgan concert in their town of Knoxville, Tenn. Jack’s a good enough singer, and Lexie is fond of his earlier songs, but his recent releases leave her cold. Despite her disdain for the direction Jack’s gone in, there is a moment during the performance when they lock eyes and feel a mutual zing. Then a harrowing onstage accident leaves Jack with a broken leg—and the need for a physical therapist. Credible happenstance puts Lexie on his band’s bus for the next few weeks as he keeps his tour dates. Both proximity and real connection drive them into each other’s arms, but it’s a far cry from the passion portrayed in Jack’s sexually charged commercial hits. Maybe volume two will deliver more heat and a happy ending. [em](BookLife) [/em]

Correction: An earlier version of this review incorrectly spelled the book author's last name.