When Harvard Law student, Dylan Ackhart, moves to Boston with her best friend- the last thing she expects to find is Jeremy Mason. Jeremy is sexy, smart, and passionate- and currently the most famous rock star in the world.From the first moment Dylan meets Jeremy, she's attracted to him. But she soon finds the fame and press can wear on you. Plus, Jeremy seems to be hiding things from her- including his relationship with the mysterious blue-haired girl.Tracks takes you on a ride through the not so glamorous side of dating a rock star- sex, drugs, rock and roll.
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
In her debut novel “Tracks,” author Sarah Biermann has crafted an engaging and fast-paced tale of sex, drugs, rock and roll. “Tracks” tells the story of Harvard law student Dylan Ackhart and her whirlwind romance with music prodigy turned rock and roll bad boy, Jeremy Mason.
All work and no play have definitely made Dylan a dull girl but the years of sacrifice have paid off as she prepares to enter Harvard Law School. An unexpected gift of concert tickets puts Dylan directly in Jeremy’s path and even though the two are separated by hordes of adoring fans they have an instant connection.
‘His beautiful blue eyes are intense as he stares at me, piercing me through my soul. His face relaxes as he makes eye contact with me, seeming almost surprised himself.”
With a gorgeous face, epic talent, and endless charm, Jeremy sweeps Dylan off of her feet and drops her directly into his chaotic world.
“His hand comes up above his head and he arches his back. He is a liquid sex rock star. I decide, in a 12-year-old girl kind of way, that he can acknowledge me whenever he wants…”
Dylan slowly begins to realize Jeremy’s bravado is a mask for serious issues, issues that she may not be able to handle. Infidelity and addiction become hot button topics and Dylan has to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to keep Jeremy.
“My whole life for the past ten years has been about making myself happy and doing what I want, and I don’t have the energy to change now. I will fucking lose it. So what do you want?! Do you want me to lose it?!”
Though a good read, “Tracks” occasionally gets bogged down with secondary, third, and sometimes fourth tier characters. First there’s the roommate who pushes Dylan towards Jeremy only to disappear as Jeremy’s issues mount. Then there’s the mysterious blue-haired girl who is constantly hovering around Jeremy. That’s not touching on the bodyguard, the violent/lustful groupies, and Dylan’s disapproving father.
Readers are also introduced to Scott, a super-hot super-wealthy law student and potential rival for Dylan’s affections. At times the connection between Dylan and Scott seemed more real and much stronger to me than the one between Dylan and Jeremy. I made a note as I read - “rock star = jerk, law student = awesome.”
“Tracks” doesn’t end with a cliff-hanger or a HEA but does provide a satisfying end point. I’m eager to see what Biermann has in store for the characters in the planned follow-up “Trials.”
Check out “Tracks” and show this promising new author some support.