"A great introduction to this author"

Cassandra Geoffrey owns In the Pines Campground in Potterville, West Virginia. The mountain campground is busy for six months of the year but is empty for the remaining six months, leaving Cassandra alone in her mountain cabin during her off-season. While not ideal, it does allow her time to read about the man of her dreams, sure that there's no possible way he will appear on her doorstep.

Except he does.

The man of her dreams is Jason Callisto, member of Touchstone, a popular rock band that's up for a Grammy. Jason needs some time to decompress and get himself together before the Grammys are presented, which is why he was sent to the campground in the first place. Two years ago he was dumped in People Magazine by the woman he wanted to marry, and he hasn't quite recovered.

Cassandra is terrified and thrilled at Jason's arrival, seeing him as an exciting adventure in her otherwise quiet life, but he sees her as a way to get over his ex and boost his self-esteem.

Neither of them expected the other to become something more.

I loved this book. The characters were real, as were their internal struggles with the developing relationship. I found all of the characters to be well-developed, including the secondary characters, which allowed me to get to know all of Potterville's residents. I thought the story moved at just the right pace, which kept me engaged throughout the book.

This is the first time I've read anything by this author, but it certainly won't be the last!

Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted February 20, 2010


Cassandra Geoffrey runs In The Pines Campground six months of the year and spends the other six alone on the West Virginia mountain. She isn't completely happy with the situation, but she loves her wacky, close-knit hometown, and the man of her dreams doesn't seem to be appearing.

Until he does.

Jason Callisto is the lead guitarist from Touchstone. Two years ago his supermodel girlfriend dumped him in People - in a side bar. Since then he's been impossible to live with. So much so that his manager exiles him to West Virginia before he breaks up the band on the eve of the Grammys.

Cass sees Jason as the adventure of a lifetime. Jason sees Cass as an ego boost.

Can they accept the risk to reach for more?

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: Tangy: These tales will give you a bit of a nip. Relationship is important, and the basis of the story, but these will feature sex scenes and stronger, more explicit language. These will still be strictly relationships between two committed individuals.
Book Length: Plus Novel

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The Rock Star's Retreat
by Belle McClain

Freya's Bower
October 1, 2009
Available: October 6, 2009
ISBN #1936222019
EAN #9781936222018
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