2. Rock Star
The Complete Groupie Trilogy
Remember When by T. Torrest
This book came to me via searching amazon; I read the book storyline and jumped on so I can too be reminded of my high school years.
Ever wonder how often Brad Pitt’s high school girlfriend must ponder jumping off a bridge? Ever think about the girl that had her hooks in George Clooney before he took off for TV stardom? How about Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex, or Johnny Depp’s ﬁrst groupie, or any number of young women who got left behind when their boyfriends set off for greener pastures and eventually achieved unfathomable Hollywood fame?
My name is Layla Warren and I don’t need to wonder about any of those things. I already know. Because years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.
This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to
big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey,
which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before
anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.
In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s
the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and
insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very
And not just to casting directors, either.
I can’t conﬁrm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I
knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-
Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.
I should know. I was one of them.
I could not help but think back to my high school years, and yet there weren’t any
superstars that came out of my class, but there were some who did graduate from my high
school. I thought after reading this, ‘I wonder if their ex’s had the same experience.
Anyway, this book was a very easy read and very relatable; I thought she was talking
about my high school. It was a very sweet teenage love story, but the main
character “Trip” - who Layla calls “Chester” - had some depth to him. I felt the
author was holding back on this story in anticipation for the next book because there were still a
lot of questions not answered, and I can tell whatever the hidden story was would tells us why Trip was the way he is. Layla, who is described as a popular girl who’s open to all types of people, but has her own demons she’s trying to manage in the book. I don’t think she knows how much she has helped Trip along the way with his demons, and I can’t wait to ﬁnd out more in the next book. There were some moments (spoiler alert) when the high schoolers went to a beach house with no supervision; during that time in my life there’s no way my parents would be
ﬁne with what happened. This very cute and sweet story of 1990‘s high schoolers who delt with real life situations while maintaining an active social life. The book has a bit of a cliffhanger, I so hope the author is done or almost done with the next book. Without giving away the book, I want to know will this be a happily ever after ending, or a I-knew-him-when-he-was-at-the-end. We shall see...
What I read after Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Ok, Ladies and Gentleman: after reading this one this is when my Contemporary
Romance addiction started. Good morning America was talking about this book on their
show and I just had to check it out, and I got hooked! Wow - the Christian and Anastasia story
hide me hard; I was surprised that it had a lot erotic scenes and there was a story line -
so action packed that I couldn’t put the book down, and found myself just going crazy with the
ups and downs and the big freakin’ cliff hanger after the ﬁrst book.
I sent this book to my friends and they would call me at all hours wanting to talk about
what was going on with this book. I had one friend that made me promise to not tell her
husband, for she was afraid he was going to make her do some of the things Christian
wanted Anastasia to do. I had friends that were asking why is Ana liking this “Hooker”
anyway and I would just tell them to keep reading. It made me laugh, it made me bounce
my leg up and down during the action scene and made me feel for Christian Gray and
his human experience in this story.
So, now what do I read after this? Well, here’s a list of what I read and loved:
- Beautiful disaster and Waling Disaster (out March 2013) by Jamie Mcgure
- Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
- Easy by Tammara Webber
- Bared to You, Reﬂected to you, and Entwined to you (comes out spring 2013) by Sylvia Day
- Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by, Sylvian Reynard
- Thoughtless, Effortless, Reckless (will be out later 2012) by S.C. Stephens Series
- Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, and Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley Series
- The Gamble, Sweet Dreams, Lady Luck, and Breathe by Kristen Ashley Series
- Collide by Gail McHugh Series
- Rule by Jay Crownover Series
- On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
- Black Butterﬂy by Sienna Mynx
- The Devil’s eyes, The Devil’s Revenge, and The Devil’s Son by Jennifer Loren Series