Saturday, April 20, 2013

Reivew: LUSH by Lauren Dane

(Delicious, #3)

Lauren Dane
April 2, 2013
Berkley Trade
304 pages
Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.

What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…


This book was enjoyable, but forgettable. Only a week after I read it, I had to be reminded of the characters' names. Then I remembered (by re-reading the synopsis) - Damien and Mary (whose name evoked such strong matronly feelings in me I actually had trouble picturing her as something other than a frumpily boring old maid). Bad boy drummer with a worse reputation Damien and successful good girl Mary had chemistry, but it didn't jump off the page or make me squirm the way other books by Lauren Dane have previously. It was a sweet romance with moments of great tension, but it lacked something to compel me to keep reading. It did make me want for more from the hot rock star brothers, so I hope I get my wish soon.

LUSH: 3/5 Stars
Cover: 3.5/5 Stars

*Note: A copy of this book was provided from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 

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