Crash and Burn by Amanda Adams on Booksprout

Crash and Burn

Amanda Adams

4.8 Stars
From 8 Reviews

One woman. Two identities. He wants them both...

The guitar in his grip revives a childhood promise, but he needs sexy Erin Michaelson as his music teacher. When he sees her on stage using another name -- and seducing an entire audience -- she brings more back to life than just his music.


A single, sizzling backstage kiss will change both of their lives forever. Chance soon realizes that Erin is not just an itch, she's an obsession he refuses to live without.


Publisher's Note: Crash and Burn was previously released under the same title by another publisher.

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Rock star vs lawyer

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... Crash and Burn was quite an interesting book... Erin is a lead singer in a rock band and also works in the music store and also part time guitar teacher at the music store... Then you have Chance, who is a civil lawsuit lawyer not just lost his mom... It has been 6 weeks since his mom's passing and his mom has just had her attorney sit down with all the boys which is 4 of them and watch a video that she prepared years ago for them... This part is actually quite funny... When they was about 10 or 11 She Made Them makeup chords and what they wanted to do with their lives when they was older... Now that they're older and she is deceased she is bringing back their promises... She is reminding them of the boys that they used to being instead of the man that they grew into... Now Chance it's really funny but he wanted to be a rockstar that was one of the things he wanted to be, also he wanted to be a lawyer, and also he wanted to be a racecar driver... now this is how they met because Chance needed a guitar to learn to be a rockstar and he needed a teacher... So the store he went to to buy the guitar was the store that Erin worked at... so I basically told you how they met... Now it is up to you to read the book to learn the rest... Because it is really funny in some areas and really sexy in some others... but I fell in love with this story it was truly a magnificent story... Now I can't wait to read the second book and see what happens with Jake...

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Loved it

by Ana

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The guitar in his grip revives a childhood promise, but he needs sexy Erin Michaelson as his music teacher. When he sees her on stage using another name -- and seducing an entire audience -- she brings more back to life than just his music.A single, sizzling backstage kiss will change both of their lives forever. Chance soon realizes that Erin is not just an itch, she's an obsession he refuses to live without.

The book is great.When I started reading I couldn't put it down.Keep up the good work.

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Loved this book

by poppy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.This was a great read it is well written with fantastic characters i just loved getting to know Chance and Erin/Eva just loved their story had me hooked and i did not want to put it down a super read and i would recommend.I voluntarily received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.

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Heartbreak and passion is perfect!

by PeytonGG

WOW.. yep that is my first thought. This is a new author to me and I am so glad I found her. I love my books with a little romance, a little heartbreak and a lot of spicy sex and this is the trifecta! As an added bonus there is a meet cute thrown in there too. This is a must read for everyone!
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Chase Your Dreams

by S Lange

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

One of the things that’s a bit of a pet peeve is when the female lead goes on and on about how hot the guy is. I start losing interest in the story quickly and start flipping through pages to get to some dialogue to see if once the two leads start communicating the female lead can actually hold an intelligent conversation or is she still going on about how hot the guy is. Luckily the author moved on from that so over done female can’t think straight must make a fool of herself in front of the “hot guy” after a while. It was also nice to see the male lead having some insecure moments as he tried to figure out if the female lead was attracted to him or not. The mutual insecurity on both of their parts made them on equal footing to me.

Chance is following the last wishes of his recently passed adopted mother, by taking guitar lessons to pursue a “When I Grow Up” dream he made when he was a young child. Chance is an up and coming civil lawyer. He has a somewhat everything in its place set of mental rules that he has been following for most of his adult life. Taking this detour to pursue an old childhood dream is putting him in on an unchartered path.

Erin/Eva is a mild mannered music store clerk during the day and a sexy front singer for a rock back at night. Erin has a dream to make it in the music industry and she is pursuing her dream with a lot of determination. While she would like some male attention her main focus is breaking into the big leagues and making all of her sacrifices worthwhile. When she is in her Eva persona she is more confident with a take-charge attitude.

After one of her performances at a local bar Erin/Eva runs into Chance during a break. Earlier while Chance was getting a private lesson at the music store from Erin/Eva there seemed to be moments of chemistry. They both decided to take a risk and test the waters with a lets put it all out there kiss. Sparks seemed to have happened for both of them.

While I’m glad they didn’t rush into sex on the first date, some of the follow up dates felt very repetitive and drawn out before any real connection was made. There seemed to be a lot of inner dialogue with each character admitting to a mutual attraction but some of the intensity was missing from their actual interaction with each other.

What worked for me with this story, both characters had flaws. Both had strong drives to succeed and become better than their pasts. The female lead and supporting female lead were good friends and not catty women. Chance having a band of brothers as a good support system. Both willing to take a risk even if it was only short term.

What sort of dimmed the heat for me, I know brothers banter back and forth and that there are put downs and a lot of machismo to go around. The brothers constantly interacting this way made them not as dimensional as I think they probably are.

A little too much inner dialogue build up that could have lead to some steamy passion instead turned into easily glossed over intimacy, and predictable story wrap up. This story had the potential for a lot more I feel. While it was not terrible it just seemed to be missing something.

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Great Read

by rainbowtourist

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I voluntarily read an arc via Booksprout for a fair and honest review. As you will find with all of the Walker Brothers series each book begins six weeks after their adopted mother's death. The family attorney has gathered all of the men together to view a videotape of their mother with instructions for each of them to read the contents of the envelopes she has left for them. Erin Michaelson experienced insta lust when Chance Walker walked into her store. While her alter-ego begged to be let free, sweet, albeit nerdy Erin kept her well hidden. She just wished she could approach this man as just plain Erin. Erin was a song writer with a case of writer's block. It doesn't take Chance long to really see Erin, and his fantasizing begins. While at a bar one night with his brothers Chance got the wind knocked out of him by the bands lead singer, Eva James. He instantly recognized his new guitar teacher sweet, shy Erin. Erin has a train wreck of a brother she enables and when her bands big break comes along, the record label only wants her. We also find out that Erin is a recovering alcoholic. The recoding contract comes with a caveat that she move to L.A. for a year. Earlier in the book, Derek warned Chance that Erin was career driven and could not be the type of wife and mother Chance always dreamed of. One of their lives must do a 180degree if the have any chance of staying together.

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And If The Sun Comes Up Tommorrow

by Bibliofiles13

*** I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ***

So when I saw this on BookSprout, I wanted to get it to see as to why Chance was doing this childhood promise and where it would lead. I ended on the same damn rollercoaster he did with Erin/Eva.  Erin becomes his music teacher and teaches him guitar lessons but later he finds out that she is in a band and has a sexy seductive voice with a persona named Eva onstage. They have this connection and chemistry that is there whether she is Erin or Eva but she doesn't want to admit that and is in denial and it drives both the reader, their hearts, and libidos insane. 

For the for most of the book I didn't know if I wanted to laugh, yell or cry. I was just all over the place, really. I think I was off my rocker just as much as they were because I didn't know if they were going to end up together and I was like "you are being so damn stupid right now!!" There were so many twists and turns in the book , I kept waiting for someone to say " you have reached your destination" but then another twist would come and I'd be like what? Didn't see that coming...  

Okay so there were some dark themes in this book as well that made it more real. That included violence, drugs, alcohol abuse etc. Some things were hinted at like possibly prostitution and gangs (drug dealers). Or at least that is what I got from it. I think these parts of the book just made it more real and lifelike. This is what happens in the background of the music industry so I don't see why it wouldn't be in this story. I was happy it was in there. It shows what path some musicians take, albeit the wrong one, but it is one of the paths. Let's get real, some regular joes do this too sometimes not just in the music industry. I like that Adams is writing about this. It is good to show awareness along with the romance. Bravo, my friend, bravo. 

I loved this book so I am giving it the 5 stars it deserves.

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Love this story

by PJ Jones

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Chance Walker is a successful lawyer. After his mother's death, he is left with the challenge to keep a promise made to his mother years before. In doing so, he meets shy Erin Michaelson. Erin is a woman with two very different personalities. One is the shy tutor at a music store, the other is her flamboyant stage alter ego as lead singer in a up and coming rock band.

Chance is finding himself falling for Erin, but the possiblility of a recording contract taking her across country proves to be a huge obstacle to any future happiness.