It’s been exactly one day since rock star Abigail Kelly fled her chaotic life in L.A. to her sister’s home in Florida. One day without her demanding manager, paparazzi, ridiculous tour schedules, and recording sessions. For the first time in five years, she has the summer off. To be anonymous. A summer to not think about losing her brother…or that her once-normal life has turned into a mess of panic and heartbreak.
But all it takes is one twist of fate—to enter a stranger’s surf shop while trying to dodge some fans—for everything to change.
Because the shop owner happens to be a really cute guy with an amazing laugh.With Todd, an ex-Marine sniper turned surfer, she feels things she hasn’t felt for a long time. Possibly never. But when the real world comes crashing back in, Abby is caught between the superstar she’s become…and the painfully real human being she longs to be.
Abby Road is book #1 in the Abby Road Series, this is the first book I have read by this author and I was gifted a copy of the book to read for Gemma a Reads Too Much.
I’m a huge Beatles fan I even have some of their lyrics tattooed on me. So I’m not ashamed to say that the Abbey Road nod to them did peak my interest in reading this book.
I was not expecting this book to be ‘clean’ though in fact I don’t remember the last time I read a book that wasn’t a full blown smut fest.
It was a pleasant surprise to realise that I still enjoyed the romance without all of the sexy times lol.
Abby is the type of character that you can’t help but like. Even when her behaviour is exacerbating, something about her just makes you want to mother her and make sure she’s ok.
My overwhelming emotion towards her was sympathy, I just felt incredibly sorry for her!!!
I’m not sure how I feel about Todd I don’t really feel like we get to know him very well, which is a shame. Personally for me to really invest in a romance I like to understand the characters and get what makes them tick.
This is an incredibly emotional book, its a little angsty but it’s not overwhelming depressing.
But the author has a habit of leaving things unsaid. Obviously she has written the scene and she knows the nuances and actions that are portraying what she wants her characters to say. But we as the reader don’t! We only know what the author tells us and in several occasions I had the reread sections to see if I had missed the important in info that was left unsaid. But most of the time it had literally been left unsaid!!!
I’m so glad that Abbey was able to take control of her life back. The moment she s exerted some control she became like an animated version of herself and I enjoyed watching get character grow and develop.
That being said I now have no idea what the next book in the series will bring!
Abby road was not what I was expecting but I enjoyed it.
Todd Camford went from Marine sniper to owning a beachfront surf shop in Florida, and he couldn’t be happier. Unfortunately, the programming from his training hasn’t quite been eliminated. His ex called him an unfeeling cyborg, but he’s a free-flying, unfettered hawk, damn it. Relationships outside of family are out of the question…
And then she comes into his shop.
Everyone knows who Abigail Kelly is—mega rockstar, tabloid fixture. Still, nothing prepares Todd for Abby’s smoky gray eyes or the swift breathlessness of their instant chemistry. He’d be an ass (or possibly insane) to think he can resist her. Just for today, maybe he’ll keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn’t get mobbed. Because really, how much damage could one day with a super-hot, kick-ass celebrity really do?
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes.
Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; ABBY ROAD and CROSSING ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and MAKING WAVES; and the upcoming AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB for Entangled’s Teen Crush. Visit her at www.ophelialondon.com, but don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.