Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Review: All Access

                                                       Today's review is on All Access by Karolyn James

After reading All Access I decided to check the reviews on Amazon. I already had my opinion, but sometimes I like to see what others think about a book that I feel needs a bit more work.

To be honest, I was shocked to see how many 5 star ratings this book actually had! What happened to the editing? Did the other readers not notice the many mistakes throughout the text? Do readers just not care anymore? Sorry, but this reader does.

Jess is quite surprised when a devilishly handsome man not only pays for her coffee but also asks her to bring his to the table in the corner where he’ll be sitting.  She is even more surprised when he asks her to join him. She doesn’t yet know that in doing so, she has set things in motion that will change her life in ways she never imagined.

The beautiful woman that sits across from him captivates Johnnie. The best part is that she has absolutely no idea who he really is.  The lead singer of the band Chasing Cross. 

Jess’s friend has tickets to a concert. She was going to bring her boyfriend but their relationship fizzled out and now she has an extra ticket and asks Jess to go with her. Even though she doesn’t even know who the group will be, Jess accepts the offer if only to make her friend happy.

The music begins, the band comes out, and the stud from the café takes center stage as well as Jess’s heart.

I have read a lot of novellas over the years so I’m use to the quick pace of boy meets girl, attraction is instant, passion flares, and low and behold true love is born. However, even though I enjoyed All Access, the story seemed a bit too rushed for me. Will I continue to read the series? I’m not sure.

I would have loved to give All Access at least a three star rating but there were just too many mistakes. I’ve said this many, many times before. Invest in a professional proofreader if not two.

2 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon

Book Description: via Amazon


Jess is caught off guard when a sexy stranger buys her a cup of coffee and asks her to sit with him. He's mysterious, nice, and even though he says the right things at the right time, Jess can sense that there's something hidden about him.
As Johnnie sits across from the beautiful woman, he can't believe she doesn't recognize him. Everyone does. It comes with the territory when you're the lead singer of one of the hottest bands in the world, Chasing Cross. With one more show to go before taking a small break in touring, it feels like luck is on Johnnie's side. That is, if he can find a way to tell Jess who he is, without scaring her off.
After her best friend begs her to come to a concert, Jess finds herself standing in the middle of a crowd. The lights are off, music begins, and the crowd erupts in cheers. She doesn't know much about the band, but that's all about to change. When the lights come on, Jess can't believe her eyes. The lead singer of the band is the man from the café.
Plucked from the crowd during the show, Jess makes her way backstage. The encore may have ended on stage, but the real show is just about to begin. Johnnie's passion quickly turns to romance but the more time he and Jess spend together, the more things get complicated. Johnnie has a big decision to make about himself and the band, testing his loyalty and love for the music, and when Jess's dreams start to come true, she starts to realize that true love exists, but it's not always an easy path to take.

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Brothers of Rock:

  • Book 1 - All Access - NOW AVAILABLE!
  • Book 2 - Broken Sound - NOW AVAILABLE!
  • Book 3 - Bitter Farewell - NOW AVAILABLE!
  • Book 4 - Buried Notes - COMING SOON!
  • Book 5 - Last Song - COMING SOON!


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