Book Title: Vintage Vol. 2
Author: Lisa Suzanne
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 5, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Murdering a global icon was off limits, but his family was fair game.
The threats against me, the daughter of rock star Gideon Price, forced me closer to the man protecting me. I’d lost track of the number of secrets the men in my life had kept from me. But when the threat against my family turned to murder, it was time for me to learn the truth.
I was reminded once again just how short life could be, compelling me to take control of my future.
I was no longer in the dark, but I was in more danger than I ever imagined.
I stared up at the man on the stage.
Lights blinded my eyes. They flashed down from the stage. One beam landed on me.
Were people taking pictures of me? It seemed like flashbulbs were exploding. I could feel George’s presence nearby, but I couldn’t feel much else.
My ears buzzed with a loud quiet, the kind of quiet that screams over everything else and blocks out all of the surrounding noise.
My mouth was dry, like the time in the fourth grade my friend dared me to eat three packages of crackers in sixty seconds.
Drier than that, even.
My eyes left Parker’s long enough to edge over to the screen displayed to the entire crowd at Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheater.
It was me. I was on the screen.
Surely I hadn’t heard him right. Had I?
Why the hell was I on the screen if I hadn’t heard him right?
My eyes moved back to Parker’s. They were pleading.
He still looked nervous. He looked terrified, actually. There was an amphitheater of at least fifteen thousand people waiting for my answer.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
I hate cliff-hangers and suspense novels because I believe the only point in them is for torturing purposes. As a writer I do agree it does give the story depth and builds up the ending but as a reader…I just want to finish the book as fast as I can so I can get to the ending!!! I won’t lie, I found myself skimming some parts of the novel just so I could say, “Yeah, Yeah, now what happens next!?”. With every page turn my heart skips a beat in hoping it uncovers a little bit more of the mystery or leads me up towards the climax. Vintage – Volume 2 is just another dip in the mountain. Where Volume 1 was left on a cliff-hanger, Volume 2 almost starts you right at the bottom only to build it up back again.
Vintage – Volume 2 is the follow-up to Lisa Suzanne’s latest release, the Vintage series. Taking place right after the events that concluded Vintage – Volume 1, Roxy is left standing in front of a crowd of thousands of screaming fans after Parker asks her to marry him. Will she answer the way he expects or will she answer based on what her heart wants? Roxy knows what she wants, and it’s taken a threat to her life and Parker James to help her learn to fight for it. The question is, is she ready and is she strong enough to face this threat head-on?
I don’t know if this book was actually shorter than the first, or if I just ate right through it. Just like when I finished Vintage – Volume 1 I felt that I had to read it again right away to see if I’d missed anything, any clue or any hint. It’s almost torture because you have to live through the suspense all over again, even though you know exactly what’s coming.
Like in all of Lisa Suzanne’s novels, her characters have a sense of realism in them. What I mean by this is that I find them very realistic, especially Roxanna Price. I find it very insightful when characters go through a lot of character development and personal growth. It makes the character more relatable as well as gives them more depth. You can see how different Roxy is from Volume 1 and how she is in Volume 2. She acknowledges her feelings, she speaks up, and she isn’t afraid to show Parker how much she loves him and needs him. Some MAY argue that the men in romance novels are unrealistic because they show too much feeling; that REAL MEN don’t say they love their women all the time and how much they really need them. Well….this is why fiction works and real life doesn’t. Men, step up your game, and tell your woman how much you love and appreciate her. That’s the key!
“I can’t explain our connection, Jimi. It’s deeper than lust and more than sex. That was all I ever had before I met you. But you give me this peace I’ve never had before. Before you, something was missing. But it isn’t missing anymore. You’re my home. You’re family to me. You’re the one on my mind from the second I wake up until I fall asleep, and then I spend the night dreaming about you.”
Roxy and Parker definitely grow as a couple a lot more in this book which makes you really happy and really excited. Imagine if everything that happened to them happened to you in a span of a few months. It’s all very overwhelming. I don’t know if I’d be able to handle everything as calmly and collectively as they both did, but I do wish that I could meet someone I knew I wanted to spend forever with and just make everything official. Because that is truly a gift.
He chuckled. “Wait a second,” he said, and I stopped mid-stride on my way to the bathroom.
“Do you ever get one of those little waves in your chest where you realize how much you love someone else and how much you never want to be without that person? Because I get those for you all the time.”
If you’re looking for romance, suspense and a rock-star that would do anything for you, then the Vintage Series is for you. It’s a quick-read, it’s addicting, and will have you rushing to flip to the next page.
4.5/5 Hearts of Love
Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”