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PW #143: Adult Contemporary Romance: ALMOST ROCKED

Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Manuscript Status: Finished

Mentor Name: Sarah Hawthorne

Mentee Name: Piper Grayson


Category: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Word Count: 80,000 words


Jilted guitar goddess Victoria wants the life of a rock star, but she’s afraid to face the spotlight. When she meets throw-your-panties-worthy-frontman Nate he’s got enough ink-coated muscles to help forget her ex. Just as Nate is thinking about forever, Victoria auditions for his band – and nails it. The silent code among musicians says never hook-up with a band mate. Blazing spotlights or burning love – they can’t have both.


I strode across town, the muggy smell of exhaust overpowering my senses as I walked beside the traffic-lined street.  When I reached the intersection for the Daily Dose coffee shop a smile busted up my face. The hot chick waiting with me at the crosswalk was checking me out.

“Morning,” I said, but she only blushed in response.

As the lead singer of a rock band, I was used to attention, but this chick was on a different level. She wasn’t the panty throwing, sign my boob type. She had the polished, sexy librarian vibe. Totally out of my league. Women like her went for doctors or lawyers, not bar managers in glorified garage bands. Yet, she was eye-fucking the hell out of me.

“Nice out,” I said, cursing myself for the mediocre conversation topic.

“Hot,” she said. Her breathy voice bit the air as she rubbed her hand—wedding ring free—across her neck.

“Um, yeah. It is.” I flashed her a grin. As usual, the humidity was thick and hot. Sexy Librarian Chick made it hotter.

“Does that usually work?” she asked, giving me side-eye.

“Pretty much.” I admitted, figuring I didn’t stand a chance with her. A woman like her, all together and polished, oozed relationship, something I’d never done. Settling down with a woman, even one fine as fuck, wasn’t in the plan.


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One Comment
  • Hey Piper!

    Looking back through, and I can’t believe I missed yours! There’s so many, oh my goodness. I love his voice, and I could totally go for a sexy rocker right now. 😉 Please feel free to send me your query, synopsis, and first 100 pages! If you go to http://queryme.online/kellypeterson/pitchwars it should take you to a form that you can fill out and attach your pages at the bottom!

    Let me know if you have any questions, and I can’t wait to read this!

    Warm Regards,

    Kelly Peters
    Jr. Literary Agent
    Corvisiero Literary Agency

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