Stop it, heart.
Stay still, heart.
Fight it, heart.
This is the second time in a row I start my reading year with a Shen book. Last year it was Vicious and now it’s this one. Let me start by saying that I was in the longest book slump I’ve been so far, almost a month, counting from late December to now, so I was desperate for something.. anything to make me snap out of it. I would open books, even beloved ones and not even read the whole page. It was awful. Until Alex and Indigo.
I’m trying my best here, heart.
I love Indigo, 1) because her name is just as amazing as she is, 2) because she’s kickass and 3) because she’s this beautiful soul with blue hair, a passion for sewing her own quirky dresses and the kindest heart. And Alex is a douche, Shen has this incredible ability to write the douchiest guys but they always end up being not so douchy? I don’t know how she does that, but she’s so good at it and Midnight Blue was no exception, also, I need more of these guys? I need Blake’s book and of-fucking-course I need a book about Lucas and Hudson. I. NEED. IT.
Alex is a rock star, after a few hit albums he’s at his lowest after years of alcohol and drug addiction which resulted to a lot of public humiliations; so to make him try to stay sober, his agent and PA decide that a babysitter is in order as he goes on tour to avoid breaking yet another contract. Indigo is desperately looking for a job, she’s living with her brother and sister-in-law and their new baby in a tiny apartment when she agrees to take the job.
You were right, heart.
I’m sorry, heart.
Alex and Indigo’s relationship from the start was rocky at best. He was sassy and sarcastic all the time, still pinning over his ex who dumped him for his friend and Indigo is the right person to go on a tour with him and his odd band mates. Which I need more of. Australia, Moscow, London, Paris, this book takes us on a world tour and three months of hilarious banter, heartbreaking moments, lots of sexual tension and a lot of music and patched up dresses.
I told you, heart.
We’ve got this, heart.
Look how far we’ve come, heart.
There were moments I found myself questioning a few stuff in the book, like the over the top drama at times and the usual managers-are-completely-treating-artists-like-children moments that I couldn’t help but roll my eyes, because really that’s a trend that needs to die already, this guy has supposedly 12 Grammy wins and yet they treated him like a child that didn’t know better. There has to be a better way to address alcohol abuse and drug addiction in Contemporary. Overall, this book not only snapped me out of my reading slump but I read it within hours and it wasn’t small either, plus Shen never disappoints me and I’ve come to trust her books will always hook me in and make me feel better no matter what, and now I’m looking forward to more of this, please!
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about the author
L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams. Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.) She spent the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.