Genre: New Adult Romance
A new adult STANDALONE college romance from USA Todaybestselling author Siobhan Davis.
A troubled popstar forced into hiding… A sweet small-town girl overcoming tragedy… And the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime.
Dakota’s dreams of attending Juilliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at a local university trying to piece her life back together.
Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a college campus.
Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts.
Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast.
But outside forces are conspiring against them.
When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?
Incognito is one of the better rock star romances I’ve read.
I’m usually not a fan of rock star romances because they’re almost always clichéd and full of tropes. However, Davis uses the typical rock star arc only as a backdrop for her character, thereby getting rid of almost all the annoying tropes, especially the groupies.
Davis excels at creating perfectly balanced male characters so that they have the typical alpha male characteristics without being disgustingly overbearing or domineering. Levi is a well-constructed, swoon worthy male character. He’s dominant but not overbearing and protective but not condescending. Davis toes the line of alpha male character with ease.
Dakota is an interesting character in that she wrestles with loss and family issues. Dakota is guarded yet carefree. I enjoyed reading about her family dynamic, though I wish there were more flashbacks to really cement what Davis was trying to accomplish.
Levi and Dakota’s chemistry sizzles off the pages, especially at the beginning. They go through an enemies to friends to lovers kind of arc, so if you’re a fan of either of those relationship trajectories, you’ll enjoy their romance. It’s full of witty and seductive banter, drama, and action.
I cannot wait for Tabs’ book. She’s hilarious and deserves her own story!
Overall, Incognito is an enjoyable rock star romance if you’re sick of all the clichés and tropes.
***I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.