Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Release Day:Strings Attached (Baseline Sine Book #1) by Stephanie Julian

The first novel in a steamy spin-off series from the national bestselling author of the Salon Games novels...

On the surface, Sebastian "Baz" Valenti is a rock god with the lifestyle to match. With  his drop-dead gorgeous looks and his band, Baseline Sins, at the top of the charts, he can have any woman he wants. But the constant touring and recording has taken its toll. Now he’s turned to scoring films, a gig that has introduced him to the one woman he really wants but can’t have... 

Trudeau Morrison is all business all the time. As the managing director of ManDown Films, it’s her job to keep Baz focused on business too. It’s not an easy task, considering Baz has made no secret of his desire for her. But Tru doesn’t want to get involved with a rock star, even if he is the hottest man she’s ever met.  

Trouble is, once Baz gets an erotic taste of Tru, he’s not going to give her up. Now he just has to show her that rock-steady is nothing compared to rock and roll...  

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Wow, what a great start to a new series!

Strings Attached is the first book in the new Baseline Sins series. It is a spinoff of the Salon Games series, which I loved.

We met Sebastian (Baz) Valenti in the book Overexposed (Salon Games #3). He is the lead singer of the band and a very accomplished musician. Baz had a breakdown and accidentally overdosed. After rehab, Baz is trying to decide what he wants to do and is asked by his friend Greg to work in his movie company. He loves composing the score for Greg’s new movie, but still misses the band and is thinking of getting them back together.

Trudeau (Tru) Morrison is Greg’s assistant and helps run the movie company. She has her “life plan” all figured out which helps her keep in control. After working together at the movie company for the last three months every day, Tru and Baz start to bicker and argue. When she tells her father about it, he tells her it’s like elementary school--the boys fight with the girls they like.

During a dinner meeting, Baz has a panic attack and leaves. He goes to a bar where friends are playing a concert and Tru goes with him. While there, Baz kisses Tru for the first time and they show the feelings for each other. A relationship begins, but Tru is afraid it won’t last long. She keeps thinking Baz will leave anyway since the band is working things out and getting back together.
I liked how the other friends in the band were so supportive of Baz. Each band member had his own ideas and issues with how the band separated after the breakdown. They discussed things and worked it out so they could play together again, which they all missed.

Baz and Tru learn to try to make the relationship work by showing each other how they care for them.

Having the other characters from the Salon series appear throughout the story was also nice to see.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!

 Meet the Author:


Stephanie Julian is a New York Times best seller who writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers.

She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games series and the the Indecent series. She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including Darkly Enchanted and Lucani Lovers.

Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

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