Groupie: by Susan Daugherty

Groupie: by Susan Daugherty

Monday, February 6, 2017


One of the most touted ways for a novelist to get feedback and create buzz for their book is through editorial reviews. Instead of your average customer reviewer in which a reader gives their opinion, these specialized reviews come from legitimate sources involved in the book industry. Many of these options with big names (such as USA Today) are not open to indie publishers. Many also want your book before it is published, but it can take weeks and delay your ability to put your book out on a timely schedule. Others will accept submissions but it is few and far between that they chose to review and authors just keep their fingers crossed. 

On the same token, the review could be bad...and then it is out there for all to see! Gasp! It truly is a gamble and you must hope that the reviewer that does wind up (hopefully someone does choose it) likes your book and gives a great line or two to use in marketing. 

I am so pleased to announce that Groupie was chosen by Readers' Favorite... and it received the FIVE STAR SEAL!!! I am very grateful for the insight of this reviewer and that she enjoyed and understood my novel so well. HERE IT IS, FOLKS!

Reviewed By Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers’ Favorite

Groupie by Susan Daugherty revolves around a developing romance between Dr Lexie Travis and music sensation Jack Morgan. Lexie doesn't appreciate Jack's brand of country music much and has a low opinion of his lifestyle. When Jack has an accident on stage and hurts his leg, Lexie is brought in as his therapist. Turns out Jack Morgan isn't the uncouth womanizer she believed him to be. Their healing sessions bring them closer and Jack is forced to take a good look at his life since his stardom. For Lexie, travelling with Jack on his tour is a dream come true. Jack may just be the man to make Lexie hope again. Just one problem; she didn't believe in true love and Jack is ready to jump all in.

When it comes to exploring a character's emotions, Susan Daugherty hit the nail on the head. I felt the fear, the excitement, and the love between Lexie and Jack. Both characters have been scared by the past and are scared to commit, but as they get to know each other better, their friendship turns into something more meaningful. This book is filled with "awww"-inspiring sweet moments and nail biting suspense (sometimes more than I could take). I especially loved that it still managed to convey the romantic atmosphere without the overblown sex scenes so prevalent in romance books nowadays. The book ends in a cliffhanger, but was totally worth the read. I can't wait to read the conclusion of Lexie and Jack's story in Muse. Fans of Colleen Hoover will definitely enjoy Groupie.

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