May 22, 2018

Now Live: DRIVING TEMPO by Raine Thomas {5 Star Review}

Title: DRIVING TEMPO 

Author: Raine Thomas

Source: eARC from author for review


Goodreads....

A rock band. A reality show. A life swerving out of control.

The House of Archer cameras continue to roll, and Lily and Archer feel the pressure to perform. As the show’s stars and media’s newest darlings, their love life is bright in the public’s eye. But what should be the best time of their lives has Lily feeling like she’s an inch away from a head-on collision.

Between the never-ending cameras and a relationship moving forward at top speed, she barely recognizes her life anymore. All she wants is to pursue her writing career and plan her future with the man she loves. With complicated road blocks popping up at every turn, neither seems possible.

Time to call in reinforcements.

Recruiting the help of her sister, Rosemary, seems like the answer to Lily’s problems...until things between Rosemary and The Void’s spoken-for sound specialist, Sage Strickland, start to heat up. Now there’s one more teetering band relationship for Lily to balance in the media along with her own. One misstep could not only destroy The Void’s recent success but end the only career she has.

Once Lily, Archer, and the band transition from touring back to everyday life in L.A., they’ll have to learn how to navigate the twists and turns of their newfound fame. After all, the summer tour may be coming to an end, but the drama is just beginning.



My take...

My reality show guilty pleasure is a show that is only real within the fictional pages of Raine Thomas’ House of Archer series. I love i. I cannot get enough of it. And I end up wanting more of it when I am finished. 

I was so stinkin excited to read the next installment to the series. After everything these great characters have been through, you’d think they would get some down time as the tour comes to a close. But the chaos of the show is taking its toll and the threat against Lily is stronger than ever. Not to mention Archer’s fear of losing Lily is wearing on him at every turn. Will their relationship survive the threats, the show and family drama? 

I am so in love with Sage. He is freakin adorable in such a nerdy way. It’s the glasses of course. Just adorable. And bless Rosemary’s sweet little heart after all that she endured at the start of the book. While you will be snickering along with the story, women everywhere will be doing it in that very understanding way. We understand it. Solidarity and all that. But I just loved seeing him and Rosemary interact and fall for each other under the rouse of a fake relationship. They really stole the show. 

What I love the mostest (that is a word right?) about this series, is even with each new book being about a new couple and their fight for love, it also brings back the couple that started it all: Lily and Dane. And then we also saw bits of Keith and Sydney’s new life throughout the story. So, while it focuses on the new couple, we also are following everyone else so they are not forgotten. 

The story was amazing, the plot build up intense, and the ending was swoony. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. So much grabby hands for it!! If you haven’t read the books of this amazing series, please pick it up today. Get to know everyone who makes this book the awesomeness that it is. Fall for them. Hurt with them. Love with them. 5 Stars!


Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine has signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She's a proud indie author who is living the dream.

Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning...two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn't writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida's beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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