Donna Reads: Good Lies: A Wild Minds Novel by Charlotte West


If Warren Price was gasoline, I’d be a lit match.

Addison Wanks, rock ’n’ roll’s favorite daughter, is good at keeping secrets.

Secret One

She’s responsible for the long-standing feud between her father’s band, Wanks and Janks, and younger band Wild Minds. She may or may not have let Wild Minds’ sexy bad-boy lead singer Warren defile her backstage at a concert. Okay, she totally did.

Secret Two

She’s supposed to be attending college but instead skips town to follow Wild Minds on their European tour. Addy adores Warren Price.

Secret Three

Europe doesn’t go so well. Her sexy lead singer turned out to be king of a**holes. He’s arrogant, demanding and controlling. Addy loathes Warren Price. Oh, well.

Secret Four

Fast forward a few years and Addy is planning to attend her father’s farewell tour when she hears the news—Wild Minds is back in the good graces of Wanks and Janks. The two bands will be headlining together. This is going to make avoiding Warren difficult. Especially since it seems Warren doesn’t want to be ignored. He also doesn’t want a divorce. That’s right, Addy is married to the Wild Minds front man. Shh. Don’t tell.

What will happen when all Addy’s secrets are revealed?

My Review:

** I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I loved, loved, loved this book! I requested an advanced reader’s copy, and I am so glad that I did. I loved Addy and War’s story. Once I started reading, it was almost impossible to put it down.

Addison Wanks is abandoned at a young age when her drug-addicted mother overdoses. Found clutching a photo of a famous rock star and saying one word, “Papa”, she is a surprise to her famous twenty-two year old father. She is the four year old daughter he never knew existed, and he is not exactly father material. As Addy grows and is raised in the unconventional world her father inhabits, he has one rule that he will not bend on – she must never get involved with a rock star. Addy is as headstrong and as impulsive as her father. She is also a pretty good liar.

This story took me by surprise. I loved the ragtag band(s) of musicians and the people who supported and surrounded them – both her father’s band and Warren’s band. At times I hated her father. He was pretty immature and manipulative, always wanting his own way. At times I really disliked Addy. She was just like him, but I could see that she had potential. It was easy to forgive her for the way she was. I loved Warren Price from the moment he entered the story. He was so real and so good for Addy. Of course he’s a temperamental, alpha male rock musician, given to over the top gestures, and of course, there’s conflict and there’s angst.

This was just a damned good read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the other books in the series. I highly recommend this one!


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