Series: Mayhem #4
Published by Avon on February 21, 2017
Genres: New Adult
When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly... don’t upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don’t piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she’s a nightmare to live with.
Falling in love with her cousin’s rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.
As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he wants. He’s sweet, funny, romantic, talented—and the only guy that’s ever made Hailey’s heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because Danica wants him back, and she’ll fight dirty to win.
Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica’s threats and his rock star life—music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans—could tear them apart before they’ve even begun. Hailey isn’t sure she’s the one for him, but Mike’s waited years for a girl like her… and he’ll do anything to prove it.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Jamie Shaw never ceases to amaze me with each book she puts out. Every release keeps getting better and better, and if you’ve read her books you’d know they are pretty damn epic. Jamie Shaw doesn’t write your typical rock star romances, she writes romantic and swoony and sexy and fun romances about this band as they go through the highs and lows of their careers while falling in love in the process.
While stardom and the rock star lifestyle may get to some people, it doesn’t get to Mike Madden. He’s in the band for two simple reasons: he wants to play the drums and he gets to live his dream with his best friends.
Mike is a romantic. He’s not one to fall into the clutches of the groupies. He wants to find the girl that will be there when the stardom has faded. And when Mike’s ex-girlfriend comes back, he might just be able to find it.
But not with his ex-girlfriend because Danica is icky and mean and vile and a selfish, awful person (can you tell that I hate her? Literally all the rage toward this women who has no soul–it’s not harsh once you meet her, trust me). Hailey, Danica’s cousin, is the girl made for Mike. Bonding over their love of video games, because Hailey is a bad ass gamer who puts other gamers to shame, and Mike is in awe of her skills. Bonding through gaming creates something strong between these two that soon phone calls are being exchanged, texts are being swapped, best friend status is being achieved. But when the line between best friend love and romantic love start to get blurred, will these two cuties be able to cross the line?
If you’ve been a fan of the series since the release, or have just been waiting for a book that will melt your heart, make you go awe, but also leave you swooning at a dirty talking drummer, then Havoc is your book. Mike is the epitome of book boyfriends, the one that makes you fall harder and harder with each page you read. Hailey is a character that you will want in your life forever. She’s best friend material, so sweet and so caring and always willing to go above and beyond for the people she cares about. These two characters are ones that deserve happiness and the world and they deserve to experience both with one another.
There is nothing like reading a book by one of your favorite authors, but there is no other feeling than being completely blown away by one of your favorite authors in some of her best work yet. Havoc is a story I will not swoon forget (I mean I’m still thinking about about and I read it back in January, proof enough for you?). And, although Shawn (hero from book 3) is still my favorite, Mike gave him a run for his money, coming super close to knocking him off my number one spot. GAH I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! He’s adorable and sweet and my LORD HIS MOUTH! SOMEONE GET ME FAN!
Mike’s book is the perfect conclusion to one of my favorite series, to one of the best rock star series out there.
(Here is me begging for more, do you hear this Jamie? I DON’T LIKE SAYING GOODBYE!!)