True Devotion by Liora Blake

Posted June 23, 2015 by Karen in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

True Devotion by Liora BlakeTrue Devotion by Liora Blake
Also by this author: True North, True Divide, First Step Forward (Grand Valley, #1), Second Chance Season, Ready for Wild
Published by Pocket Star on June 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 334
Format: eARC

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Find out if rock sensation Simon can break through tough-girl Devon’s steely exterior—if he can keep his head on straight, that is—in this second sizzling romance in the True series!

Devon Jenkins is a feisty blonde, and Simon Cole is the arrogant, sexy guitarist playing in her brother’s band. When they met for the first time, it went something like this: He hit on her, she shot him down, he made a lewd joke, she told him he was an idiot.

In the two years since then, not much has changed. From the way Simon flirts shamelessly with any set of ovaries within a 100-mile radius, Devon knows the smartest thing she can do is keep an impenetrable wall between them.

But sometimes the smart choice isn’t necessarily the right one…

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Review by Karen

I loved True Devotion (True Series Book #2) by Liora Blake, as the book has a realistic quality to the characters that is lacking in a lot of girl meets rocker books.  This is the second book in the True Series, but the first book True North, does not need to be read to understand this book. There are crossover characters from book one, but the plot is independent of the first book.  The plot of this story revolves around Devon Jenkins, the sister of Trevor Jenkins, the rockstar brother featured in True North and Simon Cole, Trevor’s bandmate and guitarist.  Devon and Simon verbally spare with each other in the first book and the verbal sparing and sexual tension is more than evident in their story.  Devon does not want to get involved in a relationship with the manwhore Simon, in fact the girl does not want to be in a relationship with anyone, and hasn’t been since she moved to L.A. five years ago.   Simon on the other had is supposed to be a manwhore, and yes in book one he made lewd and dirty flirty comments in the book; but his manwhore ways were never adequately established.  In this book Simon is anything but a manwhore, and it is Devon’s preconception of him; that she used to keep herself isolated from him.  The way Blake has written Simon, makes him the ultimate book boyfriend, except he can’t cook; but who needs this considering what he can do in the bedroom, study, kitchen, bathroom…… I’ll just eat some cereal!

Here is where I hang my head and whine, as the book up until the end was a five star read.  Then I had a ‘what the hell’ moment when I was ninety percent done with the book.  I thought the last ten percent of the book, was useless, and ruined the story for me.  It took this book from five stars to four, it downgraded it so much; because yes I could understand Devon’s anxiety; but then she goes and does something completely out of character; I was stunned and horrified.

So what to do, I adore this book, but be warned about he WTH, moments at the end of the book.  The WTH moment felt contrived, and inserted for no other reason, than to throw angst into a wonderful story.


About Liora Blake

Liora Blake is a contemporary romance author living in Colorado. Although her path to here was paved with a million detours, plenty of pitfalls, and many a crisis of faith, she thinks it’s a pretty amazing place to be. She writes because it’s what she’s always wanted to do, she writes novels because she likes to tell the whole story, and she writes romance because a happily ever after is the best kind of story to tell.

When she isn’t writing, she’s likely baking cookies she shouldn’t eat, inventing elaborate excuses to avoid going for a run, or asking the nice barista to sell her another quad-shot Americano.

Liora is represented by Victoria Lowes of The Bent Agency.

2 responses to “True Devotion by Liora Blake

  1. Michelle

    I really enjoyed this book as well. I didn’t realize it was a second book in a series. But I think she did okay without them really have to be linked enough to understand the storyline.

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