Oceanside
Michelle Mankin
Rockstar Romance

Oscar night.
Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies and sick of all the fake f*ckery.
A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination.
Hollywood is not for her. 
He’s full of regrets, darkness and secrets.
She’s full of hope and light and has mysteries of her own. 
He’s her reserved hero.
She’s his gypsy rose.
He’s water. She’s fire. Together, they don’t make sense.
But he’s what she’s always wanted, and she just might be everything he needs.

Uncaged Review: For me, this is nothing less than a 5 star read. I was sunk within the first few pages. This is the third book in the series, but I had no issues reading this one. The story of Ash and Fanny skirts many social issues, but treats them all with respect and knowledge, without taking away the seriousness of it. My heart broke and it got pieced back together within the pages. I am not ashamed to say that there were some tears, laughter and anger – right along with the characters. The Dirty Dogs rock band is a bonded group that everyone, from any walk of life would want, and envy.

I’ve had this as an ARC for a while, and I am sorry that it took me so long to read it. It is everything I love in a rock star romance. I don’t know that I will go back and read the first two, but I definitely would love to read the next one. I’m sure that knowing the back stories of the other members would have only enhanced this book, but this holds up well as a standalone, and I’m very happy I met these characters at this time in their lives, I don’t think I could love them more. Even Diesel. Reviewed by Cyrene

5 Stars