Tuesday, February 11, 2014

✯Blog Tour Review for 'Collaboration' by Michelle Lynn feat. Nevaeh Lee✯

This is not your typical rock star romance. For one, the “rock star” is a rapper. And not just any rapper. Trace is the hottest ticket in the music industry right now, regardless of which definition of ‘hot’ you choose.

Taryn Starr is not the girl-next-door who unknowingly meets a celebrity. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the reigning country music princess and world-renowned superstar knows exactly who Trace is…or does she?

Their worlds collide when the musicians whose paths were never destined to cross are forced by their joint record label to collaborate on a song. The sparks fly and ignite a fire that blazes hotter with every minute they spend together—for better or worse. One thing’s for certain, the two media magnets can’t deny their explosive chemistry, but will life in the spotlight ultimately bring Trace and Taryn together or force them apart?

***This contemporary romance new adult novel is for mature audiences. The language alone would make a sailor blush (the guy’s a rapper, remember?) so 18+ only, please.

Excerpt #1

Speaking of which, we’d better get the fuck out of this car and into her house before one of those tour buses stop by and the lucky bastards end up with photos worth way more than the chump change they paid for the tour.

I reluctantly pull away from her, loving the sound of the whimper I hear before I throw the door open and slam it shut. I run around the car to help her out and lead her toward one of the few places where we will be safe from prying eyes. We both move quickly, ducking our heads in a now natural response, even when there aren’t any cameras around.

Taryn already has her keys in hand and opens the heavy wooden door. Thank the fuck she has an alarm system at least, which she turns off while I close the door behind us. As soon as the door clicks closed, I turn toward her and I have no doubt that the look in my eyes as they meet hers would be described as predatory. But instead of looking like frightened prey, I only see pure lust emanating from those staggeringly beautiful eyes. I’ve always thought Taryn’s eyes changed color depending on her mood and now I’m sure of it. Right now, they look like they’re on fire, with gold flecks bursting through the wild and intense green, a forest on the verge of erupting in uncontrollable flames.
I stalk closer and she backs up against the foyer wall, where I cage her in, my hands beside each of her shoulders. I lean in, bypassing her lips and moving mine toward her ear. Although her eyes are telling me one thing, I need to hear what her mouth says.
“Do you want me?” I whisper. She leans her head back against the wall, further exposing her neck, and I take the opportunity to trail kisses from her ear down to her collarbone. I kiss across the delicate area, which judging by the sounds she’s making, is also an erogenous zone for her.  Then I proceed to kiss my way back up her neck before whispering in her other ear, “Although I like that answer, I need to hear you say it, sweetheart. Do. You. Want. Me?” I ask, nibbling on her earlobe with each word spoken.
“Yes, dammit, I want you,” she says forcefully and reaches down to pull my shirt apart, ripping the buttons, before tearing it off me. That’s all the answer I need

Michelle Lynn

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

Nevaeh Lee

Nevaeh’s first exposure to writing began in a middle school creative writing class. She was reprimanded for composing a politically incorrect story and forced to re-write about a “safer” topic. Being the writing rebel that she is, Nevaeh always likes to push the envelope a bit and never re-writes, unless her editor insists on it.

When she’s not writing, Nevaeh is a freelance book editor ;).  And though she spends a good chunk of her time reading, writing, and editing, she can also be found hanging out with her family and taking road trips, exploring the area around wherever she happens to be living at the time. Even though “home” will always be Texas, she has lived in several different states and countries, but currently resides in the DC metro area.

I'm going to start off with Michelle has done it again!! She has given me another MUST read!! This is Nevaeh's debut & I'm hooked!! When I saw I'm super glad I read this. This is not like any book I've read. it was such a great read.

Taryn is a country singer. She's known as "America's Sweetheart". Then, you have Trace. He's a rapper & known as a bad boy. These 2 are total opposites. Or, are they?? They 1st meet at the Grammy's, where Trace beats Taryn at 1 award. Just for her to win the next. But, they both are intrigued with each other. Yet, they go their separate ways. Or so they thought.

After Trace has a night of trouble. His label decides to match him with "America's Sweetheart" Taryn. You know let's make him look good & let's make her look older. Well, neither one of them are happy about it.   Taryn has always written her own stuff. Now, she's given a song to sing and has to be with him. Trace just wants to get it over with. When they both get together they are over looking the song. They end up re-writing it to fit them. The real them. All while sneeking looks at each other every chance they get. They both secretly want to know the other one. Both want to know what the other one is thinking, what they would taste like, everything. 

While they are both on separate tours they start texting & calling each other. But, it's between them. Trace's boys don't know. Neither does Taryn's bitch of a mom who's also her manager. Who in my opinion is a complete bitch!! But, you make your own opinion. They are like two high schoolers. Can not wait until their phone beeps with their ringtone or text. They get off stage & call the other one. Trace stops sleeping with different girls. Taryn stays away from everyone. Hahaha...

They get together to film their music video. AND... What an video it was!! ;) It was hot, hot, hot to say the least. They go to the party the label is throwing afterwards. The two of them skip out to hang out... Alone... Well, one thing leads to another. The next morning they're all over the internet. Now, they have to decide if it's real & are they going to go public. 

Now that Trace & Taryn are public everyone & I mean everyone is pissed. They'll do ANYTHING to break them up. They must learn to realize that the internet will post just about anything to break them up. Taryn & Trace go thru hell and back trying to stay strong and in love. They do just about anything they can do to stay happy.

This is not your regular love story. Michelle & Nevaeh do an excellent job at making their different writing together to make a great story. I absolutely love Trace & Taryn. They are not what they appear. They both have more then one side to them, and they are a lot more alike then you or them would think in the beginning. This really was an excellent story. It had me laughing one minute and crying the next. Thanks Michelle & Nevaeh.



  1. Thanks Stefanie!! I love your review! <3

  2. Yes, thank you! Not only for taking the time to read our "collaboration" but for the amazing review :)