Series: The Rise And Fall of Dani Trueheart #1
Published by Rand-Smith LLC on October 20, 2020
Also by this author: Burning Bright
In the first book in THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART series, RISING STAR, fifteen-year-old Dani Truehart is living a life that is not quite her own. Driven by her mother's desire for fame and fortune, she has spent her childhood dutifully training for a career as a pop star. On the brink of discovery, doubts begin to creep into Dani's mind as she questions her own desire for fame, and she wonders whether she can trust the motivations of the adults who are driving her forward.
Following a brilliant audition arranged by her vocal/dance coach and former '80s pop icon Martin Fox, Dani is thrown full-force into the music industry. She leaves her friends, family and scheming mother behind to move with Martin, who has become her legal guardian, into the Malibu compound of her new manager, Jenner Redman. Jenner, the former swindling manager of Martin's boy band, leverages what's left of his depleted fortune to launch Dani's career.
Isolated from her life at home and trying to stay apace with her demanding schedule, Dani struggles to keep in touch with those she loves, connect to her withholding mother and find her voice as an artist. With Martin and Jenner at odds over their rocky past and finding herself unprepared to handle the pressures of her future singing career, Dani's debut album and future stardom are at risk of falling apart.
I am OBSESSED with this book, with Dani and her story.
Being a YA there were a couple of cringy conversations which I couldn’t imagine would happen between a girl and a guy at that age, but let’s be honest I haven’t been that age for a long time but aside from that I couldn’t put it down. I am just annoyed life and work got in my way and that I couldn’t just sit there and read it.
I could NOT stand Dani’s mother what a god awful, selfish and jealous person. She is vile to Dani, I understand she is jealous, yes, but woman she is your daughter!!!!! And I didn’t like Zoe, apart from a fab name, she also is not a nice girl! I LOVED everyone else from Lauren, Sean, Geena to Martin, Jenner and Terence. I have my eye on Beau too!!
Gosh so much to love about this book, not only do we have a 15-year-old trying to navigate life as a teenager she is now on the brink of stardom. I loved seeing her story, and that gruelling schedule. It was fascinating to see behind the scenes of the music industry but we are only just scratching the surface and Dani’s journey.
It is such a sweet story and has such a feel-good factor to it that you can’t help but keep turning the pages. I was hooked. I really can’t articulate my obsession with this book. I just sat and blasted the last 80 odd pages, and I was completely absorbed in the story. Just so many cute touches to it. It was also refreshing to read a non-crime/thriller book. Aah, you just need to read it! I am off to read the next book, but I am upset as I know I will have to wait a long time for the third book.
I defy anyone to not fall in love with Dani after reading it!
Until next time xxx
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2022 Reading
- Published before 2022