Seaside Series (1-3.5) by Rachel Van Dyken
I LOVED this series. Sometimes I am little late to the game with epic authors. Rachel Van Dyken had yet to write a book I haven't adored. I read these books as the box set so my review will be a complete one.
Each novel follows a different set of characters in set of friends living in a small town. I felt like it was a TV show as I read it. The way Rachel Van Dyken weaves this world around you, you fall for these characters and their trifles.
The Characters we meet are Alec, Demetri, Natalie, Alyssa and Jameson. We do meet other secondary characters but these are the main ones. This series follows stars falling in love and trying to escape the limelights to deal with their personal lives, well personally.
This series is a MUST read. If you are new to RVD this is a great way to jump in and test the waters. You get a world that is real and characters that show you their vulnerabilities, all the while giving you a glimpse into their crazy rock star lives.
SynopsisFrom #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken...
Book 1 Tear: Life as a teenager is never easy. But for Natalee Murray, things have just gotten way more difficult. Bored with life, she can't wait to graduate high school and get out of town, especially considering the famous band members from AD2 suddenly start attending her school, making her once boring life, absolutely insane.
It starts with a pen. A single brush of fingers, and she is captivated. But Alec and Demetri have a dark secret, one that could shatter their reputations and Natalee's heart. What do you do when one guy paints your life with color while the other infuses your soul with passion? How do you choose when your heart is divided?
Book 2 Pull: Jaded rock star, Demetri Daniels, is in Hell — also known as Seaside, Oregon. Sent to rehab after nearly getting himself killed last year, his record company wants nothing more than for him to lay low, away from the limelight.
Irritated and more alone than he’s ever been in his life, Demetri tries desperately to rebuild his shattered reputation as a drug addict and player, which proves to be difficult when he meets Alyssa.
Alyssa is everything he should stay away from. She’s beautiful, smart, but above all else, she’s damaged. And one thing Demetri has learned is two broken hearts don’t equal a whole.
In the end, he has to decide if he can rise above the life he’s created in learning from his past mistakes, or fall into the darkness of his choices.
Book 3 Shatter: Sometimes the only way to heal... is to shatter.
Rock star Alec Daniels has it all. Love, fame, money... But being in the limelight isn't all it’s cracked up to be, and after one bad choice comes back to haunt him he is left picking up the pieces of his carefully constructed life. Now he faces the toughest decision of his life: Deal with his mistake like a man, or dive back into the dark hole of depression, drugs, and denial that have been his comfort for so long.
One wrong move could destroy everything. His girlfriend, his family, and his future.
Book 3.5 Forever: Men fall hard. Rock stars fall the hardest. This is the conclusion to Alec and Nat's story.