Review "Dear Rockstar"

Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins

Sara is obsessed with rock star Tyler Vincent, and as she works to complete her senior year, she’s determined to find a way to meet him—although her best friend, Aimee, keeps telling her to find a different escape from her desperately violent home life.
Complications arise when Dale, the mysterious new transfer student, sets his sights on Sara, and she falls for this rock-star-in-the-making in spite of her better judgment. When Sara wins a contest, she is faced with a choice—travel to Tyler Vincent’s home town to meet him, or stay and support Dale in a Battle-of-the-Bands hosted by MTV.
Their triangulated relationship is pushed to its breaking point, but there is another, deeper secret that Dale’s been keeping that just may break things wide open...
Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we’re going back to the ‘80’s when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break. 

My review: 

I loved this book! I went through every emotion reading it, I laughed, I cried, I was happy then sad, shocked, scared... you get the point. I sat up till like 4 in the morning because I just could not stop reading. I had to know everything. All the little secrets that there were hints for through the book that made you wonder, hmm what's that all about and then of course you read on. And before I knew it.. I was done. My mouth hanging open just looking at the screen for a while before I could wrap my head around it, it couldn't be over this soon I just started it. It was just that good! 
The book is about Sara, a girl who has a major crush on the rockstar Tyler Vincent, she's trying to get her diploma so she can leave and get away from home. She paints a picture of her and Tyler Vincent to win a schoolarship in Maine, her chance to leave. 
Everything changes when she mets Dale at school. Dale Diamond looks a lot like Tyler Vincent, but depsite that Sara feels a strong connection with him. It starts out as this really sweet book about Dale and Sara falling in love, and they have all of these cute moments from their first meeting sharing skittles, him making a little heart out of the red ones when he found out it was her favorites and moving on to their first kiss where you can say the first sign on trouble started with Sara's stepfather, or stepbeast as she calls him very fitting, interrupting them and pulling her inside. Despite that they continue to date and grow closer and closer. part of the book is just one hot scene after the other and you're like whoa and them BOOM! just when you think another one there's that stepbeast again and this time it gets bad. 
So apart from the amazing storyline and the excellent writing the characters are great! 
Sara is strong. I can not tell you how strong she really is because that reveal the whole thing, but when you get to the end and read what she's been through so just think about how can this girl still.. cope and live like everything is normal. She is amazing for being able to go through all of that and still being able to live a normal life, you really feel for her. And I guess we can all relate to the celeb crush cause who hasn't had that. so yeah hers is major, but still. 
And then there's Dale... I love him. He's so sweet, caring and fun. And also very talented with his mouth... yes you guessed it, the boy can sing! And play the guitar and other instruments. He's competing in the battle of the bands with his band. 
Aside from them there's Dale's dad John who is like the sweetest dad ever and Sara's friends are also great! 
By the end of it all of these things that suddenly gets revealed is crazy! And what happens... wow. I won't reveal anything, but it was pretty messed up and you just wonder how this girls survived all these years. All I can say is that I happy she found Dale, happy that she can for once be happy even after everything that she's been through. And then it's the sweetst end ever. 
This is a must read the book has everything! 

*BIG spoilers of the book* 
*Seriously do not read unless you want the books ruined or you've read* 
*Okay then. Hightlight the area under to be able to read it*

When Sara gets out of the hospital after her stepfather tries to kill her wondering how her mother hasn't come to visit her it was all " god..." when you find out she killed herself.. like how could she! she is finally able to escape that man, he's gonna rot in prison or maybe even get sentenced to death and she does that! She still had her daughter.. she survived and then.. yeah. It was awful. so many feels towards the end. 
And then finding out that Sara got had been pregnant and six months in her stepdad had beaten her so the little girl died :( It was all just so sad! 
and then the big revelation that Dale's dad really isn't his dad but Tyler Vincent! Like you've been expecting it cause of how much they look alike and her mother's affair with him so you knew. And then you feel sorry for Dale's dad because he is like the sweetest being ever. Sweet and caring and yet he doesn't know. 

About the author: 

Emme Rollins is an up and coming author of New Adult/Mature Young Adult fiction. She’s been writing since she could hold a crayon and still chews her pen caps to a mangled plastic mess. She did not, however, eat paste as a kid. 

She has two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s, one of which she’s still paying for, but neither of which she uses out in the “real world,” because when she isn’t writing, she spends her time growing an organic garden to feed her husband and children (and far too many rabbits and deer!) where they live on twenty gorgeous forested acres in rural Michigan.

She loves tending her beehives (bees are wonderful pollinators and Hello!? Honey!) and keeping up with her daily yoga practice and going for long walks in the woods with her boxer, Rodeo, who loves chasing squirrels almost as much as Emme loves writing!

Emme loves hearing from fans, so feel free to use the contact page on her site to connect with her.


  1. Now I could finally read the spoilers! xD But of course I agree. It's all so horrible for Sara... :'( at least she has Dale now. <3


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