Book Review - Dear Rockstart by Emme Rollins | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins

Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins | Blushing Geek

Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins
Series: Dear Rockstar, #1
First Published: June 11, 2010 by Fido Publishing
 Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Music
Pages: 200
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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.


I don’t usually read book summaries or book previews when I am going to pursue a certain book, but this time, I broke the routine! Well, not deliberately but accidentally. I was curious about the book so I read it from its cover until I reached the summary part, which I didn’t even know that it was, lol.

What I also noticed in this book is that it made me feel interested in it. I like mystery so maybe the mysterious character of Dale pulled me into it. As I’ve said above, I accidentally read the book summary so it was kinda intriguing what would be the secret Dale is hiding. I’ve made some predictions as usual, but as I continued, I doubted them, until I finally got some clue and wooolah, I guessed it right. Wohooo!

I don’t think I don’t like it, but I have to mention that both the characters were engaged in a whirlwind romance and who would have thought that Sara would fall in love with someone who looks like her ultimate crush, lol. I’m not sure, but I think the whole thing about how their relationship started was somewhat unrealistic. I think all of it just happened too fast.  But I still enjoyed it, hahaha sucker. I love to read a book where a guy is totally in love with his heroine. I love to read the lines where the guy is really making an effort to make the girl happy, so I guess all those uncertainties I had early on just erased. I guess what matters is the happy ending eh? I’m not sure if what I thought happened really did happen, so I’ll just wait until I can acquire the second book eh? This story totally did its purpose, I totally fell in love. Also, there’s no ex-girlfriend who came back from the grave, so that’s really a relief eh? And guess what? This story isn’t just purely romance but it also talks about family. Isn’t that nice? I have to say I also enjoyed the guessing game! Who would have thought that I’ll be playing a guessing game in this kind of story eh? Haha.

When I was reading its first chapter, I was really confused with the characters. There’s only 5 significant characters introduced but I still mixed them up. I think that’s because they’re not properly introduced or maybe I’m just out of my mind lol. So far, the story is well written, there’s quite a few words that I need to consult the dictionary for its meaning, but overall it didn’t annoy me. 

I don’t remember that I’ve read a part where Sara and Dale (main characters) were completely described physically in this story. Maybe there was but I forgot? lol. But I can clearly picture out Dale, the oh-so-hot Rockstar. You should have known by now that I am quite attracted to bad guys, but I am also attracted to rock stars or musicians, that’s why I could also relate to Sara’s character (me imagining Dale shirtless, barefoot and playing a guitar [squeal afterwards]). I’m not sure if there’s some characters in this story that I hate. The lines of each characters were properly written so you wouldn’t feel like you are reading a line from a guy who sounded gay, or a girl who sounded like a guy (if you know what I mean). 

There are quite questionable scenes from this story that I’ve bumped into, and until now I’m still guessing if I’ve just overlooked the answer? I’ve just mentioned it because that’s the reason why I haven’t lit the remaining 1 star above.

And oops, I almost forgot, this story has some numerous SPG so beware haha lol.

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Sophia Rose
7 years ago

Love that it was set in the ’80s. Oh boy, I have so many stories that have sat on my e-reader for over a year. Glad you got to read this one and enjoyed most of it.

7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Yep, and I’m afraid there’s a hundred and plus more to go hehe

7 years ago

There are so many books I’ve accumulated over the years that are collecting virtual dust on my eReader. Glad you got around to dusting one of them off. it sounds like an interesting story. Makes me feel old that MTV playing music videos seems to be a retro thing now.

7 years ago
Reply to  Kristin

Haha, yeah, it makes me feel that way too

7 years ago

Glad you enjoyed! 😀 Hadn’t heard of this one before!

7 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Yeah, quite a surprise really. But I’m glad I finally had to clean some stagnant stories in my e-reader 😀

7 years ago

I’ve been in the mood for romance books as well lately, although i am switching a bit between different romance sub genres. It always is fun when you can guess something right! I can have some trouble remembering who is who at times as well, especially when they don’t have a clear personality. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

7 years ago
Reply to  Lola

Wow, it’s good to hear that I’m not the only one about the names lol. Yep, I’m so relieved my guess turns out to be great 🙂

Carole's Random Life
7 years ago

This one is completely new to me but it sounds like a good read. I am glad that you enjoyed it. Great review!

7 years ago

Thanks Carole 🙂

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