Some books just grab you by the neck and pull you in, telling you to shut up and sit still and read. So you do. You read until your eyes bleed. This was one of those books for me. I loved many things here, but especially the red boots. There are so many ways you can go wrong with rockstar-falls-in-love-with-normal-kid. Ms Roberts did not fall into any of those pot holes. She steered the story clear of all those obstacles, and only threw in a little bit of angst in the mix, to spice it up. Setting the story in a period when there were no cellphones, interwebz, low-cost airlines and when interaction was so different from today, was really cool. We have come such a long way since then, so much has changed, it's like it's a different planet. Thank you for reminding me.The time-setting of this book really took me on a walk down memory lane. Set in the 1990'ies music scene, I could really relate to all of it. Sweet and sometimes sad, this love story takes a journey to conclusion, and even if the sexing was a bit on the graphic side for me personally, the feeling that was conveyed came across both true and sincere. I love when the protags can be strong in turns. A sentence that still rings in my ears? This one:"Thank you for taking me away from that house."All in all a good read, fast and love-filled. I'm glad I read this, it took me by the hand and showed me places I haven't visited in my head for years. It also made me think of the beautiful men in my life that I have lost to illness. I like remembering them. ***I was NOT asked to read this book by anyone, I paid for it with my own money, as I do for all the books I read, all the music I listen to and the movies I watch.