Along for the Ride (The Rosewoods Rock Star Series, #1)
The Rosewoods Rock Star Series
Vanessa Capri hates musicians. She has good reasons to, just not ones she’s willing to talk about, even with her best friend, Sandy Thibeault. Vanessa has a long history with rock stars; as the daughter of a famous music producer, she’s spent her life around them and knows about the seedy underbelly of the music business. She knows firsthand how the industry ruins lives and families, and she’ll do anything in her power to stay away. Until the talent show at The Rosewood Academy for Academic Excellence—her boarding school for the rich and famous—where she sees Willmont Davidson perform. She recognizes his rare talent and knows he needs to audition for her father’s new boy band. Except Willmont isn’t buying what she’s selling and seems to be immune to the lure of the music business. Vanessa is determined to get him on board, though she’s also committed to maintaining her distance from the band. Especially when one of the members turns out to be someone from Vanessa’s past—someone she’s been trying for months to get over.
But then her summer plans—relaxing at her house in the Hamptons with Sandy—are threatened when her best friend decides she wants to follow the band on tour. It’s a dream come true for her to be the band’s exclusive teen vlogger and Vanessa’s dad loves the idea to help build buzz, so who is Vanessa to stop her? Sandy wants her to come along, but while Vanessa’s not going to stop her friend, there’s no way she’s going on tour.
Despite her efforts to stay away, Vanessa gets caught up in the tour preparations and starts not hating it (or the guys) as much as she would have expected. And then, when things start to go wrong, they don’t just want her on tour, they need her. Will Vanessa rise to the challenge? And if she does will she be able to protect her heart from these boys who were built to be heartthrobs?
Along for the Ride is the first book in The Rosewoods Rock Star series for readers who love swoony romantic comedies about rock stars and the girls who can’t resist them.
Note: The Rock Star books are companions to the original Rosewoods series, but take place after it, beginning chronologically after Crossing the Line (book 10). There are some spoilers, but each series can be read independently.
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TAKING THE REINS (Book 1)
Brooklyn Prescott (if that's even her real name) is the new girl at The Rosewood Academy for Academic Excellence, now that she's moved back to the States after two years living in London. Rosewood, a boarding school for children of the rich and famous and known for its celebutantes, is missing just one element important to any junior's education: boys. But luckily for Brooklyn, and the rest of the Rosewood girls, there's a boys' boarding school, The Westwood Academy, just a few miles away.
On her very first day, Brooklyn meets Will, a gorgeous and flirty boy on campus to help with move in. But is he who she thinks he is? And what about Brady, the cute stable boy? Or Jared, the former child actor with his grown-up good looks who can always make her laugh? As Brooklyn settles in at Rosewood, she's faced with new friends, new challenges and new opportunities to make herself into the girl she always wanted to be. Whoever that might be.
MASQUERADE (Book 2)
Halloween is coming and everyone knows what that means: costume party! For Brooklyn Prescott, the best thing about being the new school liaison was supposed to be planning the Halloween dance. Who doesn't want to escape herself, even if it's just for one night? But The Rosewood School for Academic Excellence has banned costumes and now Brooklyn's faced with the possibility of her first event being a total flop. Not to mention that she's planning the dance with Dave, the sexy and neglected boyfriend of her roommate, Emmie. Awkward!
It's not like planning the dance is her only concern either. On top of classes she's got equestrian team practice, and Coach Fleming has been acting very oddly. Talked into sneaking out to collect some intel with her friends, Brooklyn may have stumbled onto a huge, juicy secret that could involve the coach in a potentially career-ending scandal. And then there's Jared, who seemed to be into her, but has suddenly disappeared without a trace - not even a text message.
Things at Rosewood are getting complicated for Brooklyn, just as she's starting to fit in. The more she tries to uncover the secrets surrounding her, the more she realizes that her friends and even the faculty are all wearing masks. Does she dare look underneath them? Or does she put on one of her own?
PLAYING THE PART (Book 3)
Kaylee Bennett has never felt like she really fit in at The Rosewood Academy for Academic Excellence, but this year she feels even more like an outsider. Life has done a one-eighty for Kaylee and as she returns to the posh school for girls, she can't bring herself to tell her secret to her friends and definitely not her long term crush, Phillip Carson. Not that Kaylee could ever imagine he would be attracted to a quiet bookworm like her anyway. But then there's Declan Ryan, the gorgeous exchange student who seems to be interested, until Kaylee finds out his secret and why he might actually be into her, and it has nothing to do with her charm or love of English literature.
To complicate matters, Kaylee gets stuck running the school's production of Romeo and Juliet, directing both Declan and Phillip with the help of Rosewood's sexy first year teacher, Mr. Stratton—as if the Westwood boys weren't enough of a distraction!
Determined to stay away from Declan and make things work with Phillip, Kaylee isolates herself from her friends and hides out in the house of cards she's built to protect herself, but how long will it stay standing?
Books by Katrina Abbott:
All books by Katrina Abbott (in reading order):
The Complete Rosewoods Brooklyn Series:
Fresh Start (free series prequel)
Taking the Reins (free)
Playing the Part
Reading Between the Lines
I'll Never Forget (free prequel to This Point Forward)
This Point Forward
Risking it All (free alternate POV short story)
Hitting the Target
Turning the Page
Crossing the Line
The Complete Rosewoods Rock Star Series:
Along for the Ride
Going on Tour
Working for the Band
Loving the Rock Star
The Westwoods Series:
Striking a Pose
Taking a Dive
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To add to Emmie’s troubles, in a moment of panic, she’s made an accusation against a member of the community—a troubled boy with a mysterious past—and now she must face the consequences of her split-second decision. Consequences she never could have seen coming. Consequences that will change both of their lives forever.
And then there’s Rob, Brooklyn’s older brother and the new handyman working on campus at Rosewood. He’s gorgeous and funny and shares Emmie’s love for movies. Sort of. What at first seemed like a fun way to pass time starts to turn into more than either of them bargained for. And when the Christmas holidays arrive, Emmie has to say goodbye to her friends and Rob to face the holidays on her own.
This Point Forward is the fifth book in The Rosewoods, an exciting new Young Adult series for readers who love fun, flirty love stories.
Books by Katrina Abbott:
The Rosewoods Series:
Taking the Reins
Playing the Part
Reading Between the Lines
I'll Never Forget (short story)
This Point Forward
Risking It All (short story)
Hitting the Target (August 2015)
Keywords: contemporary romance, young adult contemporary romance, boarding school, high school, friendship, boys, kissing, first love, humorous romance, romantic humor, funny romance, flirting, teen, teenage, equestrian, Olympics, rich, wealthy, elite, young adult, new adult, coming of age, love triangle, boys, relationships, firsts, new girl, family, relationships, dysfunctional, abuse, tattoos, prison, bad boy, spies, spy, secrets, mystery