Title: The Legend of Arturo King
Series: Legendary Rock Stars #1
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
My name is Arturo King, and I’m told I’m a legend in music. My band is called the Nights and we got our start at the underground Round Table in New York City. Raised by a foster father, I didn’t know the extent of my inheritance until I was twenty-one, and it was all more than I bargained for. I wanted to play the guitar and rule the world with song, but I learned I have a mother from old money, a dead father who was once a real estate mogul, and a record company that needed some rebuilding. Mure Linn, my friend and mentor, has been by my side through it all, teaching me to play, strengthening my lyrics, and guiding me in the music industry. There was one area he couldn’t guide me, though, and that was love. Guinevere DeGrance changed everything for me, I suppose, including the reason I’m here learning the legend of my life without remembering any of it.
The legendary rock star series begins...
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This is my first book by LB Dunbar and I can definitely say I loved it!!!
I am a huge Rocker Romance junkie so when I read the synopsis I knew I needed to read this book. I was hooked instantly, and imagine my surprise when it dawned on me that this is a modern twist of Camelot. (Yes I did the face meets palm when the lightbulb went off LOL)
I was impressed with LB’s ability to take a classic and interpret it the way she has. Her writing is wonderful and I was instantly drawn to the brooding Arturo, the man goes after what he wants and doesn’t back down. He is the sexy lead singer of the Nights, and has plenty of success and the perks/downfalls that come along with it. Guinevere has been protected from pretty much everything by her father who happens to be a legend on the music scene Leo Degrance. Growing up she has been told to stay away from rock stars until bam her Dad and Arturo’s mentor matches the two up in a roundabout way.
I loved watching Guinie and Arturo’s relationship develop and grow, it’s not just a roll in the hay and it’s finished. He is happy to go at a pace that is comfortable for Guinie, who is extremely shy but so wanting to have her own name and independence and not be in her father’s shadow. She goes through such an amazing transformation as does Arturo a well-known ladies man. Their chemistry is scorching and sweet at the same time and I found it to be extremely addicting. I love the mystery and uncertainty that surround the secondary characters and not to mention the twists and turns that the plot takes at times.
I find myself sitting on my hands anxiously awaiting the next book to come out and am hoping it shines some light on the end of this one. I will now be going to one-click jail once I download more of LB’s stories. This was such a unique book that I am highly recommending it to everyone!!
5 Amazing Stars!!
I’d like to say I was always a writer. I’d also like to say that I wrote every day of my life since a child. That I took the teaching advice I give my former students because writing every day improves your writing. I’d like to say I have my ten-thousand hours that makes me a proficient writer. But I can’t say any of those things. I did dream of writing the “Great American Novel” until one day a friend said: Why does it have to be great? Why can’t it just be good and tell a story?
As a teenager, I wrote your typical love-angst poetry that did occasionally win me an award and honor me with addressing my senior high school class at our Baccalaureate Mass. I didn’t keep a journal because I was too afraid my mom would find it in the mattress where I kept my copy of Judy Blume’s Forever that I wasn’t allowed to read as a twelve year old.
I can say that books have been my life. I’m a reader. I loved to read the day I discovered “The Three Bears” as a first grader, and ever since then, the written word has been my friend. Books were an escape for me. An adventure to the unknown. A love affair I’d never know. I could be lost for hours in a book.
So why writing now? I had a story to tell. It haunted me from the moment I decided if I just wrote it down it would go away. But it didn’t. Three years after writing the first draft, a sign (yes, I believe in them) told me to fix up that draft and work the process to have it published. That’s what I did. But one story let to another, and another, and another. Then a new idea came into my head and a new storyline was created.
I was accused (that’s the correct word) of having an overactive imagination as a child, as if that was a bad thing. I’ve also been accused of having the personality of a Jack Russell terrier, full of energy, unable to relax, and always one step ahead. What can I say other than I have stories to tell and I think you’ll like them. If you don’t, that’s okay. We all have our book boyfriends. We all have our favorites. Whatever you do, though, take time for yourself and read a book.