Series: The Painted Daisies Book 1
Author: LJ Evans
Genre: Second Chance Romance, Opposite-sides-of-the-track Romance, Female Rockstar Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2023
Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs
The world’s most beloved rock star falls for a troubled music producer whose past comes back to haunt them.
As the youngest member of The Painted Daisies, keyboardist Paisley Kim’s entire life revolves around writing songs and playing music. It’s easy for her to fall head over heels for producer Jonas Riccoli from the moment he enters her life. Amidst their fiery arguments about music and lyrics, it feels like he’s the only one who sees beyond her stage fright and shyness to the bold, brave musician she wants to become.
However, not everyone in the band is happy for the new couple. When her sister, Landry, warns her to stay away from the troubled producer, Paisley doesn’t listen, and her sister pays the price.
Jonas thinks Paisley is the woman he could spend his future with, until his past catches up to him and Landry is murdered. He blames himself, and so does the brokenhearted Paisley, who walks out of his life without looking back.
But when she decides to offer herself up as bait to catch the killer, Jonas returns to Paisley’s side. There’s no way he’s going to let her face the danger alone. He’ll be there to keep her safe even if she doesn’t want him, even if it means his own destruction.
With an all-female rock band and the alpha heroes who steal their hearts, The Painted Daisies might just leave you breathless. Each full-length novel has a different HEA couple and a concluded suspense plot, but the series is best read from book one to keep track of the overarching murder mystery. Are you ready for it?
𝙎𝙒𝙀𝙀𝙏 𝙈𝙀𝙈𝙊𝙍𝙔 is a second-chance, opposite-sides-of-the-track romance. The world’s sweetest rock star falls for a troubled music producer whose past comes back to haunt them.
Award-winning author LJ Evans writes achingly heartfelt slow-burns with deep, relatable characters, true friends, real "family", and dreams remade on this wild ride called life.
She lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, child, and the three terrors called cats. She's been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. A former 1st-grade teacher, she now spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge-watching original shows like The Crown, A Discovery of Witches, Veronica Mars and Stranger Things.
If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt—sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis. Which is exactly why LJ loves fiction novels—the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.