Joie and her friends are continuing to follow the Grimm Brother’s Band across their countrywide tour. They thought the worst was behind them but they had no idea that things were just getting started. Terrorists’ bombings call for all entertainment venues to be on high alert. With all of the new staff and crew members, the band finds it hard to know who to trust.
Meanwhile things begin to heat up between Joie and Hawkins in and out of the bedroom when an ex-fiancé suddenly shows up on the scene but the real surprise has yet to come. If the band wants to continue on the tour, they must figure out who is really behind it all before time runs out…
Time Out by Leah Spiegel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
After reading Foolish Games I honestly assumed I wouldn’t read the second book anymore. I love the first book but I just thought that that was it for Joie and Hawkins’ story for me. The thing is however, I ended up reading Time Out ‘cause it just intrigues me. Reading Leah Spiegel’s Foolish Games books feels a lot like Ally Carter meets The Fast and the Furious. I have no idea if that comparison is true enough but that’s exactly how I feel.
Time Out is as good and as action-packed and thrilling. We get the same quirky, upbeat, unpredictable characters with a few new additions who would keep you guessing and make you love and hate them at the same time.
Ms. Leah definitely upped the ante in this book. With a lot of surprising twists, Time Out is packed with more mystery, more action, more danger, more drama (okay maybe just a bit), more romance and more Hawkins and Joie moments. I can’t seem to get enough of those two. They’ll make you feel frustrated, giddy, happy and just about wanting for more. Their relationship has grown stronger from the first time we’ve seen them and with Hawkins’ ex-fiancé showing up unannounced Joie’s world is about to get rocky. Not to mention the aforementioned ex seems to be hiding something.
I adore Hawkins even more in this book. He’s proving himself to be the opposite of being the playboy everyone assumes him to be. He’s sincerely sweet and still protective of Joie and we’ll get to know more about him in this book. He does things that would really surprise you and sweep you off your feet. Did I mention he just got hotter? Granted he’s a rockstar so that fact alone makes him hot. But Hawkins is just the romantic kind of guy who doesn’t say much but proves himself to you with the actions he does.
And that ending? Now that’s something you wouldn’t want to miss.