Chaos (Mayhem #3)
I have been looking forward to Chaos since Mayhem first released. (Mayhem is the first book in this series but each book can be read as a standalone.) Shawn is the lead guitarist in the band The Last Ones To Know. He and his band mates are looking for someone to fill a spot in their band and the only person who was good enough was Kit Larson. Shawn was her first love and he was the person who inspired her to pick up a guitar for the first time. But they had a history and Kit wasn't going to let that hold her back from living her dream.
They accept her into the band and Kit, being the only girl in the group, has a lot to overcome. Her family doesn't agree with her choice, her feelings for Shawn return full force, and she has to prove herself even more because Shawn acts like a total jerk. But she doesn't let any of that hold her back. She goes on stage and rocks out like a true rock star, and the fans love her.
My favorite part of the book is Kit's family. She has four over-protective brothers and each of them have their own role in the story. All of them had different personalities and it showed why Kit grew into the women she was.
Shawn is by far my favorite guy in the band. He was a bit of a man-whore but he was a true friend and cared deeply for Kit, even if he hadn't realized it yet. Their romance was gripping, heartbreaking, and so real, I felt my own heart break. One of my favorite parts, which shattered my heart, of the book is: "With the force of a woman's scorn, I snare my fingers in the front of his shirt and yank him toward the door. Then I spin around and push him so hard, he stumbles backward onto my porch. I barely catch the pleading look he gives me before I slam the door as hard as I can in his face. The foundation shakes, my hands shake, the world crumbles and when I turn around, everyone is staring at me. Everyone knows."
Jamie Shaw poured all of her heart and soul into this book and it shows in her strong writing. It is the best book of the series so far! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good rock star romance, or even just a great romance story in general. Go for a ride with them on their tour and fall in love with Shawn as Kit and I have!