Infamous (Famous, #2) by Jenny Holiday

Infamous (Famous, #2)

All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, he’ll need to toe the line. Luckily, he’s into women too. Problem solved.Afte...

Details Infamous (Famous, #2)

TitleInfamous (Famous, #2)
Release DateNov 27th, 2017
PublisherRiptide Publishing
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary, Music, Musicians

Reviews Infamous (Famous, #2)

  • Shile loves books
    5++++++++++starsThis was me reading this book.Damn! This book was a breathe of fresh book air.. Once in a while I go through my TBR and pick a book I bought because Amazon had it under LGBT category, that I wasn’t familiar with the author or even read the blurb......“I call it surprise me book” read. And surprised I was. This was a sweet good old-fashioned romance novel. It read like the Indie films that I love to watch.MC1: Jesse the Rocks...
  • Ky
    I didn't expect to have this much fun with this story! Sure, I expected to like it well enough but not so much that I couldn't stop listening to this story until I reached the end."Infamous" takes us through about four years in total in the characters' lives and though there are a lot of time leaps it still had all the things I crave in a story like that. Learning that a story spans through many years is usually a done deal for me and I read the ...
  • Simone
    ***4.5 Rock-(Solid)-Stars*** Wow!!! Who would have thought that this story would be right up my alley? Not me, that's for sure.Amazing friends-to-lovers story between Jesse, an into the closet forced rockstar without putting on airs... ... and Hunter, the out and proud baby-silver-fox doctor... ... all wrapped up in an oh-so-delicious slow burn romance.I'm so not a fan of public declarations of love, but this time instead of making me cringe, ...
  • Bev
    THIS!! is how you write a slow burn romance. There isn't a single thing I didn't love about Infamous, not a thing. The slow burn teased and captivated me, with nothing romantic happening between them until after halfway through, and I didn't care in the slightest. I was too busy loving every word of their friends to lovers story.Loved the writing, the pacing, the characters - especially Jesse's growth. Bloody fantastic! Oh and Dr Baby Silver Fox?...
  • Kade Boehme
    Wonderful take on the rocker Romance. Def on my re-read shelf.
  • Tess
    4.75 starsI'm really surprised more of my m/m GR friends haven't read this! It was friends to lovers with a perfect slow burn! I like that this book starts with Hunter and Jesse meeting, then gradually becoming friends and then best friends before anything happens between them. Lovely progression. Also, I'm not a big fan of "rocker" or "celebrity" romances, but this didn't have that feel. This was just as much, or more, about Sick Kids Hospital a...
  • Ula'ndi Hart
    Overall book rating: 4.5Audio Book: Michael Fell: 4Book Cover: 3.8 I really liked this one. I don’t know, it just worked for me. It was a slow burn but in a good way and I absolutely loved the MC’s.Jesse was just enough of an “ashole” to make me want to fight for him and of course, the moment he secretly visited Avery I was sold on him 110%.These days I’m on the low with “drama” I know, such a sissy girl. But what can I do. That bei...
  • Anali
    “You come here. That’s where you come. You come here.” ¡Oh, me encantó! Apenas leí la reseña de Infamous me pareció simplemente genial. Adoro los romances de superestrellas de rock y también los romances de amigos a amantes. Esta novela te ofrece ambas opciones, además de unos personajes extraordinarios. Trama: Engancha. Es sencilla, interesante, divertida y tierna. Los diálogos fueron concisos y la historia nunca se volvió aburri...
  • Alisa
    Audio VersionThis was one of my favorite books from last year and when I had a chance to review the audiobook I jumped at it. So glad I did. This was even better second time around and on audio. The narrator does a great job and his Jesse was fantastic. The story made me get all teary eyed a couple times (which I didn't when I read it). When Jesse says “You come here. That’s where you come. You come here.” I was all teary and swoony. I thin...
  • Truuss
    This was really a nice read. Glad is wasn't predictable as the blurb could suggest.Jesse a real rockstar meet the real nice pediatrician Hunter.... on a train trip.They talked and talked and Jesse gives his number.Two years later Hunter calls Jesse for a favor... he has a very ill little patient who is a big fan of Jesse. The next day Jesse is at the hospital. There blooms a friendship between Jesse and Hunter.. a deep friendship You'll guess it ...
  • Karen
    4.5 stars rounded down because still no 1/2 stars here on GR. First off let me just say... "THIS ONE TAKES PLACE IN CANADA!!!!!!!" and I didn't even realize this until I got listening to the story...yeah, I know it says 'Toronto' in the blurb but I admit it, I skimmed the blurb and listened to the audible sample and then said 'yes please' I'm not even sure why because on of the MCs is a rock star...not my favorite. I have one series that I love w...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B+ for narration and an A for content at AudioGalsRock Star romances really aren’t my bag and that, together with the unappealing front cover of this one, would have been enough to make me pass on Jenny Holiday’s Infamous without a second glance. BUT. One of my fellow AAR reviewers absolutely raved about the book when it came out towards the end of 2017, so when I stumbled across it at Audible, I thought I’d give it a go. ...
  • ~Kristin~
    4.5 StarsI'm so glad that I took a chance, this is a new to me author, and the first book in the series is a m/f and that wasn't what I was in the mood for, but I just went for it. Thank my lucky stars, this was just the kind of tortured love story I was hoping for. I totally fell for Dr. Silver Fox and Jesse and the Joyride were a pretty hot and entertaining bunch. I will admit I felt a profusion of emotions, from swooning to highly pissed off, ...
  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    3.5 Stars!
  • Maria Rose
    Though romances starring rock star heroes or heroines aren’t usually on my list of favorites, I may have to make an exception after reading this latest romance by Jenny Holiday. On the strength of my enjoyment of previous stories of hers, in particular the 49th Floor series of romantic comedies, I ended up reading Famous earlier this year. It’s a terrific story about a pop star princess who takes a break from the spotlight by staying with an ...
  • Ariana
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book up to 75 percent or so.Jesse's journey of exploring his bi-sexuality is lovely (lots of firsts!) and Hunter is just a sweet cutie.The way they meet, them becoming best of friends and then discovering there is more was really nicely done with some good UST. It was obvious where the plot was going, but I was happy with the execution of the theme.However, the inevitable twist towards the end felt a bit fabricated and H...
  • Georgia Callaghan
    Well this book was delightful. I finished the book in 1 day if that says anything. This was a new author to me and I really enjoyed this book. Both MCs were very likable, nice steam, low angst and a different story line. Solid 4 stars.
  • Lily
    What a fabulous book.I had this book on my tbr list for a while, and I finally decided to give it a go cause I was in the mood for rockstars. Well, I got what I wanted, and so much more. Even though the main character in this book is in fact a rockstar, this book isn’t dramatic or OTT at all. Actually, the story is pretty simple - boy meets boy, boys become good friends, then boys become lovers.But even though it was a pretty basic storyline, i...
  • Ivy Deluca
    Jesse meet on a train, just after Hunter, a doctor aka Dr. Baby Silver Fox, has broken up with his long standing, firmly-in-the-closet boyfriend, and Jesse has just been caught in a scandal kissing someone who was not his girlfriend...and unbeknownst to many, not a girl. What happens when a man who will not be someone’s dirty little secret falls for the man whose career banks on his sexuality? Well, some good old fashioned romance happens.The G...
  • haletostilinski
    4.5 starsSo I've never read Jenny Holiday before, and it seems she's mainly an M/F romance writer, so this may be her first M/M book? Who knows, but if it is was a wonderful M/M debut. I loved this. This was like...super slow burn but not at the same time. Because Jesse and Hunter actually fall in love fairly quickly, over a few months of friendship, and the book skips over time several times in this book, but nothing happens between them until a...
  • namericanwordcat
    4.5 Stars.Infamous is a great friends to lovers romance with all the pleasure of the Rock Star theme as well. Jenny Holiday hits all the right notes with this touching romance about Jesse, the rock star, and Hunter, the doctor. Watching them become such close friends while crushing on each other is a joy. I love how Hunter's life as a doctor is shown to be as complex and important (maybe more in some ways) than Jesse's famous job as a singer and ...
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    5 Stars! Jesse and Hunter, a budding rockstar and a pediatrician respectively, two people who should never have crossed paths meet on a train from Montreal to Toronto. The two hit it off right away and chat for the entire five-hour trip, but they head off to their separate lives once they step off the train. They meet again when Hunter contacts Jesse whose band, Jesse and the Joyride, has gained much notoriety and popularity over the past two yea...
  • Alisa
    4.5 starsI tried this book on a whim and it ended up being one of the best things I've read in a long time. Jesse is an up and coming rock star who gets caught by the tabloids kissing a guy. His agent tells him that if he plans to make it big he needs to push his bisexuality aside and only date women. Jesse decides success is totally worth the sacrifice. What Jesse doesn't count on is Hunter. The two had met a few years before and Hunter works wi...
  • Tracie Payne
    4.5 Stars. Loved this one!
  • Jen
    It's been months since I stayed awake into the wee small hours because I just had to finish a book, I regret nothing! One of the best reads of the year.
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.75 starsShow me a book with a rock star and that’s a book I am more than likely to read. Jenny Holiday is a new to me author and I was a bit up and down with this book the whole way through. The set up here is cute as Jesse and Hunter meet on a train and just click. We get dual point of view, which really helps here to understand both characters. Jesse knows he’s bisexual but hasn’t had much of a chance to explore i...
  • Gillian
    4 starsA solidly entertaining book by a new-to-me author. There are tropes galore here but they're all done really well, with lovable characters and a terrific HEA. Plus, it's set mostly in Toronto (shout out to my hometown) which made it all the more endearing. If you love rock-star romances...or friends to lovers stories...or an OFY trope that DOESN'T discount the fact that bisexual people exist...then you'll probably end up enjoying this one a...
  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    4.5 StarsI didn’t really research this book before I picked it up, based off the blurb, because I was in the mood for one of my favorite contemporary reads. I love music, and I love reading, so I get all kinds of happy when I can combine my two loves together. What I didn’t realize is that there was a book one. In fact, until I sat down to get the information to write this review, I hadn’t a clue since it reads as a stand-alone just fine. S...
  • Jessica Alcazar
    From page one, word one, you will have a huge smile on your face with this story. It's a feel good kinda read and it was just glorious! I couldn't get enough of these two!Let me tell you guys something, Jenny Holiday can deliver heart with her words. Every aspect of this couple's journey was spot on and full to the brim with heart and emotion! Every word she wrote solidified their relationship in my mind. I had zero doubts about them and I felt c...