Rhythm & Blu by S.L. Jennings

Rhythm & Blu

I fell in love with a boy whose laughter was the soundtrack of my heart. And I played it on repeat until life’s streetlights flickered on and stole him away. Riot Blu. Top 40 f*ckboi. Paparazzi player. Trashy reality TV trainwreck. But once upon a time, he was the boy next door. Once upon a time, he was every note in every song on every mixtape he had ever made for me.Now he’s back. A lot more arrogant. A little more tortured. And more gorgeo...

Details Rhythm & Blu

TitleRhythm & Blu
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
GenreMusic, Romance

Reviews Rhythm & Blu

  • Snow
    ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***since the very ARC came in a nick of a publishing time, I didn't really have the time to speed it up, so i'm taking it slow *wink*S.L. Jennings is one of my fave authors in a fantasy genre but she's proven to be a master magic worker in contemporary romance as well, and this sounds pretty damn good by the blurb alone....BUTUnfortunately, I found no reasoning for the main characters'...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    You don’t have to play the villain in order to save someone.Second chance romance with a popular musician hero, Riot, and a music loving journalist heroine, Rox. He left her when they were just teens. Broke her heart and in her opinion sold out, but she’s keeping a secret from him. One she thought she’d never tell, because she thought she’d never see him again. But now he’s back and in her town, and he’s her next story!I enjoyed this ...
  • Three Chicks
    Review by Lisa KaneThe moment I read the blurb I couldn't wait get my hands on this book. But once I started reading the story, I found myself getting angrier with each page. Rox is a good person, but man she is a doormat. When Rox and Riot were kids they had dreams of a life together. But Riot had a chance for fame and he grabbed it, never looking back. Rox's life was changing too, but she wasn't prepared for what was happening. So she did what ...
  • Anne OK
    Unfortunately the rhythm was off and Blu didn't send me into screams of adoration either. Frankly, I thought he was a royal jerk for three-fourths of the book. And Rox, why ya gotta be such a doormat? With a name like yours, I expected more! I just didn't connect on any level with this rock star romance. Dani, the chef was pretty much my favorite character with her breakfast burritos! And there were missing words right and left throughout the boo...
  • Deborah
    Got to chapter 18 and honestly it was sheer determination that got me that far not the writing.The thing that has really annoyed me is I think this book could have been amazing! As soon as I seen the blurb I knew I NEEDED to read this book, sadly it doesn't hold up.I cannot accept how weak Rox is, like guy leaves her 12 years ago with no explanation and they day they're reconnected she moves in with him? Then they're fucking around when though ri...
  • Camila Matuella
    Eu não senti a conexão entre os personagens, parecia que eles tinham zero química, além da mocinha cair em todos os clichês possíveis e imagináveis.Blu foi um mocinho sem muito carisma também. :(
  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    This was just the story I needed today. Binged in one session this book had me smiling so hard one minute and tearing up the next. It's a fantastic take on the rock star romance and I adored Riot and his Rox. First loves are hard to forget and second chances are rare. Add in fantastic secondary characters and music references that made my heart happy and you've got a kick ass read. I received an arc of this book.
  • Annie
    One of the first tropes I read in mass was rockstar romances, and while this isn’t *technically* that, it’s pretty close and it’s also by an author I always enjoy. Rhythm & Blu is a second chance romance between high school sweethearts who reconnect after twelve years apart. There’s definitely a fair amount of angst in this book, as well as a “sort of” love triangle that plays out, so I’d wager there will be plenty of readers who ar...
  • Cyndi Becker
    Leave it to SL Jennings to make me question what I wanted for the heroine. I was so captivated by this unique Rock star, First love, Second chance romance that I inhaled it in one sitting. Rox is a smart young woman who is offered the chance of a lifetime; make her career by writing a story of music IT man, Riot Blu, while he works on his comeback. Riot being her first love, Riot being the man that walked away without a word or explanation, and R...
  • Helen Altafulla
    THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING!So many emotions, but the biggest thing was the constant smile on my face. This story, Riot and Rox, took me on quite a ride. It had me laughing and laughing and swooning, and it even brought tears to my eyes. Rox has a mouth on her, but her best friend Haze? I NEED a Haze in my life. These two girls continuous banter was Comedy Central worthy. .“Seriously, the girl is so starved for attention, I’m afraid she may gnaw...
  • Diary Of Book Fiend
    This little gem was hiding in my documents file on my Kindle. I didn't even realize I had it until I was downloading another book. Yay!I am a HUGE fan of rockstar romance and I'm also a HUGE fan of SL Jennings books! Not only did I love the two main characters, but I also adored the secondary characters, well except for Poppy and Ms. Jennings knows all of my feelings for Poppy, she is the second coming of the bunny rabbit boiler that is Fatal Att...
  • Beverly
    Words for this review just left for vacation
  • Cristina Bon V
    Give me MORE! Dude! I love S.L. Jennings. Love her work. I was so excited about this book because I knew I was going to get a playlist with 90’s R&B. Oh how I miss the good music! The story of Riot and Rox was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed every minute of this book. I hated Poppy from the get-go and I’m sure you all will too! Look, I’m not good at reviews. All I know to tell you is I enjoyed this from page 1 and I want more! Maybe Haze’...
  • Adriana
    another must read Loved this book so much , cannot wait to get it on paperback to re-read all over again. I've only read a few of this authors books and I've lived them all I think I need to finish reading them all .
  • Melinda
    Ok readMeh, I’m not a fan of love triangles and unfortunately this was one however it was bareable only because it was obvious who the HEA would be with. But still cheating and desperation was involved.
  • Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
    4.5Rhythm and Blu is the newest second chance romance by the talented SL Jennings. I'm a huge fan of hers and she can truly write any genre! Rhythm and Blu is a musically epic romance about two souls who fell in love with each other while falling in love with lyrics, beats and sounds only to meet again years later and find that time hasn't lessened their feelings. But nothing worth it is ever easy. Riot left to pursue his dreams, but he left behi...
  • The Book Trollop
    3.5 stars This book.... this book was quite a fucking experience... Everything from the hyperlinks to the characters transported me back to the age of angst. Every single song reminded me of my teenage years and I think listening to the songs while reading really hit me in the damn guts. Also, the situation that Rox went through in this book was like looking at the carbon copy of my own life when I was 16, except for the pregnancy. Being totally ...
  • Elizabeth
    S.L. Jennings is hands down one of my all-time favorite authors and this book only proves to show just how incredible her stories are and how much emotion she can evoke with her beautiful words. Rox and Riot are everything you could ever possibly want and more. They are raw and real, they are friends, lovers, they are each other’s everything. Rox is such a strong, badass women. She stays true to herself and doesn’t put on a show for others. S...
  • Casey Allen
    I’ve been a fan of SL Jennings for years. She writes several different genres and I’ve enjoyed each one. However, similar to Ink and Lies, when she gets into a certain head space magic happens and the result is Rhythm and Blu. “You relive those butterflies, those sweaty palms and the exhilaration of falling in love. Music is memories.” This quote begins to define Riot and Rox’s path, but as a reader it resonates. It takes you to a time,...
  • Darra Hulsart
    Read this book in one day and Loved it! Despite all Musicians are known for being manwho$es, I love them. Since is written by S.L. Jennings, I couldn’t pass it up. Each character is unique. From Hate, to love, to despair, to understanding. Rhythm and Blue pulled every string in my heart.Rox begins the story with her blinding hatred for Riot. Although she grew up with him, they went their separate ways. A decade later, she is pushed to meet with...
  • Rosanna
    This book was ridiculously delicious! So much emotion... so much love... so much of everything!I devoured this book like I’ve devoured every book SL Jennings ever wrote. She has such a raw and unique passion for writing. When you read one of her books she fully wraps you up in the characters world. Like you are the main character. In the two days it took me to read this book I WAS Rox Lee I felt her pain as if it was my own. I felt her joy as i...
  • Teresa Juckett
    Wow what a book😱😭😭Roxanne Lee, I may be the star. But, baby, you shine brighter than all the rest.”I wish I could give this amazing book more than 5 star's because it's damn worth more than that. This is my first book by a new arthur and let me tell you she's got a fan in me now. I absolutely loved everything about this book even right down to the highlighted song's throughout the whole book made me feel nostalgic even, but truly this ...
  • Ashley Munoz
    Music moves the soulI was reluctant to start this book. Even with it's gorgeous cover and bazillions of good reviews, the story about a highschool sweetheart, boy next door making it big and forgetting the people in his past sounded cliche. But Jennings didn't dissapoint. It's well written and honestly I'm a bit more smitten with how she wrote about the love of music than I am about the relationship between Riot and Rox. I like their friendship b...
  • Susan
    Gahh!! Riot and Rox I loved their angsty turbulent slow burning love story. This is a must read for lovers of second chance romances. They start as teenage best friends who share a love of music, each with big hopes and dreams. Riot and Rox have all their firsts together. Everything is perfect until it's not and Rox is left broken hearted. Rox works as a journalist and finds out she's landed an exclusive. The only downside is working alongside Ri...
  • Melissa Jones
    Riot Blu was the boy next door who became Rox Lee's best friend, they both live and breath through the music that lives in their souls and their connection grows with every day with every song becoming an unforgettable "first kiss, first love, first everything". Those beautiful " firsts" are fractured into pieces when Riot Blu leaves everything behind including Rox, to become a star. Rox is left with a shattered heart and a secret that she choose...
  • Jessica
    My favorite of many lines in the book which read like poetry: “I fell in love with a boy whose laughter was the soundtrack of my heart. And I still play it on repeat every day as we relive all our firsts and love them into forevers.”This book is a small piece of brilliance. The author not only wrote a lovely story with a strong heroine and seductive hero but overlaid it against a kick ass 90’s soundtrack that took me back to my own days. Th...
  • Alison Phillips
    Oh I absolutely loved this book. One that tells of young love, selfless acts, heartbreak and second chances.Rox & Riot were both amazing. I loved Riot but it was Rox who stole my heart. Even after all her setbacks and heartache she was always the bigger person, the one who always put others especially Riot before herself. But don’t get me wrong, she was no pushover and with her best friend and sidekick she unstoppable.I loved the angst, the rol...
  • Sarah Peña
    I loved Rox and Blu. Their friends round out the story very well.I love a second chance/celebrity story.The musical trip down 90’s memory lane is great!I love how they connect through music and shared past with music. I’m a sucker for that.I read this in one day, it definitely had my attention and it didn’t disappoint.I definitely recommend it and thought the writing was very good. It’s not uncharted reading material but it had such good ...