Saturday, 15 February 2014
Review: What Goes On Tour by Claire Boston
When I saw What Goes On Tour on netgalley the synopsis drew me in and the book sounded like it was going to be a great read. When I began reading I was a bit disheartened with the slow start, I was expecting it to dive straight into the rock and roll part of the book and then lead us into the romance part itself.
Libby, a writer, is featuring on a chat show, alongside Kent, a god among rock stars, she helps him in his moment of need and thinks that is the last she will see of this arrogant man. Until she sees him at a book signing, where she signs book for his niece Kate. Kate and Libby strike up a friendship quickly, and Libby finds herself spending a lot of time with Kate, and also with Adrian, the person who he is when not on stage.
What Goes On Tour focuses a lot on the relationship between Adrian and Libby, and between Libby and Katie, and less on the rock and roll aspect, which judging by the synopsis and the cover I would have expected this to be a big focus of the story. Don't get me wrong I liked the story enough to stay up till 1.30am reading it to see how it all unfolds, it just didn't wow me like I expected it to.
Points that I id like about What Goes On Tour were the easy friendship between Libby and Kate, I liked how Libby was towards her, offering her writing advice but also presenting options and truth about the reality of the situation. She is caring and considerate towards Kate, and taking on what she says but also making the better decision to accommodate everyone's choices. I also liked how the relationship between Adrian and Libby wasn't rushed along, but it also felt real with the hurdles they have to jump and problems thrown at them.