Release Blitz including Review – Pretty Obsessed by J.R. Gray


PRETTY OBSESSED (Pretty Broken #1) by J.R. Gray

Release Date: October 18th

Genre/Tropes: M/M Romance, Rockstar Romance


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Emory Ker

Who makes out with a random guy at a club while someone else is giving him head? Not me—that’s who. I’d never even hooked up with a stranger. Welp, now I had. If you could call what I’d done hooking up. But it was so much more intimate than a hook-up. I’d tasted his lips as someone else made him come. He’d gasped into my mouth.

Now I was sitting in front of him and he was asking me to kiss him again.

River Wade

We became famous overnight.

One day I was a twenty-four-year-old drummer slinging pizzas to make ends meet and the next, I was a member of the most popular alternative band ever.

Despite being world-famous, there was no connection in it. I’d lost touch with reality. With intimacy. I couldn’t find a place to be normal. I’d lived my entire life straight-edged while watching obsession destroy my best friend.

Obsession terrified me.

That is until I met him.

The first taste left me intoxicated.

The rockstar obsessed with the writer—rather funny if you think about it.

After a night with him, he vanishes into thin air, and all the money in the world can’t help me find him.

I have to track him down and convince him there might be millions of people who would do anything to get a chance to sleep with me, but I only had eyes for him.

Convince this beautiful boy I’m pretty obsessed.

Pretty Obsessed is an out-for-you romance, with a dirty-talking, obsessive rockstar who falls for a cinnamon roll writer. This is book one in The Pretty Broken series. All books follow a different couple.






Pretty Obsessed (Pretty Broken, #1)Pretty Obsessed by J.R. Gray
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve been pretty hit or miss with this author, so I was excited to read this one…the synopsis was intriguing! And I liked most of it…but there was a lack of communication that ALWAYS drives me nuts.

I was SUCKED IN at the beginning and could not put it down, but as the story progressed, I skimmed a lot more than I wanted. It became repetitive. Emory thought he was just a sex toy; River was obsessed with him and didn’t want to scare him…ad nauseum. River has major issues from his childhood that go unaddressed, but Emory seems to be a comfort to him which he never really communicates. Their relationship is never fully fleshed out nor is River’s childhood trauma. Emory claims to have been close to the end of his rope after losing his father, but I never FELT that….it was internal dialog that happened as an “oh by the way” kind of sentiment. I felt more in their initial meeting than I did as their relationship progressed.

There is a lot of band drama that primarily centers around Iris and Cas. Iris plays a major role in this book, and he provides most of the angst here. Iris and Cas have a lot of the lack of communication/miscommunication thing going on and they’re going to have a book I’m assuming. Based on the name of the next book, I’m guessing it’s about them. I don’t know if I will read that one…between the toxicity of their relationship and the no communication thing, I’d probably not love it.

Just as an FYI…the name of the 2nd character is Emory, not Easton as listed above in the synopsis…so don’t be confused by that.

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About the Author

Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.


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