Excerpt from Rock Stars are a Trope

Here is a sneak peek from the steamy new novel Rock Stars are a Trope by Kelly D. Smith! Loved her last book, so excited to get a look-see at the new one!

“Why did you do this?”


“Why did you do this for me?” Gabby turned to look at him, waiting for an answer.

“I didn’t do it for you.”

Her heart dropped. Gabby stared at him, trying not to show her hurt.

“The truth is, I missed you. I wanted to see you. I wanted to make an impression and give you a reason to want to see me again.”

Gabby was left speechless for a couple of seconds. “You really think I don’t have my own reasons for wanting to see you again? I promise you, me wanting to see you again has nothing to do with you flying me here, as much as it means to me. I want to see you again because I miss you.”

He stared at her, slightly taken aback based on the look that crossed his face. He looked away quickly.

“Thank you.”

He said it so softly she hardly heard it. Gabby crossed over to him and touched his back softly. He stepped toward her, still facing away from her. Gabby didn’t say anything. She just stood there, her hand against his back. She tried to figure out if she should say something or not, but she couldn’t think of anything worth saying, so she just kept her trap shut. A few seconds passed but not long until Nate turned and gave her a smile.

“I’ve got to admit I don’t have a lot of time to hang out with you, but I figured I could at least bring you out here, and we could spend some time together, and then Paige and Kenda would love to hang out, I’m sure. If you don’t mind hanging out with them.”

“No, not at all.” It wasn’t quite a lie. She wanted to hang out with Paige and Kenda. She was just nervous to do it. From what she could tell, Paige and Kenda were best friends. Although Paige had been really nice to her when it was just the two of them, she wasn’t sure she would be with a friend around.

Don’t worry so much. Paige doesn’t seem like that kinda girl.

Trying to shove the thought out of her mind she padded over to the bed and sat.

“Does that mean I won’t get to spend much time with you?”

“Sorry, but no. I’ve got a lot of work to get done.”

Gabby bit her lower lip. She nodded, not liking his answer but understanding it.

“I’d try to get out of it, but I know I can’t.”

“No, I don’t want you to put off work because of me. I don’t want to be that kind of girl.”

A smirk spread over his lips. “See, this is one of the reasons I love you.”

His words shocked her. Gabby snapped her head up, and she stared at him with wide eyes. Had she just heard that right?

Nate’s eyes were wide as he stared at her. “I mean…” He struggled to find words, looking scared.

“I know. I mean you don’t mean you love me.” She cut him off. Of course he didn’t love her. “That’s way too soon.”

“Yes. Yes, right. Still too early for love. I just meant—”

“I know.”

“Yes. Good.”

Nate ran his fingers through his hair with a sigh. He refused to meet her gaze. She wasn’t sure what to say next.


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Sara is a book hobbit that lives in a house of all boys, located in the promised land. Books stack the walls to the ceiling in some places, and she just keeps adding more. She was raised on top of a mountain that is locked in the dead of winter ten months of the year. She wears a size eleven shoe and enjoys her chicken cooked on the BBQ grill. In addition to reading she enjoys pinning crafts on Pinterest that she will never make and watching movies about people with sad lives or documentaries about serial killers.

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