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Incognito shows up what happens when two people with more secrets than they know what to do with crash into each other’s life?
INCOGNITO by Siobhan Davis
Publication Date: June 30, 2018 Genre: New Adult, Romance Source: Social Butterfly PR Goodreads Story Rating: 4.5/ 5 Romance Rating: 3/5
A new adult STANDALONE college romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis.
A troubled popstar forced into hiding… A sweet small-town girl overcoming tragedy… And the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime.
Dakota’s dreams of attending Juilliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at a local university trying to piece her life back together.
Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a college campus.
Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts.
Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast.
But outside forces are conspiring against them.
When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?
Isn’t this just a gorgeous cover? I absolutely love it, it’s sweet and simple. Although I have to admit, I am rather jealous of her hair…
Incognito is a book with all the drama of university, and the passion of a rockstar romance! Of course, I loved it!
My heart absolutely broke as we learned Dakota’s story. She was far too young to have experienced so much pain. It seemed the poor girl could never catch a break. I could feel her utter hopelessness as she broke down time and time again.
I liked Shawn a lot. He had big secrets, but I cared about him. As much as I don’t like some of the choices he made, he was going the best he could given the situation he was in. However, there were a lot of convenient coincidences that kept him from telling the truth.
I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. But when push came to shove, I really couldn’t find it in me to like Dakota. I felt for her, I wanted her to be happy in the same way I want everyone to be happy, but I couldn’t like her. She refused to fight for Shawn and I found that so off-putting. Every time there was a problem in the relationship, she would sit on her butt and wait for him to fix things. When he didn’t do it fast enough she would write him off as being over her. Time and time again, she all too quickly give up on him and their relationship.
The rockstar in hiding was an interesting twist on a much-loved but overdone trope. This book touched upon issues of stalkers, dysfunctional families, grief and mental illness and handled them all in a compassionate manner.
Incognito was an engaging read. I was hooked from the first page and putting it down simply wasn’t an option. There was a whole lot of angst, insta-love, suspense and a few grand romantic gestures. It was a well written and engaging read that had me staying up until 3 AM to finish.