Re-Release + Review: Rock Bottom by Josephine Traynor

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Congratulations to Josephine Traynor on the re-release of ROCK BOTTOM!


A Contemporary Romance Novel

Rock Bottom Front cover

“Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners, and I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing.”
Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, until his only other band member leaves just as they were about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies, and living the high life are long forgotten as he has to learn to fend for himself while living in suburbia. Hiding out in the tiny town of Portmouthe, England is as about as far away from the spotlight as possible. He doesn’t want to be there, but he’s got nothing but time on his hands now that he’s been left high and dry by his band mate. No job, limited money and no life skills – he’s completely out of his element. No one in town knows he’s there except one girl who keeps his secret. Falling in love was never part of his comeback plan.
Madelyn Arnett knows all too well what it’s like to be on the wrong end of the paparazzi. She’s quietly rebuilding her life in the sleepy town of Portmouthe away from the prying eyes of trash media when the most famous musician on earth ends up in her workplace. Worried that when the media comes hunting for him, they will find her and she’s worked too hard to let some spoiled little rock star take her life away from her. But this helpless rock star is in need of a friend. Turns out, she’s the only person on the planet to truly know the real Reece Ashton. Fighting to not fall in love, she knows their time is fleeting as the glare of the spotlight comes hunting for Reece.
Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars from Ari

This book was aptly named. Reece Ashton is a rockstar. He has game money and his best friend as his band mate. Until he doesn’t. When his best friend is a no-show he finds their tour canceled, all his assets and accounts frozen because they’re tied up in the tour’s financials, and friendless. He has hit Rock Bottom.

Madalynn wants nothing to do with rockstars and that life. She’s been there, done that. Bought the T-shirt and burned it. Now she’s living a quiet life working her way through school. Everything was going well until she saw him at the super market of all places.

I loved this book! I was surprised that it was a debut novel because Josephine Traynor does a wonderful job of making the characters come alive and the reader feel like their part of the story. I adored Reece. He comes off as the typical douchy rockstar, but he way he developed and grew as a person after he meets Madalynn had me falling for him fast. Also, the fact he had a slight obsession with Pinterest had me cracking up and loving even harder. Madalynn for her part was a joy! She’s fiercely independent, strong, witty and totally handled Reece. Together their chemistry was undeniable and they were just so darn cute together it made my teeth ache.

Rock Bottom left me feeling sky-high! Such a wonderful book, fantastic characters, and superb story telling by Ms. Traynor. Can’t wait for more from this author. 5 Stars.


Josephine Traynor is very good at keeping secrets – she’s been a closeted writer for years, but only got brave enough last year to show her writer friend a small chunk of what she’d written.

She’s a mother of two small boys and only told her husband about her book when it was completed. God knows what he thought she was doing on the computer for all those hours!
Josephine’s a lover of tea and has a thing for all things that smell like vanilla. She loves a good book that makes her laugh and has heaps of character growth. She aims to write books that inspire, cause sore stomach muscles and have memorable characters for all the right reasons.
Josephine Traynor is not her real name. The pen name is derived from Josephine being her favorite girl’s name, and Traynor is inspired by Will Traynor from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. His message from that book was for everyone to be brave in this world and to make their mark. Josephine is now living her dream of bringing her imaginary friends to life and having readers fall in love with them. She’s doing this for her, her dream is to be a published author, what’s yours and go after it.

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