For What It's Worth by J Preston

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This book is set to release on Amazon, Dec 6, 2021.

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After a video of his singing goes viral, Carter Kennedy is an overnight sensation. He should be on cloud nine, instead he's on heartbreak island.

There’s a girl he can’t get over, so it’s time to get under someone else.

Enter Sydney Buyer. She’s the perfect woman for the job. She’s funny and sexy, but instead of relief, all he's left with is a black eye a bruised ego to match.

Carter swears off women and focuses on his career until Sydney waltzes back into his life and into his car, a year later for a road trip.

Fiercely independent, Sydney has walls built around her heart for a reason and the last thing she needs is to be stuck for a week with this charming and devastatingly handsome rockstar in the making.

The more time they spend together the more unmistakable their attraction to each other is. With Carter's resolve to win Sydney over growing every day, things heat up pretty quick.

But will Sydney be able to let her guards down to let him in? Or will her past catch up with her and destroy everything they've built?


I have to start this off and say how cool it was to read a book that was mostly set in an area that I frequent. Lake Tahoe. While the places she made were likely made up, it had a real feel to it. There are a few places in South Tahoe that resemble Lola's (a bar in the book), so it was just really cool to be able to actually have a book come to life for me more than normal.

Holy sex Batman! The scenes in this book were hot! Soo much hanky panky. Like I can see the reviews coming that say they hate it because of all the sex, which is good - because then so many will flock to this book just to read the great sex in this book!

When I say there’s a lot of sex in this book, I mean chapters and chapters of them. It made it a bit slow for me, especially because my kids were around - and that makes it hard for me to read smut. But the ending really knocked it out of the park and made it all come to a very nice close.

The ending was so cute - and I especially loved the epilogue(s). This was a fantastic HEA and a must-read, especially for you smut-loving ladies and gents!

My favorite quote of the book is not necessarily a romantic excerpt, but it is a romantic scene.

"This is the coolest thing on Earth," I say excitedly.

"Look, look!" I jump to one side of the line.

"I'm in

California." I jump to the other side. "And now I'm in

Nevada. Fast as lightning."

I love this because I've been in Lake Tahoe standing over the line of Nevada and California. I mean, it was at the Cal-Neva Lodge, which I believe is closed now. But it was definitely really cool to do. Funny story, we almost got stuck in my Acura TLs at the top of the hill. We went in and it was fine and came out and my car was in a foot of snow. Luckily we made it back down to Reno in one piece. Although, if I remember correctly someone was possibly shitting themselves on the way down (not me). My husband was not thrilled. Fun times. 😂.

Okay, one more favorite part of the book for me...

“It dawns on me that I must be a little bit crazy, because - correct me if I’m wrong - I’m having a conversation with a squirrel.” - Carter

There is actually a story behind this - so make sure to look out for it, because I absolutely love it. Actually, I loved it so much that the squirrel is probably my favorite “character” of the story! Haha

I can't wait to see what J Preston has in store for us next! I am really hoping that we may see Hayley's story soon!

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Writing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Story/Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐

Heat: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cry Factor:

Humor: ⭐️⭐️


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