About the Book



rockstarphotoThey fell in love in an instant … so why have they spent a lifetime apart?

As a teenager Kellie dated an American boy but circumstances meant they went their separate ways. Now he’s back and she’s so tempted to see him again. But two decades have passed and they are both married with children.

And the last thing a celebrity reporter like her needs is the world finding out about her past relationship with a rock star. Especially as Kellie’s husband doesn’t even know she once dated AJ Dangerfield, lead singer of legendary band Danger Game. And she has no intention of him finding out. EVER.

As Kellie deals with a demanding boss, a bullied son, an infuriating mother-in-law and a best friend who won’t act her age, she finds herself playing a dangerous game. What will happen if her two worlds collide? And is it possible that first love never fades?

Don’t Mention the Rock Star, by Bree Darcy,
is out now.


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  • ‘Don’t Mention the Rock Star reads like a classic rock ballad full of love, lies and regret. If you are bored of New York and tired of LA then head to Oz, where love is just as complicated.’

  • ‘Don’t Mention The Rock Star is my favorite sort of love story, where two people who are meant to be together lose each other somewhere along the way. Bree Darcy’s writing is funny, entertaining, and surprising. Even up until that last chapter, I kept wondering who Kellie was going to end up with. I could easily get lost in Andy and Kellie’s story, and often felt like I was reading about real people. On that note, I wish Andy were a real person. He’s absolutely fantastic! Be sure to read this wonderful love story on what it might be like if your first love grew up to become a famous rock star.’

    Chelsey Krause, author of Can’t Always Get What You Want
  • ‘Bree Darcy makes an auspicious debut with this compelling story of love, marriage, family and friendship that twists and turns and keeps readers guessing – who will Kellie choose? Can first love prevail after decades adrift? Colourful characters with all-too-human frailties, immersed in the world of celebrity, make this a tale for our times, and an engaging, satisfying read to the last.’

    Irene Wringe, Journalist
  • ‘I thought I knew where the story was going, only for it to veer in a different and unexpected direction again … I was gripped from early on, I couldn’t put it down! A fabulous debut novel.’

    Lisa's Book Blog
  • ‘The basic storyline of Don’t Mention the Rock Star is quite a classic one within the world of chick lit, but the author has definitely managed to make it her own and turn it into a thoroughly enjoyable read. The novel has some well-drawn and easily loveable characters at its core. I immediately warmed to Kellie and Andy was unlike any other male hero I’ve come across before; I loved how unique and funny he was … But most of all, I just really enjoyed the author’s writing style. This was such an entertaining and comfortable read; I honestly loved it.’

    A Spoonful of Happy Endings
  • ‘Kellie and Andy are both very loveable characters … and there are plenty of twists to keep things interesting. This is a great debut for Bree Darcy and I look forward to the next one.’

    Lisa Bambrick, editor
  • ‘Don’t Mention the Rock Star had me smiling from the prologue. The storyline packs a punch and keeps you entertained from beginning to end. With both past and present threads,  you don’t want to be distracted from this story for a moment. If anything I found myself taking this book everywhere just to find out what happens next.  It is funny, it is romantic and it is real, with strong characters who keep you engaged right up to an ending you may not expect. Cleverly written, relatable and genuine, this book has all of the characteristics of a “chick lit” book and so much more. A memorable read that I highly recommend.’

    Michelle Renton, yoga instructor

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