Review: Nothing But Trouble by Matt Cain

The Blurb

Some stars fall fast. Others fall hard . . . Lola Grant is the hottest pop star in Britain and she’s about to go global. But behind the music, her addiction to bad boys is taking her personal life in a dangerous direction. When it comes to men, Lola just can’t stay away from trouble – and her self-control is pushed to the limit when she meets her handsome new drummer Jake Hunter. Looking out for Lola is her best friend and manager Harvey Sparks. But Harvey’s fighting his own demons and can only watch from the sidelines as the star he helped create begins to fall. When Lola seeks comfort in a life of wild partying, she meets good-hearted showbiz reporter Freddy Jones, a man who may just be able to offer her a way out. But as she starts rehearsals for her Trouble tour, Lola finds herself faced with a new threat, one much bigger than anything she’s ever experienced. And unless someone can get through to her before opening night, she’s in danger of losing everything she fought so hard for – in full view of the whole world.

The Review

Like most people, I read for escapism and I can promise you now there is no better novel that acts as a life retreat than Matt Cain’s Nothing But Trouble.

Nothing But Trouble is about singer Lola Grant. Destined for superstardom, Lola Grant is set to take the world by storm; number one single, number one album, upcoming European tour booked and the potential for an American tour. But she is her own worst enemy. She lives a life of decadence, sex and booze being her biggest weakness. Can she hold it altogether before self destruction takes over?

With all the sass and charm that Lola Grant has, you can’t help but picture her as a mixture of Amy Winehouse meets Adele character; she has the loud mouth of Adele with the tragic self destruction button of Amy. You cannot help but love her and even though you know she is going to do silly things, you scream at the book to try and change what has been written. Yep it gets you that involved.

What I loved about Nothing But Trouble is that it revealed the inside story of an existence that many of us will never see or experience ourselves. The world of music and television collide in Nothing But Trouble, along with storylines of sexual promiscuity, drugs and revenge; Nothing But Trouble is almost hedonistic in the lifestyles that it portrays.

Nothing But Trouble by Matt Cain is available now.

Follow Matt Cain (@MattCainWriter) on Twitter.

Nothing But Trouble

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