Infamous by Jenny Holiday

Infamous

All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, he’ll need to to...

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Infamous Reviews

  • Jessica Alcazar

    From page one, word one, you will have a huge smile on your face with this story. It's a

    kinda read and it was just glorious! I couldn't get enough of these two!

    Let me tell you guys something,

    can deliver heart with her words. Every aspect of this couple's journey was spot on and

    with heart and emotion! Every word she wrote solidified their relationship in my mind. I had zero doubts about them and I felt connected to their story from page one! She did an

    From page one, word one, you will have a huge smile on your face with this story. It's a

    kinda read and it was just glorious! I couldn't get enough of these two!

    Let me tell you guys something,

    can deliver heart with her words. Every aspect of this couple's journey was spot on and

    with heart and emotion! Every word she wrote solidified their relationship in my mind. I had zero doubts about them and I felt connected to their story from page one! She did an outstanding job! I have no doubt in my mind that everyone who gives this story a try will completely fall in love with both Jesse and Hunter. I continue to be ridiculously impressed by

    at every turn. She has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with in the writing world. You guys

    this woman's words in your lives. #TRUST

  • Maria Rose

    Though romances starring rock star heroes or heroines aren’t usually on my list of favorites, I may have to make an exception after reading this latest romance by Jenny Holiday. On the strength of my enjoyment of previous stories of hers, in particular the 49th Floor series of romantic comedies, I ended up reading Famous earlier this year. It’s a terrific story about a pop star princess who takes a break from the spotlight by staying with an old acquaintance. While Infamous is indirectly linked

    Though romances starring rock star heroes or heroines aren’t usually on my list of favorites, I may have to make an exception after reading this latest romance by Jenny Holiday. On the strength of my enjoyment of previous stories of hers, in particular the 49th Floor series of romantic comedies, I ended up reading Famous earlier this year. It’s a terrific story about a pop star princess who takes a break from the spotlight by staying with an old acquaintance. While Infamous is indirectly linked to that novel (the main character here is friends with the heroine of that one), it’s a very different story. In Famous, the heroine was trying to escape the spotlight; by contrast, the hero of Infamous is an up and coming rock star seeking it out. Sometimes you start a new book and you know within the first few pages that you’ve found a winner. Infamous is that story.

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  • haletostilinski

    So I've never read Jenny Holiday before, and it seems she's mainly an M/F romance writer, so this may be her first M/M book? Who knows, but if it is was a wonderful M/M debut. I loved this.

    This was like...super slow burn but not at the same time. Because Jesse and Hunter actually fall in love fairly quickly, over a few months of friendship, and the book skips over time several times in this book, but nothing happens between them until around the 40ish percent mark? But then Jesse plays

    So I've never read Jenny Holiday before, and it seems she's mainly an M/F romance writer, so this may be her first M/M book? Who knows, but if it is was a wonderful M/M debut. I loved this.

    This was like...super slow burn but not at the same time. Because Jesse and Hunter actually fall in love fairly quickly, over a few months of friendship, and the book skips over time several times in this book, but nothing happens between them until around the 40ish percent mark? But then Jesse plays it off - a kiss - and Hunter accepts and then it skips seven months ahead of them not having done anything then.

    See, Jesse gets signed by this big wig music producer, but before he does that he admits to the dude that he was kissing a guy in a photo taken of him with someone (but you can't see the guy's face in the picture and he had long hair so everyone assumed it was a woman and Jesse lets the public think that) and the producer guy tells him he has to be straight if he signs with him, and Jesse agrees, like an idiot. But of course he did. He met Hunter once on a train and probably didn't think he'd see him again, and he's bisexual, so he can handle just being with women, right?

    Obviously, wrong...I mean, even if a bisexual person doesn't fall in love with someone of the same sex, you're still hiding who you are. Even if Jesse had fallen in love with a woman, he'd be hiding part of who he was from her, from the world, and it's just not that easy to hide half of your sexuality.

    And of course, in this book, Jesse falls head over heels in love with Hunter, a doctor he meets on a train ride, who he gives his email and phone number to, but they don't contact each other in two years, until Hunter learns that one of his kid patients has a celebrity crush on Jesse and he contacts Jesse to come see her, and from there a deep friendship develops - of course, they're falling in love, but Jesse does nothing about it because of the contract he signed with his label, and continues to play straight with Hunter, so of course Hunter thinks nothing can happen.

    But as they spend more and more time together, the more they fall in love. But the bigger Jesse and his band gets, the more in the closet he becomes.

    But these two together...the combination of slow-burn-but-not in this was very frustrating, but it was awesome seeing them fall so deeply in love. And to see when they finally give in. These two were amazing together.

    But I did give .5 stars off for them not quite communicating how they should have - it wasn't miscommunication, per se, just basically a lack of communication - and how the story had Hunter

    and Hunter never properly cursed Jesse out for what he did or even made Jesse even have to remotely work for his forgiveness. I mean Jesse does do a grand gesture and

    but as someone who holds grudges, I just wanted Jesse to have to apologize and work for it more than he had to.

    He still does a sweet thing, and he makes up for being an idiot somewhat, but I still didn't forgive Jesse as easily as Hunter did. But hey, that's just me.

    These two were still *happy sigh* together. The epilogue was heart-melting worthy and sweet and adorable and everything you could want.

    This book is actually pretty long, but it was never boring, it was actually really hard to put this down to sleep. These two together were exciting enough for me to have to see what happened next. For the first half of the book it was "when are they finally give in!" and then the second half was "when is Jesse going come out so they can be together, damn it!" and it was as frustrating as it was wonderful. It was a good kind of frustrating lol.

    I loved this book, though, and I felt Jesse and Hunter's love, and it was intense and passionate and sweet. They just had to go through some shit to get there, and they got through it (even though Jesse still should have gotten a dressing down or two more than he did *humph*).

    Definitely recommend this. This is my first book from this author, and I very much enjoyed it. Two happily given thumbs up :D

    ***ARC provided by

    in exchange for an honest review***

  • Ivy Deluca

    Jesse meet on a train, just after Hunter, a doctor aka Dr. Baby Silver Fox, has broken up with his long standing, firmly-in-the-closet boyfriend, and Jesse has just been caught in a scandal kissing someone who was not his girlfriend...and unbeknownst to many, not a girl. What happens when a man who will not be someone’s dirty little secret falls for the man whose career banks on his sexuality? Well, some good old fashioned romance happens.

    Where do I start? Ok, so for argument’s sake,le

    Jesse meet on a train, just after Hunter, a doctor aka Dr. Baby Silver Fox, has broken up with his long standing, firmly-in-the-closet boyfriend, and Jesse has just been caught in a scandal kissing someone who was not his girlfriend...and unbeknownst to many, not a girl. What happens when a man who will not be someone’s dirty little secret falls for the man whose career banks on his sexuality? Well, some good old fashioned romance happens.

    Where do I start? Ok, so for argument’s sake,let’s go for the basic fantasy romance catnip. just take your flirtiest and dirtiest rocker boy fantasy right here

    And your sexy AF baby Silver Fox kind of doctor type here:

    I mean, jeezus. The mental images alone…

    But Ms. Holiday didn’t just depend on their physical connection and excellent sexual tension to keep me reading, oh no. She gave me some solid character work, good dialogue, some very touching emotional moments, and you’ll see why I was in romance novel heaven.

    Ms. Holiday really drew a crystal clear picture of these two men and their personalities and the Firsts (meet, kiss, love scene), were excellent. They sold the love story to me and I wanted more, more, more. I loved that their friendship was strong and that their connection was clear as a bell in each of their scenes. There was a good balance of internal monologues and external dialogue to keep the story moving.

    This is the second in a series, but it is not necessary to read the first book at all. It's set in the same 'verse, but different set of characters and only loosely tied to the first book.

    . There’s nothing that I thought was bad about this tale. Even when things inevitably fall apart, Ms. Holiday took the time and care to keep the reader in both of Jesse and Hunter’s heads so you knew their feelings, even if their actions were abrupt and sometimes a bit disappointing. It made sense and I could believe their struggles with those choices.

    If there was one thing that I didn’t adore perhaps, is the subplot involving Jesse’s sister, since it wasn’t fleshed out much beyond what was absolutely necessary for this romance, and there are some things, particularly involving the jackass ex husband, that you can telegraph from a mile away. Jesse and Hunter’s time apart was more focused on Jesse than Hunter, and frankly I adored Hunter, so I wanted more though I understood that those scenes had the potential to take this story on an entirely darker path very late in the game. Also, there’s some abrupt turns and big passages of time that do allow the story not to feel too rushed, but again, I wanted more because I’m a greedy, greedy reader. *shrugs* hey, it’s how I roll.

    I looooved Jesse and Hunter. Still thinking about them the next day, and I want more in that ‘verse with Jesse’s band. Ms. Holiday continues to impress me and I’m eager to see what comes next. If you’re in the mood for some m/m rocker romance, I would recommend this.

    **ARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review**

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  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie

    5 Stars!

    Jesse and Hunter, a budding rockstar and a pediatrician respectively, two people who should never have crossed paths meet on a train from Montreal to Toronto. The two hit it off right away and chat for the entire five-hour trip, but they head off to their separate lives once they step off the train.

    They meet again when Hunter contacts Jesse whose band, Jesse and the Joyride, has gained much notoriety and popularity over the past two years since they first met on the train, and asks him

    5 Stars!

    Jesse and Hunter, a budding rockstar and a pediatrician respectively, two people who should never have crossed paths meet on a train from Montreal to Toronto. The two hit it off right away and chat for the entire five-hour trip, but they head off to their separate lives once they step off the train.

    They meet again when Hunter contacts Jesse whose band, Jesse and the Joyride, has gained much notoriety and popularity over the past two years since they first met on the train, and asks him to visit one of his sick patients in the hospital, who is a big fan of Jesse and his band.

    Jesse agrees and after that initial visit he continues to come back and visit the kids in the hospital, as well as Hunter and soon he and Hunter become very close friends, something neither of them has ever really had before in their lives.

    I absolutely LOVED this book and I adored both Hunter and Jesse, they were such caring and sweet guys and they fit perfectly together, whether in friendship or as a couple. They really cared about their families and friends/bandmates and in Hunter’s case, his patients. The author really took her time to develop both Jesse and Hunter as well as their relationship. Not only did they get to know each other, but I really got to know them, as well.

    This is an extremely slow burn, like create another word for greater than slow burn story, and usually (for me, anyway) this would have been frustrating and perhaps annoying, but honestly, as the pages of the story and the months of friendship between Hunter and Jesse slip by, I was never once bored or thinking of skimming ahead. This story truly held me captivated and I didn’t want it to end, in fact, I messaged my co-blogger at about the 68% mark and told her “I’m only at 68%, but I’m not ready for it to end.” I almost wanted to set the book aside or read slower to savor the story, but I couldn’t put it down and I was right, because as perfect as the ending was, I really wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Hunter and Jesse.

    The unresolved sexual tension and chemistry between Hunter and Jesse was off the charts and once they finally, FINALLY, gave into and acted on their feelings, it was sweet and passionate and absolutely perfect.

    Okay, I’m gonna stop babbling now and just say, I’m in awe of the fact that this is apparently this author's debut MM novel. It was well-written and enjoyable and I can’t recommend enough that you go one click this book, you won’t regret it. I’m really hoping this isn’t the author's final endeavor into this genre, because I can’t wait for more! Go one-click it! What are you waiting for?!

    *copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

  • Truus

    This was really a nice read. Glad is wasn't predictable as the blurb could suggest.

    Jesse a real rockstar meet the real nice pediatrician Hunter.... on a train trip.

    They talked and talked and Jesse gives his number.

    Two years later Hunter calls Jesse for a favor... he has a very ill little patient who is a big fan of Jesse. The next day Jesse is at the hospital.

    There blooms a friendship between Jesse and Hunter.. a deep friendship

    You'll guess it yess Jesse can't give in to his feelings but he ca

    This was really a nice read. Glad is wasn't predictable as the blurb could suggest.

    Jesse a real rockstar meet the real nice pediatrician Hunter.... on a train trip.

    They talked and talked and Jesse gives his number.

    Two years later Hunter calls Jesse for a favor... he has a very ill little patient who is a big fan of Jesse. The next day Jesse is at the hospital.

    There blooms a friendship between Jesse and Hunter.. a deep friendship

    You'll guess it yess Jesse can't give in to his feelings but he can't hold back to kiss Hunter.

    Surprisingly their friendship stays strong....until they both can't hold back anymore.

    And there is the moment of truth...not.... Hunter is deeply hurt and is gone...far away... nowhere to reach...

    Jesse has to make up his mind.. and he finally takes a stand.

    Around these men is more story, good ones... family, friends/band members, management... fans... patients, work...it's all really put down well.

    It wasn't predictable thank god... Solid written story, entertaining and smoothly put down.

    Kindly received an ARC from the Publisher through NetGalley

  • Joyfully Jay

    Show me a book with a rock star and that’s a book I am more than likely to read. Jenny Holiday is a new to me author and I was a bit up and down with this book the whole way through. The set up here is cute as Jesse and Hunter meet on a train and just click. We get dual point of view, which really helps here to understand both characters. Jesse knows he’s bisexual but hasn’t had much of a chance to explore it and now that his career is taking off, he needs to kee

    Show me a book with a rock star and that’s a book I am more than likely to read. Jenny Holiday is a new to me author and I was a bit up and down with this book the whole way through. The set up here is cute as Jesse and Hunter meet on a train and just click. We get dual point of view, which really helps here to understand both characters. Jesse knows he’s bisexual but hasn’t had much of a chance to explore it and now that his career is taking off, he needs to keep that part of him locked down. Hunter is out and wants to stay out. He was with a man for years who treated him as a roommate in public and Hunter is so done with that. The one issue I did have with this meet-cute was the manner that women were portrayed as Jesse was assessing his best options for a seat mate on the train. The comments were cliché and over-generalized and the kind of comments that do nothing but give women a bad name. It did improve going forward.

    Jesse and Hunter become the best of friends with Jesse visiting sick patients at the hospital where Hunter works. Jesse is charismatic and charming where Hunter is a little more buttoned up and serious, but they play off of each other extremely well.

    Their romance is a slow, slow burn and talking personal preferences it was too slow for me. While I enjoyed seeing them become close friends and building a solid foundation, the romantic part of their relationship was too slow burn for my tastes. And, I have read some version of this story many times over. Gay/bisexual rock star stays in closet for the sake of career, finds the love of his life, says he’ll come out, things happen, pushes love interest away, cue the grand romantic gesture. It was all a little too formulaic for me and I would have liked to see them together as a couple a little more because even when they finally got together, they weren’t quite together yet. (Yes it makes perfect sense in context.)

  • Cat Sebastian

    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. The main characters are best friends and it turns out this is my catnip now.

    Jenny Holiday's voice always works for me and INFAMOUS is no exception. It's funny and, despite taking place over about a year and being something of a slow burn, never let my attention flag. I thought it was funny and engaging and charming.

    If you're thinking to yourself "but I don't want to read about rock stars or famous people or whatever" do not be deterred! There was no luxury porn, no h

    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. The main characters are best friends and it turns out this is my catnip now.

    Jenny Holiday's voice always works for me and INFAMOUS is no exception. It's funny and, despite taking place over about a year and being something of a slow burn, never let my attention flag. I thought it was funny and engaging and charming.

    If you're thinking to yourself "but I don't want to read about rock stars or famous people or whatever" do not be deterred! There was no luxury porn, no hordes of screaming fans, none of the things that ordinarily would make me not want to read about celebrities.

  • Kade Boehme

    Wonderful take on the rocker Romance. Def on my re-read shelf.

  • namericanwordcat

    4.5 Stars.

    Infamous is a great friends to lovers romance with all the pleasure of the Rock Star theme as well.

    Jenny Holiday hits all the right notes with this touching romance about Jesse, the rock star, and Hunter, the doctor.

    Watching them become such close friends while crushing on each other is a joy. I love how Hunter's life as a doctor is shown to be as complex and important (maybe more in some ways) than Jesse's famous job as a singer and songwriter.

    Jesse makes a choice early in this boo

    4.5 Stars.

    Infamous is a great friends to lovers romance with all the pleasure of the Rock Star theme as well.

    Jenny Holiday hits all the right notes with this touching romance about Jesse, the rock star, and Hunter, the doctor.

    Watching them become such close friends while crushing on each other is a joy. I love how Hunter's life as a doctor is shown to be as complex and important (maybe more in some ways) than Jesse's famous job as a singer and songwriter.

    Jesse makes a choice early in this book not be out as bisexual in exchange for getting the agent he wants/needs to make his band successful. He also fears being out in terms of the damage it might due to his ability to make a living in music. Hunter won't be with another closeted man.

    The conflicts is realistic as is the way there two men fall more and more in love until something has to give.

    It is a slow burn romance with a number of compelling elements outside the romance.

    I just loved Hunter and Jesse and the connection they had.

    I am not sure that the last flash of drama was needed or that Jesse wouldn't have told Hunter that he was bi and the agreement he had made with his agent and that kept it from being a 5 Star read for me but every other moment made this a shining gem of a love story.

    Can't wait for more in the series!

    I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it!


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