The nail-biting conclusion to the Billionaires in Disguise: Georgie and Xan series
Nothing Else Matters
explores the depths of the heart and the healing power of love.
Georgie broke up with Xan Valentine, the lead singer for the rock band Killer Valentine, the guy that Rolling Stone calls “sex incarnate.” The magazine isn’t wrong, but they don’t know the half of it. He’s the alpha-est male who ever walked onto a stage or into a bedroom and might be crazy, and Georgie is definitely in love with him. Plus, he hired her ex-boyfriend, her first “real” boyfriend, to play in the band, and now she’s stuck between them.
So she tried to leave. That’s what any sane girl would do.
And just as she feared, the Russian mafia kidnapped her.
She prays that Xan won’t try to rescue her because they said they’ll kill him. But she knows he will, even if it costs him everything.
Nothing Else Matters is the final book in the Georgie and Xan series.
Nothing Else Matters (Billionaires in Disguise: Georgie and Rock Stars in Disguise: Xan, Book 4): A New Adult Rock Star Romance by Blair Babylon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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THANK YOU Blair Babylon – when I first stumbled upon Book 1 of this series you had me hooked and wanting to read more of your books from the first chapters!
This series has gone from strength to strength and I also got hooked on the #Devilhouse series too.
Now onto this book…
Well if you have read books What a Girl Wants (Rhiannon – standalone which is where I was first introduced to Killer Valentine
Somebody to Love (Rock Stars in Disguise: Tryp)-Standalone
Every Breath You Take Book 1 where we meet Xan and Georgie
Wild Thing Book 2 in Xan & Georgies story
Lay Your Hands On Me Book 3 in Xan and Georgies story you will be very familiar with our main characters Xan and Georgie.
This book will conclude Xan and Georgie’s wild ride.
I do not want to give too much away with this review, I will just say that if you love books that drag you in and you can’t put the book down, then start reading this series.
The characters centre around a Band called #KillerValentine and the lead singer Xan, now I dont want to spoil the other books – but Xan is a very deep character, and honestly Blair has a talent for creating characters that are like onions – LOADS OF LAYERS! you just get to know him and then Blair takes another layer off and reveals more.
Now Georgie – we first meet Georgiana in a book from the #Devilhouse books but if you hadn’t read this series before this one – do not worry, I hadn’t either, but after reading Every Breath You Take and I met Georgie – I had to jump into Rae Falling and this is another series that Blair Babylon has got me hooked on.
If you are wanting to escape the everyday world into books that have depth, plot twists and characters that you want to know more about, then give Blair’s books a go.
Book 1 of this series is free, so grab it now and give it ago.
I hope this series continues, and that we get to see how #KillerValentine and its crew get up to, as these characters, and I mean all of them, have snuck into my heart and I want to see more of them.
I really don’t want Blair to stop writing about #KillerValentine!
I will warn you – it will be a roller coaster ride and you will need tissues at some points – I seriously was bawling my eyes out at a few parts (those who have read it will know what I am talking about) I was at work at one of the scenes! and no makeup to repair the mess left behind.
But in saying that – we do have a happy ending, and I would re read the book series once more and risk my heart being broken once again when I get to these emotional scenes.
I know its just as hard to write these scenes as much as it is for us readers to read them.
But I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
Oh and also – do check out the YouTube links to the songs, they do make reading the books a much more richer experience and I am now subscribed to David Garretts as I have always loved the violin, but this is the song that is linked into the book… https://youtu.be/KrWkwmbfLGQ
This was one of my favourite books of 2015.
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Excerpt from Nothing Else Matters
Georgie pushed the door open and found Alexandre sitting on the bed, his good arm resting across his bent knees. He was wearing his jeans, but he had on a blue hospital gown instead of a shirt. His hair was escaping his ponytail, blond strands of it glinting in the fading sunlight streaming in the long windows. His hurt arm rested in his lap behind his knees.
He said, “Sorry about making you the fetch-andcarry girl.”
“It’s fine. I don’t mind.” Georgie pulled the drape that cordoned off the door to the private room and scooted onto the foot of his bed, careful not to jostle the mattress too much under her legs.
“Are you going to wear your jeans again?” he asked. His weak smile worried her. “It’s considered déclassé to not change into yet another designer outfit for the reception. Perhaps your black jeans?”
“I have a dress that Flicka brought for me,” she told him. “It’s red.”
“Too bad you don’t have that black dress with the silver chains from their civil wedding. It looked smashing on you.”
“And on your floor.”
“Indeed.” His smile grew a little warmer.
“Are you okay?” she asked.
He didn’t even glance at his hand, but his quiet voice was just slightly breathy. “I don’t think so.”
“Is there anything I can do?”
He shook his head, a slight movement from side to side, but his expression was still so calm.
“Are you sure that you want to go tonight? We don’t have to. We can just stay in Geneva tonight, if that would be better. I’d stay with you.”
“It wouldn’t matter. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow because the best surgeon in Europe is flying in to do it. Going now wouldn’t change anything. A distraction might be welcome.”
“Well, then. Let’s get this party started,” Georgie said, bracing her arms on her knees to stand and get their clothes.
He lifted his wrapped arm from his lap where it had been hidden behind his legs and the long part of the hospital gown. Elastic bandages wrapped his forearm and hand down to his fingertips where the ends of a foam and silver splint stuck out of the beige cloth. “I don’t know how I’ll get clothes on over this.”
Georgie smiled, cocking her head and looking up from the corner of her eyes like she had been very smart. “I called the concierge at the hotel and got sewing supplies. I have scissors and a needle, and white thread for the shirt and black thread for the jacket. I can sew you into it. If they look closely, it might look like Frankenstein,” she admitted. “But if they don’t, the tux should cover most of that.”
A slow smile grew on his face while she spoke. He said, “That’s amazing.”
She patted his long, bare foot because it was closest to her. “It’s okay, man. I’ll just grab those garment bags.”
Georgie slid off the end of the bed and got the garment bags from Friedhelm, who looked entirely relaxed leaning against the wall, pleasantly hanging out with Paul, except that his brown eyes tracked everyone who moved in the long hospital hallway. He had a resting sweet face.
When she brought the bags back to Alexandre, he was already standing up and was shrugging off the cotton hospital gown, facing her. The cotton slid down his chest and dropped to the floor. She hoisted the bags up and hung them on the curtain track that ran near the ceiling. “Let’s get you dressed first,” she said. “You’ll wrinkle less.”
“You can wait outside,” he said. “I’ll just be a minute. Then we can sew me in.”
“Oh, come on. I’ll just help you button up the shirt.” He unbuttoned his jeans with his one hand and shoved them down his long legs. “I don’t need any help.”
“One last night, okay?”
“I beg your pardon?” he asked as he sat on the bed and yanked the denim off his foot with one hand.
“One last night. I’m going to Atlanta tomorrow. Let me help you.”
“I keep hearing that, but you never leave.”
“Now you’re daring me,” she said. He pulled the other leg of his jeans off his foot and threw them behind himself on the pillow. He wore blue boxer-briefs that hugged his slim hips and rode below the ripples of his abs. Red-gray bruises stained his skin on his ribs and thighs, mostly on his left side.
He said, “I am merely commenting on a trend. One that I like.”
“Well, I’m just saying that you should let me help you because this really is our last night,” she said, trying not to look at the bleeding under his skin. “Don’t push me away, even for a minute, even to just get dressed.”
“Then don’t go to Atlanta,” he said.
She ignored him because she ignored the people on the sidewalks of Southwestern State who hollered that little green men were following her, too. Indulging in fantasies was not something that the Ice Princess did.
She said, “Even now. Even just for a few minutes. Just pretend that I’m helping you so I can stay.”
He blinked, those lush eyelashes blinking over his dark eyes. “All right.”
“So we need to get ready for the reception,” she said.
He nodded, some of his blond hair slipping over his shoulder.
“Do you want to shower?” she asked.
He gestured to the splint and bandages on his left hand and shrugged his strong shoulder, pulling up the ripples of muscle along his torso.
Yeah, his splint and bandages shouldn’t get soggy.
“I can give you a sponge bath,” Georgie said. “Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do in hospitals?”
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