Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com
Jason is a former musician and private investigator. He's got a girlfriend named Kelly any guy would dream of dating, and a slightly dysfunctional family. His parents keep pestering him to settle down, but Jason is having commitment issues.
He finally agrees to have Kelly move into his apartment, but is still unsure about it. Can he stick with it or will he pull out at the last minute?
When he accepts a seemingly routine burglary case from Max Varner, a famous musician and rock memorabilia collector, Jason begins thinking that this might be the case he needs to get over his issues. When a stakeout goes awry, however, and Jason gets shot, things start to turn ugly for him.
Whoever stole Max's collection doesn't want to be found and is willing to kill Jason to keep it that way. When a stakeout goes bad and an assassin called "The Heartbreaker" attacks the PI, the stakes increase. To make matters worse, he forgot to involve the police - and now they've pulled his protection.
With danger inevitable and an assassin who might come after him and Kelly, a happily-ever-after seems unlikely. Can Jason solve the case of the Rock & Roll Rip-off and still keep his relationship with Kelly?
A great mystery with lots of suspense and action for reluctant readers. The characters are intriguing and well-developed. The multiple points of view really add another dimension to the book that is appealing and eye-catching. The plot is well-done and complex. Those who like mystery, music, action, and suspense will enjoy trying to figure out where all the puzzle pieces fit in ROCK & ROLL RIP-OFF.