Tuesday, April 28, 2015

*Challenge Review* The Story of Lansing Lotte by L.B. Dunbar

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Rock Star
Published: April 28, 2015
Pages: 383
Ages: 18+


It’s the day after. 
Lansing Lotte is caught in bed, quite literally, with his pants down. 

I get it. I’ve heard the jokes. My name sounds like some medieval character who was a hero. Hell, my best friend’s named Arturo King. Ring any medieval bells? But this is my story and I’m no hero. I also get the jokes. Lancelot is a play on the words lance and lot, and a lance refers to a sword, which is a euphemism for dick. What does a man do with his dick? He fucks. A lot. So if my name is Lansing Lotte, I must be “fucking lot.” Get it? Fucking a lot? Which I’m not saying I don’t, that’s not the point. Another reference to something sexual. Get my point? Huh, I made a punny. But again this is my story, and I haven’t done anything funny. In fact, I’ve killed three women, and only one of them I loved. Yeah, that’s right? Not laughing now. It’s not funny. And I’m definitely no fucking hero. 

The legend continues...


I had the honor of BETA reading this book which basically means I was proofreading because that is the biggest contribution I make in the BETA process most of the time. That means this review is for an unfinished book, but it was still post edit, so it won't likely have changed much since I read it.

This is the second book in Dunbar's Legendary Rock Stars series, and you really should read The Legend of Arturo King first. It's not absolutely necessary because this story does provide pertinent background information that you'd get from Arturo's story, but it also provides some really big spoilers for Arturo's story, so it's best to read in order.

I loved this story, but I was pretty sure I was going to love it before I even started. I'm a fan of L.B. Dunbar's writing already, and I really enjoy Arthurian Legend, which greatly inspired this series. That's a recipe for success where I'm concerned.

The story is told in first person, but it switches  between a few of the characters to give us a slightly broader perspective of the events. I thought this worked really well for the story making everything feel really personal, which makes it easier for me to connect with the main character, especially when he comes off as kind of a jerk for large portions of the story. Although Lansing is supposed to be this really heroic guy, his actions where women are concerned are flippant and obviously hurtful (to most people at least) but he does have his amazing moments too. 

There isn't much more that I can say without spoiling the story, so I'm just going to stop here. Overall I give it 5 out of 5 stars because I was sucked in, engaged, and kept guessing about things. If you like rock star stories and/or Arthurian legend, you will probably really enjoy this book. 

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About the Author

L.B. Dunbar loves to read to the point it might be classified as an addiction. The past few years especially she has relished the many fabulous YA authors, the new genre of New Adult, traditional romances, and historical romances. A romantic at heart, she’s been accused of having an overactive imagination, as if that was a bad thing. Author of the Sensations Collection, Sound Advice, Taste Test, Fragrance Free, Touch Screen, and the upcoming Sight Words, she is also author of the Legendary Rock Star series, beginning with The Legend of Arturo King. She grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Chicago for longer, calling it home with her husband and four children.

Other books by L.B. Dunbar

Sensations Collection

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Legendary Rock Stars

Book 1


I was able to fit The Story of Lansing Lotte into my challenges by using it as a TBR book for Book Bingo (I realize it just released today, but it's a book by one of my go to authors so it was a given that I was going to read it, so it counts.) And for the Popsugar challenge I used the book to fulfill my Book by a Female Author requirement.

Other categories this book would fit include:
A book published this year
A book from an author I love that I hadn't read yet
A book with a love triangle (two of them actually)

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