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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (454 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Kargman Narrator: Jill Kargman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9780062247858
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It's Hazel's thirtieth birthday and she has everything she's ever wanted: a kickass job, a dream apartment in New York City, and the perfect boyfriend—who's just days away from proposing. Hazel thinks she's happy but isn't quite ready to settle down. So when her most far-fetched fantasy enters the realm of the possible, shouldn't she drop everything to see it through?

The morning after her birthday, Hazel boards a flight to L.A. only to get the surprise of her life. When she's bumped up to first class, extra legroom and free drinks are absolutely the last things on her mind when she catches sight of her seatmate: her all-time biggest celebrity crush, rock star Finn Schiller! Only the night before she'd confessed her infatuation with the gorgeous musician, and her boyfriend joked that she had a free pass if she ever met him. Hazel can't believe fate has actually thrown them together.

Even more unbelievable is that during the flight they genuinely connect. Finn likes her uncensored cursing and wicked sense of humor, and that she's unlike all of his groupies; Hazel likes his killer looks, ripped physique, and soulful music. But what started as a fantasy quickly becomes a real attraction, and after a dream date and taste of the rock-star life with Finn in L.A., Hazel is forced to examine the track her life is on. Indulging in a passionate affair with a rock star seems crazy—but could she ever forgive herself if she walked away from her wildest dream coming true? And is her wildest dream the stuff that happiness is made of?

A lively novel about a down-to-earth New York City girl who suddenly finds herself in a rock 'n' roll Cinderella fantasy, The Rock Star in Seat 3A is seasoned with Jill Kargman's signature wit and hilarious dialogue. This is a fairy-tale romance with a twist.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Rock Star in Seat 3A is funny and irreverent, a brash and appealing account of a long-devoted fan-girl and how she copes with her rock idol fantasy come true.”

    USA Today

  • “Fantasy, fiction, and the sex appeal of rock god Finn Schiller are the three key ingredients in the cocktail recipe for this summer’s must-read beach book: The Rock Star in Seat 3A.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Beth | 2/12/2014

    " This book lacked any kind of depth, and the storyline was utterly predictable. The main character annoyed me to no end, especially when she opened her mouth. However, I will say that I picked up rather quickly on the fact that Finn was inspired by Trent Reznor....so, I guess there was good description there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rowlak5 | 1/24/2014

    " I got this for free on my e-reader so I read it. I am surprised that books that are this poorly written actually make it to bookshelves. I did stick it out though- the fantasy in the storyline kept my interest. Wouldn't recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 1/24/2014

    " Once I got past the vulgar language, I thought it was a pretty good book. If you had the chance to be with the rockstar of your dreams would you? Even if it meant giving up your comfy home life with your boyfriend? That's what Hazel must decide. To stay with what she knows or be adventurous and explore the unknown wild side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 1/21/2014

    " This book was a very fast read. Not deep or complex but dreamy and sweet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/19/2014

    " An enjoyable story! Sometimes the slag was a bit much and kind of slowed my reading. Other than that a good read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marisa Gonzalez | 1/10/2014

    " I only made it to chapter 3 of this book then skimmed the rest to see if it was as disgusting as the first two chapters and it definitely was. It seems the author thinks she can make a book edgy and hip by adding as many curse words as possible and the blasphemous line at the end of chapter 2....really?....it wasn't funny....don't waste your time on this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/7/2014

    " It was a quick read but wasn't really that great. I'm pretty sure I wrote this same book in the 4th grade; only my version was with Nick Carter. Also, there were more pop culture references then there should be in any novel. It won't be hard to tell when this book came out 20 years from now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi Rhea | 12/23/2013

    " It started out strong and new and exciting, but then it became the same old story. It did hold my attention, so that says something. I was just hoping for more surpises...I mean it is the fantasy world of rock and roll! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/18/2013

    " I like this, but the language of the main character's inner monologue didn't work for me. I'm sure the author was trying to make it authentic, but it just came across as trying too hard. That being said, it was a realistic, entertaining, modern love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 11/15/2013

    " Such a fan of Jill Kargman and have read all her books. While this one was a great read, I was just a little disappointed by how short it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Kluyts | 10/22/2013

    " A great and funny read that makes you realise the grass is not always greener on the other side!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 8/22/2013

    " Hmmm...what would you do? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ember | 8/12/2013

    " This book was a really quick read...dirty language, but the story was fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Kayden | 5/11/2013

    " Pretty much just fluff, but cute and a quick read. Fairly formulaic chick lit but fast paced enough to make it fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 4/29/2013

    " Pretty cheesy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 1/23/2013

    " What would I do...probably make the right decision in the first place, no matter if I met my idol or not. A fun quick summer read about an interesting situation arising. Even though two men love us, shouldn't we always go with the sure thing? "

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About the Author
Author Jill Kargman

Jill Kargman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Right AddressWolves in Chic ClothingMomzillas, and The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund. Her last effort is a nationally bestselling book of essays, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. She is also a featured writer for VogueHarper’s BazaarTown & Country, and Elle, and a copywriter for her greeting card company, Jill Kargman Etceteras.