She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.
But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. There's something haunting his dark eyes and she needs to know more.
DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.
Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.
The Fifteenth Minute is a little different than the rest of the series. While there is some hockey in the storyline, it isn’t a major part of it. With that being said, this one ties as my favorite of the series with The Understatement Of The Year. I really don’t want to ruin anything about the storyline so I plan to keep this review on the shorter side.
I have been accused of things I never did and I can tell you from a personal perspective, that being accused of something you didn’t do is not only stressful but heartbreaking. DJ is dealing with this very scenario, and what he is accused of is a million times worse than anything I ever was. I wanted to just tell him to have faith that it will be ok. I understood why he kept Lianne at a distance, but I wish he would have let her in earlier so that he wouldn’t have felt so alone. While I think she was the perfect match for DJ, I think he was the perfect match for Lianne as well.
Lianne was a famous actress, but all she wanted to do is blend in with the rest of the student body. Sadly that was easier said than done. People either point and go all fan girl on her or they point and laugh. Neither is what Lianne wants. DJ really pulls her out of her shell, and watching her mature from the prude from The Shameless Hour, to who she is today was a great thing. She proved that even if you are famous it doesn’t mean that you are heartless or uncaring, because she has such a huge heart once she lets you in,
As I previously stated The Fifteenth Minute has tied The Understatement Of The Year as my favorite book of the series, and for me to say that when hockey isn’t a major factor of the storyline is something huge. I hope no one is ever accused of something they didn’t do, but I pray that no guy is ever accused of what DJ is if they didn’t actually do it. This lesson is a painful one to learn, especially for a guy, and one that can ruin a person’s life. Sarina Bowen you have once again blown me away by your writing and the message you wanted to share.