Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Posted April 11, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
Rock Addiction

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Series: Rock Kiss #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by TKA Distribution
Released on September 4, 2014
Pages: 406
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book

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The Delight

“Like almost everyone else, I came to the author’s books by way of her paranormal/urban fantasy stories which had me rather curious to see how she’d rock this new contemporary world she has created. I love rocker romances even the cliched ones like bad boy and buttoned up girl ones like this.”

So, I dove in with expectations and my discussion of those is what is going to pretty much lead this review. I tried to suppress them, but alas, they were there and I could tell because I had to adjust quickly.

My first adjustment came from the instalove that whacked me in the face in the first chapter. I ended up not minding it because it was more like lust and the pair had a lot to work through before they could be considered in a relationship. Ah yes, the work through stuff. Molly has rules and holds rigidly to them because of trouble from her teen years. But, though her stuff is the big focus for much of the book (for way too long, actually), Fox had issues of abandonment, too. For all that, he is the real deal and has a lot of work to do to get her past her hang-ups and believing in him. He’s the rocker with the heart of gold and I liked seeing this.

My second adjustment was the sex. Holy moly there was so much. It took over this book, it seemed, and bogged down the pace. I like a well-written sexy scene as much as the next gal/guy, but hey, yes, there can be too much.

And, speaking of pace, this book was slow out of the gate. I was surprised when I actually felt like I was slogging through in places. The last half picked things up, but it was touch and go there in the beginning and part of the middle third. It’s due to the things I mentioned earlier- Molly’s internal stuff and lots of bed play.

Now, for all that, and lots of following the tried and true rocker romance format, this book was really appealed. I haven’t read a rocker romance in a long time and I actually enjoyed the familiar feel of the story. I loved the band guys, Molly’s friend Charlotte and Molly’s sister Thea. I loved Molly and Fox once I got into the last half of the book. So sweet and sensual. The connection was finally there and I was happy.

So, in summary, I had to get used to this different writing style from a familiar author and getting past my expectations to enjoy what I was getting. The rest of the series holds good promise with all the appealing characters and their situations. Those who enjoy rocker romances are a definite fit.

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About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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