Review: Rock F*ck Club by Michelle Mankin

Posted August 30, 2018 by Shari in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Rock F*ck Club by Michelle Mankin
Rock F*ck Club

One StarOne StarHalf a Star
five-flames

Series: Rock F*ck Club #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on April 24, 2017
Pages: 370
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Get it at: add to goodreads

The Delight

I wanted to love this story about a woman taking back the control of who and what she was, but it turns into a story of betrayal and mistrust that could have been avoided. The emotion expressed in the beginning is something I think we can all understand, but as the story unfolds, you get a totally different picture.

Review

I am a big fan of a particular set of authors. So when they mentioned this book in their newsletter, I ran over to Amazon to get it right away. I had read the blurb and knew it was going to be racy, but hoped in the end it was empowering and came with a side of love. Unfortunately, it was neither empowering, nor did I believe in the love.

Raven declares she is going to do 10 cities and a different rock star in each of those cities after catching her lead vocalist rock star boyfriend doing it doggy style in his dressing room with a groupie. I mean you really feel bad for her since it was their one year anniversary and he was there to support her through her brother’s death. But nope, he wasn’t a great guy and you learn more in the story that just makes him worse. So when Raven gets roaring drunk and makes the claim no less on video, she rises to stardom and not in a great way.

Setting out with her friend Marsha, they plot a path to sleep with a new rock start on 10 different occasions with Marsha, the best friend and wanna be director, filming all the way up until the bedroom door closes. But not only does Raven pick a new guy, she does a skit and dance in a room full of people to let then know she is available and can choose her. Needless to say she gets back stage passes.

Before the first one she accidentally meets Lucky, the lead singer of the Dragons. They don’t hit it off real well then and Raven goes on to sleep with her first and then second rock start in the next city. It’s during the second one that the band tries to gang rape her and Lucky and his bandmates save her. And you know Raven and Lucky are going to fall in love, but by this time Raven has deals to make this into a reality show for lots of money. Money her friend needs.

So she has one of those heart to heart nights with Lucky and leaves him the next day to continue her tour and starts fucking the list down once again. While the writing wasn’t great, I was somewhat ok up till this point. Yes, there were problems with how inconstant the author was in giving us information and how Raven’s heritage comes out at times and gets discarded at others.

I am not going to get into much more of the nitty gritty of the story, but you get my point. She falls in love with Lucky, leads him on in essence, then dumps him to finish the fuck tour because of money. Lucky was damn more forgiving than I was in all of this. At this point I had to skim. It just went downhill and I couldn’t take all of the problems I had with it and finish it. I skimmed it at best from then on. I never forgave Raven, Marsha, nor Lucky. They all were doing and saying stupid things.

What would have worked better for me….not cheating on someone you love. Not taking crap off the person cheating on your love. Basically she took a crap on it without trying to talk to him on another way around their problems.

So I can’t give this a great review. It just triggered all the wrong emotions. Too bad because I really like Lucky up till that point.

Challenges

Review Writing Challenge #36
Literary Pickers #33 – Gaming System
Bad Boys of Romance #19
Books ‘n Tunes #28 – What’s Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner

Recommendations

  

Preview

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

The following two tabs change content below.
Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

Tags: , , ,

  • Whew! It all sounds like such a mess. Her just carrying on with that tour leaves me gaping just from reading your review.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It was one Hellish book. I understood her feelings after being cheated on. I understood she said what she wanted to do when she was drunk and her friend post the video online. Her friend is a wanna be director/video person. Taking back your confidence and being a playgirl. Ok, that’s your choice, but she makes so many wrong turns and I didn’t feel like she empowered anyone. Instead she takes a deal for money for a mistake her best friend made. She thinks she is to blame because she wasn’t there for the friend, but hey the friend never told her about it until now. Then she sleeps with a guy who shows her a good time. Then gets off a sleezebag that allows his band members to try to gang rape her. Lucky the hero was the only one with any respect for her. Then he goes and gives her his heart and she hers only to have her dump him for the money. He forgives her for it and comes up with ways around her sleeping with them all except she already does with a few before he gets to her. It just all was one messed up story and I am not even getting into all the other details that irritated me. Long comment, sorry.

      • No worries. It’s the kind of book that requires venting.

  • I don’t think this one would work for me either. It seems like the guy was way too forgiving, and she sounds extremely frustrating. I can’t believe she would continue and do that to him… ugh. I’m mad on his behalf and I haven’t even read the book — just your review.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Yeah, he was way to forgiving. She did cheat even if they both knew she was doing it. It was a suggestion from another author that I love, but this really hit all the wrong notes with me.

  • I can’t believe she would continue the tour after meeting him…That totally spoils the “happily ever after” aspect of a romance!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I can’t believe I actually kept reading it. I kept thinking something would redeem the situation until she slept with the first guy after him. They get married in the end, but it felt hollow.

  • Book sounds pretty good…but his face looks like he is in pain :S

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It wasn’t very good and I have no plans of reading her work again. He’s probably in agony over watching her betray him so much.