Can there be too much sex in a book? Yeah, there is a lot of sex in this one if that will grab your attention.
Nalini Singh has brought us a new series featuring rockers, their women and some friends thrown in for fun. The story starts with Part I in New Zealand and Part II residing in California and a few other US locations.
Molly Webster is the staunch, rule following heroine of this rocking novel. After a scandal brought on my her father while she was a teen, she follows the rules and tries to fly under the radar of most anyone. When her sister, Thea (from a different mother), invites her to a party for her clients, Schoolboy Choir. Molly keeps noticing Zach Fox, but she knows it can only be a fantasy and never something real. Until Fox meets her at the elevator and it becomes a one night stand of her dreams.
Zachary Fox noticed Molly right away at the party and knows she is the one for him. How to convince her? He knows she only wants one night, but he plans on getting more like forever even if he has to do it subtly. He negotiates a month why his band is on break, determined to make her realize she can’t live without him.
These two have a lot of baggage going into this story. Molly from the scandal her father created that blew back at her and Zach from his abandonment of his mother and her new family. Molly’s takes more page time than Zach’s, but they both crept up in the story at times causing the drama needed for a rock star love life…right?
I really liked how Molly stepped out of her comfort zone and tried hard to be brave. The story lagged for a bit in the beginning as Molly had to fight herself and her preconceived idea of what life would be like is she fell for Zach. She learned a lot about herself from this experience, but also learned to love a man who would protect her and love her for her.
Zach on the other hand was in insta-love and working Molly to get what he wanted. He even used sex to tie Molly to him, or so he thought. His demons rose up at times, but mostly he had dealt with them. His commitment to Molly was direct and never in question.
Secondary characters had me loving the story more than I expected. Molly’s best friend, Charlotte, has her own demons I want to know more about in the next book. She’s quirky, but definitely timid and has Molly’s back on everything. Then there is the bandmates. Abe is the quiet one, Noah can’t sleep with anyone in the room with him and David who is in love with Thea. All of these characters round out the story with depth outside of the two main characters.
Back to the too much sex. I usually don’t say this often, but it was over the top and all the time. I think my eyes need a rest from all the fornication. If there was a surface untouched by one of their bottoms, then I will have to eat my words. While I love a good sex scene as any other, it got old and skimmable a few times just to get to the rest of the story.
The book is broken up into two parts with Zach and Molly meeting and starting a relationship in New Zealand. The second part is when Zach convinces Molly to come back to the US with him and try living together. The second part was better than the first, but I wasn’t quite sure what the purpose was except for dealing with all those ghosts in the closet in multiple big ways.
It was a combination of good and some bad. Great sex, but lots of it. Deep drama, but they dealt with it. Deep thoughts and lots of friends. A good start to a new series.
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