Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by TKA Distribution
Released on September 4, 2014
Source: Free Book
“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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