Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh #Review

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Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh #Review
Rock Addiction

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Series: Rock Kiss #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Released on September 9, 2014
Pages: 406
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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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Literary Pickers: Earring/s
Pervy Girls: rough sex
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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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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!

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Melanie Simmons
5 years ago

I do believe that there can be too much sex in a book. I’ve read a ton of erotica and I’ve loved a lot of it. I’ve even rated a lot of it with 5 stars. I don’t mind a lot of sex, but if the amount of sex over takes the plot of the story, that’s where I start to have a problem. I haven’t tried this series. I’m up in the air if I’m going to. I LOVE Nalini Singh. I love her PNR series, both of them. I’m just extremely picky about contemporary romances. I’ve read several… Read more »

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago

It had a story outside of the bedroom, which is the reason I kept reading. But heck, it seemed like they were always having sex which I am not used to in a Nalini Singh book. The plot is good so don’t think the too much sex overtakes it. In fact the second book is even better. I am going to grab the other two out and see if they hit a cord.

Quinn's Book Nook
5 years ago

I haven’t read this one yet, but I did read Charlotte’s book and LOVED IT! It was soooo wonderful. You have to read that one.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago

Charlotte’s book almost made me cry. It was wonderful and a lot less sex than this one.

Braine TS
5 years ago

Hahaha on the fornication! This is another reason why I skipped this series, it’s so… Formula and stereotypical. Surely there’s more to these rockers than sex and angst

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Braine TS

The second book in this series has a lot less sex and there is a reason why. So just because the first one doesn’t, isn’t a reason to skip the rest. The second book can be read as a standalone. There is enough plot though to get read this one with skipping the sex parts.

Lover Of Romance
5 years ago

I agree that there is way more sex in this than needed which surprised me with Singh at the helm. But definitely should keep on reading the series. Each book gets better. The third is by far my favorite!! So you have much to look forward to. *grins*

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago

I kept reading. I didn’t let that stop me, just after a bit I wanted to stop because my eyes were chafing.

Sophia Rose
5 years ago

‘Need a rest from all the fornication’ Buahaha! You crack me up. But seriously, I do get what you mean. I don’t mind the heat, but I need a plot and I need it to move forward.
Hadn’t picked this series up yet. I’ll keep it in mind when I’m in a rocker mood.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Yeah, my eyes were chaffed from all the sex. The story is good and while there is a lot of sex, there is enough story to balance it. I just skipped a lot of the sex to move on.

5 years ago

I like Singh….interesting

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Blodeuedd

I love her, but I haven’t read her angel series yet.