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Genre: Contemporary Romance | Music
Series: Rock Kiss #1
Reviews: Rock Hard (#2)
Source: My bookshelf :)
My Rating: 5 stars
Description: A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…
Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.
A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…
Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…
I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes scrolling through Rock Addiction quotes with a goofy smile on my face — despite the fact that I just read the book, literally 28 hours ago. What this book does to me :)
A little back story… Fox is the lead singer of Schoolboy Choir, a quartet of very talented musicians (the four that the series follows). When at a stuffy social gathering, he catches sight of the single most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, and knows that she’s going to be in his bed that night–and maybe for several after that. He’s immediately attracted to the sincerity on her face as she laughs with her sister–a look of kindness that has no ulterior motive whatsoever, something that he’s become unaccustomed to from women in the industry.
Meanwhile, Molly has been watching Fox for sometime…overtaken by the attractive, masculine roughness of his features, but knowing she has no chance. What would a *HAWT* rock star like himself want with a librarian?
Oh yeah, ladies. She’s a virgin librarian :) Cute, right??
Rock Addiction is just such a fun, laidback, sweet romance that managed to be unbelievably sweet and toe-curlingly naughty at the same time.
Fox says the most maddeningly, lovely, over-the-top HOT things …
“We’ll take the Aventador,” Fox said. “It hugs the road like you do my cock when I’m inside you.”
“Fox,” she pushed at one muscled arm, to his wicked grin. “I cannot believe you just compared me to a car!”
“No, I compared the car to you,” he pointed out, one hand on the steering wheel, the big SUV moving so smoothly it appeared an extension of his body. “She gives me a sweet ride, but nothing comes close to my Molly.”
And “Miss Molly” is just so sweet and cute, yet undeniably, snarkily female. She’s not afraid to shove back and deal with a sulking, brooding rock star when he shuts her out or becomes downright chauvinistic. The relationship the two of them had was absolutely adorable, and I enjoyed every minute of their tumultuous courtship!!
Their banter, and their connection just felt so real!! I could read them forever.
“This song is for my Molly, who is the best fucking thing that’s ever happened to me. Also, for those suicidal idiots sending her fan mail asking her to run away with them, I will hunt you down and rip off your nuts.”
Nalini Singh is one of my all-time favorite writers of all time with a phenomenal Psy-Changeling series that I can’t stay away from. But this Rock Kiss series proves that Singh is not only a master of the fantastical…she clearly has contemporary romance as the ace up her sleeve she has only now revealed. BOY does she know how to write a romance!!
Ms. Singh has THE MOST sought after skill in the writers world, of being able to completely commit to her characters. They’re just so dynamically them! All of her characters are so different… librarians, rock stars, CEO’s, arch-angels, victims, wolves, hunters, human robots, addicts, leopards and actors … yet they are all so distinctively THEM. There is no question of who you’re reading when you’re reading a Singh book, because when she creates a character, it’s as if she spoofed them to existence and stole their diary.
Every time I read a Singh book, I’m in complete awe of her skill. Seriously, skillful.
“You know when you get the whisper of a melody in your head, or the murmur of a song? And you have the gut-feeling that if you could just hear the rest of it, just capture the music” – the need an ache as frustrating as it was piercing – “you’d have something fucking amazing?” Noah nodded. “Yeah well, that’s what it feels like with Molly.” The most compelling whisper of his life. “I’m not about to walk away from that.”
I loved watching Fox and Molly fall in love and learn to trust each other. More, I loved the camaraderie between Fox and his bandmates. They’re not perfect, not by a long shot, but they’re family.
Every thing I said in this review more than pertains to her Rock Addiction. But if you ask me, Rock Hard is Singh’s best book, and one of my favorite contemporary romances to boot! If you liked Rock Addiction, I guarantee you’ll LOVE Rock Hard.
Do you fancy rockstar men in your books? What are some of your favorite contemporary romances? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!