Spotlight + Review: Hard Rock Harlots Series by Kendall Grey

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite series of 2013! The Hard Rock Harlots Series! Each book received a 5 STAR Rating from Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads! Please join me while I Spotlight the entire series and make sure you check out my 5 STAR Review of NOCTURNES <3 Come ROCK OUT with Letty, Shades, Jinx, Toombs, Rax, and Eve!

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STRINGS: Hard Rock Harlots, Book 1

WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain,

pearl-clutching bitties, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses, or anyone under the age of 18. The vile, base language and shocking, unholy sexual acts contained herein are not condoned by anyone with a lick of sense and should certainly not be reproduced without proper training and protection. The potty-mouthed and perpetually horny “heroine” (the term is used loosely) of this book does not resemble a normal, well-adjusted, or remotely believable person in any way, shape, or form. The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it.

* Readers are strongly advised to wear latex gloves whilst reading to minimize contamination risks.

Free-spirited musician Letty Dillinger adheres to a strict, “no strings attached” policy when it comes to men. After a wild night of unabashed sex in a fancy hotel room, she never expects to see the adventurous stud she dubs “Shades” again. When her all-girl rock trio books a tour at the last minute as the opening act for their archenemies, Letty’s shocked to discover she knows the competition’s new lead singer. Intimately. Shades is no longer a one-night stand. Now he’s the guy she has to one-up on stage every night for the sake of her career.

Sharing close quarters on a bus with her sexy nemesis and his bad-boy buddies puts Letty’s Golden Rule to the test. On this tour, guitar strings aren’t the only things being played. And when heartstrings are pulled too hard, they’re bound to snap sooner or later.

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From the first page, I was laughing my ass off! STRINGS is book one in Kendall Grey’s Hard Rock Harlots series, and I’m thinking it will become one of my favorite series that I will read this year! From the ridiculous euphemisms used for anatomy and bodily fluids to the deep down and dirty love that these rockers have for their music and their band mates, I couldn’t get enough of STRINGS! Sexy, Kinky as hell, and just Pure Genius, I can’t wait to get my hands on BEATS! Thank you Ms. Grey for making me laugh so fucking hard!

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BEATS: Hard Rock Harlots, Book 2

WARNING: BEATS is specially formulated for horn dogs, porn oglers, smut peddlers, BDSM junkies, M/M and M/M/F addicts, DP dabblers, and lovers of A2M backdoor sexy times. If you don’t fall into these categories, can’t stomach hot man-on-man action, or if you have no idea what the above acronyms mean, please back away from BEATS now. This isn’t the book you’re looking for. Failure to heed this warning could inadvertently throw unauthorized users into a persistent vegetative state, or at the very least, require administration of a defibrillator to the chest and/or groin area. Nobody wants that.

For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark, and scary bandmate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot—they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all—Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune—when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. She has to go through Rax to get it.

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BEATS by Kendall Grey was SO INCREDIBLY, ridiculously, wonderfully messed up and I freakin’ LOVED it! Kendall Grey has such a way with words and phrases, and I find myself reading them over and over again, so maybe hopefully one day, I will be able to use them in some way, and be such a bad ass about it. There are situations and scenes that will make you blush, cringe, and just make you laugh. I love these characters so much! No matter how messed up they are, or how many bad things they do, or how many times I would like to punch them in the face, you still feel love for them. Jinx and Toombs together, now that is a beautiful combination of “messed up” but it works for them, and that is all that matters.

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NOCTURNES: Hard Rock Harlots, Book 3

NOCTURNES contains 511 F-bombs, 81 well-endowed male chickens, 65 girl kitties, 58 Richard the Lessers, 10 C-U-Next-Tuesdays, and a plethora of other colorful words and phrases that would deafen your virginal mother’s ears and make her bust out her “Shame on you!” finger. If you’ve been tuned in since the beginning of the Hard Rock Harlots series, you know the drill. The sex is extreme, the language is graphic, and the story is over the top. Prudes and under 18s need not apply.

WARNING: NOCTURNES addresses serious topics such as alcoholism, prostitution, and cheating. If you’re looking for a barrel of laughs or sunshine and rainbows, this is NOT the book for you.

Rax Wrathbone is the dirty rock star you love to hate. The filthy fantasy slithering through your bed sheets. The serpent in your lady garden. The snake bite in your panties that keeps you sweating all night. He. Is. Sex.

And he’s no good. For anyone.

After a nasty breakup with his best friend and their band’s drummer, Rax is flying solo for the first time in years. Who needs the drama of commitment when the line for your humping booth spans three city blocks? No, groupies and liquor are far finer company than relationships, and they don’t leave bruises after they’ve had their way with you. At least not lasting ones.

Rax’s new adventures as an alcoholic, guitar-slashing one-man show are going along swimmingly until the only woman who’s ever brought him to his knees shimmies down a pole back into his life. Eve doesn’t abide excessive drinking, she has sex with strangers for a living, and she can’t remember Rax’s name to save her life.

She’s perfect in every way.

Now, if he could just get sober long enough to forget his past and convince Eve he’s worthy of her future…

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I am SO ADDICTED to this series! I absolutely ENJOYED Strings, ADORED Beats, but I FUCKING LOVED Nocturnes! Every damn time Kendall Grey knocks it out of the park with her writing style. It’s dirty, raunchy, naughty, and it just hit the spot for me. Who wants to read dull romance books, when you can have an Erotic Rock Star Romance with a KICK ASS element!

Braxton Rathbone, a.k.a. Rex, a.k.a. RAX fucking Wrathbone! Rax is a rock star that you LOVE to HATE! He makes horrible decisions, he drinks too much, he swears like a fucking sailor, he sleeps with anything and anyone! But it’s OK because when he steps on stage and starts playing on his guitar, all the bad decisions and horrible choices fade away and he is left with the MUSIC. Nothing else matters! It’s every other second of the day he isn’t in this element where you start to worry about Rax. I have got to say that when Rax is drunk, it is by far one of the most fucking hysterical things, I have read in a long time. He is definitely unforgettable.

Eve, a.k.a. LOLA! Oh boy, I wanted to hate her so much! She was incredibly full of herself in the looks department. She was absolutely beautiful and she knew it too. Little ballet dancer turned full on stripper. Losing her parents at such a young age had to be difficult and she is dealing with it the best way she knows how, trying to save up and have a better life. It is what her parents would have wanted for her. The things she has to go through was so incredibly hard to read. It broke my heart, it made me soften up to her and understand her better. Eve is not only beautiful, she is fucking strong!

If you read the previous books, you remember Lola, Rax’s drug of choice for a couple of minutes. He thought he would never see her again, but while the band is in New Orleans putting together a record, he stumbles upon a club called NOCTURNES and he spots her. Lola is more than she seems and NOCTURNES is definitely more than it seems. Rax is a total drunken mess after what went down with Jinx and Toombs. He hides away with his tequila, cursing at everyone that looks at him funny. He finally finds his Lola and he is not letting her go until he has her.

Despite the laughter and the cringing and the tons of kinky fun, there is a deep down, emotional roller coaster ride that both Rax and Eve go through together as well as apart. Eve had a horrible tragedy happen in her life. Rax is about to hit rock bottom with his drinking. It’s real life problems that everyone goes through, and it’s heartwarming to connect with these characters on that deep emotional level.

So even though Kendall Grey can write like a rock star, creating words and phrases that I have never heard before, making her readers crack up with laughter, she also has that special connection with her readers, getting in to the tough stuff, the nitty-gritty of the world, and makes us think and feel. I’m so incredibly elated that I found this author, and I can’t wait to see what dirty, filthy, x-rated smut she comes up with next!

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  1. Wooohoooo! Go Kendall!!! You so deserve 5 stars on the HRH series! I knew I wouldn’t be the only one who would give you all 5 stars! Seriously love the series and enjoyed it just as much as Shayna!! 😀

  2. Each book of this series is so different and I loved each one. Strings had me Laughing through the whole thing, well that’s when my jaw wasn’t hanging open.