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Series: Rock Kiss #1
Published by: TKA Distribution
on September 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…
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…
When you see the name NALINI SINGH, you automatically say, BEST PNR Author out there! At least that has always been my reaction. Ms. Singh writes paranormal and urban fantasy like no other. She is one of the reasons why I started to read Paranormal Romance in the first place. I started her Psy-Changeling Series and I was a total goner! When I heard she was doing a contemporary rock star romance, I was intrigued and I was worried at the same time. It has to be hard to be so well-known for writing a specific genre, and then jump genres while keeping your avid readers happy and content. We as readers, are a very picky breed, so I can understand some of the early reviews for Rock Addiction. That being said, I believe Ms. Singh ROCKED this book. I very much enjoyed the direction she took with these characters. I was worried I wouldn’t connect with these new characters, but I did, pretty much right away! My advice, don’t go into this book thinking you are going to get the normal Nalini Singh writing style. It will cloud your mind before you even start. Go into this book thinking you are going to get a super sexy Rock Star Romance with some angst and one hell of a hero, because THAT is what you will get! If I could describe one word for ROCK ADDICTION, it would be…SOLID! This was a well done, SOLID, love story.
First of all, Rock Star and a Librarian? Has that even been done before? Not that I have read, but I loved the premise of it! I’m a big fan of LOVE/HATE SEX, if you know what I mean! You know, that intense, gritty, raw, passionate sex, where you can just feel the characters emotions through the pages. That is one thing, while you are reading this book, that will remind you that you are reading a Nalini Singh story…the sex scenes! In every book that I have read of hers, the sex scenes are spot on perfection, and just what you want out of a good romance.
Fox and Molly were great characters to get to know. The instant chemistry felt real and not pushed, and the sexual tension oozed off the pages. The back stories for both characters were interesting, and the communication between these two were refreshing to read about. The only reason why ROCK ADDICTION isn’t a 5 STAR READ for me was the fact that the beginning dragged a bit, and some of the actions of the main characters had me rolling my eyes a few times. Other than that, this was a great contemporary from the amazingly talented Nalini Singh. Very good start the Rock Kiss Series. I’m very eager for the next one in the series, because some of the secondary characters kept me very entertained, and I find myself wanting to know more about the other members of the band. I recommend ROCK ADDICTION to all of you romance readers out there. Not only do you get the genius of Ms. Singh, but you get to meet the very deliciously tattooed, Zachary Fox.
**First seen at The Rock Stars of Romance**
Fox hadn’t become the lead singer of one of the best-selling rock bands in history by being a shrinking violet. No, he went after what he wanted, no holds barred. And the raw promise he could feel between him and Molly? He had to know where it would lead, the need so strong he hadn’t felt anything like it since the day he’d figured out that music was his escape, the air in his lungs.
Which was why he was leaning against the wall beside Molly’s apartment at five that afternoon, a guitar by his side.
The elevator doors opened at a quarter after the hour, Molly going motionless two steps outside of it, the doors closing silently at her back. Yeah, she hadn’t expected him, but Fox was ready to work with that. Waiting patiently as she took a deep breath and completed the trek down the corridor, he drew in the scent of her, his gaze lingering on the fluttering pulse in her neck.
“How did you get past security?”
Fox smiled slowly at the blurted-out question, wondering if Molly knew how bad she was at hiding her emotions. He liked it, liked that he saw the real Molly, not an illusion she’d created to tempt him—not that she had to do anything but smile to tempt him. “I told you the security sucks.”
Unable to resist, he reached out to run his finger down one creamy cheek flushed with a mix of surprise, passion, and, he was certain, sweet, hot feminine anger. His guess was borne out when Molly unlocked her door with jittery hands and put down her handbag on one corner of the bench, her fingers trembling before she curled them into her palms. “You’re breaking the rules.”
“What rules?” Closing the door, he leaned back on it and willed her to face him. Much as he loved the shape of her from the back, he liked watching those expressive eyes whisper her mood to him.
Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”
“Ah.” Folding his arms over the plain black of his T-shirt, he said, “How about a one-month stand instead?” He knew he had to play this exactly right. Molly was wary of him, and yeah, he could understand why. To have her in his life beyond a fleeting instant, he’d have to win her trust.
She jerked up her head. “What?”
“Why not? I like you. You like me.” He smiled—because the reason Molly had needed to jerk up her head was that she’d been staring at his chest. “Admit it.”
Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”
He wanted to bite her, then pet her until she was limp and languid in his arms. “We burn up together.” Deliberately modulating his voice—his instrument—for maximum effect, low and bedroom rough, he saw her fingers stutter on the zipper. “I’m here for a month. It’s an easy equation.”
When the words “Let me think about it” fell from her mouth, he thought she might’ve been as startled as he was, her lips parting on a slight gasp—as if to call back the declaration.
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Release Date: September 30, 2014
Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss #1.5) A Rock Kiss Novel:
David & Thea’s Story
What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?
A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.
Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.
What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.