Black Falcon Series by Michelle A. Valentine-a combined series review
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ROCK THE BAND (Black Falcon 1.5) by Michelle A. Valentine
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ABOUT THE BOOK: January 29, 2013
After Noel Falcon professed his love to the one girl who truly holds his heart in the palm of her hand, he decides to try his damndest to keep Lane Vance in his life forever this time. There’s no way he’ll let her slip through his fingers again without a fight.
The instant they are together Noel begins to plot a way to ask his headstrong lady-love to be his wife, but every attempt to pop the question is foiled by a string of mishaps that prevents him from the perfect moment to get the job done before he goes back on tour with Black Falcon.
Distance is a bigger challenge than Noel expects, and the one-eyed beast of jealous raises its ugly head when Lane takes on a job working on an ad campaign for Embrace the Darkness. With Striker—a man that’s made it clear in the past he’s very interested in more then her business sense—lurking around her constantly, Noel wants to claim Lane now, more than ever.
REVIEW: ROCK THE BAND is a short novella in Michelle A. Valentine’s new adult, contemporary Black Falcon series focusing on the lives and loves of the member of the rock band Black Falcon. Rock the Band is a short story told from Noel’s POV and takes place immediately after Rock the Heart (book 1).
In the first storyline our couple reconnected after several years apart when Lanie was assigned by her employer to follow and get the inside scoop on Noel Falcon and his connection to the children’s foundation for Dyslexia. As with any romance storyline, our couple traversed the minefield of misunderstandings, broken hearts and secrets, but in the end, welcomed a HEA.
Rock the Band furthers Lanie and Noel’s storyline as Noel prepares to take Lanie on the road with the Black Falcons. But an emergency will force Lanie back home and it is during her absence that Noel realizes that he wants Lanie in his life forever and his knows just how he is going to ask the woman that he loves to be his wife.
Rock the Band is a quick read; a short story that adds a new dimension to the couple and what lies in store for their future. There is none of the first storyline’s angst and hidden agendas; there are no secrets and no broken promises; only two people whose lives are about to change in more ways than one.
If you found yourself a fan of Rock the Heart, you will welcome this addition to the Black Falcon series. And as with any series, Lanie and Noel’s story will continue as the Black Falcons take their music and their stories-on the road.
ROCK MY BED (Black Falcon #2) by Michelle A Valentine
ABOUT THE BOOK: April 22, 2013
Everything always seems to fall into place for twenty-four year-old Aubrey Jenson, except for when it comes to her luck with men. Bad boys always draw her in and crush her heart, and Black Falcon’s lead guitarist, Riff, is no exception. After sharing a few wild nights together, she leaves him behind knowing a guy like Riff isn’t the relationship type, merely just a play thing.
When she returns to New York, she tries to get the passion she felt in Riff’s arms out of her head by dating Isaac, a successful representative at Center Stage Marketing. Just when she thinks she’s forgotten Riff, she’s forced to see him again when her best friend, Lanie, ropes her into being a bridesmaid for her upcoming wedding to Black Falcon front man, Noel.
Sparks fly instantly between Aubrey and Riff when they’re forced to reunite, and suddenly she finds herself caught between the man that’s good for her and the one who completely rocks her in every way.
REVIEW: ROCK MY BED is the second novel but third storyline in Michelle A. Valentine’s New Adult, contemporary Black Falcon series focusing on the lives and loves of the members of the rock band Black Falcon. Rock My Bed is Aubrey and Riff’s storyline and it runs parallel to the events in Rock the Heart (Noel and Lanie’s story) and some of the premise overlaps. What the reader experiences is Riff’s take on the betrayal by Noel and finding Aubrey Jenson as the woman to ‘rock his world’. The storyline is told from two distinct POVs-Aubrey and Riff’s.
Aubrey is Lanie’s BFF and co-worker at Center Stage Marketing and she will soon discover that her position with CSM and friendship with Lanie are at odds due to a conflict of interest between work and friend. When Aubrey is sent to ‘spy’ on Lanie she will discover Riff (aka Zach), the lead guitarist for Black Falcon and the man who is about to change the rules. When opportunity presents itself for a quick fling and a one night stand, neither one thought they would lose their hearts and fall in love.
Michelle Valentine invites the reader into the back stage world of rock gods and groupies. Rock My Bed follows Aubrey and Riff as they enter into a long distance relationship-first through texting; phone calls; cross country flights and weekend get togethers until Riff wants to make sure Aubrey becomes a permanent part of his life.
We learn that life is not all fun and games on the road especially when many of the characters are hiding secret pasts, heartbreaking family history and a reluctance to get involved knowing that the life of a rock star is not conducive to a permanent relationship. And Aubrey has a decision to make when opportunity presents itself-a future with CSM or a future with Riff.
The relationship between Riff and Aubrey is hot, sexual and real. Aubrey is from a well to do, connected family and her experience in the bedroom is about to be explored. Riff is the ultimate bad boy; not only by reputation and history, but by appearance as well. He is tattooed, pierced and sports a two toned Mohawk and although he is the epitome of a rock and rock lifestyle, he is also a parent’s worse nightmare where their daughter may be concerned.
The storyline is fast paced. Riff and Aubrey are both likeable characters who could break your heart. The reader learns more about Riff as he opens up to the woman that he loves: and both of their issues with family, trust and betrayal.
If you like a storyline of rock gods and bad boy sexy musicians, the Black Falcon series by Michelle A Valentine is the perfect series. She brings just the right amount of sex, romance and heartbreak. And in the end, even the bad boy can be tamed by a wild cat.
ROCK MY WORLD (Black Falcon 2.5) by Michelle A Valentine
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 26, 2013
After Aubrey Jenson is wrongly dismissed from her job at Center Stage Marketing, she seeks legal advice from her father, The Judge, to see what grounds she has to get her position reinstated. Her surprise visit to her family doesn’t go as smoothly as she hopes when she brings home her new boyfriend, Zach, Black Falcon’s lead guitarist. She soon discovers that father doesn’t always know best when it comes to matters of the heart.
When Zach meets Aubrey’s family, he’s immediately faced with his deepest fear: The love he so desperately wants, he doesn’t deserve. The Judge makes no attempt to hide his disdain for Zach, and will stop at nothing to keep him away from his daughter. But an unexpected twist turns everyone’s plans upside down and no one’s world will ever be the same.
Outside forces attempting to pull them apart are strong and it’s going to take every bit of Zach and Aubrey’s love for one another to withstand the fall-out. Soon, they discover making love last is harder than finding it to begin with and sometimes you pay the ultimate price for true love.
REVIEW: ROCK MY WORLD is the fourth storyline (second novella) in Michelle A Valentine’s New Adult genre Black Falcon contemporary romance series focusing on the lives and loves of the members of the rock band Black Falcon. This particular novella continues Aubrey and Riff’s storyline and takes place immediately following Rock My Bed.
The relationship between Riff and Aubrey has already been established. They are a perfect pair; they are in love; the romance is sensual and hot but….there is always a but and in this particular case… it is family. Not only does Riff’s father continue to harass and threaten Riff but Aubrey’s family makes it known that they will not tolerate her relationship with Riff. And to complicate matters, Aubrey’s father is a judge and he is willing to open up old wounds and sealed files to insure Riff is no longer in Aubrey’s life.
The storyline is once again fast paced. There is pain of family betrayal; the threats against Riff and his bandmates and, a near fatal accident will put everything into perspective. Riff and Aubrey belong together. Their story is emotional as well as heartbreaking; and it also proves, that just because one is related by blood, doesn’t give them the right to control your life. Sometimes family is the one sitting beside you, singing a song and supporting you when life reaches its’ lowest point.
1. Rock The Heart (Nov 2012)
1.5 Rock The Band (Jan 2013)
2. Rock My Bed (April 2013)
2.5 Rock My World (June 2013)
3. Rock The Beat (Sept 2013)
Reviews by Sandy