Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss Novella) by Nalini Singh-Review and Release Day Blitz

Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss Novella) by Nalini Singh -Review and Release Day Blitz

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Rock Courtship
Rock Kiss 1.5
by Nalini Singh
Genre: contemporary, new adult, romance, rock musicians
Release Date: September 30, 2014

Rock Courtship

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About the book: Release Date September 30, 2014

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.

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REVIEW: ROCK COURTSHIP is the second storyline in Nalini Singh’s contemporary, new adult Rock Kiss romance series focusing on the four members of the rock group Schoolboy Choir. This is drummer David Rivera and the band’s PR consultant Thea Arsana’s storyline. Rock Courtship is a friends to lovers storyline that follows the ‘courtship’ of David and Thea. Although this is the second in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I always recommend reading a series in order to understand the background and history of the characters.

Told from two close third person POVs, we follow David as he endeavors to convince Thea that they would be perfect for one another but as the band’s PR consultant Thea is reluctant to become involved with her client. Following the devastating heartbreak of her previous relationship, Thea pulls no punches when she tells David that they would be better off as friends. Thea isn’t willing to risk their friendship for what could amount to a one-night stand.

The relationship between Thea and David is one of mutual attraction, one that began a couple of years earlier when Thea was involved with another man. David has bided his time hoping that Thea would give him a chance, but Thea’s heart has been broken and she refuses to allow anyone that close –ever again. Betrayal is ugly and trust must be earned.

The secondary characters include David’s family, the members of Schoolboy Choir as well as Molly, Thea’s sister and the heroine from the first storyline Rock Addiction. The world building continues to reveal a little bit of information about the band members and how they came to be. There is some trouble for the band when Abe’s drinking spirals out of control but the resolution is so quick that it barely merits a mention in the storyline.

Overall, Rock Courtship is a quick read; a sweet romantic storyline where the drama is limited to a couple of pages and ends rather abruptly without too much angst or anxiety. David has been in love with Thea for a very long time and convincing Thea that he is the man for her occupies most of the storyline premise. The quick resolution to any drama was disappointing because it left me wanting more details as to the who, what and why.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Rock Addiction
Rock Kiss #1
by Nalini Singh
Genre: NA, contemporary, romance, rock
Release Date: September 9, 2014

 

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Rock Addiction coverAbout the book: Release Date September 9, 2014

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…

Excerpt Black and Hot Pink

 

“Beer—whatever you have on tap,” David said to the grizzled bartender and grabbed a stool, his eye on the rugby game in progress on the TV screen bolted above the bar.
He’d hardly taken a sip of his beer, the dark liquid bitingly cold, when he felt a presence at his back. Instincts honed by a childhood in one of the toughest areas of New York had him focusing on the mirror behind the bar to check out the situation before he turned. A big, bald, and heavily muscled male with a spiderweb tattoo on his neck was standing behind and just to the side of David, a smirk on his pockmarked face.
Belly heating, David turned with a slight smile. “Problem?”
The bald man bared his teeth and, laughing, looked to a table to his right. “Hear that, boys?” he called out to his friends. “The pussy rock star here wants to know if there’s a problem.”
Laughter and shouts from that particular table, while the rest of the men in the bar went quiet. David didn’t move, taking a measure of the players without letting it show. “Always know your opponent” had been one of the first things his father had taught him—Vicente Rivera didn’t believe in turning the other cheek; he believed in teaching his sons how to put bullies on the ground and keep them there.
“Yeah, there’s a problem,” the bald guy said, shoving at David’s shoulder. “This is a real bar for real men. Not pussies.”
Like that, then. Good. He was in the mood to do some violence. Lifting his beer, David took a long drink, then slammed it down… and punched Bald Head in the jaw at the same time that he kicked out with his foot to connect with the other man’s knee. The jackass went down like a ton of bricks.
Roaring in rage, the man’s friends came at David.
He grinned and started to show them what this “pussy rock star” could do.
It wasn’t until they’d broken a table and several chairs, and the bartender had called the cops that David realized Thea would have to deal with the fallout from this. Fuck, fuck, fuck, he thought as he was shoved into a cell alone, his erstwhile opponents in the cell opposite. Sliding down the graffiti-marked wall to the floor, he thought about the phone call the desk sergeant had said he could make and decided against it.
Fox had Molly with him—the band’s lead singer had been waiting for his girl to arrive since the instant Schoolboy Choir set foot in the city. As for Noah and Abe, they both had their own plans. He knew any one of the three men would drop those plans in an instant to come to his aid, but since the cops had made it clear he’d be spending the night in a cell no matter what, why mess up their plans?
“You do or say anything that’ll hit the media, you call me. Day or night. I hate surprises—so don’t you dare surprise me.”
Thea had given that order to all four of them when she’d agreed to act as their publicist. Her up-front nature and dedication to her job was part of the reason they’d hired her; Thea was the best and she didn’t take any shit from her clients. He wasn’t doing himself any favors by not calling her.
Right then, David couldn’t find it in himself to care. It wasn’t as if she could hurt him any more than she already had. And Jesus, how long was he going to carry this torch that was burning him alive? “Fuck, fuck, fuck,” he said aloud, banging the back of his head against the wall.

 

 

About the Author Black and rose

 

nalini bioNEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.

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14 thoughts on “Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss Novella) by Nalini Singh-Review and Release Day Blitz

  1. Terrific review, Sandy. I read the first book, which was a different Nalini style. I know I wanted to read this book, as I liked the two characters that were going to be the leads. Thanks for this, as I did not know it was out.

  2. Pingback: Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Singh-Review and Book Tour | The Reading Cafe

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