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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 w 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…


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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 w 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…

30 review for Rock Addiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    1.5 stars. DNF @60 %. Full review posted August 8, 2014 Me before reading Rock Addiction: Woot! I'm beyond stoked that I'll be reading an ARC! Me after reading Rock Addiction: I wish I had never read it. I told a friend I will stay nice and calm. Even though I'm so incredibly peeved I will try and give my best not to make use of too many filthy words. I can do it and I will. *deep breath* So, let's get down to business, shall we? A twenty-four-year-old innocent, uptight, (view spoiler)[virginal (hide 1.5 stars. DNF @60 %. Full review posted August 8, 2014 Me before reading Rock Addiction: Woot! I'm beyond stoked that I'll be reading an ARC! Me after reading Rock Addiction: I wish I had never read it. I told a friend I will stay nice and calm. Even though I'm so incredibly peeved I will try and give my best not to make use of too many filthy words. I can do it and I will. *deep breath* So, let's get down to business, shall we? A twenty-four-year-old innocent, uptight, (view spoiler)[virginal (hide spoiler)] librarian meets a world-famous bad boy rock star god at a party. After a few allegedly smoldering glances, Molly leaves the party and supposedly bad boy Fox is hitting on her in the elevator. Without hardly a second thought, Molly (view spoiler)[offers her virginity to Fox who is, for obvious reasons, unaware. When Molly reveals her little secret, we get to know that Fox doesn't do virgins but, this time around, is generous enough to make an exception (hide spoiler)] for curvaceous Molly. Of course the day after he's (view spoiler)[ready to keep her for good but doesn't tell her his intentions. After all that would scare the little delicate flower off. (hide spoiler)] The story takes it from there. Insta-lust and/or attraction is never an issue for me as long as it's done well. Also, the most important requirement of mine is there must be really great chemistry between the MCs. Sadly, the chemistry was sorely lacking yet, surprisingly, I enjoyed their first sexual encounter which I found pretty hot. I needed a little while to get into the story but felt appeased after their first round of smexin'. Right after I posted my update at 17 %, however, the issues started to pile up relentlessly. From that moment on, the entire story started to go downhill fast and quite ruthlessly. I think my biggest issue was once again the heroine whom I found a really major failure and a super-duper PITA. Not only was she one of those boring and clichéd librarian stereotypes, but also due to a domestic drama back when she was fifteen-years-old, Molly was very messed up. It seemed to me that her present behavior reflected an incredibly juvenile person with an underdeveloped personality. I won't beat the proverbial bush. Her infantile drama queen act got. On. My. Last. Nerve. She can't claim him; she was afraid of being addicted to him; she was already missing him even though their affair had hardly begun. Blah blah blah. Oh, and the tears and waterworks throughout the entire story demanded a lot from me. Oh, her inner agony. Oh, her imaginative pain. *sobs* Drama and cheesy melodrama went hand in hand in Rock Addiction. Her "dramatic" past was front and center. All. The. Friggin'. Time. Repetitiveness, much? That's a huge pet peeve of mine. What I also found irritating was Molly jumping to conclusions, the change from licking up the goo to lashing out in unfounded rage and jealousy, and all their juvenile arguments simply made me roll my eyes. Geez, save me from an infantile and stupid bitch. Thank you. Again, the drama happened when she was 15. Now, nine years later, she still acts like a wounded little girl. I don't need to be a shrink to know that Molly needed counseling stat instead of sex and a relationship. She was never in a position where she could get a handle on that specific challenge that was meant to be a month-long fling. Yeah, and the best thing has yet to come: at 55 % SHE (view spoiler)[suggests to change the rules. I think they'd been together for only two weeks. While good ole Fox didn't want to tell her that he wanted her for good right after their (allegedly) one-night-stand, (totally ridiculous, right?) SHE was ready to go at it for good NOW. (hide spoiler)] Folks, let's be realistic. I don't want to go off on a tangent, so let's leave it at that. I can't help it, I just don't like heroines who have a liability to OTT drama, mainly because these kinds of heroines are portrayed as excessively immature and bear no relation to the real world. When I think back about their annoying arguments I wanted to bang my head on a table. Jesus Christ on a crutch. Give me a break! Long story made short, in my book, Molly is an offense to the female population. Back in LA, Fox (view spoiler)[sets up an irrevocable trust fund in her name with a fifteen-million-dollar endowment. The money will be accessible to Molly after she spends at least two years with Fox. The payout will be doubled if she stays five years, tripled if she stays ten years. (hide spoiler)] *Baba's jaw drops on the floor* I. Could. Not. Believe. This. It's just ridiculous and that's not going to help her get her head on straight, dude. Well, that scene did me in. I gave up at 60 %. A few writing examples: A deep tenderness in her veins that she knew was going to get her into bad, bad trouble, the kind of trouble that could permanently scar, she kissed him on a wave of heartbreaking emotion. The contact helped heal the torn-up places inside her, at least a little. Giggles bubbling in her blood… …only to collapse into a shattered ball on the floor. The block of ice within her chest bled a shivering chill through her veins and tears wracked her body, her throat lined with broken glass. Needing him, she slipped off her panties and held out a hand. "Fox." He came to her in a storm of masculine heat and blunt sexual words that made her feel adored. Breath lost when he entered her, she blinked back tears at the sheer rightness of their intimate connection, skin sliding against skin, breaths mingling. Green eyes violent with a pride that tightened the chains around her heart. *Baba puts hand over her heart but can't feel the chains* Whatever. Just not my kind of writing. The hero, the allegedly hottest rock star on the planet (riiiiight *cough*) was not the harder, grown-up version of a bad boy at all and came off as pale, uninteresting and possessive in a very desperate and unattractive way ("You are mine" blah blah blah). I didn't understand what was supposed to be so badass about him, anyhow. And the band's lame name Schoolboy Choir made me think of four very young and pimply school boys and that, I guarantee you, was a total turn off. I still can't get over the band's name. Very badass. Not. And, to be honest, I didn't feel anything at all when they were playing a gig. I so love a fantastic rock star story, not only because the lead male is usually a sexy and fascinating character, but also due the stage presence. Unfortunately, Schoolboy Choir did nothing to infuse me with all the magical emotions and moments I expect from a rock star story, either. That special feeling that goes bone deep when an author is able to vividly describe what happens on stage wasn't palpable in Rock Addiction. Nada. Zilch. It lacked ambiance greatly. I'm truly getting wistful when I think about my favorite rock star books. I don't want to waste too many words about the sex. Instead of adding so many extremely short and bad sex scenes, just write fewer but better ones. I think the overabundance of sex was just there to cover the lack of a story. Fact is, except for their first sexual encounter I found the sex shockingly poor and, overall, the story itself shockingly weak. All the growling, prowling and widening eyes, and cheese, the sappiness, and the florid and clichéd writing did nothing to help endear Rock Addiction to me. I'm very sorry to say that I felt put off. Rock Addiction provided one major eye-roll after another. We all know that New Adult books, and esp. rock star stories sell extremely well and I can't help and feel that the author was hoping to benefit from that fact yet failed to deliver big time. Yeah, let's hop on the happy band wagon of hyped NA books, shall we? I know, I'm being snarky now. But, honestly, I'm just so frustrated and completely and utterly disappointed. Bottom line, I think Rock Addiction is destined to end up as a rather addictive hit among a young audience who loves a NA story that features yet another absolutely obnoxious heroine. Sadly, it wasn't my cup of tea. Onwards... All quotes are taken from the pre-published copy and may be altered or omitted in the final copy. **ARC courtesy of Nalini Singh in exchange for an honest review**

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    4 "Rock n' Roll" Stars–with a HELPFUL WARNING I'll start off this review with a HELPFUL WARNING for those of you who are familiar with Nalini Singh's work. This book is very different from this author's Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books! Very different! She's writing in a completely different genre and it needs to be read as such. Also, the characters are of Contemporary Romance age; however, the book reads and feels like a New Adult novel. I cannot stress that enough! If you are not a fan 4 "Rock n' Roll" Stars–with a HELPFUL WARNING I'll start off this review with a HELPFUL WARNING for those of you who are familiar with Nalini Singh's work. This book is very different from this author's Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books! Very different! She's writing in a completely different genre and it needs to be read as such. Also, the characters are of Contemporary Romance age; however, the book reads and feels like a New Adult novel. I cannot stress that enough! If you are not a fan of the New Adult genre, or copious amounts of sex for that matter, you might want to take that into consideration before reading this book. Those of you who read my reviews know that I'm a HUGE Nalini Singh fan. I pretty much love anything she writes. So, when I heard she was writing a ROCK STAR ROMANCE, which I LOVE to read, I was beyond excited and also curious to see how she would tackle a genre she normally doesn't write. For the most part, I think she did a good job! Rock Addiction is your quintessential rock star romance full of sex, drugs (not the hero), and rock n' roll. It features an insta-lust/love connection, a great cast of characters, and an intriguing plot–when it wasn't being taken over by the sex. It also has a New Adult feel where the heroine is a virgin, the hero a manwhore, and the drama takes center stage. I don't mind this as long as the writing is good and not overly dramatic. What this book lacks–THANK GOODNESS–is the over-the-top drama that is so common in the New Adult genre. In fact, the drama in this story made sense to me. I never once had an issue with it. I'll admit I struggled with the beginning of this book, but once the plot moved past the hook-up sex, tacky one-liners, and warp-speed insta-lust/love, I was able to feel the connection between the hero and heroine, Fox and Molly. It was refreshing to read a rock star couple who actually communicated! They openly talked about their concerns, their fears, and their insecurities. Boy, did I love that aspect of the story. Fox is a sexy rock star with an overabundance of arrogance, charisma, and sex appeal. He's not your clichéd rock star that's for sure. He knows what he wants, doesn't play games, communicates, and is one of the most determined and dedicated heroes I've read to date. I felt Singh portrayed the complexities of his rock star persona brilliantly. I know many felt Molly was an annoying heroine but I quite liked her. I understood her reluctance and insecurities regarding Fox's rock star lifestyle. I can't imagine, nor would I want to deal with, the constant media intrusion and rumors, not to mention the groupies. My only problem with Molly, and Fox for that matter, was the beginning and how quickly they jumped into bed together. I didn't admire how easily she gave up her virginity (very clichéd) for a one-night-stand with a Rock God. Frankly, she came across as the typical groupie willing to sell her soul for one night with a rock star, and he came across as a self-indulgent rock star only interested in getting his rocks off. Call me old-fashioned, but I don't find anything sexy or romantic about one-night-stand-sex. That said, I enjoyed the rest of the book, especially the second half, which focused on the problems and challenges inherent in the decadence surrounding the rock star lifestyle. I really admired Fox and Molly's willingness, each in their own way, to do whatever it took to make sure their relationship worked. This was more difficult for Molly in the beginning considering her past, but it didn't take long for her to show strength of character as the storyline progressed and she overcame her fears and insecurities. Fox was just all kinds of awesome right from the start. His devotion and dedication to making their relationship work, as well as helping Molly navigate the land mines resulting from his fame, was what I loved the most about this story. I also like the overall theme: you don't have to be a victim of your past. You have the power to change the course of your life. Although the begin of this book was rocky for me, as I'm NOT a fan of hook-up sex, the story, characters, and romance won me over in the end. One things for sure, Nalini Singh knows how to write a sexy, devoted, and swoonalicious "Rockstar." I very much look forward to reading the rest of this series. A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Candace

    For a rock star romance, 'Rock Addiction' was surprisingly sweet. Sure, there were some groupies in the background trying to come between these two. There were some tense encounters with the paparazzi. However, the relationship between Molly and Fox was heartwarming and relatively low-drama. Molly Webster is a librarian, whose life has been haunted by the actions of her father. A high-profile politician, his affair with an underage girl was a huge scandal. Molly spent her teenage years being the For a rock star romance, 'Rock Addiction' was surprisingly sweet. Sure, there were some groupies in the background trying to come between these two. There were some tense encounters with the paparazzi. However, the relationship between Molly and Fox was heartwarming and relatively low-drama. Molly Webster is a librarian, whose life has been haunted by the actions of her father. A high-profile politician, his affair with an underage girl was a huge scandal. Molly spent her teenage years being the subject of public ridicule and speculation, a consequence of her infamous father's actions. She was harassed by the paparazzi and swore that she'd never do anything that would place her back in the limelight again. Zachary Fox knows that he wants Molly the minute he sets his sight on her. He also knows that he'll have to be careful not to chase her off. A life in the spotlight is not something that most women can handle. He doesn't want his rock star lifestyle to chase her off before he has a chance to win her over. He doesn't even know the half of it! What begins as a one night stand, turns into a one month stand. Both agree to part ways after their time together is over. Fox has no intention of ever letting that happen. He's just hoping that he can work some magic in his month with Molly, bringing her around to seeing that she cannot be without him. This was a sweet, heartwarming story. For a rock star romance, it was relatively tame...but that was a nice change of pace. There wasn't any cheating, drugs, etc. that I've come to expect from the main characters in a romance centered on a rock star. It was a rather predictable story. There was nothing surprising or shocking that played out on the pages. However, it was a nice, straightforward love story. I found it to be enjoyable and entertaining. There was nothing here that awed me or left me feeling blown away, but it was nice. This was my first story by this author and I will certainly read more of her work in the future. Check out more of my reviews at: www.bookaddicthaven.com

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    Dear new-adult authors.... Ever heard that less is more? New-adult romances aren't really my thing. But when it has Nalini Singh's name attached to it, what’s a girl to do; I had to read it. I had expected a much higher standard though from this author than the usual run-of-the-mill new-adult romances. From.the.first.line. Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. He just saw her...hasn't met her yet...and he's gone all wobbly at the knees. What a man. DNF at 75%. Nope. This contains all the Dear new-adult authors.... Ever heard that less is more? New-adult romances aren't really my thing. But when it has Nalini Singh's name attached to it, what’s a girl to do; I had to read it. I had expected a much higher standard though from this author than the usual run-of-the-mill new-adult romances. From.the.first.line. Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. He just saw her...hasn't met her yet...and he's gone all wobbly at the knees. What a man. DNF at 75%. Nope. This contains all the clichés and standard tropes and formula of any other new-adult romance: The florid prose, the insta-lust, the emo thoughts of the hero, the sex five minutes after meeting, the heroine who 'never does that sort of thing' but then goes ahead and 'does that sort of thing', the (view spoiler)[twenty-something virgin (hide spoiler)] , the drama, and the over-abundance of sex, sex and more sex. Give me a choice between a book with lots of sex, and little story. Or a riveting story, and just one really beautifully-written, sensual love scene...and you know what I'd choose. Too much sex can become boringly redundant. (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] See? Boring. Nothing new or different here....moving on. ARC courtesy of TKA via NetGalley

  5. 5 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️

    4-4.5 Addicting Stars Update 9/11/14 - Some Reading Advice: This reads like an NA with no typical Nalini Singh paranormal elements and lots of naked time. If you know that prior you might enjoy it more...or know to skip it if that's not what you are in the mood for... Back to the review... This book is the first non-paranormal book I have ever read from Nalini Singh. I have read her entire Psy-Changeling Series as well as her entire Guild Hunter Series and both were awesome. I knew from reading the 4-4.5 Addicting Stars Update 9/11/14 - Some Reading Advice: This reads like an NA with no typical Nalini Singh paranormal elements and lots of naked time. If you know that prior you might enjoy it more...or know to skip it if that's not what you are in the mood for... Back to the review... This book is the first non-paranormal book I have ever read from Nalini Singh. I have read her entire Psy-Changeling Series as well as her entire Guild Hunter Series and both were awesome. I knew from reading the pre-release review of the fabulous Kristen (Peddler of Smut ) that this book was nothing like either of those series and had no paranormal elements. Thus, I knew to go into this not expecting a so-called "standard" Nalini Singh. And I'm glad I did because this was definitely nothing like her previous series; however, while it may not have had all the awesome paranormal/plot driven elements I equate with Psy-Changeling/Guild, it most definitely had all the awesomeness I equate with Nalini Singh: - Outstanding Writing - Great characters - Seamless plot flow This book also had some of this: A scrumptious amount of this: And an alpha-need-satisfying amount of this: Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I will continue to read anything written by the amazingly talented Nalini Singh. I can't wait for next one in the series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    Nalini Singh is one of my favorite PNR authors, but can she work that same awesomeness and WOW me with a bad boy rock star? I'm about to find out... Review now posted.... As a longtime fan of Nalini Singh's work, I began reading Rock Addiction with the understanding that it isn't a Paranormal or SciFi story, rather, it's an edgy, sexy, NA/CR tale. But I have to admit, while I was fully expecting something different from the Guild Hunters and Psy-Changlings type stories, I was hoping she'd bring th Nalini Singh is one of my favorite PNR authors, but can she work that same awesomeness and WOW me with a bad boy rock star? I'm about to find out... Review now posted.... As a longtime fan of Nalini Singh's work, I began reading Rock Addiction with the understanding that it isn't a Paranormal or SciFi story, rather, it's an edgy, sexy, NA/CR tale. But I have to admit, while I was fully expecting something different from the Guild Hunters and Psy-Changlings type stories, I was hoping she'd bring that same level of unique world building she's become so famous for to Rock Addiction. Again, I have to admit, I didn't get what I was hoping for in that regard, and I guess it's not too surprising because when a story line's been done to death - as bad boy rock stars have been - it's going to be tough coming up with something fresh. That said, without a doubt, Nalini Singh knows how to tell a story and make it riveting, exciting, passionate, and romantic. While Rock Addiction isn't perfect it's a good start to the series and I'm looking forward to reading more - though I hope Ms. Singh can find a way to put her own unique mark on the genre. ARC provided by the publisher, TKA, via Netgalley!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Duchess Nicole

    "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." __________________________________________ 3.5 STARS First off, this is a New "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." __________________________________________ 3.5 STARS First off, this is a New Adult novel with a New Adult feel and with New Adult subject matter. That fact is what made this such a surprise for people that this author was tackling something from the genre. And it most definitely fits the mold. Soooo...I'm suggesting that if you don't normally enjoy New Adult...that you don't read the book. I understand completely now why authors often have pseudonyms when they switch genres. Nalini Singh fans far and wide have certain expectations from her books. Hard not to, with the caliber of Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy that she throws at us. But this is not meant for the same audience. That's not to say that it's not imminently readable and enjoyable, because it is and it was. Just different from her norm. This is meant for fans of authors like S.C. Stephens or Jamie McGuire or even M. Leighton. I tried to go in with an open mind. NA is sometimes hit or miss for me, as it often is extremely cliche' and full of melodrama and tropes. Of course, the same could be said for the entire romance genre, so what do I know? They are used a lot for a reason...readers eat them up, and even if this was a bit melodramatic, it was also very emotional and often insightful, thought provoking, and alluring. One particular statement gave me pause for reflection. 'If you don't want the same dream anymore, it's okay, Moll. You're allowed to change your mind." Ultimately, it was a story about letting go of your demons, leaving the past in the past, and allowing things that have happened to you that were out of your control to fade away. You recover, you change, you choose your path. And if that path changes and you are fundamentally different because of that, it's okay. Life's all about taking chances. I'll start off with my dislikes just to get them out of the way. __________________________________________ MY DISLIKES My biggest complaint about this book was how much sex there was. I'm actually okay with a lot of sex, but the sheer number of sexual encounters that took place between Molly and Fox was pretty outrageous. I'm talking dozens of sex scenes, and they nearly always interrupted something that I was interested in continuing...like an important conversation between the H/h. If you're going to give me a lot of sex, make it really important, only occasional, and extremely intense sex. The short, fast and furious sex can only make me believe that the two are hot for each other. I wanted a couple of drawn out, detailed scenes. This could just be personal preference. It's kind of a pet peeve of mine, and reminded me of Come Away with Me. I don't want to read sex just to read sex and smut. I want to read it to validate the romance, to enhance the intimacy and trust of the couple. Because this was new adult, there were just one too many dramatic scenes from the heroine. It's obligatory, I think. She just had to act a fool at least once or twice. This was self pubbed, I believe? And it shows...it's just not as polished as Singh's other series. Nothing bad in particular, you can just tell it hasn't been gone over with a fine tooth comb by a slew of editors. I honestly don't think this will be an issue at all though. She's obviously a woman who knows how to write. __________________________________________ __________________________________________ MY LIKES I haven't read a ton of rock star romances, but I do like them. This was well done in that we get a glimpse into the entire band's mindset. They enjoy the fame, but for Fox, David, Noah, and Abe, it's really all about the music. In a book centered around music, I often get the feeling that this type of book misses out on that important aspect of a pretty basic human need. Music feeds the soul. It can change your mood, fill a hole, take you away. And it takes awhile, but Singh finally comes around to grasping that atmosphere with regards to Schoolboy Choir. I loved that Fox would always turn to music when he needed en emotional boost, and I love that it was the music that held the guys together, that their lifelong friendship stemmed from a shared love of their art. Speaking of the other band members, I was almost as curious about their secondary stories as I was about Fox and Molly's. First book syndrome, maybe...it always feels like a bit of a series setup just as much as it's own book. But what a fantastic crew of guys, and also Molly's best friend...super curious about her as well. I love that both our hero and heroine had at least one person to lean on other than each other...that made for less drama, I thought. Their buddies were a soft place to land for them when they needed to tone things down a bit. Molly...I liked and then I didn't and then I did again. She's not a horribly complex character, but her background was somewhat unique and her nationality was different as well. A lot of the book was set in New Zealand, which was great. We get a small glimpse of life outside the US, which is becoming more and more common in romance, thank goodness. Plus, it was fun trying to "hear" her accent in my head, even if I knew I was failing miserably. Anyways, I did end up liking her okay. I could understand her hesitancy completely once her past was revealed, and I thought that the outcome of the plot was handled surprisingly well with regards to to it. Less dramatically...and therefore more thoughtfully...than I expected. I also really dug how Fox was the chaser, and he seemed to have almost endless patience for Molly's hesitancy. He saw, he wanted, he chased, he conquered, he pampered and coddled her. Pretty great way to do romance, if you ask me. An escapist's dream!! Plus, he was a fantastic dirty talker...he says what he wants, and sometimes it was sexy as hell, sometimes it made me laugh. A fave Fox quote: "I jerk off to the thought of you jerking me off" __________________________________________ I'm going to guess that readers will receive this very well. Readers of the genre will lap Fox up and wish he would do the same to them. I'm also going to guess that the series will get better and better with each new band member's installment. I'm absolutely salivating for Noah's story. He's delicious. And I love a series that sticks with the same group of people, because we will get to revisit Fox and Molly over and over and see how their relationship progresses. Advance copy provided for review

  8. 4 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    DNF at 40%. This was bad, y'all. Why oh why do authors think that just because something is "new adult" that they can't use any originality or brains? Is it something about the words "new adult," because I can assure you that there is no power there. New adult readers deserve something better than this. I honestly couldn't keep going, reading this cheesy insta-love dialogue, hearing about organismic librarian virgins and a damaged rock-star, experienced man. Why recycle this plot that I've read t DNF at 40%. This was bad, y'all. Why oh why do authors think that just because something is "new adult" that they can't use any originality or brains? Is it something about the words "new adult," because I can assure you that there is no power there. New adult readers deserve something better than this. I honestly couldn't keep going, reading this cheesy insta-love dialogue, hearing about organismic librarian virgins and a damaged rock-star, experienced man. Why recycle this plot that I've read time and time again? The heroine was boring and annoying, the sex was too frequent and awkward, and there was so much unnecessary drama. No bueno. **Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    This is one of those books that you have to give a free pass to the beginning and enjoy the rest of it. It's definitely New Adult too, so don't even try it if you don't want lots of sex and feelings. But, in the end, it was a sweet book that made me smile a lot. Nalini Singh knows how to write beautiful. She just brings out the feels with her words: "I want to take you out to dinner. I want to walk with you down the street. I want to pretend not to be bored while you shop. I want to kiss you b This is one of those books that you have to give a free pass to the beginning and enjoy the rest of it. It's definitely New Adult too, so don't even try it if you don't want lots of sex and feelings. But, in the end, it was a sweet book that made me smile a lot. Nalini Singh knows how to write beautiful. She just brings out the feels with her words: "I want to take you out to dinner. I want to walk with you down the street. I want to pretend not to be bored while you shop. I want to kiss you before I go onstage. I want you in my bed every damn night." Girl, if you don't want him, send him my way. Mama's got some shopping to do... So, yes, there is insta-love. There is a virgin librarian. There is the damaged rock-star who needs to be loved. There is angst. There is alpha-male posturing. But, I don't care, because it was fun, romantic, and very steamy. If Nalini Singh wants to write New Adult, I will read New Adult. If she decides to write a Sci-Fi Space Opera, I will read it. If she writes an instructional manual on how to use to use my toaster, I will read it and most likely deeply sigh as I eat the most romantic toast I've ever had. oh yeah, rub that butter, baby!

  10. 5 out of 5

    XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy

    I don't know if it's just me but I heard this on audio book and while the voice actress was decent I can't really get into the steamy parts without almost giggling at how she does the male voices lol The plot isn't really all that original: Rock star falls for the shy, private girl who has many insecurities. I like Fox's determination even if it is a bit insta-love. Molly was annoying at times, especially in the beginning but she eventually starts to find her footing in his world. They argued to I don't know if it's just me but I heard this on audio book and while the voice actress was decent I can't really get into the steamy parts without almost giggling at how she does the male voices lol The plot isn't really all that original: Rock star falls for the shy, private girl who has many insecurities. I like Fox's determination even if it is a bit insta-love. Molly was annoying at times, especially in the beginning but she eventually starts to find her footing in his world. They argued too much for my liking but I can't say that I wouldn't pitch a fit like Molly did in her shoes (though I'm very much the assertive type and supposedly she's more shy or reserved). I liked the supporting characters and see potential in their plots as they're framed in the first story. I love the Guild Hunter series by this author but I've got to say this is very different in many ways. Did I love it? Sadly, no... Though I'll probably try others in the series to find out what happens to the rest of the cast. Safety: No OW/OM/Sharing though plenty of bold women are interested in the rock star H. No abuse/rape. Condoms used. h is a V if I remember correctly.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Pour me a double, barkeep. Let me begin by apologizing to Jilly for failing her. I also feel I should address all of the Nalini Singh fangirls waiting to pounce. Please note I’ve never read this author before so I have nothing to compare this book to and feel zero responsibility of sugarcoating anything about my reaction to this story. So let’s talk about said story. Molly is a librarian who wants to run her freak flag up rock star Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Pour me a double, barkeep. Let me begin by apologizing to Jilly for failing her. I also feel I should address all of the Nalini Singh fangirls waiting to pounce. Please note I’ve never read this author before so I have nothing to compare this book to and feel zero responsibility of sugarcoating anything about my reaction to this story. So let’s talk about said story. Molly is a librarian who wants to run her freak flag up rock star Fox’s pole one time in order to lose her V-card. Of course since this was a New Adult type of story, Fox had other plans . . . mainly those of the “making her mine” (barf) variety. Fox makes Molly an offer she finds hard to refuse – a one month stand rather than just one night – and then feelings and luuuuurrrrv and all the daddy issues and other bullcrap these stories always have come out before the big HEA ending. I know Ms. Singh has quite the fanbase, but after reading this I’m more than a little terrified to read anything else by her. The writing was just not good at all and there were soooooo many pages. Half of this sucker should have been left on the editing room floor. Seriously, just wrap it up already . . . And the drama? INCESSENT! The worst part, though, was each moment of misunderstanding or superbadawful got wrapped up in a page or two . . . only to begin anew. Good golly, Miss Molly!!!!! (Sidenote: When you search for Little Richard gifs, this pops up. Way to be racist Google.) Which leads us to the good part of the story. Magic penis!!!!! This one was a real Hairy Pooter and the Sorcerer’s Bone, if you know what I’m saying. While I was unable to comprehend how in the hell these two ever thought their relationship was developing past the physical since the solution to all of their problems seemed to be in the form of a game of hide the salami, I must admit the salami hiding was Grade A quality . . . If you want a book with a . . . . what is that thing called again????? Oh yeah, a plot. This might be one to skip. But if you want full on sexymakings in bathtubs or on the hood of cars or in elevators or against walls, this is a winner! ORIGINAL "REVIEW": Saw 21 Pilots in concert last night. Now I want to read about making the sexy with a rock star : ) #ihearttyler #yesigoogledtomakesureheisoldenough

  12. 5 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    FREE on Amazon US today (10/8/2016) Stand-alone book 1. BLURB: 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 FREE on Amazon US today (10/8/2016) Stand-alone book 1. BLURB: 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… FREE: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Addiction... FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day, I have gathered all my FREEBIES on a special shelf: Kindle-freebies (currently over 600 books) https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    (ARC provided by author) 3.5 - 4 ★'s Fox is the lead singer of the band, Schoolboy Choir, who's spending a month in New Zealand when he runs into Molly at a party. Smitten from the beginning, Fox has to carefully plan his moves if he has any hope of winning Molly over. Anyone that reads PNR/UF, most likely has read a book by Nalini Singh. I've read them all and I love her writing, so I wasn't apprehensive at all when I heard she wrote a CR book. That being said, I think she did a good job overall. (ARC provided by author) 3.5 - 4 ★'s Fox is the lead singer of the band, Schoolboy Choir, who's spending a month in New Zealand when he runs into Molly at a party. Smitten from the beginning, Fox has to carefully plan his moves if he has any hope of winning Molly over. Anyone that reads PNR/UF, most likely has read a book by Nalini Singh. I've read them all and I love her writing, so I wasn't apprehensive at all when I heard she wrote a CR book. That being said, I think she did a good job overall. Her writing is more descriptive in this book...and it takes a bit to get used to. The funny thing is that I got used to it and ended up really enjoying it. Zachary Fox or Fox as everyone calls him is very yummy especially with his lip ring and tattoos. He is a good bad boy, rock star, sex god, dirty talker and basically just knows what he wants and goes after it. Molly's been burned in the past so she's taken the safe path in her world. She's a librarian for heaven's sake!! Good thing Fox likes that, actually he really likes it! Be warned - there's whole lotta sex in this book and even though it's hot, it's a bit overdone. It did make me laugh though at how Fox uses sex to make Molly forget about things! And there's a whole lotta drama as you can imagine with being involved with a rockstar. I think they both handled things really well. I just wish there was a bit more emotional drama. I really enjoyed getting both their POVs...that's one of my favorite things. It was really helpful in seeing where they both were coming from. I did love getting to know all the other band members and Molly's sister, Thea, and her best friend, Charlie. The next few books are set up nicely. The ending was a-mazing and perfect but a little predictable. I cannot wait to find out more about the "memos" in David's and Thea's novella, Rock Courtship due out in October 2014. Favorite quotes ♥ “I never was into the whole professor-student deal, but I’ve changed my mind.” ♥ “Baby, I never had any intention of letting you go at the end of the month.” Fox’s words shattered everything Molly thought she knew . “You’re like the perfect song and I knew that the first night we spent together.” ♥ “Out comes the truth,” Fox said, though Molly had just smashed right through his defenses to lay him bare. “You only want me for my body heat.” ♥ "Molly's Property"

  14. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

    LIVE http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Addiction-... 3.5 Stars “Here is to rock stars with voices like sex and bodies like heaven.” Sex, love, and rock and roll. You get the whole shebang and this book! This is my first book by Nalini Singh, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall I liked the story, I just didn’t love it. In other reviews I read prior to starting Rock Addictions people complained about insta-love and tons of sex. While insta-love can be a deal breaker for most, I can typically over lo LIVE http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Addiction-... 3.5 Stars “Here is to rock stars with voices like sex and bodies like heaven.” Sex, love, and rock and roll. You get the whole shebang and this book! This is my first book by Nalini Singh, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall I liked the story, I just didn’t love it. In other reviews I read prior to starting Rock Addictions people complained about insta-love and tons of sex. While insta-love can be a deal breaker for most, I can typically over look it for a great story. I just didn’t feel like this was a great story. It was a fairly long read with minimal drama or angst, but plenty of sex! Again, I love sexy books, but I just didn’t find the story to back up the sex. I really liked Molly as a character and completely understood her insecurities. What I didn’t like or couldn’t get is that Molly, a 24 year old virgin, decided to give it all up for a rock star - a one night stand. To hold on to your virginity for 24 years just to give it up on a one night stand didn’t seem believable - rock star or not. I also really liked Fox, especially how he went after Molly. This isn’t your typically boy meets girl, girl falls for guy, and it takes the whole book for the guy to realize he wants the girl - no Fox realizes immediately he wants Molly and for more then one night. I had a really hard time read and reviewing this one, because I just came off reading a series that I loved. I try to start each book with a fresh slate, but sometimes I am not successful at doing that. So please take that into consideration, because I think a lot of people may love this one, I just wasn’t 100% sold. ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gio Listmaker

    “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.” LOW LOW ANGST Insta-Attraction Hot Hot Hot Steeeeeeammy Emotionally Intelligent Conv “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.” LOW LOW ANGST Insta-Attraction Hot Hot Hot Steeeeeeammy Emotionally Intelligent Conversations No Major Plot Twist Librarian Virgin Heroine Rock Star Hero Scarred Past Learning To Connect Without Drama Bromance Friendships Too Long Could Have Been A Hundred Pages Shorter

  16. 5 out of 5

    Geri Reads

    3 stars! Hmm, I started reading this awhile back and then stopped. Picked it up and then stopped again. After seeing so many negative reviews from some of my trusted friends on GR, I debated whether to just DNF the whole thing. Well, let me just say, I'm glad I didn't because I felt that it was still an okay read despite my issues with it. Rock Addiction is just like any other run-of-the-mill rock star book with a hot, tattooed hero who also happens to be a manho and a 24-year old virginal librari 3 stars! Hmm, I started reading this awhile back and then stopped. Picked it up and then stopped again. After seeing so many negative reviews from some of my trusted friends on GR, I debated whether to just DNF the whole thing. Well, let me just say, I'm glad I didn't because I felt that it was still an okay read despite my issues with it. Rock Addiction is just like any other run-of-the-mill rock star book with a hot, tattooed hero who also happens to be a manho and a 24-year old virginal librarian who is not particularly pretty but has our rock star utterly captivated. Now, I don't mind a few cliches here and there, but this book was riddled with it. Their first encounter was hot but after that it fizzled out for me as well. It was shame since the second half of the book was infinitely better than the first half. The writing was excellent though and that's a big plus for me. I read a lot of New Adult and frankly, this was one of the better ones writing wise. It just got saddled with cliche after cliche, which totally made the story predictable and boring. In fact, I cared more about what happened to the side characters than the main characters. It's a bad sign when the reader is thinking like this: 'Hmm, I wonder if T-Rex and Charlie will get their own book. Must stalk Nalini Singh to find out.' That would have been great but T-Rex and Charlie are not even the main character. In fact, you can count in my one hand the times they appeared in the book but I was fascinated with them. It's their story that I wanted to read. Overall, a decent read but nothing earth-shaking. I'm looking forward to reading more from the series though. And oh, T-Rex and Charlie. :) ARC provided by NetGalley...

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mindy Lou's Book Review

    This book had so many good things in it that I love, but the one thing that really topped everything was the fact that Fox took one look at Molly and he was done. Not once did he waiver through out the book. I love that in a hero! Molly had some fear of being seen with Fox in the beginning due to the fact that her politician father was caught in a scandal when she was young. That thrust her life into the media in the worst possible way and she is still scarred by it. The last thing she wanted to This book had so many good things in it that I love, but the one thing that really topped everything was the fact that Fox took one look at Molly and he was done. Not once did he waiver through out the book. I love that in a hero! Molly had some fear of being seen with Fox in the beginning due to the fact that her politician father was caught in a scandal when she was young. That thrust her life into the media in the worst possible way and she is still scarred by it. The last thing she wanted to do was to be pulled into the limelight again. I worried in the beginning that Molly was going to be too resistant. Fox had to do some work to get her on board with his rock star lifestyle. This actually is what made me really love him. He was persistent and never gave up on her. He always fought for her. When it got to the point of the resistance almost being too much, she decided to take the leap and was all in. This may sound like there was a lot of angst to the story but I actually thought it was low on drama. This couple worked together with any issues, cutting out any unnecessary drama. Even when other women tried to cause issues, Fox never let that happen and you always knew where he stood. I really loved this couple.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

    Rock Addictions has all the ingredients that I thought would make a great, sexy ROCK STAR read. I believed this book would really suit me but, I'm sad to say, this wasn't the case. There were elements of it that I liked but unfortunately I didn't connect with the characters and so the story lost my attention and I found myself skimming. I think my main problem was that I didn't feel any build of the characters, or their history, before they dived into each other. As I result, I found myself not Rock Addictions has all the ingredients that I thought would make a great, sexy ROCK STAR read. I believed this book would really suit me but, I'm sad to say, this wasn't the case. There were elements of it that I liked but unfortunately I didn't connect with the characters and so the story lost my attention and I found myself skimming. I think my main problem was that I didn't feel any build of the characters, or their history, before they dived into each other. As I result, I found myself not caring or believing in the motivation of the drama and angst. Positively speaking there are a whole load of gorgeous, sexy times in this book. Fox knows how to look after and romance his lady. There are readers who enjoyed Molly and Fox's story so please check out some other reviews for balance. Complimentary copy received from TKA Distribution, via NetGalley, for an honest review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    RJ

    1.5 VERY DISAPPOINTING STARS Actually, 'disappointed' doesn't even come close to what I'm feeling after finishing this. When I heard about this book I was beyond stoked to get my hands on it because I'm a huge fan of her paranormal books. And, Nalini Singh going New Adult? I just had to try it out. I was lucky enough to get an early ARC but that also means that I went into this book blind. All I had was a synopsis and my love of Singh's writing. Now I'm wishing I had waited until the official rel 1.5 VERY DISAPPOINTING STARS Actually, 'disappointed' doesn't even come close to what I'm feeling after finishing this. When I heard about this book I was beyond stoked to get my hands on it because I'm a huge fan of her paranormal books. And, Nalini Singh going New Adult? I just had to try it out. I was lucky enough to get an early ARC but that also means that I went into this book blind. All I had was a synopsis and my love of Singh's writing. Now I'm wishing I had waited until the official release so I could have read some critical reviews, because this book was not my cup of tea. Sorry, but I think Singh should stick to paranormal romance. About this book: This book is about a normal, everyday woman falling for a rock star. The typical money making New Adult formula. Molly and Fox meet at a party in New Zealand and we are immediately bombarded with insta-lust. He already knows they're going to be spending the night together and Molly tries to fight it for half a second before inviting him back home. She gives into one wild, reckless night, never thinking it would turn into so much more. Fox knows right off the bat that one night with Molly is never going to be enough, no...he's playing for keeps, and what Fox wants, Fox gets. So, he proposes a one-month fling, which Fox has no intentions of adhering to, BTW. Molly has her own reasons for not wanting to be in the limelight and when the going gets tough will Molly run away? Or will Fox help her fight for them? My Thoughts: - My least favorite romance couple combo is the virgin heroine pairing up with the "sex god" hero with all the experience in the world, and that's exactly what we get with Molly and Fox. Why was Molly a 24-year-old virgin? There was no reason at all. - Since I already knew going into this book that it's about a rockstar I was already expecting the hero to be a whore but must I be reminded every couple pages? Like, I had just started focusing on them as a couple but then I get reminded how much Fox used to sleep around. Thanks for those visuals. I'm sorry, but I just really hate manwhores and avoid them as much as possible but I wanted to give Singh the benefit of the doubt. - Molly was too mousy for me. In the beginning of the book she could not say two sentences to Fox without blushing, her voice going all breathy, and her fucking hands trembling. *face palm* If you're looking for a confident heroine, look somewhere else. This chick was blushing after every dirty thing Fox said until the very end! - It was so annoying how Molly kept on thinking how hard it was going to be for her when their month is over. Focus on the now! She's already preparing for future heartbreak and it's day two! "Her gut-wrenching disappointment when Fox wasn't there offered an agonizing preview of exactly how much it would hurt if she never saw him again." *** "What would she do when he left?" *** "She'd bleed the day Fox walked out of her life." - Another thing that annoyed me was the groupie jealousy/misunderstandings. I know it's a rock star novel and all that, but you don't have to go the obvious route of adding drama with groupies. And it wasn't even one time, it was multiple times that Molly saw a girl standing close to Fox or read online about Fox and some "mystery woman," and she would always jump to the worst case scenario. Even after Fox had told her again and again that he would never fuck around on her. - There was entirely too much sex! It just got repetitive and boring after a while. It's like 75% of the book was just sex. If I can't recall how many sex scenes there were then there were too many! Quality over quantity! I'd rather have a couple meaningful sex scenes than a dozen instant-gratification quickies that made them look like fuck buddies and nothing more. I was seriously just like - Noah was another band member and I sincerely hope he does not get a book. His promiscuous ways made Fox look like a saint. Why are all of them so slutty!? Is that a prerequisite for having a rockstar hero? And if he does get a book I hope to hell it's not with Kit! I will never respect Kit if she ends up with him after what he did to her. I don't give two shits about his "demons." No woman deserves to be put through that. - The one thing I actually liked about this book was Fox's dedication to making their relationship work. He wasn't walking away anytime soon and was prepared to fight tooth and nail for Molly. I was expecting it to be the whole "no strings attached" deal, where they deny until the end of the book that they want something more. Not here. Fox pretty much knows from the get-go that they could have something special and goes after it with everything he has. Overall, if you're a fan of rockstar and NA books then you will probably enjoy this one. I, on the other hand, was sorely disappointed with everything. It was a struggle to finish it. I'm not sure if I'll be continuing this series, right now I'm leaning more towards the hell no side. ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shawna

    4 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance I really struggled with this initially, mainly because I was uber annoyed with the heroine, but I ended up enjoying it. There’s lots of clichés and manufactured melodrama, but I liked that the H/h communicated about their pasts, insecurities, vulnerabilities, and issues, in between all their explosive sexcapades, that is, which there’s a ton (too much) of. I loved the secondary characters, friendships, and the relationship between the band member 4 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance I really struggled with this initially, mainly because I was uber annoyed with the heroine, but I ended up enjoying it. There’s lots of clichés and manufactured melodrama, but I liked that the H/h communicated about their pasts, insecurities, vulnerabilities, and issues, in between all their explosive sexcapades, that is, which there’s a ton (too much) of. I loved the secondary characters, friendships, and the relationship between the band members. I can’t wait for David and Thea’s story, Rock Courtship, and I hope Singh plans to write books for Charlie and T-Rex and Noah and Kit.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jo ★The Book Sloth★

    2,5-3 Cheesy As Hell Stars This book was nothing like the ones that Nalini Singh has spoiled us with. It was the worst book I've read by the author and in the first 30% I kept thinking it would be a DNF. But I stuck with it and it did improve considerably after a point. It still had moments of utter cheesiness but it didn't suck. If the beginning was better I would probably up my rating a star. A rant about the beginning... WITH PLENTY OF UNMARKED SPOILERS!! p.1 No way was he leaving thi 2,5-3 Cheesy As Hell Stars This book was nothing like the ones that Nalini Singh has spoiled us with. It was the worst book I've read by the author and in the first 30% I kept thinking it would be a DNF. But I stuck with it and it did improve considerably after a point. It still had moments of utter cheesiness but it didn't suck. If the beginning was better I would probably up my rating a star. A rant about the beginning... WITH PLENTY OF UNMARKED SPOILERS!! p.1 No way was he leaving this party without her, the raw need to possess her a violent craving in his gut. Yeap... This is the prologue of the book, the hero hasn't said a word to the heroine, this gut-wrenching feeling comes just from seeing her across the room. p. 10 “You’re Molly.” “Yes.” “Would you mind giving me a ride?” “Don’t you have a driver?” “I gave him the night off.” “A taxi?” “I don’t know the address I’m going to.” “If you don’t know the address, how do you plan on getting there?” “That’s why I need a ride, Molly, I don’t know where you live.” That's the pick-up line. And yes, she bought it. I shit you not! *que 2nd eyeroll* p.19 “Are you a virgin?” Fox didn’t do virgins; he didn’t have the patience for it… but he’d make an exception for Molly. Fuck, he’d make every exception for Molly. She nodded. “Sorry.” “Baby, you don’t ever have to be sorry in bed with me.” Kissing her hard and deep and long, he squeezed her nape. “I won’t hurt you.” He wanted Molly with him all the way, and he suddenly realized he goddamn liked the idea of initiating her into sex. 15 minutes after he met her and she already is special for him. How cute! *que 3rd eyeroll* p.22 This had been meant to be her one wild night, something to carry with her as she walked into a safe, calm, happily dull future, except it had felt like more than sex, more than a single moment of madness in a life lived by the rules. It had felt like a branding. “I might just fuck you forever, Molly.” Yes, I can see why taking your virginity against a wall 30 minutes after he met you felt like so much more. Why, you're practically engaged! p.27 “Molly. She’s mine.” The morning after... Not more than 10 sentences exchanged between them except if you count the "moans" and the "I'm coming"s. p.44 “I worry.” Fox brushed strands of hair off her face. “About what, baby?” Heart aching at the tenderness she hadn’t foreseen, she said, “Of who I’ll become if I give in.” Fox didn’t break eye contact at the uninvited emotional intimacy, though theirs was meant to be a strictly physical relationship. She was the one who lowered her lashes. “Addiction runs in my family.” Gambling, alcohol, women, love. It was the last, most dangerous addiction of all that had destroyed her mother. About 24 hrs after they first met and she's already afraid she's getting addicted to him. p.51 He knew exactly what was wrong, knew that in some part of her she’d begun to realize what he already understood. That this, what they were doing, it wasn’t just sex, wasn’t just an affair—people who simply wanted to fuck didn’t talk about hidden hurts, didn’t treat each other with tenderness. By this point my eyes had begun to hurt from rolling all the rolling. I can add a dozen more instances in the first part of the book that were ridiculous but the review would end up longer than the book. Another bad thing was the cliches. Molly is a 24-year-old V-I-R-G-I-N who works as a... guess what. A librarian. Yes, a librarian. She is sexy but doesn't know it, she is sweet and funny and loving. Like every cookie-cutter NA heroine. These girls have to be coming out of a box. And despite the fact that she is a virgin, one look at the hot superstar and she decides to give it up. No conversation, no connection, nothing. 24 years of virginity given up with a look and a cheesy line. It was obviously on sale. And the moment I decided that I would never like Molly... “H…how do we do this?” Her fingers curled against his back. “Will you fly down to spend time with me after your tour is complete?” “No half measures, not ever,” was his unbending response. “You come with me.” Again, he’d hit her with the unexpected. “I can’t.” Breathless words, her pulse in her mouth. “My life, my friends, everything is here.” “I’m not.” It was a simple, absolute fact. Shaken, she gripped at him to keep herself upright. “If I choose to stay here?” “I told you, no half measures.” His expression was brutal, all the niceties stripped away to reveal the strong, determined man at the core of him. “If you don’t come with me, what’ll we have? A few weeks a year?” “We could make it work,” she argued, so overwhelmed by the careening speed of this that her mind scrabbled to find steady ground. “No.” A flat rejection. “I want to take you out to dinner. I want to walk with you down the street. I want to pretend not to be bored while you shop. I want to kiss you before I go onstage. I want you in my bed every damn night.” And after his blatant refusal to even discuss the fact that she may not want to drop her whole life and move to the other side of the world for him, do you think she fights to have an opinion? Nope. She just goes along with everything he wants. Fox was marginally better but he had some copletely ridiculous fits of anger and jealousy, mostly out of the blue, that just made me want to slap him and be over with it. But the apart from the beginning the book was kind of decent. I never really felt the connection between the characters but I did find myself interested in seeing how things progressed. And I am beyond curious for Abe's and Noah's stories although Charlie and T-Rex take priority in my wishlist. Suprisingly the only ones that I found lacking in interest were David and Thea. PS. Know what I always love in the lives of the rich and famous? The baths. I would kill for a bathtub that you can swim into and a shower with all the cool things that rich people have!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘

    FOUR STARS! After having crammed my puny brain silly with nonsensical things that didn't make sense but still needed to know in order to do well in an entrance exam, I was in dire need of a fun and sexy romance that would relax my neurotic neurons. And I'm so absolutely glad that I decided on Nalini Singh's Rock Kiss series to accomplish just that! Rock Kiss starts off with a little insta-lust and a whole lot of banging. And whilst that might not work for a lot of you, I have to say, I wasn't even FOUR STARS! After having crammed my puny brain silly with nonsensical things that didn't make sense but still needed to know in order to do well in an entrance exam, I was in dire need of a fun and sexy romance that would relax my neurotic neurons. And I'm so absolutely glad that I decided on Nalini Singh's Rock Kiss series to accomplish just that! Rock Kiss starts off with a little insta-lust and a whole lot of banging. And whilst that might not work for a lot of you, I have to say, I wasn't even mad. It's truly one of my favourite aspects of a romance, that zing that just runs through you and makes you take notice of someone, and subsequently, want to do delightfully wicked things with that someone. But I digress. Molly Webster and rock star Zachary Fox hit it off and, what was originally meant to be a one night stand, turned into something more. Something worth fighting for. For Molly, the prospect of letting Fox in is daunting. She has a horrible past that left it's scars and has painstakingly built a world for herself that will forever shield her from it. A relationship with Fox would not only unravel everything that she has worked hard to build over the past couple of years, but also have the world over witness her utter ruin thanks to Fox's celebrity status. She does make an arse out of herself by jumping to conclusions a few times in the beginning, choosing not to trust in what they have. But a pep talk from her friend has her holding on to that something special and I was greatly pleased by the growth that she makes along the way. As for Fox, I enjoyed his character. My only complaint was that I wish I got just a tiny bit more of a connection with him. Whilst we did get his perspective numerous times throughout the novel, it seemed that a lot of the thoughts coming from Fox revolved around sex. Not that that's a bad thing because I certainly wasn't complaining about the sexy times; but I felt like I would have been more torn up about his backstory had he been allowed to share more of his other thoughts and feelings. As it was, most of the focus was on Molly, which I have to admit, worked well in her case as I felt she didn't waste any of her screen time. One of my favourite parts was, surprisingly, the positive female relationships in the novel. There is this fallacy that men and women can't be friends, that there's always a sexual component to every single male/female relationship. This of course leads to drama galore for the featured couple. But there wasn't any of that here and I found it absolutely refreshing. Female model manages to have a purely platonic relationship with the hero and wonders of all wonders, gets along with the heroine. Loved that. My other favourite part had to be the setting in NZ and Australia. Having grown up close to Auckland and living in Sydney, the places mentioned in the book added an extra layer of realness to me that I couldn't help but squee over. Overall, an enjoyable read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Glass

    2-I-am-so-dissapointed-stars What happens when you do not listen to your girlfriends when they tell you not to start Nalini Singh journey with Rock Addiction? They end up with premission to spank you for being stubborn idiot. Why this book is not for me? - Instant love/lust. There are few authors that can pull it off and make me live and breathe every page I read, but, unfortunately, Molly and Fox managed only to annoy me. - "Shattering of their mental walls". On every second page something falls 2-I-am-so-dissapointed-stars What happens when you do not listen to your girlfriends when they tell you not to start Nalini Singh journey with Rock Addiction? They end up with premission to spank you for being stubborn idiot. Why this book is not for me? - Instant love/lust. There are few authors that can pull it off and make me live and breathe every page I read, but, unfortunately, Molly and Fox managed only to annoy me. - "Shattering of their mental walls". On every second page something falls down, shatters or cracks. It's like tsunami. - Virgin librarian and bad boy/rock star stereotypes. - Melodrama, melodrama, melodrama... - I had a feeling like this was a weird mix of Sinners on Tour and Thoughtless, plus few other popular new adult cliches. And that part with his tattoo in the end? Seriously?! - The way everything ended. It felt to convenient and over the top with all "fan support" part. - Molly, her past and her issues. Soap opera material. - Max. His character is based only on the fact that he is a hot rock star with troubled past and sexual stamina. No depth at all. Is there anything lest that I actually liked? Well, I did read it, didn't I? It is fun and mindless novel, with few really hot steamy scenes. But if you are not fan of new adult genre, you should probably skip it because it has every single cliche you can think about.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Al George

    You know what's sexy? An Alpha that is comfortable in his own skin, regardless. This guy? Not so much. A cinnamon latte made his wiener shrivel. Seriously, that cream in that there latte, it's like you'll be a eunuch before you know it. Ok, I might be obsessive, but that got on my nerves. And I mean he did stuff like this several times. Not just once. It's ok to be all mine, mine, mine and alpha, but, dude, you're only as hot as your comfort level with yourself. Know what I'm saying? Made me thi You know what's sexy? An Alpha that is comfortable in his own skin, regardless. This guy? Not so much. A cinnamon latte made his wiener shrivel. Seriously, that cream in that there latte, it's like you'll be a eunuch before you know it. Ok, I might be obsessive, but that got on my nerves. And I mean he did stuff like this several times. Not just once. It's ok to be all mine, mine, mine and alpha, but, dude, you're only as hot as your comfort level with yourself. Know what I'm saying? Made me think he had peen issues. But anyway... note: Read for New Year's challenge, Rock Star Category Setting / Time / Genre: Current, New Zealand, LA Series: Yep. But for me to read the next one, it's got to be on sale. There. Boom. I admitted it. I am not a blind follower of Nalini. Sexy times: Left and right. Avoid this if you have issues with tons of sexy sexerson. Nothing kinky or rather too kink. Plan on reading more by the author: See above. Oh, and I'm a big fan for some of her other series. Synopsis Heroine sees hero at party. Lust is immediate. Unbeknownst to her, rock star hero is all lusty after her. He gets her to take him home, convinces her he wants her for a month. Stuff happens. She has history. He has history. They have issues together and apart. They work on working them out. Heroine - hurt, injured, bastard dad who can't keep said peen in his pants, scared sh!tless she has his genes running through her person, she's funny and turns out she is way tougher than she ever gave herself credit for. Hero Ok, he's got moments. And he's a good guy and he defends his woman. And he's all this is mine, roar. He's good. Really good. I just couldn't get passed those moments of I have to prove I'm a man. It's my issue. I'm owning it. I like men who embrace all sides of their personality. Who can carry my purse, buy my tampons and let a little girl paint their toenails. Why it did or didn't work for me: I liked it. Quite a bit. But it was a bit long. I mean let's get to it. That's my issue too. I can't stand anything that is drawn out. So I did find myself skipping stuff. But it was a good story and it had good girl power. And it had nice, tasty alpha man. So there, you have it. Signed, Want to read another! Peace!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Georgia ♥

    2.5 Not The Nalini I Adore Stars Well... Nalini Singh moved (thankfully not permanently) from writing amazing, thrilling, emotional fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal romances to celebrity contemporary romances. As a (mainly) fantasy lover, I was not thrilled to read about what ifs, what nots, hesitations and regrets. Even the sex scenes, which Mrs. Singh is famous for, lacked her usual sensuality. I know it might be just me, so please don't let my personal issues stop you. Take a peek and decide. For me, I 2.5 Not The Nalini I Adore Stars Well... Nalini Singh moved (thankfully not permanently) from writing amazing, thrilling, emotional fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal romances to celebrity contemporary romances. As a (mainly) fantasy lover, I was not thrilled to read about what ifs, what nots, hesitations and regrets. Even the sex scenes, which Mrs. Singh is famous for, lacked her usual sensuality. I know it might be just me, so please don't let my personal issues stop you. Take a peek and decide. For me, I am waiting for October and more Raphael! Pre-ARC thoughts Breathe in... Breathe out... From Nalini Singh, the author that has presented us with, Raphael, Lucas and Kaleb to name a few, I expect an EPIC ALPHA MALE! *ARC courtesy of TKA Distribution, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dali

    Currently Free (10/28/2016) A sultry rock and roll fairy tale that will leave scorch marks on your eReader. A note for Nalini fans. Before talking specifics about this book, I would like to comment that this is a huge genre change for her. I’ve read her Psy-Changeling books and have loved them all. They’re very plot driven with a wonderful lyrical prose that wraps up a beautiful romance. That is not to say this isn’t the case here, Nalini knows how to writes a delicious swoon worthy rock star! Currently Free (10/28/2016) A sultry rock and roll fairy tale that will leave scorch marks on your eReader. A note for Nalini fans. Before talking specifics about this book, I would like to comment that this is a huge genre change for her. I’ve read her Psy-Changeling books and have loved them all. They’re very plot driven with a wonderful lyrical prose that wraps up a beautiful romance. That is not to say this isn’t the case here, Nalini knows how to writes a delicious swoon worthy rock star! Rock Addiction is just different because it’s a contemporary young adult romance and it reads like one. Take that into consideration. That said, this story is ultimately about facing fears and the past and not letting it define the present or future. It’s about friendship, love and loyalty all in Nalini’s very expressive narrative. “If you don’t want the same dream anymore… you’re allowed to change your mind.” When Fox, the very sexy rock star sees Molly for the very first time, he already knows a little bit about her and desires to know more. He’s a man who doesn’t just recognizes what he wants, he goes after it and doesn’t stop until he gets it. In this case “it” being the very shy and truly innocent Molly. And once he gets to know her a more, he also knows he doesn’t want to let her go. Which is a tough sell, because Molly, for all her inexperience is certain that being with a rock star is not what she wants for more than one night. Zachary Fox, lead singer of Schoolboy Choir, is described like a bad boy rock god. Mostly I think he’s a big rock star that up until he realized he couldn’t trust a whole lot of people, had behaved like one. Not necessarily bad, just a bit of a womanizer, but other than that it was just him, his voice to share with the world and his heart waiting for the right person to give to. Molly whose past had been a bit of a mystery didn’t trust anyone and of course it made sense she didn’t want to live under public scrutiny or have to feel jealous of groupies. I thought she would annoy me with her reactions, but there really was no over the top drama or angst. Miss Molly, as Fox liked to tease her, learned to trust. I really liked his patience (mostly) and commitment to Molly in helping her not just through her problems but with all the hiccups that came with the territory of being famous. I liked her fierce determination to protect what she considered hers. Eventually Fox and Molly got to a point where they had a very mature, open and honest relationship where there was no room for angst because they communicated, imagine that! A couple that talks through their issues. I loved it Their relationship evolved from a one night stand to a one month stand to more. Like I said, Fox was relentless. And it was scorching hot. There were several clichés to the story, like the big, bad Fox pursuing the very naïve girl. It was also an insta-lust/love kind of thing. But that’s never bothered me. What did have me not giving this book five stars, and I can’t believe I’m going to say this… is the fact that it felt a bit longish. The sex scenes were too many and the story seemed to go slow at times because of them. I also have to remark on the fact that even though the main character is rocker, the story never got too much into the music of it. It lacked the feeling of being transported to a rock concert and almost living it like I’ve had with other rock books I’ve read. But the plot was intriguing and kept me wanting to know more about the main characters. Also knowing that this was not a scheduled book for Nalini, and that the idea of exploring this avenue wasn’t just something she wanted to do but almost needing to, I get why the book was over the top sweet and sexy. I think she wanted to give us everything she had in her regarding this. The rest of the band and friends made for very interesting characters I definitely want to get to know. Especially suspecting that Nanili will get better with each book. 4 Rock and Roll fairy tale stars * I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review from Netgalley. The excerpts are from that copy. * For more of my reviews and those of my best book buds, and updates Visit our blog Stalk us on FaceBook As well as Twitter

  27. 5 out of 5

    Angela James

    I loved this book and will definitely be reading it again. I'm 100% happy to recommend this. Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] Rape: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] Violence: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] POV: alternating 3rd person Sensuality level (1 being kissing only and 5 being Penthouse Letters graphic:: 2 Grammar errors/typo level (1 being what you'd see in any book, 5 being this re I loved this book and will definitely be reading it again. I'm 100% happy to recommend this. Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] Rape: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] Violence: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] POV: alternating 3rd person Sensuality level (1 being kissing only and 5 being Penthouse Letters graphic:: 2 Grammar errors/typo level (1 being what you'd see in any book, 5 being this read like a rough draft): 1

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ami

    DNF at 30% It pains me to DNF a Nalini Singh's book, since I consider her one of the reigning Queens when it comes to the paranormal romance/urban fantasy genre. When I found out that she wrote a contemporary rock star book, I was expecting some of the elements from her PNR/UF genre to transcend to it. Strong feisty heroine who knows how to kick ass. Bad-ass sexy determined hero. Alluring sizzling relationship... ... alas, what I found here for the first 30% was a case of "too much sex not enough DNF at 30% It pains me to DNF a Nalini Singh's book, since I consider her one of the reigning Queens when it comes to the paranormal romance/urban fantasy genre. When I found out that she wrote a contemporary rock star book, I was expecting some of the elements from her PNR/UF genre to transcend to it. Strong feisty heroine who knows how to kick ass. Bad-ass sexy determined hero. Alluring sizzling relationship... ... alas, what I found here for the first 30% was a case of "too much sex not enough substance of a story". Added with: * the idea of 24-year-old-virgin LIBRARIAN (shocking!) who cannot make up her mind (gah, Elena Deveraux will smack this girl on the head), * characters that felt so stereotypical and two-dimensional, a one-night stand that turned out to one-month of exclusivity (which means A LOT of sex. Yay! NOT), * a relationship that seemed to be based on lust and only lust (at least until the point where I stopped), * AND one of my most despised endearments ever (yes, "baby", I am looking at you, all 49 instances of you) I must admit defeat and raise my white flag. I couldn't continue. I wasn't prepare for this or any melodrama that might come ahead. This isn't the kind of book for me. It has too many of my personal pet peeves. Since I've been rolling my eyes and gritting my teeth while reading this from early on, I know that I'd better stop before it got worse. It's my policy to never rate the book I DNF'ed. So yes, I left this one not-rated. I am truly sorry, Nalini Singh. THANK YOU so much for the opportunity for reading this ARC, you have been very gracious and I can only sincerely extend my gratitude. But I guess, for now, I will just stick to your Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter series. The ARC is provided by the author for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Susana

    DNF at 21% Full "review" to come.. But this is basically what I think about this crap: [image error] And what's with the stereotyped idea that all librarians are virgins? And that they're waiting for their own special jackass to come and start bossing them around? If this had been written in the eighties, it would have been somewhat... understandable... but this was written last _bloody _year! The guy is an ass! A sexist ass! I don't care if he's sexy! Yes, I am sure he has hidden depths and that h DNF at 21% Full "review" to come.. But this is basically what I think about this crap: [image error] And what's with the stereotyped idea that all librarians are virgins? And that they're waiting for their own special jackass to come and start bossing them around? If this had been written in the eighties, it would have been somewhat... understandable... but this was written last _bloody _year! The guy is an ass! A sexist ass! I don't care if he's sexy! Yes, I am sure he has hidden depths and that he has got the scars to prove it *sigh* But, c'mon! The way they hook up? In that "insta" way? And the girl having the issues she has? This was thin and improbable at best, but when one adds this type of comments, I am sorry, but I just can't keep on reading this. I’m not… hugely experienced.” He shuddered. “Are you a virgin?” Fox didn’t do virgins; he didn’t have the patience for it… but he’d make an exception for Molly. Fuck, he’d make every exception for Molly. Do I really have to point out all the level of WTF in this sentence? ____________ "I'm not the kind of man who likes to have the woman running the show. I made an exception for you, but it's not working." (..) The sex between us is mind blowing, and I want to have a whole lot more, but I'm not letting you blow hot and cold." This happens the second day the two of them spend together. What's in store for their third day together? A dog tag? Here, I am going to let Cary say it for me..again:

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dina

    Oh boy, I don't know what to say - except, the NS world as I knew it has come to an end... This story could have worked if it was a paranormal romance, but it failed big time as a contemporary. I'm afraid Ms. Singh was unable to shake her PNR muse off her mind when she was writing this book. Oh well, she's still one of my favorite authors, despite this misstep... Note: I received this eARC from the publisher via NetGalley. That had no influence on my review/rating. Oh boy, I don't know what to say - except, the NS world as I knew it has come to an end... This story could have worked if it was a paranormal romance, but it failed big time as a contemporary. I'm afraid Ms. Singh was unable to shake her PNR muse off her mind when she was writing this book. Oh well, she's still one of my favorite authors, despite this misstep... Note: I received this eARC from the publisher via NetGalley. That had no influence on my review/rating.

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