Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NetGalley #REVIEW: Rocked @CariQuinn @TarynElliottFic

Rocked (Lost in Oblivion #1)
by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn
Book 1 in the NA Rock Star series, Lost in Oblivion

Love definitely wasn't on the setlist.
Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Mostly. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts. He only comes up for air long enough to refuel—and to tease the deliciously cute chef who makes him crave a lot more than what she's offering on her serving plate.

As the child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless stomach are too tempting to resist. He's far from the typical rock star and before long, she finds herself experimenting with him, inside and out of the kitchen.

Apron - and panties - optional.

When Harper sees that Deacon’s dream band with his best friends may be turning into a nightmare, she can't walk away. Deacon's so much more than just a peacemaker and the man behind the bass. But she has her own dreams to chase...even if she's starting to think what she's building with him might be the biggest one of all.

REVIEW
There was so much to like about Rocked... the characters were well-developed, the dialogue was strong, the story line was full and interesting, and the couple together were charming. Despite all their resistance, their chemistry -both in bed and out- was irresistible.

The one challenge for me was the tempo of the book. The story felt slow, and while the details were nice, perhaps there were too many at times.

Rocked stands apart from other rock star romances. The hero has already gone through the misogynistic phase of a rock star and is looking for more in this book. The heroine, however, is the more jaded one since she grew up as a daughter of roadies. She thinks she knows what musicians are all about until Deacon changes everything Harper believes is the truth. It was a beautiful romance.

**I didn't read the prequel but I plan to go back and read it, as well as moving along and catching the next book in the series as soon as its available.**

RATING
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was provided to us through NetGalley.
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