Rock Addiction

Nalini Singh
Rock Addiction
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TKA Distribution
Release Date
September 2014
Book 1 of Rock Kiss
Contemporary Romance

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media's harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that's all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he'll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn't only her body that's become addicted to Fox, but her heart.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Oct 02, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
106 people found the following review helpful
Nalini Singh is well known for her paranormal romance (PNR) Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series. With a combined over 345,000 ratings on Goodreads averaging a 4.19 rating, it's safe to say that Nalini Singh is amongst one of today's best liked PNR writers. Joining the recent new trend towards diversification away from relying solely on PNR, Ms. Singh now joins other famous PNR writers like Kresley Cole, who have recently released contemporary romance books. In this case, Ms. Singh has picked one of romance readers' favorite types, a hot rock 'n' roll love story!

Although this book is labeled as a contemporary romance, it really has much more of a new adult (NA) feel to it. In addition, to the plentiful, hot, steamy scenes, ROCK ADDICTION also fits the common NA theme of self-discovery. Both the hero and heroine must learn to cope with past issues prior to learning how to truly love. As a consequence, this is a book particularly suited for readers that enjoy this sub-genre.

Growing up in a political family, Molly Webster was used to the media spotlight, until a devastating scandal taught her its ugly side. After her horrifying experience, spurred by her family's addiction-obsessed mistakes, she has made it her life's mission to: (1) avoid addictions of any types, and (2) lead a life of obscurity.

So imagine her surprise when one of the most famous rock stars, Zachary Fox, takes notice of her. Fox is one of her sister's biggest clients (her sister Thea is a publicist). Expecting nothing more than an anonymous, one-night stand, Molly succumbs to Fox's sexy, muscled, tattooed and pierced irresistible package.

When Fox tells her he wants more, she instantly gets overwhelmed. So he proposes a limited arrangement: a one month fling, with no public outings where they can be recognized. Even as he proposes the arrangement, Fox knows that one month with Molly will never be enough. Fox, however, figures that by the time his vacation in New Zealand (Molly's hometown) is up, she too will be begging for more.

But Fox is unprepared for the intensity of Molly's beliefs. Moreover, even if she can overcome her demons, being the lover of a rock star has its own challenges. Then there is also his own scarred past which presents its own associations where love is concerned. Can a HEA possibly be in the stars for this couple?

I do have to say that it took me a while to get into this story. The romance, particularly Fox's strong conviction that Molly was the girl for him, just seemed a little too instantaneous. Once I worked through that, however, I did really enjoy this story, especially Fox's character. He's the perfect alpha, sexy protective type. My favorite type of hero! The steamy scenes were also memorable, especially when Fox let his dominant side take over.

All in all, ROCK ADDICTION is a decent start to a new rock group based, contemporary romance series. The glimpses of some of the other band members, including David (Fox's band's drummer) and Thea, including their numerous memos to one another, documenting the pros and cons to starting a relationship, promises to be an interesting start to the next book in this Rock Kiss series.
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