Monday, 15 September 2014

✪ Blog Tour ✪ Rock Addiction ✪ Nalini Singh ✪


   



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, thats 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 isnt only her body thats become addicted to Fox, but her heart

ARC received for an honest review

Anyone that knows me or has read my reviews knows that I am a sucker for a rock star (hmmm, that sounds a bit rude lol).  So when the opportunity came for me to review Rock Addiction I jumped at the chance.

I have not read any of Ms Singh's other work (I am not a huge Paranormal reader at all) so I have nothing of hers to compare Rock Addiction too (though I know her Psy/Changeling series is pretty big!).  So I dove into Rock Addiction blind as to what her writing is like - which I think is a good thing, no preconceived ideas of what her book should be like.

While I liked Rock Addiction, it had a few of the old clich`s in there about the rock star book.  Sexy as sin rock who could have any woman he wants, the virginal (or in this case virgin) "normal" girl, a one night stand that becomes more.  

What I did like is that this was not an insta-love relationship between Molly and Zachary "Fox" Fox.  Insta-lust, hell yeah I can understand that, who hasn't lusted after someone they have just met?  If you say no, you are lying and you know it!!!   And tell me, if your favourite rockstar asked you to take him/her home, would you say no? (Avenged Sevenfold, take note!)

You know how Top Gear has the "tame racing driver" The Stig?  Well, Fox is The Stig of the rock world.  No groupies, no scandals, no douchebaggy behaviour.  Just an all round nice guy.  So not rock star behaviuor!  I want my rockers to be on the bad side!

Molly is a 24 yr old virgin, hiding away from the world after being thrust in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in her past.  I could completely understand her reluctance to get involved with Fox. BUT she felt a bit juvenile with her behaviour regarding her past.  Bit of a drama queen. It's been nearly a decade, time to get help or move on. I couldn't really connect with her at all.

Molly and Fox smexy time was hot though.  Well, at first anyway.  It was a bit overdone at times, and felt like filler.

I also didn't feel the vibrancy, the adrenaline of the live performances  of Schoolboy Choir (not the most bad ass band name).  I like to be drawn into the crowd, the sounds, the sweat, the ears ringing, and this just didn't happen for me.

There were some great secondary characters - would like to know more about Molly's half sister Thea especially.

So while I liked Rock Addiction, I didn't love it.  Is this series going to be an addiction for me - probably not.  But this does not mean I would never read more of them, just would not be rushing out to read them on release day like I do with so many others rock star series.

If you are a virgin to the rock star genre or are already a fan of Ms Singh's writing, then this would be a good place to start.  But for those like me who like their rockers mad, bad and tattooed, then this fell flat.

 



I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in
Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. Im back in New Zealand now, but Im always plotting new trips. If youd like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.






  










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