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Series: Rock Kiss #1
By: Nalini Singh
Published on September 9th 2014
Published by TKA Distribution
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Blog Tour
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…
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in history by being a shrinking violet. No, he went after what he
wanted, no holds barred. And the raw promise he could feel between him
and Molly? He had to know where it would lead, the need so strong he
hadn’t felt anything like it since the day he’d figured out that music
was his escape, the air in his lungs.
Which was why he was leaning against the wall beside Molly’s apartment at five that afternoon, a guitar by his side.
elevator doors opened at a quarter after the hour, Molly going
motionless two steps outside of it, the doors closing silently at her
back. Yeah, she hadn’t expected him, but Fox was ready to work with
that. Waiting patiently as she took a deep breath and completed the trek
down the corridor, he drew in the scent of her, his gaze lingering on
the fluttering pulse in her neck.
“How did you get past security?”
smiled slowly at the blurted-out question, wondering if Molly knew how
bad she was at hiding her emotions. He liked it, liked that he saw the
real Molly, not an illusion she’d created to tempt him—not that she had
to do anything but smile to tempt him. “I told you the security sucks.”
to resist, he reached out to run his finger down one creamy cheek
flushed with a mix of surprise, passion, and, he was certain, sweet, hot
feminine anger. His guess was borne out when Molly unlocked her door
with jittery hands and put down her handbag on one corner of the bench,
her fingers trembling before she curled them into her palms. “You’re
breaking the rules.”
“What rules?” Closing the door, he leaned back
on it and willed her to face him. Much as he loved the shape of her from
the back, he liked watching those expressive eyes whisper her mood to
Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”
Folding his arms over the plain black of his T-shirt, he said, “How
about a one-month stand instead?” He knew he had to play this exactly
right. Molly was wary of him, and yeah, he could understand why. To have
her in his life beyond a fleeting instant, he’d have to win her trust.
She jerked up her head. “What?”
not? I like you. You like me.” He smiled—because the reason Molly had
needed to jerk up her head was that she’d been staring at his chest.
Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”
wanted to bite her, then pet her until she was limp and languid in his
arms. “We burn up together.” Deliberately modulating his voice—his
instrument—for maximum effect, low and bedroom rough, he saw her fingers
stutter on the zipper. “I’m here for a month. It’s an easy equation.”
the words “Let me think about it” fell from her mouth, he thought she
might’ve been as startled as he was, her lips parting on a slight
gasp—as if to call back the declaration.
**first seen at The Rock Stars of Romance**
For those who are familiar with Nalini Singh, just a fair warning this book is quite different from her PN or UF works.
I am a huge fan of Ms Singh, and I loved the Guild Hunter series. So when Ms Singh announced she was releasing a CR series, I was excited and rather curious.
Now, I loved Rocker novels, I’ve read my fair shares of them. But then at some point I got really tired of the same old plots which never fail to have the combination of drugs, alcohols, bad boy and dramatic dramas. I thought Rock Addiction was different from other Rockers novels that I’ve read, this story was actually quite sweet. First Fox and Molly doesn’t drop the F bomb in every other sentence. And this book isn’t full of crazy, ridiculous dramas. The jealousy Molly was experiencing seemed reasonable and realistic.
Although this was a very much an instant-love situation, but Rock Addiction has an interesting plot and strong relationship building, so that’s how the romance started didn’t really bother me. While Molly thought they were having a short affair, Fox knew very well that he wants Molly much more than just a one-night stand. What I really liked was how Fox and Molly actually communicates with each other. Very often Molly’s insecurity would get in her head, but Fox always makes sure they talked it out. It wasn’t always pretty and sweet, and it had taken a while for Molly let go of her fear and her past to trust Fox. I thought Fox was attracted in many ways other than his obvious rock star appearance. He knew very well he wants Molly, he didn’t play around, he chased her, he devoted his love for her. He makes sure they work out their differences, and he protects her.
I enjoyed Ms Singh’s writing as always, while Rock Addiction isn’t quite like other Rocker novels. Yes, there were sexy scenes in this book (this is a rocker novel after all), but I didn’t think they were steamy.
I look forward to read the rest of the series, as there were plenty interesting characters that were introduced, and I am hoping they will each have their own book.