Thursday, February 6

Rock Him by Rachel Cross

Asher Lowe, rock god, notorious womanizer and rebellious son of ruthless billionaire Sterling Lowe, has spent two decades building Spade into the most successful rock band of the era and living down to his father's expectations. His antics on and off stage are the stuff of fantasy and legend. 

Fiercely independent Maddy Anderson doesn't back down from a challenge, even when it hurts. She's spent ten years dealing with chronic illness and is succeeding on her own terms, just a semester away from finishing her degree and starting her lifelong dream of a career in education. 

When tragedy strikes, Asher's life is torn apart. He hires Maddy to care for his dead sister's child, and discovers he has a lot to learn about love and commitment. She makes him want to be the kind of man who can care for them both. But can this rock star make the leap from sexy front man to family man or will their bright future be sacrificed to the past?

This actually turned out to be a great surprising read for me. When one has gotten used to the slew of same-premise, skipping-the-sex-parts-and-left-with-barely-nothing reads, coming across something like this was quite refreshing.

It was a breath of fresh air to read of a rockstar that is actually normal sounding and realistic. Although I'm sure rockstars are really how we read them in most books--oversexed, drunken assholes. Don't get me wrong, I've read and enjoyed a fair share. But this was a great way to break away from those for a spell and still enjoy it.

Great storytelling, character development, plot...and lo! There was still good sex without the BDSM--these things still exist. Yay! There was heart in this book and great portrayal of relationships, both romantic and familial. Definitely worth my time.

Final verdict: 7/10. Good read.


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