Blog Tour: Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by @NaliniSingh~ Stacy's Review, Excerpt, Teasers & $100 GC Giveaway!
I’d like to start off by saying that this is my first Nalini Singh book, and I wasn’t disappointed. And to be completely honest I didn’t even read the blurb before I started reading the book, I saw the cover and title and I was sold pretty easily. I’m a huge sucker for any books involving rock stars or bands and the drama surrounding them.
When I started reading I quickly realized that this book was one of those “one-night stand” books right? Nope. I mean yes, but no in the way you would think. Yes there is a one-night stand, and yes you might think you’ve read this story a hundred times before, but you haven’t. I really enjoyed it! The flow of the story was really smooth, the writing was great, and I fell in love with the characters.
Molly Webster is pretty much the polar opposite of Fox. She’s a librarian who’s very set in her ways, and due to an event in her younger life she prefers to stay out of the spotlight, period. She’s seen what it’s like to be the center of attention and she wants no part of it. So what does she do? Well she decides to do just that. Well sort of.
Fox is only in town for the month so he proposes that they continue their one-night stand into a one month affair. Molly agrees with the stipulation that during that month they stay exclusive to each other, and once the month is over she expects Fox to leave and never contact her again. Seems kind of harsh but Fox agrees, reluctantly because even though they’ve only been together the one time it’s pretty clear that Fox is already mega whipped on Molly. And I know this seems super quick blah blah blah but I totally enjoyed it! Plus add in the little secrets that both Molly and Fox have hidden from each other and I was easily hooked.
I love when a story like this comes along and I subconsciously think that it’s going to be something it isn’t. That’s totally what happened. Molly as sweet and demure as she may seem has a rather quick witted underbelly that was so fun to read. She wasn’t feisty or loud or outgoing. She was like a little introverted sweet surprise with a dash of dry humor and I just loved her. Fox was so opposite that I feel like she brought him to a place that he didn’t even realize he needed to be. She definitely grounded him out, and he definitely fired her up!
The chemistry between these two was perfect, and even during their hot sexy time scenes you get a sense of how deep the connection goes, and you see Molly really fighting her inner battle to be independent. The story takes you through a REAL story. You really get to know Fox and his band, and Molly’s protective sister Thea and her best friend Charlotte who I loved. And it really just made me smile. It wasn’t overpowering or rushed, it just felt like a really super chill read to me. There were some really sweet sigh-worthy moments in this book as well as some angsty love-hate fight moments which I crave. I would totally recommend this book!
Fox hadn’t become the lead singer of one of the best-selling rock bands 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.
The 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?”
Fox 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.”
Unable 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 him.
Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”
“Ah.” 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?”
“Why 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. “Admit it.”
Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”
He 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.”
When 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**
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Dear Author: http://bit.ly/WqMwj4
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NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.
Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.
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