I am a HUGE Nalini Singh fan, particularly for her Psy-Changeling series so I had to give this one a chance even though I’m not a fan of Rock Star romances. The writing was great and the emotion was very real and strong, in typical Singh fashion. However, there is a lot of angst in this one. Though the characters are a bit older, and not in college, there is a strong New Adult feel to this book. Molly is very emotional about her past and Fox is very aggressive about his feelings, physically and emotionally, for Molly. There was one fight they have, right after Molly agrees to try a real relationship, that was just ridiculous to me. They both came across as very childish but I was happy to see that they resolved it quickly.
Fox is very alpha and he loves to spoil and protect Molly but I also liked that he never felt like she should just live on his laurels. Though Molly’s career is a bit of a sideline in the story, it’s also clear that Fox supports her wanting to work even as he gives her money to spend. Fox has a serious case of insta-love, though he won’t call it love because of his past, and usually that doesn’t bother me. It wasn’t quite as believable as I’m used to of Singh’s insta-love, but it wasn’t bad. Molly is a very down-to-earth character who has lived a simple, quiet life after the scandal surrounding her father broke.
I also really liked Molly’s friend, Charlie, and I can’t wait to get her book. The other band-mates are interesting, and I like how accepting they are of Molly when she begins dating Fox.
My only other issue is that there are side stories for other characters that are alluded to but not really explained, particularly for Charlie and David. This happened several times and it was frustrating and weird.
••• Book Details •••
Rock Kiss #1 • Romance, Contemporary • TKA Distribution • September 9, 2014
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.