Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rock the Heart by Michelle Valentine

Rock the Heart

By Michelle Valentine

Also posted at Ms. Reality's Goodreads

Book given by Author for honest review.

3.5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:

For the last four years, good girl Lane has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she told him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marketing company where Lane is an intern, she’s forced to see him again. If she wants to land her dream job as executive within the company, she has to win him over and secure his account. Too bad Noel is still pissed at her for breaking his heart.

When Lane’s company flies her to a Black Falcon concert to gain Noel’s attention, emotions run high the moment she sees him and realizes she’s far from over him. But Noel’s countless trysts with groupies and his cocky attitude make Lane believe he isn’t the same guy she once loved—now he seems to only want her body. Then after Lane discloses she needs him to procure a job, Noel proves he’s a changed man by forcing her to go on the road with him in order to get it.

After Lane reluctantly takes Noel up on his offer, she becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep him satisfied, even if it means succumbing to his seductive ways. Lane soon finds deception is a dangerous game and she’s not the only one playing.


My Thoughts:

I am a huge pushover for a hot and sexy rocker and Rock the Heart sucked me in with Noel! 

This book is written from Lanie’s point of view.  I wish I could have gotten more of Noel’s inner thoughts about what was going on!  I kept saying—I wonder what he’s thinking!  The character development was done well, although I wish I knew more from Lanie and Noel’s high school days. (Maybe a pre-to Rock of Heart?? Hmmm…)  I think knowing more about their pasts would have helped me with a deeper connection with them.

The storyline was a bit predictable while reading, except for the shock towards the end!  I gasped and yelled at my Kindle!  That was a twist I didn’t see coming.

I loved the sexy, smoking hot, sex-god and vulnerable Noel!  I could hear is growling, yummy voice singing!  Even though, he is a rock god on stage, he has these vulnerable parts to him that are crushing!  I felt for him.  His past with his parents was hard and I wish I could have gotten a little more back story to the situation or some closure.  It seems to be just hanging out there unanswered.

Lanie—there were parts where I wanted to slap her—mostly due to her reluctance to be with Noel initially!  Then about her job…really???  I get your career oriented, but come on!!!

There were lots of secondary characters that we were introduced to and I want to know more about them! Riff—I know there is so much more to him!  He may be a womanizer, but it’s his way of dealing with pain.  The Twins---T&T I call them!  I know there is some secret stuff going on with those two.  Maybe they are into manage or something.  Hmmmm…  Then STRIKER!  I know that he isn’t in The Black Falcon’s, but damn do I want to know more about this smooth talking British man!

Overall, a good debut book for Michelle.  If you have a love for rockers, this is for you!!

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