Monday, February 25, 2013

Giveaway, Review & Blog Tour: Rocked Under by Cora Hawks

4.5 Hearts

Goodreads Summary
Falling in love isn't always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go...

Nineteen year-old Emma Harrington’s number one rule is; Never give your heart away to a man, no matter what. That lesson was learned early on in her life and she will never forget it.

Starting over in the USA, Emma starts college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do and live how she wants and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again.

That is until Scott Mason walks on stage…

Intense, bad boy Scott is the lead singer in a local and popular rock band. Ladies man and Ashley’s longtime friend, Emma is instantly drawn to him, even though he is everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette; light it, use it, and lose it. 

For her cousin’s sake, she makes an effort to get along with Scott. She soon discovers that there is more to Scott which makes him even more dangerous in her eyes. Underneath the fa├žade of friendship; jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurities, fester and battle it out as she fights her attraction and history from repeating itself.

One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.

Warning: Contains mature content. Recommended age 17+

My Thoughts
**copy of book provided for honest review**

4.5 Hearts

The heat between Emma and Scott was scorching HAWT in this book. Every time they were together , even if it was only making eye contact across a room, you could feel the sexual tension. The build up for these two was nothing short of intense. It was like months and months of foreplay!

Although there is an instant connection between Emma and Scott, they continue to just be friends. Well, as much as one can be friends with the one they want so much more with. Emma believes Scott is too much like her father and all she stands to gain from being with him is a broken heart. 

It leads to some uncomfortable situations, especially for Emma when she starts dating someone else. The tension between them continues to grow until they finally reach their breaking point. Words are spoken that neither mean. Feeling are hurt and it seems there is no going back.
But the draw is just too strong. The feelings they both leave unspoken can only be hidden for so long. Everyone else sees how they feel for each other but Emma nor Scott can admit it to each other. All they continue to do is hurt each other unnecessarily. Scott acts like he cares for Emma, yet he continues to parade woman after woman in front of her. And Emma keeps lashing out at him in any way she can. She doesn't want to hurt him but he seems to bring out her inner bitch. 

The roller coaster of emotions this book takes you on is nauseating at times. Emma comes across as selfish. Even though she knew she was leading Scott on, she couldn't seem to stop. And Scott was just as bad. How could he ever expect Emma to believe she stood a chance at being something more to him as long as he keeps up his man whore image. 
Things finally come to a head. They stop resisting the inevitable. 

And in the heat of passion the words that have remained unspoken are finally confessed. But this is only the beginning for Emma and Scott. Now we wait for the second book to see if this newly formed relationship can survive what is to come. 

Meet the Author

Cora Hawkes lives in England with her man and their four children. She thinks the kindle is the greatest invention ever and hers is mostly filled with paranormal and fantasy romances. Favourite books are Kresley Cole's IAD series, Jennifer Armentrout's Covenant series and Heather killough-Walden's The Chosen Soul series.
Apart from family-time, reading and writing, she LOVES music and going to gigs. She hates soaps and rarely watches TV but loves The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Gossip Girl.



Twitter: (@CoraHawkes)



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Tour Schedule

Feb. 18  Word...  Reveiw and Playlist
             First Class Books...   Review

Feb. 19  Storm Goddess...  Review
             Holly Loves Indie...   Review
             Madison Says...   Review and Excerpt

Feb. 20  Queen of All She Reads...  Review and Excerpt
             The Bookish Babe...   Review

Feb. 21  Book Lovin’ Mamas...   Interview, Review
             My Secret Romance...   Review and Excerpt

Feb. 22  Flirty and Dirty Book Blog...  Review and POV
             Brunette Librarian...   Review and Excerpt     
Feb. 23  Laura’s Review Book Shelf...   Review
             The SUBCLUBbook...   Character Interview (Scott), Review

Feb.24  Whirlwind Books...   Review and Excerpt
            Book Crush...   Review

Feb. 25  The Autumn Review...   Review
             Reality Bites! Let’s Get Lost...   Review

Feb. 26  Angie’s Dreamy Reads...   Review
             Stuck in YA Books...   Excerpt
             The Book Tart...   Author interview
Feb. 27  Lori’s Book Blog...   Review and excerpt
             The Indie Bookshelf...   Review
             Sugar and Spice Book Reviews...   Review

Feb. 28  Book Passion for Life...   Review and  excerpt
             Book Bitches Blog...   Excerpt


  1. Sounds Amazing :) Thanks for the Giveaway!

  2. Great review need to add it to my TBR list

  3. Awesome review!!! This is my next book on my list to read. I have already have it ready to go lol. Thanks!!!

  4. Awesome!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing, seems like it'll be interesting & a great book to read :)


  6. This one looks so good!

  7. WOW! What a FANTASTIC review, I hope I win, if not I'm going to HAVE to buy it :-)

  8. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway!