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Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

September 2nd, 2014 by Debbie's World of Books

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: September 9, 2014

Rating: ★★★☆☆

About the book: 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…

My Review

Gah! This book is so hard to write a review for. I absolutely adore Nalini Singh and was so excited when she offered me a review copy. I literally squealed and did a little happy dance. I was a little nervous because it is a contemporary New Adult but I’ve enjoyed the New Adult books I’ve read so far so I figured why not.

Now the hard part…I actually found the first half of this book painful to read. Yes, it had the NA elements you would expect and like many of the NA books out there today it had sex, A LOT of sex. In fact, the sex seemed to dominate the story and I was turned off at the insta-love between Molly and Fox. Fox sees one hug between Molly and her sister and all of sudden just knows that she’s the one for him. On the other end Molly who has some serious issues about being in the public eye just has to agree to a one month arrangement with one of the biggest rock stars in the world because of the lust she feels. Seriously?!

BUT I will say the second half of the book was much better. Once they got past the insta-lust/love and committed to more than the 30 day agreement the story definitely took a turn for the better. It was refreshing to meet a couple that actually knew how to communicate. A majority of the time it seems like authors will choose to have the major conflict be some big misunderstanding that explodes because both sides refuse to actually just sit down and talk about the problem. Instead when Molly was having those insidious jealousy issues she behaved like a grown up and actually brought it up with Fox and what do you know, they were able to work through it and come out the stronger couple.

I do have to say the supporting characters were my favorite parts though. I cannot wait to read David’s story and all about the memos he writes to woo Molly’s sister, I have to know what Noah’s dark secret is, what happens with Charlotte and Mr. T-Rex, etc. There were so many tantalizing side stories that even though this wasn’t a favorite I will definitely be checking the rest of the series out.

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Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, New Adult, Romance

One Response

  1. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    Aw that’s a little disappointing. I’m not a fan of the insta-love. I don’t mind insta-lust at all and am all for steamy scenes but the insta love just makes me twitchy. Glad it improved as things went along and had you hooked by the end :)

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