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ARC Review: Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh

IMG_2543-0Rock Redemption

Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss series, Book 3

314 pages
Published October 6th 2015

 

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.

Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.

When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

 

review

4 Stars

 

Nalini Singh surprised me with the darkness, emotional depth and desperation that comes through the pages of Rock Redemption.

Noah’s a sexy asshat with demon that go as deep as his soul. He’s a broken man. Indulging in excesses of his rockstar lifestyle that lead him on the path of total destruction.

Kit is sunshine in a darken day. Full of hope and dreams she doesn’t back down from. This woman holds amazing strength and gives every bit of herself in everything she does. Kit is the true hero of this story.

Emotional, raw and dark. Ms. Singh gives the reader a pretty accurate look at what it’s like to love someone with deep demons.  Addiction is frustrating, confusing and ugly. Just like Kit and Noah’s story.  Lines are crossed, hope seems lost, and friendship is tested. Love hurts, then heals. Rock Redemption feels like real life to this reader. A high complement.

 

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Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh~Blog Tour

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Kit and Noah’s rock star romance is finally here in the newest addition to Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss Series!!

NOW AVAILABLE

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1hP7G54

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1XBZsOB

Nook:http://bit.ly/1VIYkH2

iBooks: http://apple.co/1ITi0i7

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1VIYoXo

 

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Blurb

 

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.

 

Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.

 

When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

 

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Excerpt from ROCK REDEMPTION by

Nalini Singh

 

Kit groaned at the sound of her phone. Reaching out blindly toward the nightstand, she hurled mental curses upon herself for forgetting to turn it off so she could catch some uninterrupted sleep before her four-a.m. makeup call.

It’d be fun and great for her career, her agent had said when recommending Kit take the superhero flick. Coming off two serious and emotionally wrenching projects, Kit had taken Harper’s advice and jumped on board the high-budget, high-octane venture. Unfortunately, Harper had forgotten to mention the four hours it would take to put her into the head-to-toe makeup required for the role. Daily.

“What?” she snarled into the phone without checking to see who it was.

“Hey, Katie.”

Every cell in her body snapped wide awake. Lifting her eyelids, she just stared at the ceiling through gritty eyes. Her heart thumped, her throat moving convulsively as she swallowed. She hated that he could still do this to her, hated it, but her visceral response to Noah wasn’t something she could stop. She knew because she’d tried for the past two years and three months.

“Noah,” she said flatly. “Do you know what time it is?”

“Two fifteen,” he answered.

Kit should’ve hung up. God, he’d hurt her. So much. But there was something in his voice that had her sitting up. “Are you drunk?” One thing she knew about Noah: no matter his bad-boy rep, he was never wasted. He might give a good indication of it, but look closely and those dark gray eyes were always sober.

“Probably.” A silence, followed by, “I just wanted to hear your voice. Sorry for waking you.”

“Wait,” she said when he would’ve hung up. “Where are you?”

“Some dive.” He took a deep breath, released it in a harsh exhale. “I’m sorry for being an asshole. I wanted to tell you that. I don’t want to go without saying that.”

“Noah,” she said, a horrible feeling in her stomach. “Where exactly are you?”

“The Blue Flamingo Inn off Hollywood Boulevard. Far, far, far off.” He laughed, and it held no humor. “It has a neon sign of a blue—surprise!—flamingo that’s flashing right through my window. Looks like someone stole the curtains.”

Having already grabbed her laptop, which she’d left beside the bed after answering some e-mails before sleep claimed her, she found the Blue Flamingo Inn. But Noah was already gone, having said, “I love your voice, Kit,” in an oddly raw tone before hanging up.

He didn’t pick up when she called back.

“Damn it! Damn it!” She shoved aside the blanket under which she’d been buried, having turned the AC to ice-cold as she usually did at night. Shivering, she tugged on a pair of jeans and an old sweatshirt over the panties and tank top in which she’d gone to sleep.

Pulling her black hair into a rough ponytail to keep it out of her eyes, she ran through the house, phone in one pocket, credit card and driver’s license in the other. In the kitchen, she grabbed her keys off the counter and shoved her feet into the tennis shoes by the door that led to the garage.

She was in her car and on the way to the motel three minutes after Noah had hung up, mouth dry and an ugliness in her gut. “Please be okay, please be okay, please be okay,” she kept saying, the mantra doing nothing to calm her down, but at least it kept her mind focused.

She wanted to call Molly and Fox, or the others in the band, but no one was currently in the city. Schoolboy Choir had completed the final show in the band’s hugely successful tour just over two weeks earlier. Day after that, they’d all gone their separate ways to recharge and regroup.

“Much as I love these guys,” David had said with a grin that reached the dark gold of his eyes, “I’ve been looking at their ugly mugs daily for months. We need to go blow off some steam separately before we start snarling at each other.”

At the time, Kit had nodded in understanding, having had that same experience while working on location for long periods. Tonight, however, she wished the others were all here, not scattered across the country, because something was very wrong with Noah.

“Noah doesn’t do drugs,” she told herself as she drove as fast as she dared, not wanting to risk getting pulled over and further delayed. “He isn’t the kind to—” She couldn’t say it, couldn’t even think of Noah ending his life. “No,” she said firmly, her hands white-knuckled on the steering wheel. “Noah isn’t like that.”

 

If you’d like to read the rest of this chapter, as well as the next, click this link: http://nalinisingh.com/books/rock-kiss-series/rock-redemption/

 

 

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The Rock Kiss Reading Order

Rock Addiction (Book One) Rock Kiss Series

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/WqA2rj
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G9piir
Nook: http://bit.ly/1t5T7Zt
iTunes:  http://bit.ly/1ng9zE9
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1lPqB19

Rock Courtship (Book 1.5) A Rock Kiss Novel:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/XXjjxG
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G9pmhZ
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1lzgNIi
Nook: http://bit.ly/1COgaC6
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1pEeCy6

Rock Hard (Book Two) Rock Kiss Series

Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1BXhHWB
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G9oslz
iBooks:  http://bit.ly/1utQDee
Nook: http://bit.ly/1KEyBIx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1APyqnU

Rock Redemption (Book Three) Rock Kiss Series

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1hP7G54
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1XBZsOB
Nook:http://bit.ly/1VIYkH2
iBooks: http://apple.co/1ITi0i7
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1VIYoXo

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a beautiful, charismatic guitarist with a dark past. 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. Also, don’t forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.

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COVER REVEAL: Rock RedemptionBy Nalini Singh

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ROCK REDEMPTION (Rock Kiss Series) Book Three

Kit and Noah’s rock star romance is finally here in the newest addition to Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss Series!!

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1hP7G54

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1XBZsOB

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Releasing: October 6th

From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series…

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.

Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.

When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting–needing–to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

 

 

 

 

Series Reading Order

Rock Addiction (Book One) Rock Kiss Series

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/WqA2rj

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G9piir

Nook: http://bit.ly/1t5T7Zt

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ng9zE9

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1lPqB19

Rock Courtship (bk 1.5) A Rock Kiss Novel:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/XXjjxG

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G9pmhZ

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1lzgNIi

Nook: http://bit.ly/1COgaC6

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1pEeCy6

Rock Hard (Book Two) Rock Kiss Series

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1BXhHWB

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G9oslz

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1utQDee

Nook: http://bit.ly/1KEyBIx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1APyqnU

Rock Redemption (Book Three) Rock Kiss Series

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1hP7G54

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1XBZsOB

Nook:http://bit.ly/1VIYkH2

iBooks: http://apple.co/1ITi0i7

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1VIYoXo

Meet the Author

 

 

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 hot and wickedly tempting rock stars – and one sinfully sexy rugby god turned brilliant CEO. 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. Also, don’t forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.

STALK HER: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

 

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ARC Review: Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

Rock HardRock Hard

Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss, Series Book 2

Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 10th 2015

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Verbal foreplay at its finest.

Sensuality, sexuality and sassy makes Nalini Singh’s Rock Hard a steamy and fun read.

Charlotte is extremely intelligent woman, who is timid as a mouse.  She hides behind herself. When forced to take a promotion, a job she was already doing, Charlottes exterior walls starts to crumble. She goes toe to toe with her workaholic and super hot boss rekindling feelings she thought lost to her. Giving herself some of her life back.  As the shell breaks, Charlotte reveals a lot of sass, a quick tongue and a naughty side I did not see coming from her.

 

Gabriel also known as T-Rex is a rock star on the field and in the boardroom. A man who gets the job done, is respected and intimidating. The man is hands down sexy, alpha, demanding, has a dirty mouth and is very protective of what’s his. Upon their first meeting he took this protective possession over Charlotte that quickly changed from just want protect to want her in his bed. T-Rex surprised me with the amount of patients he expresses and the genuine caring nature to him.

 

T-Rex and Charlotte dance around the sexual tension they have built in Rock Hard with some of the best witty, sassy and sexy bantering.  Add some hot office sexual and we have a winner.  This is a playful and fun story even with the scars that had to start to heal. Ms Singh has created a story that would be very true to life in my opinion, healing and love both take time.

 

Readers note: Although I very much enjoyed Rock Hard, I am a bit confused as to why story is about an ex rugby player/CEO and not a rock star. Yes Gabriel is a rockstar in what he does.

I’m just not sure how this is playing into the series.
I received the complimentary copy of this title from Netgalley for an honest review.

deana

 

Review: Rock Courtship by

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Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss Series, Book 1.5

ebook, 125 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by TKA Distribution
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s new contemporary romance novella is pure hard rock and scorching heat…

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients–or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

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David is a man who mamma raised him right. He truly is the gentleman of rock.  He has manors, is polite and truly caring person. Just because he’s sweet ladies doesn’t mean he can’t throw down when needed. Well build and a sharp dresser. This man really has it all, all but the woman he wants.

Thea is a powerful woman when it comes to world of entertainment media. She has worked hard to make a name for herself and company. A beautiful woman with strong family ties. Thea is a giving person and who people in ways that others would not lift a finger to help.  When it come to the men in Thea’s life, a ripped heart in the past has put a while up for the present. Also placing a rule on herself that there is no dating of clients.I really enjoyed David and Thea’s story. How do you get the attention of a girl that is all business?  You write her a memo that knocks her off balance.  I love the memos. It reminded me of old school love letters. Rock Courtship is a sweet tale of romancing the girl while living in the spotlight. If you have read Rock Addiction you will have gotten a few insights to both David and Thea!   Rock Courtship is just that, the Gentleman courting the girl he wants!!

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