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ARC Review: Melody of Truth by Nicole Simone

Melody of Truth (Love of a Rockstar #3) by Nicole Simone

Date of Publication: July 28, 2016


The sexy as sin Marco, a man I never thought would be mine, asked me Melody Carmichael to marry him.

Two months before I became a Mrs., a job opportunity to film a documentary about rock n roller, Matthew Lee and his band, presented itself. My swirling doubts compelled me to pack a bag and spend two months on a tour bus. While I expected it to be a wild ride, I had no idea, my life, as I knew it, would never be the same.

I had lost everything, my wife, my dog and my house within a blink of an eye. Without my career as a drummer for solo artist/best friend, Matthew Lee, I would have been adrift in the rocky seas, drowning underneath mounds of legal work and divorce proceedings.

Our upcoming tour was my opportunity to regain my focus but that was before, I found out documentary filmmaker, Melody Carmichael, would be capturing our every move. With her fire engine colored lips, raven black hair and a figure reminiscent of a 1950’s pin-up model she evoked dirty daydreams with a single glance.

As the professional lines between us blur, I make it my mission to prove to Melody putting your heart on the line is the greatest risk worth taking.

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About Nicole Simone

Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Seattle, WA with her fat bulldog named Humphrey.

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Audio Review: Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning

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Olivia Cunning

Sinners On Tour Series, Book 2



An ultimatum can break your heart…

Every night lead singer, Sed Lionheart whips thousands of women into a frenzy with his voice alone. But the stage is the only place Sed feels any passion since he lost Jessica…

If you’re not willing to break all the rules…

It shattered her heart, but law student Jessica broke off her engagement to Sed, determined to be successful on her own terms. But no other man can ever hold a candle to Sed…

Then a chance meeting and tortuously close quarters lead to uncontrollable flares of passion and rediscovery of their unique penchant for public encounters. Now, in addition to the risk of mutual heartbreak every time they get together, they’re in danger of truly scandalous public exposure…



4 Stars


Olivia Cunning keeps readers on the edge of sensation, temptation and titillation with Rock Hard.


Cedric Lionheart makes a girl want to bad things.  His presence will make her sweat and toes curl. All Alpha, pure sin, extreme talent, walking lust and an ass.  Yet all the women want a piece of the Sinners singers, except the one his heart holds onto.  Ced’s personality makes him dominating and protective by nature. His broken heart makes him the ass that he’s become.  Ced gets blindsided with anger, lust and the need to help.  Knowingly Ced walks the fragile line between the bliss of love and knowing if she walks he’s broken for good.  Even badass rock believe on love.


Jessica’s a beautiful, smart, hard working, takes no crap woman. I already had an opinion of Jessica having read Backstage Pass.  Know both sides to the heartache they endured changed my thoughts on Jessica quickly. Sometimes you to do things that hurt yourself thinking it’s the right choice at the time. Jessica’s quick actions and hurt cut to the core leaving a longing to never fade. Fate, desperation and need put Jessica in a situation where once again her heart and soul are on the line no matter how many times she says its just fun.


Grab a fan, get some ice and be prepared to possibly attack your other half. This book is that hot. Olivia Cunning gives readers a tour of Sin City like never before. Lust fill adventures, bar fights, a quickie wedding are just the beginning to the erotic and emotional Rock Hard! Seeing a side of the Sinners singer I would have never guessed there.  Highs and lows take a toll while insatiable passion carries the reader through the pages. Ced and Jessica will leave you will one hell of a lasting impression.


ARC Review: Pure Wicked by Shayla Black

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Shayla Black

Wicked Lovers Series, Book 9.5

1001 Dark Nights Series, Book 24

100 pages, EBOOK

Publish Date: September 8, 2015

Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated


During his decade as an international pop star, Jesse McCall has lived every day in the fast lane. A committed hedonist reveling in amazing highs, globetrotting, and nameless encounters, he refuses to think about his loneliness or empty future. Then tragedy strikes.

Shocked and grieving, he sheds his identity and walks away, searching for peace. Instead, he finds Bristol Reese, a no-nonsense beauty scraping to keep her family’s business afloat while struggling with her own demons. He’s intent on seducing her, but other than a pleasure-filled night, she’s not interested in a player, especially after her boyfriend recently proposed to her sister. In order to claim Bristol, Jesse has to prove he’s not the kind of man he’s always been. But when she learns his identity and his past comes back to haunt him, how will he convince her that he’s a changed man who wants nothing more than to make her his forever?



4.5 Stars

Pure Wicked is a treat for the fans of the Wicked Lovers Series.


Jesse McCall was introduced to readers in Decadent, book two of the Wicked Lovers Series. A Rockstar, bad boy with the reputation to go with. A man who got what he wanted, when he wanted. Fully indulging in his lifestyle, Jessie’s life was on a dangerous path. Fast forward 10 years, tragedy strikes very close to his heart. While cleaning up his own act, his friend and band mate, continued to walk a fine line between life and death, and lost.

In a moment of unexpected chivalry, while laying low, Jesse’s eyes open to what he wants and truly needs in life.  A changed man, Jesse learns what love and real passion truly are.  Like all men of the Wicked Lovers series, they fall hard and fast. The chemistry is intense and off the charts. The passion is wickedly sexy and scorches the pages.  I loved seeing how some time and growing up made a bad boy into a wickedly good man.  Shayla Black knows how to raise the temperature and cause a reader’s heart to race.

An ecopy of this title was provided for an honest review!


Review: Fight Faith by Brandie Buckwine

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Brandie Buckwine

ebook, 81 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by No Boundaries Press

Eric’s band is on the verge of making the big time and life is good. But, when he’s forced to work with Faith, a sexy but hateful videographer, life for the foreseeable future might be a little rocky.

The tension between Eric and Faith is nearly tangible. Their troublesome friction abruptly becomes a lust-hate situation, fraught with vicious barbs and spite, but an explosive sexual chemistry that could burn them both, leaving nothing but a pile of ash in its wake. But Cupid has a wicked sense of humor and the two of them will find that the person you hate the most can sometimes rock your world the hardest.

3.5 Stars
A knock down, drag out, non stop hit you in the face story. Fighting Faith is truly a fight from beginning to end. At first meeting Eric is rubbed the wrong way by some constructive criticism from Faith. Taking the attraction he instantly has for Faith to level that has the fist flaring.  Raw, rude and nothing is fair in lust and war.  As the insults fly and the temperature rises, Eric and Faith will make your jaw drop. Good or bad?  That remains to be seen.

I really like the gritty rawness of the story.  I wish it had been a little longer. It moves fast and will more that catch your attention. Edgy and dirty, the one we care about the most can drive us insane the fastest.

This book is from my personal library!

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.

review4.5 Stars

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!!


Review-Lick by Kylie Scott


Kylie Scott

Stage Dive Series, Book 1

Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published July 1st 2013)
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.In Kyle Scott’s Lick, one thing is certain: being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride
review4.5 Stars

One incredible ride.

Waking up married to a big name Rockstar and not knowing who he is can mess with a girls mind. Sometimes what happens in Vegas, does not stay in Vegas so Evelyn ” Ev” Thomas had learned!  Overwhelmed does not even begin to describe.
David the larger that life Rockstar, that wants more in life than fame can give him. Meeting a woman that throws him into a tailspin, he knows in an instant that she is the one for him. For one night he had the life he wanted until waking up and the woman he married does not know who he is.

I have had my eye on Lick by Kylie Scott for some time now. Why I had not pick this book up before now, I have no clue. I should also be smacking myself for it.  LICK was amazing. I didn’t just get into this book. It consumed me.   I devoured these almost 300 pages in just under three hours. Raw, adventurous and alluring.  Lick is a book I have not stopped talking about.
Sex, drugs, rock and roll and everything in between.  David and Ev have instant chemistry and passion.  The wit shared between the two had me at page one.  Ev is kind of a plain Jane.  Going to school and working.  Following in her father footsteps.  She will fight you to the end and is willing to stick up for the underdog.  Loved this about her. David, is everything you want a rock god to be.  Looks, voice, money and fame.  A romantic at heart, with a gentle soul, this bad boy just want to share his life.

This book is beyond sexy, well written and will draw you in.  The characters are engaging, passionate and deep. Lick took me for one hell of a ride that I loved every minute of. Ms. Scott did one hell of a job giving the reader a steamy intense romance that puts the music in the spotlight as well as our couple.  Book one made me a loyal reader to the Stage Dive series.

 This book is part of my personal library.

Review- Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

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Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss Series, Book 1

Expected publication: September 9th 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…


review4.5 Stars

Being a fan of Rockstar romance, readers know there are only so many ways the story can go. For me, rock romance is indulging in the personalities of the characters and how the music is encompassed into the story.  Rock Addiction, first book of Nalini Singh’s new series, goes beyond the cover and gets inside the complexities that come from being in the spotlight.

Lust and emotions over load when Molly takes lead singer Fox, up on the one in a million chance. An independent woman with a past that rattles her to the core more so than not.  Intoxicated by the man and not just the star, indulging in Fox surfaces the past causing her to question and gear what could be. I enjoyed Molly, giving into fantasy through her off. Deep and intelligent, dating a rich Rockstar is way out of the box for her.
Fox, larger than life rocker, has an equally unforgiving past.  He work his way to the top. Now he’s a guy who is still in love with his music but can get what he wants. I think love at first sight is an understatement for what Fox instantly feel for Molly. He rocks that girls world in more ways that one. Ways that would have caught this gal too!  Sensitive, sexy and dominating this tattooed singer will make his way into your heart.

I never thought I would say I liked , yet loved a New Adult book. Ms. Singh made me do just that with ROCK ADDICTION!  Highly intense on emotion and passion with some drama thrown in, made this book a page turner. Well written characters, blazing passion and a blood deep love of music expertly woven together to set Ms. Singh’s new series off with an amazing start.  Rock romance done right!

I was given this ebook from the author/publisher via netgalley for an honest review.