Rock the Heart and the rest of the Black Falcon Series by Michelle A. Valentine has been at the top of my TBR list for a long time. So since I knew I Michelle was coming to the Wicked Book GNO I was planning, I jumped right into reading it after it was free for a day. I love Rock Star Books! See my list of my favorite Rock Star/Famous Character Books here. I also have a 15 year old touring guitar player/singer so I am around bands all the time (in fact he is on tour this summer! Mom and dad will be following the tour bus!) So when I read ‘rock star’ books, I sometimes struggle with authenticity.
Lanie is an intern at Center Stage Marketing. She is trying to find the career-making opportunity, but it finds her. The problem? The job is to work with rock god Noel Falcon from the band Black Falcon. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem. Unless that is the guy whose heart she broke 4 years prior, when she broke up with him at 18 because she wanted him to find something “practical” to do with his life, not music.
Noel’s always been the ‘what if’ for me. The one who got away.”
But Noel never fell out of love with her. He is bitter, even after four years, but the spark is still there.
“This next song goes out to the girl who shredded my heart without hesitation back in high school. It’s called Ball Busting Bitch, and Lanie, this one’s for you.”
Lanie has been waiting for a career break, and she will do whatever she has to to keep her job and make a good impression. The project is to help Noel set up a children’s charity. His requirement? That Lanie go on tour with the band for 2 weeks.
“What in the hell am I going to say to Noel? Sorry for stomping your heart four years ago? Oh and by the way I’m only here to land my dream job.”
Noel just made it seem like he was looking for “the chance to get back inside that tight, little body of yours.” But as a reader, you knew it was so much more.
“Don’t you remember how hot we were together, Lane? God.” He takes a quick breath through clenched teeth and runs his hand down my side, “The things I can do to your body if you’d let me.”
“I’ll do anything you want to make this happen between us, including give you time because I can’t lose you again. It hurts too fucking much.”
There was a lot of waffling back and forth. One minute Noel is angry, the next he is crying and whining. I had trouble with the 23 year old Rock-God status. And Lane was just a bit of a selfish bitch sometimes. Yet I still want to know more. I felt a little like this was a rough draft for bigger and better books.
- I love a Rock Star book!
- I love a reunited/never fell out of love book.
- I like Michelle’s voice and writing style, and I think as it gets honed it will get way better.
- If you like rock star books, you’ll enjoy this.
- Tattooed. Pierced. Rock Star. Need I say more?
- I felt there was nothing new or unique.
- A lot of issues were left unresolved.
- She is supposed to be working, but never seemed to work.
- It was a little tamer than I expected. More New Adult than adult.
- Lane was a little too whiny and beggy for me. I prefer a more alpha guy.
- There were numerous errors. I had an old version and a newer one and both had too many errors.
Rating: 3.25 stars 3 Heat
Rock the Heart was a fun rock star read, but there was nothing memorable or stand-out about it. There was sex, but it was fairly tame. There was a lot of waffling back an forth on feelings as well. It was the author’s first book, and I found a lot of errors. But I liked her voice and I am very interested in continuing the series, I expect it to get a lot better.
“You’re my heart Lane. You’re my everything.”
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