Early Book Look, Reviewer’s Take: DaVinciKittie on Nalini Singh’s Rock Addiction
GraveTells loved this book so much, we decided to post double reviews of it: one from DaVinciKittie and one from Rachel Elizabeth.
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“Here’s to rock stars with voices like sex and bodies like heaven.”
Nuance. That is what makes Rock Addiction stand out from the crowd of rocker romance stories out there, and Nalini Singh is a master of nuance.
“You’re like the perfect song and I knew that the first night we spent together.”
Bad boy lead singer and guitarist Zachary Fox is intense. You could call him ‘alpha’ but he’s a whole lot more diverse and sophisticated than that, and not the controlling brute the “alpha” moniker has come to imply. Fox is a beautiful, captivating cascade of layers, each potent and addicting in its own way. Gentle when it’s right and forceful when necessary, this man is always in charge of his own destiny and pulls off control with a flair and confidence that makes most other “alpha” characters look simple and bumbling in comparison.
“When did you pick me?” The words just tumbled out, her normal filters shredded by his proximity.
A small, charged silence, the car turbulent with smoldering male energy. “That’s an insult, any way you cut it.”
Her cheeks burned. “You’re right,” she said, knowing she’d just blown all chances of pulling off any kind of sophistication. “I’m sorry.”
That gritty purr was gone from his voice when he said, “Hey, I’m a musician. We all sleep around.”
“I’m a librarian,” she blurted out, unable to take the sexual tension entangled with the biting edge of male fury. “Everyone knows we’re repressed old ladies with too many cats.”
Molly Webster starts off as someone with serious emotional hurdles to jump and throughout the story grows to be a mature, brave, sensitive, and supportive young woman, testing and pushing all her boundaries. I love that Fox’s perfect match – his soul mate really – isn’t some glammed up super-skinny celeb or a starry-eyed groupie, but an intelligent and clever girl-next-door with a heart as big as New Zealand.
His body might be so hot it should be illegal, but she was beginning to learn it was Fox’s mind that was his most dangerous weapon. Add that to his voice and it was no surprise women fell into his lap at the crook of a finger.
Rather than the forced union of collective chaos some rock bands seen to be, these guys are genuinely long-time friends who make music for the joy of the artistry despite the intrusive fame factor. Even better, this story has heart and goes beyond the typical rock stereotype to lay the groundwork for a series rich in friendship, loyalty, camaraderie, and support… and, of course, sinfully hot rock stars.
[quote]this story has heart and goes beyond the typical rock stereotype to lay the groundwork for a series rich in friendship, loyalty, camaraderie, and support… and, of course, sinfully hot rock stars.[/quote]
Rock Addiction showcases those complex, vibrant emotions Ms. Singh is known for and it has a lot of sex. Way more than fans of her Psy-Changeling novels have come to expect. It’s a nice change, brimming with sensuality without crossing the line into eroticism despite all that page time devoted to dancing between the sheets… and against the wall… and in the elevator…
[quote]Rock Addiction showcases those complex, vibrant emotions Ms. Singh is known for and it has a lot of sex.[/quote]
Rock Addiction is…