Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Rock the Heart by Michelle A. Valentine @M_A_Valentine

Title: Rock the Heart

Author: Michelle A. Valentine

Series: Black Falcon #1

Publication date: November 15th, 2012

Pages: 330

ISBN: 9781479390045

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
For the last four years, good girl Lane has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she took him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marking company where Lane is an intern, she's forced to see him again. If she wants to land her dream job as executive within the company, she has to win him over and secure his account. Too bad Noel is still pissed at her for breaking his heart.

When Lane's company flies her to a Black Falcon concert to gain Noel's attention, emotions run high the moment she sees him and realizes she's far from over him. But Noel's countless trysts with groupies and his cocky attitude make Lane believe he isn't the same guy she once loved--now he seems to only want her body. Then after Lane discloses she needs him to procure a job, Noel proves he's a changed man by forcing her to go on the road with him in order to get it.

After Lane reluctantly takes Noel up on his offer, she becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep him satisfied, even if it means succumbing to his seductive ways. Lane finds deception is a dangerous game and she's not the only one playing.

Rock star romance has become a mainstream fascination in today's book market. I am not the only groupie of the genre but I am possibly one of the most fascinated. Throw in a bit of sexual angst with the common issues every rock god has to deal with while on tour and you got the makings of a book I am willing to binge over and over again.

Lane hadn't given her first love, Noel, much thought since they had broken up four years ago. But when she sees him back stage at a concert he is at and gets the cold brush off, she remembers why they parted ways in the first place. Little did she know though that Noel wasn't finished with her. He calls her marketing company and demands Lane head up his charity but only if she comes on the road with him and his band. Lane tries to find a loop hole but must eventually decide between her career and her dignity.

Noel has been trying to forget his heartbreak from the moment Lane left him. He buries himself in booze, drugs, groupies, and music. When Lane breezes back into his life he wants to pay her back for all the pain she set upon him. He wants to get under her skin and into her pants as soon as humanly possibly. He wasn't counting on the resistance Lane puts up nor the game she wants to play. Can either of them get out with their hearts intact?

Noel was one of those main characters where you don't know from one page to the next whether you're going to hate him or love him. One minute he was being deliciously seductive in his pursuit of Lane and the next he was being a complete and utter douchebag. That is the male gender though. It takes a lot for me to actually feel connected to the female character of a story. Lane was delightful in her determination to show Noel she didn't want a thing to do with him while desperately trying to fight the feelings that are rearing their ugly head.

Rock the Heart will rock your world and leave you sweaty, sore, and desperate for an encore.

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