Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Addiction

byNalini Singh

Kobo ebook | September 9, 2014

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…

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…


"Nalini is the one author I whole-heartedly recommend without a moment’s hesitation because I know, regardless of what genre she writes in that she is absolutely unmatched by any author I have ever read." - #1 NYT & USA Today bestselling author Maya Banks

"A smokin' hot piece of rock'n'roll par excellence." - Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author of the Stage Dive Series

"...megastar Singh turns the heat up to blistering..." - RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)

"ROCK ADDICTION has everything you expect from a rock star romance: a wickedly naughty tattooed hero, a sweet, admirable heroine and plenty of scorching hot sex!" - Annie, Under the Covers Book Blog
Title:Rock AddictionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:TKA DistributionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937776980

ISBN - 13:9781937776985

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars-entertaining but fell a little short of expectations 3.5 stars--ROCK ADDICTION is the first storyline in Nalini Singh’s new adult, contemporary Rock Kiss series focusing on the members of the American rock band Schoolboy Choir. This is sexy pierced and tattooed lead singer Zachary Fox and demure librarian from New Zealand Molly Webster’s storyline. Told from close third person POVs, the focus of the storyline is the building relationship between Molly and Fox (as he likes to be called). For Fox there is an immediate attraction-a possessive pull where he instantly knows that Molly is ‘his’. His response is visceral and within a matter of a few minutes, Fox stakes his claim with the other members of the band. Molly on the other hand is a shy, quiet, librarian with low self-esteem and no confidence, whose goal in life is to remain out of the public eye. A horrendous childhood has left Molly with a fear of the media. Molly promises herself one wild night of passion but Fox has something more permanent on his mind. With only one month to claim Molly as his own, Fox fights an uphill battle every time Molly’s inner voice reminds her of their limited time together. Molly is a naïve, twenty four year old whose history with men is limited and virtually non existent, and in this her emotional reactions were confusing for the reader as well as the new man in her life. There was something almost bi-polar with Molly’s personality when it came to her emotional maturity or lack thereof; or perhaps it was her painful and continuous revelations about her inexperience with men. Numerous misunderstandings and jealous rages seem to be the highlight of Molly’s days. Molly’s past issues control her choices at work and at play. Zachary Fox is no longer the typical bad boy of rock and roll-he doesn’t drink or do drugs; and there have been no women in his bed for a very long time but that’s not to say he didn’t enjoy the lifestyle before. His early years have also left him with some baggage but he has grown to accept that he cannot change what has happened in the past-but make no mistake, Fox is not without a temper and when he doesn’t get his way, he makes his feelings known. The combination of Fox’s rock and roll lifestyle and experience, and Molly’s naivety did not make for happy bedfellows especially in the early stages of the storyline. Fox is a man who is determined to make their relationship work but Molly’s emotional drama is sometimes too hard to handle. The relationship is one of insta love/lust especially for Fox. The sex scenes are numerous and frequent. Our couple spent more time having sex than getting to know one another. If their attraction is purely physical, how can a happily ever after be on the horizon? Even our heroine questions if there is anything beyond sex for the couple. The secondary characters are colorful but stereotypical including the other members of Schoolboy Choir (David, Abe and Noah). We are introduced to Molly’s sister Thea who does PR for the band; and Molly’s best friend Charlotte who is always a phone call away every time Molly’s self esteem takes a dive. The world building follows the members of Schoolboy Choir on the road, behind the scenes, their private lives and run-ins with the paparazzi and the law. There is the drama of jealousy, addiction and a horde of groupies at every opportunity as well as a hint of what is to come. ROCK ADDICTION is an entertaining storyline with a HEA but a storyline that fell a little short of my expectations. Nalini is an amazing author of the paranormal but it did not translate well to a contemporary, new adult storyline.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, addictive, but not perfect for me. Actual rating: 3.5 Basically: Rock Addiction is a contemporary adult romance novel following the growing relationship after the insta-connection and love of a rock star (occasionally known as a rock god) and a librarian (who happens to be terrified of the media etc.) In detail: I adore Nalini Singh's writing, I find her work compelling and hard to put down. In the last year I have read all of the Psy-Changling series and have started the Guild Hunter series and happily read this, the first in her Rock Kiss series, however, I do have one small issue with her writing and that is how she writes the females in her relationships. This is an entirely personal view and probably won't bother the majority of people, however, if you like your relationship less traditional (hey the woman doesn't always have to 'take care' of the man and doesn't always have to do the cooking...) then I would not recommend this book to you. The Plot: If you've never read a romance novel then allow me to disillusion you, there's not that much original in terms of plot in any romance novel. Two characters typically meet, start to like one another, hit a complication, solve complication, are happy together for ever more. The biggest change is the complication and when they realise they're passionately in love. Here the main characters do suffer a bit of insta-love which I'm not the biggest fan off, but in terms of the rest of their attraction I didn't mind it too much, watching them bend their rules and discover new ones which each other was great fun. So, whilst there was nothing particularly unique or individual in terms of the plot, the story telling was cute and quite sweet. I don't read that many romance novels, especially not contemporary ones, so this wasn't too much of a problem for me nor was it something I noticed in particular. The Characters: Molly (the female protagonist) is such a cutie pie, she's a librarian and someone who appears completely ordinary. I really enjoyed reading Molly's POV and she came across as a sweet, innocent and lovely person. I always love protagonists who love reading, it makes them somehow identifiable in a way to me, if they have some hobby in common with me. And three was a lot that I felt I could relate to in terms of Molly's characterisation, her hobbies, interests etc. Fox (the male protagonist) came across as slightly arrogant and overly protective, at least to me. However, I can see the attraction tbh, and he did care for Molly and tried to make her life as easy as possible. The 'boys' as I dubbed them, or the band, aka David, Abe and Noah were pretty adorable. I like the lack of judgment from them and between them, and the family feelings were soooooo adorable. The fact they were fun (and totally accepting of Molly) made them a great addition to the book, and I loved reading the scenes they were in. Thea was pretty amazing. I loved Thea. Also Charlotte, she was epic and I want a best friend like her. Pretty please! The Relationship: This is a romance novel so I guess I should discuss the relationship or the romance. They were relatively sweet and I did have issues with the stereotypes of the relationship, but that's a personal issue. The idea that the woman should take care of the man via building him a home, and cooking him meals and all that jazz is something I am profoundly uncomfortable with, the idea the man is always dominant and in control as well. I am a control freak by nature and can't see myself giving that up for anyone, and I struggle whenever others do this when they start out more control freakish. So yeah. Personal reasons. My Thoughts: I enjoyed the book immensely, despite my issues, and I had a great time reading it. I will probably re-read my favourite parts multiple times, and I can't wait for Rock Courtship and then Charlotte and T-Rex's book, the world is fab and I love the characters even if I have issues. So yes, I would recommend this book if you don't mind the issues I've outlined above and enjoy Nalini Singh's writing style, but if you have the same objections then I would suggest reading something else instead.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I couldn't put it down. I loved the honesty and connection Molly and Fox share! I can't wait to read the next installment.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Yet another great read from Nalini. I love all of her books :-) Can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Addiction This was a GREAT read. It was funny at times and dramatic at times but it was a FREAKIN GREAT read all the time. I can't wait for the other books in this series. It is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Addiction Nalini Singh always delivers, another great book. Can't wait for the next book in the series
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rock addicted Loved this story but then I love most rock god books. Can't wait for the next book.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet read It was hard to adjust from reading Nalini Singh more supernatural books, but Rock Addiction was just that, addicting!. You get a clear sense that this is not the only book in this series so some of the plot lines, especially those about David, left me a bit confused at times. However, this was a great read!
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock addiction So great Nalini Singh did it again .. I can't wait for the next book.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome story like always Nalini never fails in giving a great story. Can't wait for the next.
Date published: 2014-09-10