I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rocked by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott
Series: Lost in Oblivion #1
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing on April 8, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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Love definitely wasn't on the setlist.
Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Mostly. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts. He only comes up for air long enough to refuel—and to tease the deliciously cute chef who makes him crave a lot more than what she's offering on her serving plate.
As the child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless stomach are too tempting to resist. He's far from the typical rock star and before long, she finds herself experimenting with him, inside and out of the kitchen.
Apron - and panties - optional.
When Harper sees that Deacon’s dream band with his best friends may be turning into a nightmare, she can't walk away. Deacon's so much more than just a peacemaker and the man behind the bass. But she has her own dreams to chase...even if she's starting to think what she's building with him might be the biggest one of all.
Deacon McCoy, bass guitarist for Oblivion, is adjusting to the loss of his role as de facto manager of the band and mediator by subjecting himself to strenuous exercise while they’re on tour. It’s paying off by him having a killer body and an appetite off the charts (pardon the pun). Harper Pruitt, a recent culinary school graduate, is part of the catering crew for the tour and finds in Deacon someone who appreciates her cooking skills and much more.
Deacon is drawn to Harper like no other and that’s an understatement. She’s grown up around rock stars (her parents were roadies) and she has a jaded view of musicians. He’s dead serious and she’s not interested in going down what she sees as a doomed path. She might be willing to do a casual dance but he’s much more committed.
What I LOVED!!!
Deacon. Deacon. Did I say Deacon? He is so delicious and I’m not talking about his physique, which is impressive. He has an old soul and kind spirit and refuses to give up on Harper who has her own goals. He’s patient, willing to play by her rules and is just plain decent. I couldn’t get enough of this man, even when Harper’s itchy nature drove me (and him) crazy. I loved how he loved her. Plus, his relationship with his dysfunctional band members was a work of art in itself with his ability to strike the right chords with them (yes, I’m shameless with these metaphors) at just the right moments.
The bottom line
I’m crazy about this series and just can’t get enough of these stories and characters. They are well written and the characters extraordinarily developed. The steamy scenes are….well, just don’t read them when you’re in a public setting. I was sad to let go of Deacon but am glad that the next novella features him again. This story Rocked!!! (There, I did it again).
Oh, one other thing. The writers have their work cut out for them to get me back on board with Nick, the lead guitarist. Right now…not feeling the love.
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