Tuesday 20 February 2018

🎀 ROCK KING 🎀 Tara Leigh 🎀 #NothingButTrouble1 🎀 Excerpt 🎀

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 20 February 2018
• Book #1 in the Nothing But Trouble #RockStar series
• connected standalone
• #ComingSoon: Rock Legend (17 July) & Rock Rebel

4.5 Stars

Fans of Kristen Callihan and Kylie Scott will scream for this sizzling bad boy rock star romance!

I'm not who you think I am.

Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that's what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money - and women - than I know what to do with. But what you don't see is the wreckage I've caused. The memories and pain I can't escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold.

I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn't work. It hurt me and - worse - it hurt my band. That's the last thing I want to do, so I'm cleaning up my act... starting with Delaney Fraser.

Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice - Delaney is the perfect "girlfriend." When I'm with her I don't have to pretend. It's like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that's dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn't actually exist. He's a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer.

And it's impossible to love a lie, right?

Shane is Nothing But Trouble's lead singer. The most famous band worldwide.
But he's a troubled guy. He manages to stay away from drugs and alcohol by focusing on music and his girlfriend of the moment. His hired girlfriend. His agent hires girls for him. To be with him, watch out for him, take care of him, be seen with him. It's the only way Shane survives.

Delaney ran away from New York after her dad went to jail for killing her mother. But that's not the whole story. Not by a long shot.
She's jobbing as a waitress and Shane's agent sees her and wants her as the next girlfriend.

Shane and Delaney have an extreme instant attraction, but both have too much pain and too many secrets and too much guilt in their pasts ... this can never be something real, or can it??

And what happens when they and the world find out what they're both hiding?


Eeep! I'm the biggest rockstar romance fan ever! I just had to read this book.
And I reall enjoyed it!
Tara writes really beautifully .... it might even be a bit too much for me. She goes on and on and poetically describes everything and every thought. It could've been a few words less here and there - BUT! I really loved the story. Shane is amazing. Your typical tortured artist with a past. And Delaney is just the same. She was a bit too insecure for my liking. Every time something happened she told herself it was all planned by Shane and his team - ugh - got on my nerves a bit.
But I really loved reading this book!
Even if it's sounds as if I disliked a lot! NOT TRUE. Also - another little thing that made me almost stop reading - it happens pretty late into the story, so I won't say what it is, but it was just ridiculous. Lawyers could've stopped the whole thing before it started!
BUT - I really liked the book - even if it doesn't sound like I did.
It was ROCKSTAR-ish, sexy, adorable, moving, sad, frustrating, beautiful.

And I can't wait to see what Landon and Piper's story will be like!

ROCK KING was such a beautiful & sexy & moving Rock Star Romance! Hurry to your nearest amazon - Shane will be sold out in no time!!!

Can't wait to read book #2 now!

ARC received for an honest review

Tara Leigh, you had me at rock star!

I am as big rock star book groupie, so it was not rocket science that I was going to read Rock King.

I liked that Shane Hawthorne isn't our usual man whore rock star screwing anything with a pair of boobs. Sure, he is the tortured artist, and there was a time he was like that, but there is so much more to him.

Delaney is also a little broken, and whilst most of the time I liked her, as she was not the usual Hollywood/LA starlet,  however at times she frustrated the heck out of me.  Everytime something popped up (not like that you dirty pervs) she would go on that is was all planned, he set her up blah blah.  Got a little tiresome after a while.

I did like the premise - I mean, it would be a very common thing among the rich and famous I am sure.  The writing great, the story flowed, I just had a few eye-roll moments as the story went along.

Sweet, sexy, heartbreaking - Rock King had a bit of everything, and now I am eager for the second book in the series.

♥ excerpt ♥

Shane Hawthorne wanted me, Delaney Fraser, to be his girlfriend? Something told me I should make a break for it, leave now before he reduced my world to rubble. But I didn’t. I stayed put, waiting for him to supply more details. Waiting for Shane to redefine my world, because as far as I knew, relationships didn’t require conference rooms and contracts.

“I’m sure you’ve seen the gossip rags. I’m no choir boy. But I’m not looking for drama, Delaney. When I’m on the road, fans and groupies are constantly trying to sneak their way into my dressing rooms, hotel rooms, even onto the tour bus and private planes. The best way to discourage them is by having a beautiful woman by my side. I want that woman to be you.”

I tilted my head to the side, something telling me I should read between the lines, but I didn’t even understand where the lines were. “Me?”

A rumble erupted from deep in Shane’s chest. Dear God, his laugh was even sexier than his voice. “Yes, you.” He widened his thighs, pulling my chair closer and drawing my knees between his legs.
As if in slow motion, I watched his hand coming toward me, a shiver of pleasure rolling down my spine as it curved around the back of my neck, his fingers blazing a path into my hair as he leaned forward. Then all I felt was Shane’s full lips descending on my own, his mouth brushing against mine in a whisper-soft caress. But he pulled back too quickly, leaving me wanting more. My eyes fluttered open, absorbing the impact of his provocative grin like a kick to the solar plexus.
This wasn’t happening. This couldn’t be happening.
And then it happened again.

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Tara Leigh attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.