Tuesday 11 December 2018

๐ŸŽธ ROCK REBEL ๐ŸŽค Tara Leigh ๐ŸŽผ #NothingButTrouble3 ๐ŸŽค Excerpt ๐ŸŽธ

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 11 December 2018
• #3 in the Nothing But Trouble #RockStar series
• connected standalone

4.5 Stars

He's a rock star with a secret; she's a pop princess with a painful past, can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?

I've earned my bad reputation.

A few years ago, I was New York City's hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now... I'm rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I'm an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.

They're not entirely wrong. I don't give a damn what other people think, and I'm all for breaking the rules... except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.

Rock gods don't tour with pop princesses.

It's not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity's incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is... intriguing. But I'm convinced the skeletons in Verity's closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we're not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I'm determined to keep hidden.

Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .

But since when do I give a damn about the rules?

Dax is Nothing But Trouble's guitarist.

But he hasn't always been a rock star. He used to play classical music with his family. They're still doing the family 'band' thing pretty successfully, but after things with his ex went wrong six years ago, Dax couldn't do it anymore. So he went to Los Angeles, met the other guys and the rest is history.
Now he's back in New York to see his family play a concert, to celebrate his brothers' birthdays and to help his sister with her career choices.
And he meets her. Verity.
She used to be the star of a hit TV show - but after that show ended almost three years ago, her life didn't go the way she would've liked it to go.
Now she has to get rid of her Momanger and find a new professional person to manage her new career.
She finds that manager in Travis - Nothing but Trouble's manager.

Plus also ... mega attraction between Dax and Verity - but Dax doesn't start things with people in the business or with groupies! ☺ And Verity has been through so much, she's scared to trust anyone

What will happen with Verity & Dax?
Will there be a Happy End???


Eeep! I'm the biggest rockstar romance fan ever!
And this one was just as adorable & heartbreaking as the first ones.

Book #3 takes place around the same time the last book did. Piper and Landon are not yet at their happily ever after either.
But we concentrate on Dax and Verity of course! ☺

They have this meet cute in an elevator - where she recognizes him, but he doesn't know who she is. Adorable.
With Travis as her new manager they'll see each other all the time. Especially now that a song written by Dax will be Verity's first single! Plus she'll go on tour with the band!
The more they see of each other the more they fall in love - but there are so many secrets and pains in their pasts. It won't be easy to get to that happy end!
But we enjoy reading about every single moment!

I really loved Dax and Verity!

But grrr... I made the mistake of reading an AL Jackson book before I started this one. I love her stories, but AL Jackson's writing style is just not my thing. And I see so many of the same things in Tara's style. Especially after I saw that she thanks AL Jackson in the acknowledgements. The way too poetic writing. The way too many redundant lines of text. Beautifully describing too many unnecessary things. Sometimes I just want to fast forward to when someone talks again. It's nowhere near as bad as AL Jackson does it, but I see similarities! Most readers will love it - but I just don't have time to read too much poetic stuff. I want things happening. Action.

BUT ... I really adored Dax and his story!!!!☺

ROCK REBEL was a really adorable & heartbreaking #MeToo Hollywood & Rock Star Romance! Hurry to your nearest amazon - Dax will be sold out in no time!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Tara Leigh, you had me at rock star!

This book may contain triggers for some readers.  The #MeToo movement is featured quite heavily in this story.

I have fallen for each and every one of the both boys from Nothing But Trouble, however as much as I adored Dax in Rock Rebel, our leading lady Verity is the one that captured my heart this time.

This story quickly became my favourite of the series... so far?
Dax and NBT are at the peak of their careers, Verity is on the come back trail.  So completely different, yet so right for each other.
The Rock God and the Pop Princess could be just what they are each looking for.
I love the banter and the snark between our lovelies - neither of them is ready for more than a FWB arrangements, however their hearts want what their hearts want, and they will fight it tooth and nail until they can't fight anymore.
My heart hurt for Verity so much.  Those who are supposed to love her and want the best for her just don't.  I wanted to throat punch a few characters so, so much.
Beautifully written, the story flowed and I found myself not wanting this story to end.
Now I neeeeeeeed Jett's story in my life.

Links to the Book & Author

Book #1

Book #2

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.