Thursday, March 8, 2018

#BookReview: Rock King by Tara Leigh @TaraLeighBooks #RockKing #NetGalley

Title: Rock King
Author: Tara Leigh
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Forever Yours
Length: 370 pages
Source: ARC-Netgalley
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Series: Nothing But Trouble Book 1
Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository

Book Description:

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? 

The Nothing but Trouble series:
Rock King
Rock Legend
Rock Rebel

My Opinion:
Loved this rocker read! It had the emotional, physical and the mental, this book has all the emotions you can drum up. Rocker Shane has had a sad past that he walked away from years ago because of one fateful night. He would never be the same...Until he met Delaney.

These two are hot, spunky and full of lust for each other. Their scenes are hot and I was able to connect with them being a couple. I loved that they went through similar things and had to get over their past mistakes. I can completely understand this. I loved reading their love story and I am eager to read the next in the series. I was a Piper fan from the beginning! 

The only thing I had against this being a 5 star book was the beating themselves up over what happened. Pages of this dragging on even till the end. If there had just been a little less of that, this would have been a 5 star book. It was well written, flowed well, and it was clear who was talking throughout the book which is a big plus. I do not like guessing. 

I also really enjoyed the backstage and the stage scenes and the whole contract girlfriend. I enjoyed this book very much. I loved reading this new rocker series and look forward to all this band has to give!

I give this book 4.5 of 5 stars!

About the Author:

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. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Forever Yours Publishing for an honest review. No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the authors website.

Happy Reading!


  1. Oh, sounds like he has quite the past. I haven't read a good rocker romance for a while. Thanks, Mary!

  2. Now this sounds like a really good read. And, as usual, I enjoyed your review.

    1. Thank you Becky! I hope you get a chance to read this one!

  3. I love when a book grab you and has you emotionally invested. Thanks for sharing with us Mary!

    1. I hope you get a chance to read this one. You do get involved in their lives. I really enjoyed this one.

  4. These sound like my kind of books! I really enjoy books that revolve around music/musicians. Thanks for putting them on my radar. :)

    1. Me too. I like rocker romance books. I love Olivia Cunnings rocker series.

  5. This book sounds like and awesome read.

  6. Into the life of a rockstar! nice

  7. Thank you for sharing your review!

  8. This sounds like a great book, I think my daughter would like it.

  9. I've been on the look-out for a new series. Thanks Mary!


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