My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by TKA Distribution
edition language English
series Rock Kiss #3
other editions (1)
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From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series…
Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.
Passionate, searing chemistry, devastating heartache, horrid traumatic past events, boldly innovative and exactly what I wanted to read by one of my favorite authors Nalini Singh.
This is the 3rd book and not having read the 2nd still feel thrilled that Schoolboy Choir members are going strong both professionally and personally as friends, they are maturing nicely into a solid group of young men.
Kit and Noah made a great relationship experience come to life, the at times almost unsurmountable obstacles they faced were very sensitively explored and even when one felt complete despair for the two of them the hope was still there that things would work out right.
The brutal honesty that it takes for this fictional couple to make a life together is raw, at times emotionally painful and in both their cases hard to stomach as they are both scarred by the very people who gave them birth and who should have been supportive parents rather than indifferent to their needs.
When read those parts of the book my stomach clenched and I was very grateful for my own real life parents love and care as I grew up, even though at times it was smothering still knew they were there if needed rather than leaving me to fend for myself.
What I really loved about this book was the fact that all the characters were so supportive of each other, they were ”family by choice” not blood and the ties were unbreakable even when they were strained by anger.
What is the appeal of a male leading character who has a tortured soul from traumatic experiences in his past? My thought is that like this fictional character of Noah St. John most women are like Kit they feel the need to make it better so they allow more latitude for screwing up on the man's part, in real life not so much for most women.
What helped in this story is the fact that Kit herself had issues that kept her coming back to Noah and giving him another chance.
Reading as the two of them worked out their problems was at times intense and at other times joyful but never dull.
The twist of illusion becoming reality was well done, skillfully orchestrated in a realistic manner and for me a lovely finale to the long overdue happy ending for both Kit and Noah.
Not sure what is next in this series but am looking forward to it.
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]