Review: Rock King by Tara Leigh


ROCK KING by Tara Leigh

Nothing But Trouble series

Book 1

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?

This is insanely addictive and rockin’ and rollin’ intense read!

You’d think Shane Hawthorne’s life was all fanfare and booze and rock n’ roll. But those bright lights and screaming fans know nothing about the man he really was. When he needed someone as his arm candy for a Hollywood party, Delaney Fraser cam crashing down his walls.

Broke and in dire need to escape her past, Delaney signed the contract to be Shane’s latest conquest, although she wasn’t really a big fan of Shane’s rockband, Nothing But Trouble. Behind the glitz and glamour, behind gossip rags and screaming fans, Delaney discovered the real Shane, until their long lost secrets dangerously tore them apart.

These two broken souls had a lot of excess baggage that they needed to sort out. I liked how the male alpha in the story finally relented and showed his soft, needy side to the woman who changed his perspectives in life. I liked how the characters eventually realized their shortcomings although it took them really quite a loooong time to forgive themselves and resolve their issues. When those secrets were finally revealed, that really hit a spot. It wasn’t the typical reaction I would get from a wounded rockstar, which made the story even more interesting.

Rockstars are definitely one of the most interesting characters I love to read about.  Not because of their rugged good looks and addictive songs,  but because of the stories behind the cameras, behind the microphone,  behind their musical instruments, behind their smiles. Shane Hawthorne is a quite the king of Rock and his queen Delaney fits right beside him. Rock King by Tara Leigh is an awesome read,  and I can’t wait to read Rock Legend next!

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