Review: ROCK COURTSHIP by Nalini Singh

 

rock courtship coverTitle: Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss #1.5)
Author: Nalini Singh
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Source: eARC via Netgalley
Buy Links: Amazon | iTunes | Kobo

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.
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My Review:

 

Why did I want to read this book?

It’s Nalini Singh. I think for some that would be enough reason. It is for me. But in addition, I liked that she’s venturing into a whole new genre and while the first book in this series was far from perfect, I still really, really liked it. And I was so excited when I learned that this next book is going to be about David and Thea.

 

What worked for me?

What can be more sexier than a faithful man? I love the initial premise where in the beginning, you know David felt a lot more about Thea than the other way around. And it was amazing watching David pull all the stops to start and build a relationship with Thea despite her misgivings about dating a rock star and being in a relationship per se. David was such a dreamboat because of his steadfastness, his genuine care for Thea, his perseverance, and patience.

Thea, on the other hand, is also a very formidable heroine. I love her closeness to her family. I love how independent, strong, and loyal she is. Her ex-boyfriend was a douche and that last relationship did leave some emotional scars. I really felt for her when she almost questioned herself and her career and life choices because her ex was an insecure man who was jealous of her success in life but I was so happy that she realized that she doesn’t have anything to apologize for about herself.

The memo that they wrote and sent to each other was one of the highlights of the story, for me. Each one was sexy but very convincing in their honesty.

I loved the pacing of the story and how Nalini didn’t feel the need to linger on certain scenes or plot points as one would have expected if it were another book. There was this perfect momentum to the story that I really, really enjoyed. Plus, David and Lea were combustible together. Serious fire and heat, you guys.

 

What did not work for me?

I had just a minor issue about the trajectory of one of the conflicts in the story. I understood the need for it, story-wise and I guess, looking back, I couldn’t think of anything better than what Nalini had chosen. But I did get the feeling that it was a little too cliche already. I’m not sure if I wanted another conflict or just wanted a different direction in that regard.

 

My over-all take on it?

This was a great follow up for her NA series. I actually loved this much, much more than Rock Addiction. There was just something really special about the whole set-up for David and Thea’s relationship. And it’s always a treat to watch a very nice and decent guy woo the woman of his dreams.

 

My rating:

4-5 stars 

 

DisclaimerI received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange  for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.

 

 

About the Author:

nalini bioNEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about hot and wickedly tempting rock stars. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, whileAngels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don’t forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kissseries, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.

Connect with Nalini Singh:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

 Other books by Nalini Singh on the blog:

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1)

Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter #2)

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10 thoughts on “Review: ROCK COURTSHIP by Nalini Singh”

  1. I liked Rock addiction, though not adored it, but since I love Nalini Singh so much – and because I need to take a look at those memos ! I hope to read this opus soon. Glad you loved it, thanks for sharing 😉

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    1. I feel the same way about Rock Addiction–liked it a lot but didn’t love it as much as I initially thought I would. But Rock Courtship? I totally loved! I hope you’ll enjoy reading this one too 🙂

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    1. I know right? I loved this one better than the first book as well. Gosh, smart and articulate definitely equal sexy in my book! I really enjoyed the slow buildup as well. And David was such a sweetheart. And obviously pretty hot too lol 🙂

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