by Nalini Singh
I have been eagerly waiting for Nalini Singh’s new book. I’m excited about any new release of hers but… I was a little apprehensive to read her self published contemporary romance Rock Addiction.
Silly thing to admit I know. 😛
I first fell for her storytelling when I picked up Slave To Sensation in her paranormal romance Psy-Changeling series and that love affair continued into her urban fantasy Guild Hunter series. I was concerned that the magic would somehow not translate to the everyday world.
The story starts off rather clichéd with the fantasy of the rock star and the average girl who fall into bed for a one night stand. But Singh’s storytelling elevated their romance from “Been there, seen that” to “I want more!” And Molly and Fox wanted more. What do you do when you’ve fallen for the rock star and get more than a one night stand?
I cared about Fox and Molly. I liked learning more about who they were and what made them, well, Them. I loved seeing how they balanced their individuality and histories and learned to trust despite their baggage and damage. And ummm *blush* The sex? Wow! Fast, fierce or slow and sweet. *fans self* Very very delicious.
Oh My! Very hot. 😉
The characters resonate from the pages in the intimate trust Fox and Molly develop and the ties that bind them to their friends. (Friends I NEED to know more about, by the way.) Her intricate world building expressed itself through those relationships and in the pictures she painted of the rock star reality of Schoolboy Choir. I feel so silly for worrying and I am so happy to be wrong!
A few of my fav lines.
♥ He made her come alive in ways she’d never believed she could, had taught her she had the capacity to feel with a wild passion she hadn’t thought existed inside her.
♥ “You’re like the perfect song and I knew that the first night we spent together.”
I really shouldn’t have been worried about trying a new genre from Nalini Singh. Her emotionally charged storytelling just has another outlet to express itself and I have another venue to enjoy it in!
I was sucked into Rock Addiction and am thrilled that I have another series of Nalini Singh’s that I will be eagerly awaiting the sequels!
The Queen of Tarts
♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.