Rock star romances definitely aren't my cup of tea, but I love Nalini Singh's paranormal romances so I had to give this one a chance. Ms. Singh has never let me down with her Psy-Changeling books and I'm happy to say that this first book in the Rock Kiss series was much better than I expected.
Molly Webster is the daughter of a disgraced (and deceased) politician who is determined to avoid scandal at all costs. She has developed a comfortable life as a librarian and is willing to continue with that lifestyle. But, things begin to change when she meets rock star Zachary Fox (known as Fox) at a party and the chemistry between them erupts without warning. Fox, for his part, is attracted to Molly from the moment he saw her and is willing to do anything to keep her in his life. Readers are then sent on a fast-paced ride through the fragile beginnings of their relationship to their adjustments to living as a couple in the spotlight.
I absolutely loved Molly's character. She is very hesitant with hooking up with Fox because of her bad experience with the tabloids after her father's scandal. But, she quickly shows that she is a strong-willed woman who is intrigued by Fox and wants to see how things go. Fox is an amazing hero. I am always excited to read a romance where the hero falls first and is actively pursuing the more reluctant heroine. The rock star element really worked for him though I'm not sure if I would classify him as a bad boy. He's too much of a gentleman for that.
The first half of Rock Addiction deals with Molly and Fox's early days as a couple while the latter half deals with the drama associated with being in the media while falling in love. The second part was easily my favorite because it showed that there is always more to the story after the cliched HEA. I also liked the development of the rest of the band members and their relationship with each other. They are obviously going to be the backbone of this series and I look forward to learning more about them in the future installments.
Though I was hesitant about this book at first, I'm glad I gave it a chance. Nalini Singh showed me that she can do more than just impeccable paranormal romance. The characters are well-written and the romance was super steamy. I can't wait to read more of this series!
I received a free copy of this book from TKA Distribution via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.