Synopsis: 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.
Review: I didn’t know what to expect when I went started this book since I didn’t start from the beginning. This is the third book in the Rock Kiss Series. Each book is about a different band member so I felt pretty good about starting here. I plan to go back and check out books 1&2. I love Rock Star romances.
Noah St. John is a rich bad boy rocker and I loved him from the start. Most people will think I am crazy but I have a thing for guys that are damaged. Although to some he started off an a$$hole but the more you read the more you will fall, trust me. I figured out what his “broken” was fairly early even though it isn’t mentioned until about 70-80% through the book. He is battling demons that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy and even though he loved Kit with everything he had, he felt it wasn’t enough to stop the madness in his head. I felt so bad for him because he tried so hard to be brave but he couldn’t out run what was haunting him which lead to him pushing Kit away in the most unforgiving way possible. Can you say angsty much??
Kit was a good girl, I loved that even though she was Hollywood Royalty she wanted to make it on her own. She struggled through by waitressing and got her start on a soap opera. On her way up the A-list ladder she even acquired a stalker! Kit was loyal to a fault sometimes and that was a bit irky but because this is told in dual POV you get both sides of the story. I did feel like at times she should’ve been firmer with Noah but when you love someone so that much it can be hard to put your foot down. As the story grows so does Kit; and she lets Noah know what she expects from him if they are going to try to salvage their friendship.
I found it weird that while on a “friend date” they end up being the new “Brangelina” and now they have to navigate this fake relationship for the sake of her career. That, in my humble opinion, wasn’t needed. I would’ve loved to see them work through making their friendship work first, building up trust and his demons together; especially when Noah says,
“Be with me… I can’t be what you need,” he whispered against the side of her head. “But be with me anyway.”
I’m gonna give this book 4 stars. I liked it a lot but some things made parts of it part of #TeamTooMuch and didn’t work for me.
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