REVIEW by Abby: Rockin’ the Heart (Hot Wired #1) by Gracen Miller (@GracenMiller , @AbbyHeadWrites)

81Nkplhpn1L._SL1500_If music nourishes the soul…

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang” Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing else…or can he?

Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody…

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem…she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.

One that might be responsible for Rockin the Heart!

 

The connection between rocker Heath (aka Fang) and Sam, little sister to the band, is hot and sweet. I like that the story shows these two rich, rock-star-lives people with the same relationship hang-ups that happen to real folks. Their emotions are relatable, from the hesitation and self-doubt that plagues every new romance to the desire and excitement that builds like wildfire. I was thrilled that this story does not deny what everyone already knows- Rockstars are sluts! Instead that fact is accepted and embraced. We appreciate all the ‘sexperience’ Heath brings to the bedroom with Sam because he knows just what she needs, exactly how to give it to her, and it is oh-so-HOT!

I enjoyed the peripheral characters as well; Jase, the other band members, Omega and Tab. We only got a small taste of the bands’ personalities. There are plenty of opportunities for Ms. Miller to write book for each of them and we’d love them all! (I hope she does!!)

I am not a fan of “brat” as a nickname or as identity, both of which are here to some degree. And although Sam’s back-story definitely described her as a brat, she evolved beyond that personality flaw early on in the novel yet the nickname sticks. Also Sam says multiple times that she doesn’t know what to do with her future despite endless possibilities. Yet her evolution stagnates. Instead of reaching for goal with purpose, she ultimately defines herself with her relationship; for someone with Sam’s resources, “Rockstar Girlfriend” is a disappointing aspiration to me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It’s a well-written ‘Hot Read’ for those of you who like a rich, sexy, rock n’ roll HEA’s!

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Abby

The review copy of Rockin’ The Heart was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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