Not much movement on my holds unfortunately.
Rock Me is the first book in the new Bodyguard Bad Boys from Carly Phillips. I was once again pulled into the story from the very first page and devoured this book.
I adore a second chance romance, and Rock Me was done so very well. I loved Summer Michelle from the moment we met her and broody and sexy Ben Hollander made me swoon a bit from the very beginning. Seriously loved they had a past and Ben was hired to be Summer's bodyguard. I felt instant chemistry between these two characters and couldn't wait for them to act upon their mutual attraction.
While Ben was hired to keep Summer safe, and there were elements of suspense around who was behind the threats on Summer, I felt like this story was really more of a straight up romance. I had a pretty good idea early on who was behind everything, just not why. However, I loved how being back together brought Summer and Ben together as a couple really quickly. They just worked so well as a couple for me. I loved they really were friends as well as lovers and began to confide in each other about family issues and both wanted to help the other out with said family issues.
The sex scenes between Ben and Summer were smoking hot! I loved that Summer had no problems going after what she wanted when it came to Ben and he was powerless to resist his attraction for long. I also loved the fun and tender scenes between them. I feel like I'm gushing about them as a couple, but they just gave me all the feels and I loved seeing two such strong characters find a way back to one another.
Rock Me was an awesome start to the new Bodyguard Bad Boys series from Carly Phillips. She nailed the second chance romance from their very first encounter. I loved seeing Summer and Ben find their way back to each other. I love books in a series and can't wait to see each of the sexy bodyguards fall in love with each new story.
Rating: 5 Stars (A)
Review copy provided by publisher
'ROCK ME' by Carly Phillips is the First Book in a New Series called "Bachelor Bad Boys". This is the story of Ben Hollander and Summer Michelle. Ben was Summer body guard about 4 years ago and they had a affair/relationship. Which is against Ben's company's rules for their bodyguards. So he was fired when word leaked about them. Ben assumed it was Summer that had told and gotten him fired. So he up and left her and never took any of her calls. Now 4 years later Ben works for another company where he is more like family group and he values them giving him a second chance. When this company gets a contract to be a body guard to Summer, Ben is the only man left to go. Summer is shocked to see Ben again after he up and left her. Ben wouldn't even take her calls so she could apologize for what happen to him. Summer is pretty sure that Tawny Renee a girl she though was her friend turned him in and gave news of their affair. Ben has a pretty big chip on his shoulder toward Summer and tries to make this just a job between them. But neither can forget how they felt together.
This was a great second chance at love story!
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
This is a new series from Carly Phillips and it is the start of another hot hit and absolutely wonderful series. Ben Hollander is a body guard and has been put in charge of the safety of up and coming pop princess Summer Michelle. They have a past and a past love, they can't deny and decide have a relationship while they are working together but can they just say good bye.
This is a read that you don't want to miss and you won't want to put down. Carly Phillips has again not let you down on her wonderful writing that keeps you wanting more and you don't want to put the book down and know you can't wait for the next book in this series so you may a glimpse this set of bodyguards.
at the end of it all things worked out quite nicely.
When I first started reading this book I also started to worry...I like K. A. Merikan and am a total fan of their series 'Guns & Boys', I found 'Hipster Brothel' to be an adorable story and their 'Sex & Mayhem' series isn't on my TBR list it's on my 'why haven't I read this yet' list, so I admit when I first started this I also started to worry because a small voice in my brain quickly began to whisper..."Stop, right now...stop reading and step away from the e-reader...even you cannot handle this much fluff." but there was another voice whispering and it was saying "No, you need to keep reading...have faith, things aren't always as they seem." so after a bit of internal debate during which no other voices decided to take part...thankfully, because it definitely would have been therapy time at that point, I came to the conclusion that I needed to keep reading.
Sometimes it pays not to follow your first instinct because if I had I would have missed out on a story that it turns out I really, really enjoyed. The first part of this book on it's own just didn't work for me and had things continued in that vein I probably would have either done a dnf or this would be a '2 what the hell did I just read' stars review, but that's not what happened and things clicked and connections got made for me and at the end of it all it's 4 'WOW' I really liked that stars. I'm quite comfortable saying that if the first part of the book had worked for me as well as the last this would easily have been a 5 star review.
I'm not often a fan of rock star stories and this one started out as 'rock star meets boy, rock star screws boy' fluff, fluff, fluff...until somewhere along the way boy started to challenge rock star, display a bit of himself and rock star started to realize the world didn't revolve around him...that maybe he head to do more than just be, if he really wanted this person to stay a part of his life.
For me this wasn't a case of miscommunication it felt more like 'finally communicating' and when that happened I started to become invested and I became a fan. I absolutely loved the ending of this one it made me happy and was well done and I'm very much a fan of the fact that this is the first book in a series because there's more we need from this group...I want to know what's up with Mage and Dawn? Where will things end up with Sid and Stan? Also could we please see a bit more of the fanboy 'Baby Blue' I thought he was sweet and I'd love to see him get a story...see more! We definitely need more and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who wouldn't be opposed to more Dusk and Lolly/Abe.
An ARC of 'Manic Pixie Dream Boy' was graciously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review.