What It's About:
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.
Got to start by saying Nalini Singh is such a masterful writer who doesn’t shy from the darkest parts of a character. Beautiful writing. The highs, the lows…happy, sad…roller coaster read.
There is certainly angst and darkness in this third installment of the Rock Kiss series. What surprised me about this book is there really wasn’t a lot of romance. I wasn’t prepared for reading one of her books and spending most of the time on developing the friendship between the main characters. Of course, said main characters seriously got off to a horrid start when our heroine, the burgeoning film actress Kit, walks in on our hero, the rockstar alcoholic manwhore Noah, in bed with another girl. The two hadn’t been seriously involved, but, as expected it broke her heart. No surprise for this series to have the book start off with a bang.
So very slow on the actual romance part of the book. I also never fell in love with the hero. Hard to love a guy who keeps purposefully inflicting pain on our big hearted, kind heroine.
We do, however, get to see some of the old characters from previous books. Nice to briefly catch up.
Overall, if you go into it not expecting much romance it’s a touching, angsty, roller coaster read not to miss.