Rating: 5 stars
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Synopsis: Leather and lace don’t strike sparks. Or do they?
It’s Valentine’s Day, but Macy Rodgers isn’t feeling the love. Aside from a torrid, one-night fling in a backseat a few months back, her love life has been sorely lacking, but fortunately she has devious friends who feel like playing Cupid. Wouldn’t they be shocked to learn that the match they’ve made for her is the same one that steamed up the back of that ’69 GTO…
Seth “Ghost” Warren has just returned to town after an extended absence. Between his grandmother’s failing health, his job as a tattoo artist, his band’s gigs, and a crazy ex that won’t leave him alone, he’s stretched thin. Cautious cowgirl Macy is the last thing he needs thrown into the mix.
She’s all country, he’s all heavy metal—and Macy knows that if anyone can propel her out of her rut, it’s Seth. But when their worlds collide, it’s anyone guess if they’ll survive with their hearts intact.
Warning: Contains explicit sex, graphic language, road trips, troublemaking exes, emotional baggage, and an unconventional but exceptionally hot hero tatted and pierced for your pleasure…
My Reading Progress:
|11/11||100.0%||“oh hell! I wanted to hate her, but she kind of redeemed herself there at the end. Just a little bit.”|
|11/10||37.0%||“and this right here – the whining and obsessing and the pretending – is why I read more MM now. Love the chemistry, adore Seth, could smack Macy though.”|
|11/10||15.0%||“Oh My! that was HOT!.”|
Review: A sexy, hot read with emotional undertones to add to the greatness.
Oh Seth, Seth, Seth – my friendly, sexy Ghost. He was the perfect hero. Strong on the outside but vulnerable in many ways. Sexy and commanding in the bedroom, but sweet and adorable too. A man who’s had his heart broken and plans to not get involved. Then comes Macy.
Now there’s a character! I’ll be lying to you if I said that I liked her. I didn’t. I’m still not sure I do. She came across as selfish and whiny and I really didn’t appreciate the things she said or thought. She was judgmental and not a good friend at all. Yeah, she grew into a better person, but I didn’t FEEL that change in her so I didn’t buy it at all. Whatever. At almost 50% of the book, I still couldn’t connect with her, so I got over it.
I consider this Seth’s story and as far as the book goes in that regard, it met all my expectations. The author, Cherrie Lynn, really brought the emotions in this book. In Rock Me, she painted a picture of Ghost as a ladies man who’s only out for a good time, but in this title she brought different sides of him to the page. He was tormented, with a rough past and even a rougher history in love. We discover his vulnerable side, his tender side and that side of him that really just wants to love and be loved for who he is. Who could resist that kind of man? Certainly not me. I wanted to take him home and reassure him that he was perfect, that he was worth it.
I liked revisiting Candace and Brian. Rock Me is one of my favorite books and I’ve read it a couple of times so I loved that I got to see Brian again. He was wonderfully tormented as always. Candace was great too. I was glad to see how she had grown into herself.
Now to the good part. The sex. It was freaking amazing. Cherrie Lynn painted a picture of sensuality that is still lingering around in my head. The dirty talk, the kissing, the touching…phew! I was melting. I kept grinning like a fool even after it was over. But what got to me the most were the love scenes from Seth’s point of view. Brilliant. I could feel each and every emotion he was feeling. His insecurity that Macy would never love him, that he would never be enough. His desire to be with her, in her. It was excruciating and exciting and a whole lot of things. And that scene in the hotel room when all hell breaks loose? OH.MY.GOODNESS! His desperation, his pain, his need. I cried when it was over, I really did. And then the scene backstage at the concert and after at the hotel. It broke my heart. Again. To see him so tortured and sad…OMG! it was amazing as it was horrible.
I don’t even have to say that the writing was great. That is a given. The dialog was very good and entertaining. Some of Macy’s thoughts I could have done without, but I guess I can’t win them all. So I’ll leave it at that. You make your own mind about her. I said my piece. Anyway, back to the writing. The pace was excellent, the sex scenes amazingly placed and the other events that make up the story added to its greatness. They were the ones that showed that other side of Seth, so I enjoyed them thoroughly.
What am I saying? I enjoyed every aspect of the book. Yes, even Macy. Without her there wouldn’t have been the great sex and Seth’s emotional growth. So there. She redeemed herself in my eyes. Just a little bit.