Friday 9 May 2014

Rocked (Lost in Oblivion #1) -#review
Rocked (Lost in Oblivion #1)


Book 1 in the NA rock star series, Lost in Oblivion

Love definitely wasn't on the setlist.

Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Mostly. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts. He only comes up for air long enough to refuel—and to tease the deliciously cute chef who makes him crave a lot more than what she's offering on her serving plate.

As the child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless stomach are too tempting to resist. He's far from the typical rock star and before long, she finds herself experimenting with him, inside and out of the kitchen.

Apron - and panties - optional.

When Harper sees that Deacon’s dream band with his best friends may be turning into a nightmare, she can't walk away. Deacon's so much more than just a peacemaker and the man behind the bass. But she has her own dreams to chase...even if she's starting to think what she's building with him might be the biggest one of all.

You met Deacon McCoy in SEDUCED, now you can watch just how far a big man can fall. 

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Rainbow Rage Publishing via NetGalley
Genre: NA Rocker Contemporary

My Review ... 

So this book had many elements I like: hot Rock star. Hmmm that about covers it so I jumped at the opportunity to review the book.

However, for me the book's highlight was Deacon the hot Rock star. As I was reading this book which took for friggin' ever. Some people can pull off long book but this was not one of them. There wasn't enough substance to carry the book. I was happy that there wasn't tons of insecure relationship angst which seems to be such a big storyline lately.  Even though I was happy for that I still wanted more from Harper and Deacon. I didn't feel their connection it was supposed to be this big quick epic relationship that was way beyond just sex but ironically all I felt from them was there relationship was only sex and not much more.

Sometimes it was like reading Groundhog Day and the same thing kept happening over and over again with not a lot of rhyme or reason for things. 

The book didn't catch me and I had to take many breaks and read books in between because it just didn't grab me and it was so flippin' long for no apparent reason. If it wasn't for Deacon it may have been a DNF for me.

I did like the band drama and the development of those characters, that I was left wanting to read more with them,  I just hope they aren't as long as I don't know if I could commit if it is a similar length story.  I think maybe if I read the prequel #0.5 Seduced I may have enjoyed the story better. But for me it just didn't quite cut it for me.  I may give the next ones a go but it really will depend on the length and my mood at the time.

I liked the idea of the story. Didn't mind the reading but fortunately the best part was Deacon *sigh* he was so big hearted and grounded I adored him but not enough to love the book. :(

2.5 meh thumbs up!
thumbs upthumbs up. 5 

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