Book Review 2: Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh (Rock Kiss 1.5)

Rock CourtshipTitle: Rock Courtship
Author: Nalini Singh
Release Date: September 30, 2014

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

Rating: 5/5
Review: After reading Rock Addiction (see my friend Camille’s @ Girl meets Books review here), I found David’s and Thea’s love story to be slower in pace and humorous, but no less intense.

David is the drummer of rock band Schoolboy Choir. Thea is the publicist of the band. They each have issues to thresh out: David with his childhood insecurities (short as a kid, family didn’t have money though he was able to win a scholarship to a boarding school where he met his fellow bandmates) and Thea with her trust issues (father with a bad rep and an ex-fiancé who cheated on her because she wasn’t woman enough). Despite Thea’s rule to never date a client, David gets a little prodding from Molly (Thea’s half-sister) when she sees that he really digs Thea.

I enjoy the way David goes about courting Thea. He does it by sending memos because, apparently, Thea’s married to her work, and it’s the only way to get her attention. He lives up to his moniker of the “Gentleman of Rock” (but don’t be fooled; he’s ungentlemanly in the ways that ought to count). Through their exchanges they get to tackle issues one at a time until they decide to give things a try. Things go smoothly at first then trouble comes David’s way leaving Thea to balance her work life and her love life. Their relationship briefly becomes rocky, but they manage to come out stronger in the end.

Being a fan of Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter series, I was used to the fantasy worlds that she built complete with shape shifters and angels. When I heard that she was going to write about rock stars with no angels, vampires, and the likes, I was both curious and a bit hesitant. Nevertheless, I was not disappointed. Nalini Singh did a great job of making David and Thea’s characters come alive despite Rock Courtship being a novella. Also, she was able to create distinctions between the members of Schoolboy Choir so that reading Rock Courtship (and Rock Addiction) didn’t feel like I was reading the same guy over and over again.

Needless to say, I look forward to reading more of the Rock Kiss series.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Net Galley /the author/publisher for an honest review.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Camille
    Sep 17, 2014 @ 07:18:23

    Those memos were amazing!! One of my favorite things about the book. And I absolutely love how steadfast and honest David was. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  2. anna@herding cats & burning soup
    Sep 17, 2014 @ 16:36:40

    LOL the band name is awesome. So glad to see people are loving this series already 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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