Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Blog Tour: Rock King by Tara Leigh

Today we are taking part in the promo tour for ROCK KING by Tara Leigh! ROCK KING is available now, and the second book in the Nothing but Trouble series, ROCK LEGEND, is available for pre-order and will release on July 17! 

ROCK KING by Tara Leigh - available now!

Author: Tara Leigh Publisher: February 2018 Date of publication: Grand Central Publishing

   I'm not who you think I am. Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that's what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money - and women - than I know what to do with. But what you don't see is the wreckage I've caused. The memories and pain I can't escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold. I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn't work. It hurt me and - worse - it hurt my band. That's the last thing I want to do, so I'm cleaning up my act... starting with Delaney Fraser. Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice - Delaney is the perfect "girlfriend." When I'm with her I don't have to pretend. It's like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that's dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn't actually exist. He's a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer. And it's impossible to love a lie, right? 

The Nothing but Trouble series: Rock King Rock Legend Rock Rebel

In Rock King, Shane is on top of the world fame-wise, but he holds a deep guilt for something that happened years ago.  He is also an addict and needs help staying on the straight and narrow while he is on tour.  Delaney seems like the perfect "fake girlfriend".  Delaney holds some secrets herself.  

For the most part, I liked the story. I just didn't love it. I enjoyed Delaney the most out of the two MCs.  Shane was kind of an ass throughout the whole book.  I had a hard time warming up to their instant attraction.  My biggest issue with the story was the way Shane was dealing with his addictions.  Having his manager hire a "girlfriend" to keep him from his many vices while on tour was just not realistic.  The man really needed some rehab and counseling to help work on them. Especially in 2018 when most fans wouldn't blink an eye at hearing their favorite star had an abuse problem and was seeking help.  It's not uncommon and wouldn't risk his career.  In the notes after the book, the author acknowledges this is an unusual method, but it worked for the book.  I'm not sure it really worked for me enough to believe these wouldn't be an issue later on down the line in their relationship.  Despite this issue, it's a book worth giving a shot.  I look forward to reading Piper's story next.

ROCK KING purchase links

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Pre-order Now - Releasing July 17!




Tara Leigh writes steamy contemporary romance featuring tortured heroes worth lusting after and the women they didn't know they needed. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.


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