Rock the Beat

Rock the Beat

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by Michelle A. Valentine, Nelson Hobbs, Aletha George
     
 

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Twenty-year-old Holly Pearson never dreamed that while working at her father's motocross track she'd run into the walking, talking definition of trouble in a sexy, tattooed package-Trip Douglas, the man sent to evaluate the track for a possible investment opportunity. Holly makes no attempt to hide the fact she despises Trip, but she learns to be civil toward him

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Twenty-year-old Holly Pearson never dreamed that while working at her father's motocross track she'd run into the walking, talking definition of trouble in a sexy, tattooed package-Trip Douglas, the man sent to evaluate the track for a possible investment opportunity. Holly makes no attempt to hide the fact she despises Trip, but she learns to be civil toward him when he offers to help her land the man of her dreams. Trip needs a break from the crazy rock-and-roll lifestyle he's been living for the past few years. With his Black Falcon band mates settling down with marriage and babies, Trip peruses an investment opportunity in motocross, something he's always been passionate about. Hiding his celebrity status, Trip infiltrates the new business posing as a dirt bike rider training for the X-Games. The only obstacle is the owner's daughter, Holly. She's a real ball-bustin' ice queen, and she'll do whatever it takes to make the deal fall through. Trip soon discovers that winning over his new enemy is the key to gaining a partnership in Mountain Time Speed Track. Knowing he's the expert on getting laid, Trip ropes Holly into becoming his ally by helping her score a date with the man she's crushing on. The problem is, the more time Trip and Holly spend together, the more they uncover the undeniable attraction between them. Soon they both realize that even the best laid plans go to hell when you find you're falling in love with the enemy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452649108
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Series:
Black Falcon Series, #3
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Michelle A. Valentine is the New York Times bestselling author of Demon at My Door and the Black Falcon series, which includes the novels Rock the Heart, Rock My Bed, and Rock the Band. A former nurse, Michelle lives in central Ohio.

Nelson Hobbs lives on the sand with a classical guitar in one hand and a glass of sangria in the other. His villa on the beach is lined wall-to-wall with a coveted library of romantic classics. His voice resonates in this paradise which has led to the natural transition to audiobook narrator.

Aletha George grew up in a home surrounded by romance-shelves of it, Avon, Ballantine, Harlequin-and the classic movies of the 1940s and '50s. She is a passionate reader, writer, and audiobook narrator.

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Rock the Beat 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good. It's romantic, funny, hot, drama everything I like in a story but wow what an ending. How can u just end the story like that if u can read it as a stand alone. It should have a better ending that's wat completes a book.
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chelleq More than 1 year ago
I like the story about Trip and Holly. It was different because it doesn't center around Black Falcon. Holly should have known that Jackson was a jersey by the way he was treating her and how he broke up with her. I'm glad that she did make quite an impression on Trip when she first met him. I loved Max in the story and hated how he was treated. It was sad about what was really happening between her parents. The ending just kind of ended and left me wondering what happened. I did like the bonus scenes with Noel and Lanie
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
I really didn't want to like Trip (though, he was helpful with Noel and Lanie at one point in their story), he really nailed the man-whore attitude in all the other books for the Black Falcons stories of course, as with all things, I found out Trip is a pretty amazing guy. Trip decides to venture into the world of motor cross by becoming a partner at a track that is about to be foreclosed on and in doing so, bumps into the one woman that seems to hold all the cards to wake up his frozen heart. I had no idea the damage that had been done to Trip which pushed him into his "man-whore" ways but watching him open up with Holly showed he is a completely different guy when he's not guarding his heart now can he convince the girl he's worth the risk? Holly has given up college to help her Dad with the motor cross track she loves, little does she know that the new investor is going to shake up more than the business. Holly will have to face more than the business falling apart and then there is the jerk of an ex Jackson. Oh, I have to mention Mitchell, Holly's gay best friend and all around amazing human being. This was a fun, exciting, romantic and sexy story that kept me guessing and just made me smile. 
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying I love Black Falcon. One of my favorite things about the band is the banter between the boys and this book did not have it, so that did bum me out. I did appreciate where the author was going in giving us the story of Trip and Holly while the band was on a break with Noel and Riff becoming family men. I am dying to read Rock My Body and see what is going to go on with Tyke not being happy with the current "break" the band is on and his future. It will be good to see how Trip and Holly have fit in with the band/family and see if Tyke and Black Falcon can find their Happily Ever After.
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starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
I love drummers, but I was so disappointed in this story. I expected something more on the music level other than a couple of songs outside of an arena. There really wans't the traditional angst, no real groupies to contend with, no band drama...a little brother drama, but not enough to get in to. I totally get how the band's on a break and Trip's looking to secure an investment. I even understand the way the story played out and we got to see the man behind the drum kit. I admire the secondary story line and the courage it takes for anyone to stand up and against violence, but I was left wanting more. The story just fell flat for me and there has been no improvement in the editing with each book of this series. I'm pretty sure I just called it a day on Black Falcon.
Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Holly Pearson never thought she'd be working at her fathers Motocross track and run into a walking-talking billboard for trouble. Trip Douglas has been sent to evaluate the track for an investor and Holly makes no bones about her dislike and disgust in this fact. Trip needs a break from all the crazy drama currently going on with his bandmates. He decides that what he needs is something to invest in. He decides on a little ruse in order to hide his true identity of the actual investor. The only problem is Holly the owner's daughter is a real Ice Queen and doesn't want Trip's help. Until he offers to help her make her ex jealous. With Trip and Holly spending so much time together Holly's feelings get confused and she doesn't know who she wants. I love this series and I cannot wait for Tyke's story! Trip and Holly have many ups and downs and secrets to get through that provides just the right amount of drama. It's funny, sad, and romantic. Max! How can one not fall in love with him! I wish there was a novella for Max I couldn't get enough of him...hilariously sweet! I adore Holly's character and how strong she really is especially with all the drama she has to face. I don't know what to say about Tyke's news but lets hope it doesn't come to that.
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I cant thoughhhhhhh... i can only get on once i goto beddddddd... gnight fireh. Sleep tight o.o dont let the vampires bite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this series all the characters are fantastic and I'm anxiously waiting for the finale!
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suzstout More than 1 year ago
Michelle Valentine does not disappoint with her continuation of The Black Falcon Series. Trip is hot!! Can't wait for more!
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psee More than 1 year ago
5 Tripping Stars Michelle Valentine does it again with Rock the Beat. This time around we get Trip's story. Now of all the Black Falcon members I was not sure how much I would like Trip, but let me just say...I love him. He definitely is the bad boy, tatted up alpha male rocker. Enough descriptives for you?? Well it fits him. What I didn't expect to encounter was the sweet loving side of Trip. I also couldn't picture, or maybe I don't remember Trip being hurt in the past. Oh yeah..I am a huge Trip fan now. Making the book great was the balance that Holly provides. It is great because she is a solid heroine with some of her own past issues. I love that Trip wasn't something entirely new to her, she already loves tattoed bad boys. Finding one to love her though...that was what she needed. Other things I love about this story... 1. How do you not love Max as a bestfriend 2. The side story of her dad and how Trip is so helpful with that 3. I love when the drama hits in the story, you know, the turning point where you wonder if the couple will make it through..well I love that Valentine never draws that out. It gets addressed and we move o from there. 4. The sexy moments in this story..yeah, they are just HOT. Love the bathroom scene and Trips cockiness. So as I am sure you can tell I love Valentine's writing and I love this series. Some may critique that there are some grammatical errors but literally, I could care less because the story is just that good. Oh and what has me even more excited---first 3 Chapters of the next book are included and let me just say...I need that book now. Can't wait to get some more Lane and Noel!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love loved it!!!!! Like always never disappointed!! This book was freaking awesome...Trip is a whole other level. These Falcon boys are the best and need to find me one...ASAP!! Got to meet Michelle and she is a down to earth chick...my favorite author at this point. Loved how sincere Trip really was and when he finally met Holly I loved how was able to find love again. I'm a little taken back from the news he got from his brother but I guess we just have to wait and see what that's all about. I really like how the book ended, would really love it that their story is more of finding who they are together and not marry them off. Overall I loved it and continue to be a hardcore fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is amazing and while this story was shorter than I expected, she packed a tremendous punch in the pages. Trip’s story was as hot as you’d expect it to be and now I can’t wait to see what her brother will be up now that he is thinking of leaving Black Falcon. Incredible writing and I look forward to her next work like I do all the others. Love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago