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Rockin' the Heart (Hot Wired #1 - Rocker Romance)
     

Rockin' the Heart (Hot Wired #1 - Rocker Romance)

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by Gracen Miller
 

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*New Adult Contemporary Rocker Romance*
If music nourishes the soul...

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath "Fang" Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family--his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing

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*New Adult Contemporary Rocker Romance*
If music nourishes the soul...

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath "Fang" Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family--his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing else...or can he?

Living in the shadow of her brother's fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants--a simple and uncomplicated life. She's no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she's inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody...

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can't have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There's just one major problem...she's his best friend's sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.

One that might be responsible for Rockin the Heart!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148298076
Publisher:
Gracen Miller
Publication date:
01/18/2014
Series:
Hot Wired , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
110,644
File size:
3 MB

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Rockin' the Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
Four Hot, Steamy Rockers That Will Set You On Fire and Have You Beggin' For More! 5 Rockin’, Super Sexy Stars! The Review: First off, I want to say how much I appreciate Gracen Miller for allowing the opportunity to read and review her latest masterpiece. She’s a fabulous writer and her talent really shines super bright in this book. I was hooked from the start with the edgy, provocative heroine and the rockin’ hot alpha hero. They burned up the pages with their chemistry and if I wasn’t already a huge fan of this authors work, this book would have cemented her as one of my all time favorites. Story... Samantha Collins is a twenty year old hellion who’s been trying to live up to her own reputation as the troublemaking sidekick to her brothers band, Hot Wired. After her parents died when she was a young teen, her brother took her on the road with him and his band and along with all the parties, drinking and rockin’ out, there was little time for discipline or the time to suss out an identity of her own. Having been wrapped up so long in the bands orbit, Sam’s never had time to create a future thats away from the paparazzi who are constantly recording her life, so she acts out in a rebellious way. And what's worse, she’s in love with the lead singer, Fang, who is most definitely off limits and who she thinks only sees her as a little sister. She literally has no control over her own life. Heath Fangor is the sexy lead singer of Hot Wired who’s had an endless procession of fangirls in his bed. He’s no novice to no-hassle one night stands, in fact preferring them. But since Sam turned eighteen and his view of the gangly teenager turned sexy vixen changed, he’s had a hard time watching her move through life and not being able to act on his hidden desires for her. After Sam gets in trouble once again and Fang has to rescue her and a flirtatious video of the two of them goes viral, the bands press agents decides to capitalize on the media storm, forcing Sam and Fang to play out a fake romance. Only thing is, with both having feelings for the other one, the fake romance soon turns real. But not everyone is on board with these two would-be lovers and soon the band members find themselves taking sides. Characters... How sexy was Fang? Sexy as hell! Thats how! Wow, this guy totally had me panting between scenes with the way he dominated his way past Sam’s walls. Once he decided to take up arms and fight for what he wanted, which was Sam, no one was going to tell him he couldn’t have her. He charged in and stole Sam’s heart as well as my own. His swagger, his dialogue and his confidence all shined through in the authors phenomenal writing and truly made Fang one of the best rock characters I’ve read to date. I loved him! Sam was wonderfully chaotic! I absolutely loved her. She was wild, out of control and her loyalty was inspiring. And though she was tough she had a vulnerable side she hid behind all that rough exterior. She wanted out of the limelight desperately but even when she tried to control herself, the media created fanfare so she decided to just go with the flow and really live life to its fullest. I loved the dynamics of the band. They might have had their differences but they were a real family. I enjoyed all their dialogue, their playfulness and their individuality. The author gives each one their own unique voice and I hope each character gets their own individual story. And with the events that happened towards the end, there was a perfect setup for things to come. The Wrap Up: Simply irresistible, this book captivated me from beginning to end with its beautifully written prose, sexy and steamy characters and superb storytelling. In conclusion, I absolutely loved it. NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
cansel More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read of Gracen's that isn't paranormal, and I believe that is because it is her first time to write a non-paranormal book. Genre did not matter, the Gracen touch is still there, this book is fantastic. It is a little tame for a Gracen book, but only a little. The characters are still HAWT! What I liked about the book: The characters were fun, real, and raw. For the most part, I felt that this could have been the story of a real band. I've read things about members of the band behaving one way on stage, but in reality they just wanted a normal life off the stage. I can only imagine how resentful one would get after a life that is lived under a microscope. Sam is a rebel, trouble finds her even when she isn't looking for it, although most of the time she is. She doesn't think about the ripple effect her actions can have on the band or her relationships with the band members. At first glance you think she doesn't care how it effects anyone, but truth be told, she does. She loves the band, and she seems to have a real sense of what it takes to connect with the fans. The few interactions you see between her and the fans makes you think she has missed her calling. Heath/Fang is a rock god - and women will do anything to be with him just for a moment. He does not do relationships, it is purely for him. In any other situation you would think he was a complete dick, but as you get to know him, you just fall for him. You learn the differences between Heath and Fang, and you want them both! Each band member becomes important to you, it isn't just how you feel about Fang (and you will have feelings for him because he is beyond sexy) or Jase. Each member is important to the story, each make the story worth reading.No one, I repeat, NO ONE writes a hot scene like Gracen. I've read many, and some are really good, and some come close but I've never read anyone who can take something that would make Christian Grey blush, and turn it into a romantic scene. She has this ability to make her characters ooze sex, and yet be smooth and romantic at the same time. It is definitely a gift. What I didn't like about the book: It ended.  Would I recommend this book: Most definitely! If sex scenes offend you, you can skip over them, but you really get a lot of information about the characters in them, and they are rather tastefully done.
micharch More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I read the synopsis of this book and saw the cover. After I got over my fear and started to read, I found a very good book. Sam and Heath's characters were well written and the plot interesting enough to keep reading. I would give it a 3.5 to 4 stars, it was just a little too fast for me at how things progressed between the characters.
Jenny1977 More than 1 year ago
WOW….Sigh…..I am speechless!!! This book is every girl’s wet dream!!! This book is also a guy’s dream as well, I mean, seriously, how many guys have dreamt about being a famous rock star and sex magnet? I was addicted to this story from beginning to end. This author has a knack for luring in her audience and keeping us entertained for hours of reading pleasure, and this story is no different. This author set us up in a dream world that we have all dreamt about in one life or another. I love the way the author tied in the HUGE sellout band and the life of a girl, who wants a normal life, but is trapped in her brother’s shadow. I absolutely love the characters in the story. As I read, I felt as if I was watching a movie in my head. Though, I do have to admit that I was dreaming myself as Sam. 'Fang', or Fangor, I can only describe as HAWT!!! This was a phenomenal romance story that will tug at your heart strings and keep you WANTING to turn page after page, just to get a peek at what will happen next. I highly recommend this book to Young Adults and Adults to enjoy, both male and female alike. This book has been deemed my #1 best romance story of 2014.
Flowergirlzmom1SW More than 1 year ago
'I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review' Heath or Fang as the public knows him has been in love with his best friend and Drummer's sister Samantha for years. He knows that he can never pursue her however as he knows Jase would not want someone like him with his baby sister. Hell she probably only thinks of him like a brother as he and the other band mates pretty much helped Jase raise her after their parents passed away. However one night she decides to torment him and has him stop at an adult toy store he can't help but almost kiss her. Unknown to them at first they were being recorded. Now their publicist wants them to act like they are a couple until the end of their tour. The only problem is Heath doesn't want to pretend. He wants it to be real. Sam want's out of this life. She never asked for it. She hates being followed everywhere she goes. So she purposely acts out and raises hell so that her brother will finally just let her leave and go home. She can't stay there and watch Heath with woman after woman all the time knowing he thinks of her as a sister and she is in love with him. When an almost kiss ends up all over the internet the bands publicist decides that they need to be a pretend couple she flat out says no. For one she doesn't want to do that to Heath she feels bad enough for putting him in that position to begin with. For another thing she can't pretend this knowing that her heart will be breaking every day they go through with a sham like that. My Opinion: I LOVED this book! These types of books are right up my alley. I absolutely loved Heath and Sam's characters. How can I not like someone with the same name as me? lol. I did not like Sam's brother Jase however. He was probably one of the biggest jerks or have ever seen or read about. This was the first book that I have read from this author and I will definitely be reading more. I think that she came up with a great story. I feel like she probably got the lifestyle of a rock star pretty accurate. I can picture a Rock stars , especially young ones, life being like that. I was totally into the book right from the beginning and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend reading. If you don't like raunchy out of control behavior and steamy sex then this is not the book for you. If you do like those things then this book will be right up your alley and I can only hope that you love this book by Gracen Miller as much as I did! 'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'
CherronRiser More than 1 year ago
There are no words for how sexy and enjoyable this book was to read. From right out of the gate, Rockin' the Heart is fast pace and gets your blood hot, hot, hot! It is not often that I give a five star review for a book, but this one really took that spot for me. Author Gracen Miller created believable, lovable, and flawed characters that you could really feel deep down to your soul. Once you start reading the book, you simply cannot put it down.  Rockin' the Heart is the first book the Hot Wired series. Hot Wired is one of the world's wildest and most successful bands. This heathen reputation is what creates such great tension as lead singer, Heath "Fang" Fanger finds himself falling for the little sister of the band's drummer Jase. Though both he and Samantha Collins try to fight their growing interest in each other, their flirty ways finds them in all kinds of trouble.  The story shows a real rock star world, everything one would think would be there. Wild parties, debauchery, and crazy paparazzi, all while showing that rock stars are still real people. Being from Alabama myself, I loved the touch of reference to the band's home town as well. After all, not all famous people start out in Hollywood. I have and will recommend this book to anyone who loves sexy romance stories they can't put down. It is so well done that it would appeal to a vast amount of people who love to read sexy stories, and I certainly cannot wait for more. 
KristinaLeigh More than 1 year ago
Sexy, scandalous, and oh so much fun! In Rockin' the Heart, Gracen Miller steps away from the paranormal romance we know and love her for and gives us this incredible story of a rock god and his fiery woman. As much as I love all of Gracen's other books, there was something incredibly special about this one. I tip my hat to an author that writes genuinely amazing stories that capture readers hearts everywhere. What do you get when you take a young, hot-as-sin front man of a successful band and add in a trouble making hellion in the form of a young and beautiful girl? Explosive chemistry and one of the best books I've read in the past year. *sigh* Rockin' the Heart made my heart sing! The story is sexy, emotional, and an all around great read. Gracen will draw readers in with her signature writing style and her amazing story telling techniques! The set up for this story was amazing. I loved that Heath and Sam harbored deep feelings for one another several years prior to the beginning of the story. It makes their relationship strong and has you rooting for them the whole way through! Fang is the perfect bad boy- (which earned him the spot as my newest Book Boyfriend!;)) He's far from perfect, but that's what is so great about him. Pair him up with a troubled twenty year old that's just as imperfect as he is and you have the perfect couple. Add in scandals, lots of tattoos, and a group of equally entertaining and hilarious band mates and you have the perfect story. The rest of the Hot Wired series is going to be amazing and I look forward to watching all the character's stories unfold.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining, well-written New Adult Rock Star romance. Heath "Fang" Fangor is the lead member of the band Hot Wired, and Sam Collins is the sister of the drummer. She wants to lead her own life and make her own decisions. Heath is her brother's best friend, but he has feelings for Sam, and doesn't want it to affect the band, his best friend or Sam's relationship with her brother. This can be read as a standalone book, though it is the first in a series with related characters. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next one in the series! I received a free copy of this book from the author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much....Heath aka Fang is so awesome! Loved Sam...so feisty and strong. Such a wonderful couple!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this
pricel More than 1 year ago
I had heard great things about Author Gracen Miller for quite a while. There was no option but to jump at the chance to read an ARC of her most recent upcoming release in the HotWired series Lost in the Beat. It also gave me the opportunity to be gifted a copy of her first book Rockin' the Heart. Meet the HotWired boys. Everything you'd expect rockers to embody; good looks, wild times, and devoted fans - especially Samantha Collins. She's the drummer's younger sister. Raised by her brother Jase, and his band mates, since the untimely death of their parents in an auto accident. In a bid to get away from the craze of the wild fame of the band she's pulled a few wild stunts that have gotten her some fame of her own, the infamous kind. She'd prefer to go back to small town life but loves her brother and has feelings for the lead singer, Heath "Fang" Fangor. One more wild escapade lands her in more trouble and Heath opts to take the lead to guide her to better behavior. From there the tale weaves... It's better than you'd ever imagined it to be. Better than any review or comment that can be left for it. Loved it. Simply loved it! I'm starting Lost in the Beat now and since it has its roots in the first book cannot wait to dive into it. I had heard great things about Author Gracen Miller for quite a while. There was no option but to jump at the chance to read an ARC of her most recent upcoming release in the HotWired series Lost in the Beat. It also gave me the opportunity to be gifted a copy of her first book Rockin' the Heart. Meet the HotWired boys. Everything you'd expect rockers to embody; good looks, wild times, and devoted fans - especially Samantha Collins. She's the drummer's younger sister. Raised by her brother Jase, and his band mates, since the untimely death of their parents in an auto accident. In a bid to get away from the craze of the wild fame of the band she's pulled a few wild stunts that have gotten her some fame of her own, the infamous kind. She'd prefer to go back to small town life but loves her brother and has feelings for the lead singer, Heath "Fang" Fangor. One more wild escapade lands her in more trouble and Heath opts to take the lead to guide her to better behavior. From there the tale weaves...
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Heath Fangor, lead singer of Hot Wired, is best friends with drummer Jase Collins.  Sam is Jase's 21 year old younger sister and troublemaker extraordinaire.   She's in love with Heath but thinks he only thinks of her as a kid sister.  She wants to get away from the unrequited love she feels for Heath and also, out from underneath Jase's wing.  She wants to go back to Alabama and try to make a life for herself.  Little does she know that Heath has plans for her, if only she would cooperate instead of being the little hellion she is. The build up to their first kiss is panty melting.  The chemistry between Heath and Sam is explosive and the sex is off the charts HOT!!!  I love Heath's take-charge attitude in and out of the bedroom.    Jase is a little overbearing and kind of a jerk but that's only because he's being over protective of his little sister.  Band members Derringer and Keys are hilarious and pretty awesome!   If you love ultra sexy alpha rock stars and the beautiful women who capture their hearts, then this book/series is for you.  This is an amazing first book in the Hot Wired series.  Gracen Miller pulls off another 5-Star read.  Bravo!!!  I can't wait to read book 2. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
LovesAllThingsBooks More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK FREAKIN' BLEW MY MIND!!! Okay...yes, I am a big fan of Gracen Miller but wow, the woman blew it off the charts with Rockin' the Heart. I have never felt as connected as I was with these characters. I was drawn so far into the book that I WAS Sam. Shoot, I even fell so hard for Fang. Fang is your typical bad-boy rocker. And OH MY GOSH if the guy isn't downright lickable. Falling for Sam would ruin Fang's friendship with his best friend, drummer, and Sam's brother. But as we all know, forbidden love is the most enticing. Sam doesn't want to mess up her brother's friendship or break up the band because of her attraction for Fang. Lucky for her, her previous behavior forces the two of them together for publicity. Definitely a must read. 18+ due to language and adult content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick and fun read.
SuzyQ49 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable book. Read it in one sitting. Can't wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gracen Miller has took a stab at a new genre, and won me over.  Being an avid new adult reader i felt Gracen, although not her typical paranormal romanced novels, did an excellent job. The story is an easy read. The characters are real. I would recommend it to anyone.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
Gracen Miller is one of my favorite authors.  I was sad when her Road To Hell Series ended.  I *may* have done a happy dance when I hear that she was writing a NA novel about rockers.  By *may* I mean I totally did.  I Gracen did not disappoint with Rockin’ the Heart.  It is hot, sweet, fun, a bit wild and crazy, dark and most importantly about true love and family.  I loved Sam she is this free spirit bad girl that is really neither.  Heath appears to be the ultimate bad boy, but he has a strong sense of family and that family is his band.  They get thrown together and forced to face their feeling after a night of “almost” and they discover more about themselves, each other, and the lives they want to live.   I am really hoping this is the first in a series because there are so many characters I want to know more about.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly suggested for 18+ Author Gracen Miller has done it again. I honestly do not think there is a genre she cannot write and write it well. Gracen has taken New Adult Contemporary and blown it away! This is not your typical innocent girl falls for the bad boy rocker story. Oh no my friends. In this book, the lead female character Sam is a rebellious HELL raising "little"sister to the drummer of THE hottest rock band, Hot Wired. Instead of the quiet and peaceful life she craves, she lives it fast, wild and with no regards for consequences because she knows the connections her brother Jase and his band  mates have will bail her out. Or so she thinks... The band Hot Wired: they are young, long haired, gorgeous, not afraid to party with their fans both on stage and off and known for their  insatiable sexual appetites. These guys can sing, play music and entertain in ways that have both men and women drooling and panting after their concerts. When Sam's brother Jase lays down the law and tells her he will not bail her out again, she has to rely on Heath "Fang" Fanger, lead singer and Jase's best friend to come bail her out. Tired of being treated as Jase's poor little sister, Sam decides she is going to  take things one step further tonight and really go all out. She pushes the envelope too far with Fang when thing heat up to her surprise.  Does she make a HUGE mistake that could destroy the band, ruin Jase and Fang's friendship and possibly a relationship that could  have been for her? YOU will find out once you pick up Rockin the Heart today!!!! Mindy fangedmom from Forbidden Book Reviews
NelyCab More than 1 year ago
Gracen Miller's Rockin' the Heart goes a beat above the rest. This New Adult Contemporary Romance had me hooked at first glance with the main character's monologue in the opening scene. As a seasoned writer, Miller delivers a unique story with the right amount of steamy romance, incredible character development, and a third-degree burning anticipation for that first kiss. Sam, the saucy main character, is in love with the one man that's off limits—her brother's best friend, Heath "Fang" Fangor. Heath is the sex icon rock star that every girl dreams of, but no girl's been able to claim. When Sam playfully pushes Heath's buttons, little does she know that he'll push hers right back and harder. Is he genuinely interested in her, or is he playing the rockstar game he plays with every girl? Filled with self-doubt and confused, Sam puts up a fight, but Heath won't back down. And as if Sam's life wasn't already complicated enough, she also has to deal with her brother, Jase, who happens the be the band's drummer and her only family. Looks like Sam might be the cause of Hot Wired's band breakup if she doesn't play the right notes. Readers, get ready to have your world rocked!
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Jazzy629 More than 1 year ago
This book was HOT! HOT! HOT!!!!!!!! Thank you, Gracen Miller for writing this book! *bows down* I am sucker for a hot rocker, who is a bad boy! If you love a hot rocker guy, steamy book, then this is the book for you! Not only was this book hot, but it kept me on my toes most of the time, even when I thought I knew how it was going to end, I was wrong! I even cried, but it was sooooooooo good!!!  Sam- I thought Sam was strong woman, and can get any man that she wants. People may or may not agree with me, but I feel bad for the girl, she is young and wants to live her own life, tired of being in her brothers spot light, it’s not her fault that she had to grow up in the lime light. But she is also lucky, because she has so many people that care about her.  Heath/Fang- He is one HOT ROCKER GUY! He is one smooth guy, he knows how to make a girl melt, just by looking at her. I could not get enough of him. There is one part in the book that just made me melt, once you read that part, you will want more of him.  Sam and Heath, have been told that they have to do something, something that may or may not help the band. Can they do it? Does it really help the band?  This is just not your typical hot romantic story, since it’s so hard for me not to spoil it, all I can say is GO BUY IT!
carpediem5366 More than 1 year ago
Sigh! That is the best way for me to describe Rockin The Heart. I absolutely 100 percent loved this book! I admit I am a sucker for the Rockers. I dont know.. but there is something about the ultimate bad boy. Then add in my favorite love scenario.. the Best Friend/sibling... and it was perfect! I know I am sappy lol. Heath is HOT! Sam is a trouble maker! What they both hide is the chemistry until it explodes! Jase is the brother/best friend and of course he isnt not a happy camper at all! The band takes sides...... Jaces gets messed up and BAM a beautiful, romantic, hot, sexy ROMP! This was my first book by Gracen Miller, but wont be my last, I will be using those stalker links located down there a lot!!! My complaint is I read it so ealry... now i have to wait so lllllloooonnnnngggg for the next one to come out....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago