She succeeded in making him feel like a man. A normal functioning man when he hadn’t felt that way in years.
"Who're you f*cking?"
When my father, manager of the worldwide phenomenon Kinky Shine, asked me to come and help the band members appear more approachable I never thought my first meeting with Dex Bowers would start with such a question.
Immediately, I wanted to strangle him, wipe the smirk off his face and force him to mutter more than three words.
But there's something mysterious about him that was electrifying and the more he pushed me away and angered me, the more I wanted to know him and push through his hangups.
"Trust. That f*cking trust thing didn't come easily to me."
In the five years since my band became famous, not once had I been photographed with a woman. I knew it fed the supposed mystery surrounding me, but the real truth was far more humiliating than I was comfortable with.
That was until Harley Floyd walked in and I was left with a mind numbing lust for her that scared me shitless. It should be easy to let go and trust her just enough to have fun, to be happy I could finally come up with new material for our next album. But nothing was easy and with a life made of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll I wasn't sure if anything could last. Not even my band.
"What twenty-five year old was f*cking lost when his cock was rock hard when close to a gorgeous woman? One answer to that; a man who hadn’t had sex in a really long time."
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This is the first book in a new series, about a Rock group named Kinky Shine. This is also a new to me author. I'm kind of picky about rocker romances, since there is a lot about that type of life style that I feel just don't fit in a romance novel. I'm usually pretty hesitant to pick up a rocker romance from an unknown author. That being said, I'm glad I took a chance on this author, because this book was pretty great! Although it does get into the whole "sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll" life style, it skirts around the edges enough to satisfy my tastes. Dex is the front man for the band. He also has some pretty major trust issues. He has a huge attraction to Harley, right from the first meeting. But he acts like a jerk, probably because he isn't sure how else to react! Typical male, really! He's hot, and strong willed, but doesn't know what he wants, or how to react to what he is feeling. Harley is a music blogger, hired to get the band to use social media. (I know, right?!? Kinda hits close to that "if it could happen, why not to me?" fantasy) She is also their managers daughter. Despite a less than great first meeting, Harley can't resist Dex. She is a sweet girl, giving, accepting of all of his faults. Despite everything that is standing in their way, I was rooting for Dex and Harley from the beginning. This amazing book is unlike any Rocker Romance that I've read before. Not only is the story different, the entire feel for the book is different. Maybe less hard edged? I'm not sure, but I do know that I am eagerly anticipating the next story in the series! This author has me hooked!
I think I just found my new rock book boyfriend. When first meeting him you may not think he would be worthy of that title but once you know how everything in Dex’s life made him you may change your mind too. Dex is the front man for killer rock band Kinky Shine. He gives you that dark and brooding character that you aren’t too sure you want to approach but his stage presence and sexy swagger makes you want to have your way with him. Harley comes into Kinky Shine’s existence because she is a popular music blogger and is hired by the band’s record label to help the guys get themselves out there on social media. Harley is familiar with music since her dad is manager for Kinky Shine but don’t let that take anything away from her professionalism since she had been on her own living in New York creating a very popular music blog. Harley’s first meeting with Dex sets the tumultuous tone for the beginning for Dex and Harley. Dex, without knowing who Harley actually is, was wondering who she had to sleep with in order to get this interview with him and Harley thinks he is the biggest jerk around. That’s the thing about Harley; she is a strong female who doesn’t let the rock persona have any effect on her. She is there to do a job with this band and they damn well better listen and do what she says. Dex has some issues that no one would ever guess with him being this larger than life sex symbol. Only his band members know of his problem and have tried everything they could think of to help him through it. The guys are probably the first to see that Harley may be that person to help Dex out. It is hard for Dex to trust but slowly Harley starts to break his walls down. Will this rejuvenate Dex’s ability to write music for their next album since he has had writers block for some time now? Is Harley able to see past Dex being such a jerk and help him and his band through some hard times? I have to say that for as many rock romances I have read, and believe me I try to read everything with a rocker in them, this was one of the better books. I loved the push/pull between Harley and Dex along with some of the background for the other guys in the band. I cannot wait to hear each of their stories too because this band has a lot that’s being hidden. So if you love rockers and some pretty hot scenes this is definitely a book for you. I know I have just found myself another author that I’m looking forward to seeing what she can come out with next. This book was provided as an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.