Wishful Sinful (Rock Royalty Series #5)

Wishful Sinful (Rock Royalty Series #5)

by Christie Ridgway

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Years ago, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed the nine collective children of the most famous band in the world "Rock Royalty." Now all grown up, the princes and princesses are coming back to L.A.'s Laurel Canyon to discover if love can be found among the ruins of a childhood steeped in sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

CEO Walsh Hopkins relies on his admin Honey Brooks as his "second brain." He trusts the efficient young woman with everything--from his company secrets to his social calendar. When a business conference at a beachside resort comes up, of course he assumes she'll be by his side. But he's taken aback when his dependable assistant balks at the chance to blend work and pleasure.

Honey Brooks has been crushing on her boss for years. No way does she want to torture herself further by spending time with him in a romantic surf-and-sand setting. But he overrules her objections and under the tropical sun their platonic boss-secretary relationship takes a drastic turn. They promise each other that upon the return home their relationship will return to normal too... But some promises are impossible to keep.

Also Available in the Rock Royalty Series:
Light My Fire (#1)
Love Her Madly (#2)
Break On Through (#3)
Touch Me (#4)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151125147
Publisher: Christie Ridgway
Publication date: 09/17/2015
Series: Rock Royalty Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 133,511
File size: 556 KB

About the Author

Christie Ridgway is the author of over forty-five novels of contemporary romance. All her books are both sexy and emotional and tell about heroes and heroines who learn to believe in the power of love. A USA Today bestseller, Christie is a six-time RITA finalist and has won best contemporary romance of the year and career achievement awards from Romantic Times Book Reviews.

A native of California, Christie now resides in the southern part of the state with her family. Inspired by the beaches, mountains, and cities that surround her, she writes tales of sunny days and steamy nights.

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Wishful Sinful (Rock Royalty Book 5) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Can’t put them down...on #6 now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the main characters interaction.
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pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
love this series!!!!!!!!!!!!
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Walsh has ignored his attraction to Honey because she works for him. When they go on a working weekend at a resort in Mexico, things change. He thinks that he can take what he wants while away from home and then go back to the ways things were before, but that isn't going to happen. They both need to come to terms with their feelings.
hnhn More than 1 year ago
Walsh Hopkins owns his own company and is doing quite well for himself. Honey Brooks is his Assistant and is pretty much indispensable. His ‘Rock Royalty’ family refer to her as his Second Brain. Where you see one, the other is nearby. This book, #5 of the Rock Royalty Series, starts with a Big Bang, and rocks Walsh Hopkins off his feet., though he doesn’t show it, he’s good at hiding what he feels… Honey Brooks blasts through the door and Whoa! Walsh is trying to convince Honey that he needs her to go with him to a tropical resort for an extended weekend. This event has a series of meet & greet activities planned to get the different company representatives to get to know one another in a more relaxed atmosphere, plus Walsh has a particular individual he wants to meet while there. Honey doesn’t want to go, for a variety of reasons, but she loses the battle with Walsh and ends up going … things heat up quickly. Honey has had very strong feeling about Walsh ever since they met and this trip is only going to make it harder for her to hide that. While I enjoyed this book immensely, there were some items that I consider to be part of a different genre in romance books that I generally don’t read/care for. Since they weren’t too prevalent throughout the story it didn’t bother me too much. I loved the interaction with characters from the previous four books of the series, and can’t wait to dive into the rest of the Rock Royalty’s stories. I received an ARC in return for an honest review. Christie Ridgeway’s wit and ability to write a great story carries on in this newest book. I loved it!
XIaguan More than 1 year ago
Every time I finish a book in the Rock Royalty series....I think this is my favorite! Ms Ridgway did not let me down!!!!! Wonderful story......even if we don't get to see all of the Roaylty this time. HOney and Walsh have been dancing around each other and didn't even realize it. Thanks for a quick fun read! Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
chrishunt895 More than 1 year ago
Christie Ridgway writes some of the best books I have ever had the pleasure to read and review. In her newest Rock Royalty we get to see if Walsh will finally notices the beutiful woman standing right in front of him, and that she is more than just a second brain and all the things he is looking for on his " list". Honey needs to stop hiding and come to realize that she is just as important as her siblings and Walsh is just the man to show her.
elizabethSE More than 1 year ago
The ‘Ugly’ Duckling that stomps all over the heart of her rich, uptight, sexy boss… I did receive an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Walsh Hopkins is about to get his comeuppance and her name is Honey Brooks. In the 5th book of the Rock Royalty series, Wishful Sinful focuses on Rock Prince, Walsh Hopkins. He’s the only one of the 9 progeny of the Velvet Lemons to go to work every day in a suit and tie, lead a somewhat quiet lifestyle, be a workaholic that is solely focused on his career (he’s CEO of a company that invents military grade ‘goodies’) and pretend that he is not affected in any way by his past growing up in the Velvet Lemon Compound. This past, by the way, would make the Playboy Mansion’s escapades look like a Disney park! However, as his other crib mates are starting to realize, their past is pretty tightly woven into the people they’ve become today and Walsh’s reckoning will come in the form of his assistant Honey Brooks. To be more specific, the hot pink yoga outfit wearing Honey Brooks, lol. (It’s a GREAT opening scene!). Honey is normally outfitted in ill-fitting and even more unflattering business suits and glasses and fills her role as Walsh’s right-hand man to perfection. She’s now causing him and his libido havoc forcing him to confront his desire for the person he never wanted to admit to wanting. Walsh is big on control; losing control of his emotions is as much a no-go to his personality as it would be to lose control of his business. A business meeting in Mexico, however, will test his boundaries on control. Honey Brooks is a firecracker wearing a brown paper bag as a cover. She has absolutely no desire to accompany her super-sexy boss to Mexico. There is no way she will manage to keep her crush a secret in a tropical paradise with only a few people around them. Fate however, has seen to it that she accompany Walsh (and lose her luggage so that only the bikinis and wrap skirts of the hotel boutique are available to wear). Honey actually comes to realize this is her chance to be herself, not worry about pressures from family or from work. I think she comes to realize she’s been hiding her true personality and in coming to this realization, she opens herself up to Walsh. Mr. Control is not holding up so well, himself and its funny how he is the first one to bend in this new bond with his assistant. The relationship sizzles as even though Walsh shows a sweeter side, he is still all about control when it comes to the bedroom. If you’ve read Payne’s story and thought it was hot then you’ll want to read about Walsh and Honey! I absolutely loved this story and it is not all wrapped up nice and sweet from this moment they vacation in Mexico. There is plenty of uncertainty in play between these two and my 5 star rating comes on the heels of a most AWESOME ending! I won’t spoil it by giving a hint other than it rates up there with ‘Say Anything’…. This book is part of a fabulous series but can definitely be read as a standalone.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely, positively and irrevocably in love with Walsh and Honey. Wishful Sinful is my favorite story in the Rock Royalty series. Two conflicted, isolated and totally opposed to love individuals found the acceptance and affection they lacked in each other. Each needed a wake up call. Because these two were the last to know. There are no words. I am hooked.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
This was the 5th tale in the Rock Royalty series- romance stories about the children of the fictional rock band the Velvet Lemons. In this story, it's businessman Walsh Hopkins' turn to fall in love with his assistant, Honey Brooks. The characters were fun and I enjoyed how their relationship evolved during a conference at a Mexican resort. I did not like the dominant/submissive sex play that the author used in this novel. Thanks to CR's California Girls for the copy of this book.