Review: Three Nights with a Rock Star by Amber Lin and Shari Slade

three nights with a rock starTReviewed by Joanna

Hailey’s gone to Chicago to infiltrate a rock band as she thinks one of them knocked up her sister. Chloe had been working the merch stand on the band’s tour but left when she found out she was pregnant. She won’t say who the father is, and in order to gain access and ask questions, Hailey agrees to a three day sexathon with the lead singer, Lock.

Yeah, so it’s a bit of a weird premise.

Hailey, of course, is a prim and proper pre-school teacher except through no-holds-barred sex with Lock, but she soon discovers she really likes a good spanking (don’t they always).

There’s not much more to the plot than that – a whole lot of sex with a dominant sexy black-eyelinered rock star, and the secondary issue with her sister which we witness first hand through the four-way dialogue viewpoint (Hailey, Lock, Chloe and the father of her baby all get a say).

It’s glitzy, it’s kind of sexy but it’s also a little slow in places where internal dialogue replaces action. Despite some good scenes, I struggled to finish this book.

One scene that stood out was a pretty hot set up with Lock, Hailey and Krist, the bassist who Lock was once a sort-of step-brother to. They used to share women when Lock was a drunk and Krist obviously has a thing for Lock beyond the woman squashed between them. A bit of unrequited love goes a long way, in my book. Lock dominates both Hailey and Krist, and I enjoyed this scene, except it didn’t go where I wanted it to (Penelope Douglas has ruined all other similar scenes like this for me forever, love her) and actually I felt more of a connection between Lock and Krist than I did between Lock and Hailey. I wanted to guys to get together as there’s much more of story there.

Contrasted with this was the much less interesting storyline with her sister back in small conservative nowhere town. This had a heavy religious overtone, which I didn’t like, and this permeated both Chloe and Hailey’s thinking – all around how lust is shameful and enjoying sex outside of marriage is a sin. Well, that’s a load of BS, and it was turn off city for me. I don’t like churchy stuff in contemporary books, and I sped-read these bits.

I picked this up as someone told me the second book in the series (Krist’s story) was good, but I’m not sure I’m going to read it now. The jury is out.

Rating: C

Click to purchase: Amazon

Three Nights With a Rock Star
by Amber Lin and Shari Slade
Release Date: June 2, 2014

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