MINI BOOK REVIEW: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

12 May 2015

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1)
by Nalini Singh (Goodreads, Website, Twitter)
Published by TKA Distribution on September 9th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Music
Format: eBook (404 pages)
Source: Purchased
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance… 

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

It sucks to say that I'm kind of disappointed about this book. Although I've been a big fan of Nalini Singh's fantastic writing, especially with her Psy-Changeling series, this book didn't reach that kind of level. Now, I'm a sucker for a good contemporary romance -- plus steamy scenes -- and I had been so excited for this book, but sucks to say, it didn't make me give it the usual 4 to 4.5 star rating that I often give to steamy, smexy books. 

Rock Addiction is a two part novel; the first being the meeting between Molly and Fox and a little bit of getting to know, even though they've already done the dirty, and the second, being Molly on tour along with the band.

I'm not going to deny, the beginning was smokin' hot, sparks flew between Molly and Fox, but everything went downhill afterwards when one of my pet peeves regarding romance novels came into view. I like reading about the chase, the inhibited sexual passion between a couple, especially if they're from two different worlds; as in the case of Molly and Fox (a librarian and a rockstar). However, Rock Addiction was oozing with instalove just a few chapters in and I couldn't help but cringe at the sudden emotional connection, but I'll have you know there's lots of angry sex and make up sex to look forward to, despite the oh-so cringeworthy instant love.

All in all, this wasn't a bad read at all to start a series, but as I mentioned, I was kind of disappointed as I expected more into the story. It was a tad boring, yes, but the steamy scenes do make up for the loss.