Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #1.5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: September 30th 2014
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher (TKA Distribution) in exchange for an honest review
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s new contemporary romance novella is pure hard rock and scorching heat…
What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?
A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.
Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.
What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.
I adored the first book in Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss series (my review of Rock Addiction), so I was so excited to read Rock Courtship! And oh my gosh, I’m so happy with Thea and David’s story!! I kind of wish it were a full-length novel so I could get more of them, but their novella is pretty much sweet, sexy, and perfect.
If you’ve read Rock Addiction (if you haven’t, you definitely should!) then you know that David, the drummer of Schoolboy Choir, has always had a thing for Thea, the band’s publicist. Well, it’s more than just a thing – he’s totally and completely in love with her. I was rooting for him to win over Thea in Rock Addiction, and we finally get to have their story told in Rock Courtship. Their story was actually so much more than I thought it would be – it was heartfelt, romantic, funny, sweet, and definitely sexy. I had so much fun reading this book!
Thea is a very take-charge kind of woman – she’s confident, bold, headstrong, but she doesn’t have a good history of dating men who accept her for who she is, so she doesn’t trust men. David, though, knows exactly who Thea is, and loves her all the more for it. But… Thea has a strict policy of not dating clients. It doesn’t matter that there’s some hot chemistry between the two, Thea won’t date David. But David is persistent. He’s the kind of man who doesn’t bulldoze his way towards his woman – instead, he strategizes the best way to win her over, and in this case, it’s writing memos to Thea.
Reasons Why You Should Give Us a Shot
Introduction: In this memo, I, David Rivera, explain why you, Thea Arsana, should seriously consider entering into a relationship with me.
As a publicist, Thea is unable to help herself from reading memos, so it’s really the perfect plan for David to get Thea to listen to him. And I loved them all! David, the Gentleman of Rock, is honest, sweet, romantic, funny, and very very passionate in his memos to Thea. He definitely won over my heart as well as Thea’s this way. These memos made me smile, laugh, clutch my heart – they were just too cute!
Thea gives as good as she gets when she replies to David’s memos with some of her own, and the two of them go back and forth, playfully replying to each other. Thea tries to make David see that they won’t work, but with the memos (and then phone calls), Thea slowly opens her heart to him and begins to trust that maybe he won’t break her heart after all.
These two are just perfect together! David and Thea make the sweetest couple ever. And even though their lives aren’t exactly simple, and they don’t get to see each other 24/7, they still try their hardest to make a relationship between them work.
She was it for him. Today, tomorrow, every day to come.
Rock Courtship was just a sweet, sweet read. I adored David and Thea’s courtship (*wink*). It’s a quick, fun, light-hearted read that fans of the first book won’t want to miss. We also get to see the other members of the band and Molly, which I was really happy about. Now I’m just so excited for the other band members to get their stories!!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: Rock Kiss series
#1 ~ Rock Addiction: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#1.5 ~ Rock Courtship: Ebook • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Rock Hard: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Rock Redemption: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Rock Wedding: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (July 19, 2016)
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