Thursday, September 25, 2014

Double Review: Rockin' the Heart and Lost in the Beat by Gracen Miller


Rockin' the Heart:

*New Adult Contemporary Rocker Romance* 
If music nourishes the soul… 

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang” Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans. 

A man can desire nothing else…or can he? 

Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far? 

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody… 

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem...she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all. 

One that might be responsible for Rockin the Heart! 

Lost in the Beat:

Rhythm is the heart of every song.

Jase Collins lives for the stage and the perks of rock stardom. His wild antics and high-profile affairs have earned the sexy drummer the title of Hot Wired’s bad boy. He’s not quite as jaded as his fans think—but just jaded enough not to recognize the best thing that’s ever happened to him until she walks out of his life. And he doesn’t even know her name.

But without harmony a man is lost.

Fallon Morgan has had her life mapped out since high school. She’s earned a full ride scholarship to UCLA with the driving goal of earning her doctorate. Nothing can derail her dreams—except maybe a one-night stand with the infamous Jase Collins. His chilly reception the morning after convinces her to put her biggest mistake in the past and move on without looking back.

When two hearts begin to beat as one…
When Fallon’s life takes a dramatic turn, she finds herself with no one else to turn to for help. Jase is obnoxious, demanding, and yet surprisingly tender. Though it chafes her to depend on him, the more time she spends with him changes her perceptions of the bad boy rocker. With each passing day she finds more and more faith in the man behind the public persona. If she can learn to trust her feelings, she might be willing to risk her heart.

They could find themselves Lost in the Beat!

My Thoughts:

I have to say rockers are my favorite heroes at present,so I love a good, rip roarin' book - or series - about them. And the Hot Wired series fits the bill just fine. It delivers everything I want in my rock star love stories: the baddest of the bad boy rockers being tamed by women who won't take their crap, a band that is more like family, and lots of drama. Starting with...

Heath/Fang and Sam in Rockin' the Heart. What can I say about them? Heath is the ultimate rock star who's made a reputation for himself of doing dirty things onstage, among other outrageous acts in his personal life. But he's got a secret. The girl who should be just a sister figure to him is actually the woman he loves - in secret. Good for him that Sam is bearing the same secret only in reverse - she loves him. Through some pretty interesting circumstances, they somehow manage to get together and that's when the drama really starts because the biggest opponent to their union is the other most important guy in her life - her brother, Jase. Who happens to be best friends with Heath and, oh yeah, they're in the band together. It's not an easy road for them, but Heath and Sam are willing to take the risk for their love.

Then there is Jase and Fallon. They meet one night after a Hot Wired concert - a concert she didn't even want to go to but was dragged to by her sorority sisters - and he picks her out of all the groupies there to hook up with. For Jase, it was supposed to be a one night stand like any other, but ended up being about the one that got away. For Fallon, it was supposed to be just one moment of recklessness in an orderly life that she had all planned out for herself, but turns into so much more when she discovers that's she's pregnant. She tries to make it on her own, giving up her dreams of being a doctor to raise her daughter, but when circumstances conspire against her, she's forced to seek out aid from Jase, who didn't even know he was a father until Fallon (the one that got away) reenters his life - by filing a paternity suit against him. And this is where the real drama begins because Jase does the one thing Fallon never expected: he falls in love with his daughter on site and will do anything to be a part of her life, including forcing Fallon to move in with him. Of course she goes along with it for her daughter because he makes it known that if she doesn't, he'll file for full custody. But Jase has ulterior motives - he wants to make Fallon part of his life, too. What follows is a slow build-up to a rockin' love story.

All in all, I really enjoyed this series and I can't wait to see what the author has planned for the future of this band! Bring on Keys and Derr! I want to read their love stories. Please.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the reviews on both books, Margay, and for being part of the tour. Keys is up next in the series, and I hope he won't disappoint y'all.