Rocked Up by Karina Halle3.5 stars!
Review at Of Pens and Pages
Rocked Up is a fun, sizzling, and romantic standalone novel about a rock star with a tragic past and a girl trying to break free. This book, told in alternating POVs, is the first collaboration between author Karina Halle and her husband Scott MacKenzie.
Lael Ramsey, daughter of the man behind Ramsey Records, has been in love with Brad Snyder, the lead singer of one of Ramsey Record’s biggest rock bands, since she was fourteen. Seven years later, a chance of a lifetime appears when And Then’s bassist gets fired.
Lael auditions and becomes the band’s newest bass player, and she joins them on their tour around the country. Ronald Ramsey, her father, has made it clear that she is off limits to the band, but Lael and Brad have a connection that’s hard to resist. They have to keep their budding relationship a secret or else Ronald might ruin not just Lael’s chance of reaching her dream, but everything Brad worked hard for.
My favorite part about this book is Lael and Brad’s passion for music and the connection they’ve made because of it. It was written so vividly that I could see it so clearly in the back of my head. Their passion and personal battles ignited a spark and a connection they can’t shake off.
I loved Lael’s carefree attitude and her teal hair and amazing skills in the bass guitar. She was such a genuine person, living life and trying to do her best to make her dreams come true. I wish I was as confident as her when I was her age.
Personally, I wouldnt call this book a romantic comedy. It had its fair share of humor but there was more angst in the story. In between the fun and the sexy, the story shows us Brads past and what life was like for him before he became a rock star.
While the pacing was nice and steady in the first half of the book, the second half felt rushed, especially the conflict and resolution. There were some scenes that either confused me or made me feel like it wasn’t enough—anything involving Lael’s father, to name one.
Overall, I still enjoyed Rocked Up. I think the ending made up for the few chapters before it, and I honestly believe Brad and Lael’s endings were perfect for them. It left me swooning and smiling so hard! I was filled with happiness and satisfaction that these two people who have suffered a lot, Brad especially, have found the happily ever afters of their story arcs together.
It wasn’t the best rock star book out there, but it’s still enjoyable. There was great chemistry, an in-depth look at the music industry and what it’s like to be a rock star, and nice banter between the characters. I think most fans of rock star romances will have a great time reading Rocked Up.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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