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…
3 1/2 stars
If you like reading about sex, and LOTS of it. Then you will most likely LOVE this book!
Two of my pet peeves in a book, INSTANT- LOVE/ATTRACTION and SEX FOR THE SAKE OF SEX were both represented in this book. The reason I don’t like books with instant-love is pretty much the same reason I don’t like books that have sex for the sake of sex; they don’t make me feel, they don’t make me swoon and the happily ever afters aren’t made out of struggles and hard work. I want to see the characters fight for it, like we do in real life. I want to watch them earn it. At the end of the book, I want to feel that they deserved it. And when they haven’t worked for it, and it isn’t earned, and the sex doesn’t lead to emotional bonding or growth, then I don’t swoon, I don’t feel, and I struggle relating to the characters.
Having said that, what surprised me about this book was there was not a lot of cursing and “dirty talk” as one would imagine or suspect from a book with lots of sex and one about rock stars. Even more, I was pleasantly surprised at the love story that unfolded between our MC’s, Fox and Molly. Their friendship and commitment to one another was unyielding. These two people stood by each other no matter what life threw at them. And it was the story that kept me from dnf’ing. Because one thing is certain, Nalini Signh can tell a story. The plot was solid as were the characters, and she introduced us to the band and gave us a glimpse into their stories, setting us up for their future books.
So, what’s it about?
Having quickly fallen head over heals for Molly, Fox, has one month to convince her that he is the man for her. He and his band are only in town for that long. He “expertly” convinces Molly that the one night stand they shared, should turn into a “one-month stand”. During this time he uses his prowess to allure her into his arms.
Molly is just as damaged as he is because of her past, and the idea of trusting herself emotionally to anyone is frightening. But, he proves too convincing and what develops is a sweet, relationship.
“Baby, I never had any intention of letting you go at the end of the month.” Fox’s words shattered everything Molly thought she knew. “You’re like the perfect song and I knew that the first night we spent together.”
ARC courtesy of publisher and Negalley in exchange for review.