Opposites attract when a sexy rocker with a bumpy childhood finds himself drawn to a woman of wealth as their connection and surprising truths changes their lives irrevocably. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Dare - A Rock Star Hero by S.L. Scott, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf. In honor of what looks to be the start of a new series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a rock star themed prize with a $50 Amazon GC, 3 signed rock star books, and fun swag too!
Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match.
Devilish good looks.
A voice that commands attention.
A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me.
Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin.
Drop dead gorgeous.
Too good for any guy from the east side.
Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand.
I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero.
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
From its charming opening scene to its near-perfect epilogue readers will find this a decadently delightful romance showcasing the theme of opposites attracting as Dare “Robert” Marquis and Weatherly “Pepper” Beck had me rooting for them every step of the way. Add in Dare’s rock star lifestyle and I was even more drawn to this story as his bandmates also left an indelible mark on me that added to this story’s sensuality and has me hoping we’ll see more of these secondary rockers in the future.
Dare’s childhood was a bumpy one where he and his mom were short on money but where there was no shortage of love when it came to the sacrifices his mother made for him and it’s just some of what drives him to succeed now. He may come from the wrong side of the tracks, may enjoy some of the rock star vices, but he’s a sweet and sexy hero whose connection to the rich girl who shows up unexpectedly at one of his shows practically jumped off the pages. He’s definitely a charmer who knows how to empower others and was a strong support to Weatherly as she finally started living life on her own terms. He saw beyond her “perfect” exterior to the strong-willed and caring woman with a heart of gold she kept closely guarded. He too had to work through his own feelings of unworthiness as he worried he’d never be enough for Weatherly...though it’s plainly obvious to readers how perfectly they fit together in this hot and heartwarming romance.
As a young girl Weatherly always went against the grain, was outspoken and bold, before her parents turned her into their version of the perfect daughter. As she’s grown up she’s let life pass her by, surrounded herself by people who care more about style than substance, and it’s left her feeling as though something’s been missing. The night she walks away from her cheating boyfriend is the night she meets the man she’s always been waiting for and together they make a formidable couple whose journey to HEA is full of angst, judgements of others, and a romance that pulls at the heartstrings. Weatherly’s a dutiful daughter when readers first meet her, about ready to graduate law school as her parents intended and spending time with people who appear to be friends in name only. Meeting Dare sets her on a new path though, one where she finally goes after what she wants, and it was an enjoyable turning point that had her boldly sticking up for herself. From start to finish she was the kind of heroine you like and admire, the kind you can see yourself hanging around with in real life, and many of her actions had me cheering. She may appear to have it all, coming from a family of wealth, but it’s all meaningless as it comes with too many strings she’s no longer interested in dealing with.
Ms. Scott has crafted yet another scorching and emotionally engaging rock star romance courtesy of its delicious hero Dare and endearing heroine Weatherly. From the moment they first meet they’re destined to be together. Nothing and no one can keep them apart once they commit to each other, though their journey to HEA does take a bumpy turn a time or two. This main couple has a crackling connection with sweet and sexy banter teeming with sexual tension that had me waiting with bated breath for them to act on their attraction in a one-night stand that was well worth the wait. Along with this appealing main couple was an equally colorful cast of secondary characters who all left an impression on me. The group of people Weatherly hung out with at the start were realistic in their rich elitist attitudes with words and deeds that were truly hurtful and her standing strong against their belittlements was a good omen that I cheered over. Their beliefs caused a few roadblocks along the way while I kept hoping they’d get their just desserts. Another group of characters to leave their mark were the men of The Heroes. Dare’s bandmates were a decadent collection of sexy men (who knew they were hot) whose interactions with one another were playful with a brotherly vibe. They too came from hard knock lives and are just scraping by while they try to make a success of their band. Readers are given just brief glimpses of their backgrounds and it’s these glimpses that have me longing for their stories to be told in the future. On a whole this was a sweet and sexy romance, a romance that captivated me with the power of love as the heart knew just what Dare and Weatherly needed. It was a heartwarming yet bumpy journey to HEA that tapped into both my heart and soul and is one I definitely recommend to others!
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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