Fallen For Rock by Nicky Wells
‘A thrilling and delicious story of love and self-discovery woven around a broken romance that will make you turn page after page and cheer to the end.’
Love, life, loyalties. Nothing stays the same when Emily gets drawn into the world of rock.
Glossy and sophisticated professional high-flyer Emily has no time for nonsense such as the rock music her ex-boyfriend Nate adored so much. Yet when she unexpectedly comes into possession of VIP tickets—access all areas—for new rock band phenomenon, MonX, she can’t resist the temptation.
The fateful gig turns into more than one night, and Emily finds herself strangely drawn to this new and unfamiliar glittery world. However, only weeks later, MonX and her own universe fall apart with devastating consequences for all. When MonX lead singer Mike appeals for her help, she reluctantly embraces a new opportunity. But she soon discovers that while she may be a rock chick after all, a groupie she is not… Or is she?
Just exactly where do her loyalties lie? And what direction will her life take now that she’s left behind everything she treasured?
Warning! Fallen For Rock contains some explicit content and strong language that may not be suitable for readers under eighteen years of age.
Kelly- 5 Crowns
"A riveting story depicting the 'power of music'. Fallen for Rock is one hot rock 'n' roll thrill ride you do not want to miss!" - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
Emily Trenden is a successful young woman who thought she had it all. A nice apartment, a well-paid job in investment banking, and a wardrobe full of designer labels. Alas, she is also a stuck-up professional who has lost sight of what it means to let go and have some fun. Emily has lost a side of herself. She has become selfish and jaded, her preconceptions of the 'common rocker' was that of mild distaste, which evidently aided in her losing the love of her life. But Emily's life is about to take a little detour, when a laminated VIP pass into the world of Rock changes everything, including herself.
Experiencing Emily's transition was a real treat, and I love how this isn't in fact a 'love story', but more of a journey of self-discovery - musically and personally. Mike may be somewhat of a distraction, a notorious rock star playboy, but he opens her eyes to a bigger world when she finds herself not only falling for rock, but also finding herself in the process.
I love how Nicky Wells has taken the bull by the literary horns in this book and embraced the whole sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll theme, but without it coming across seedy and too risqué. Her characters, although imperfect, were likeable and the friendship that formed between our two main protagonists while stuck on a crowded tour bus for 'one week only' gave a refreshing twist on what could have been just another formulaic 'rock star meets girl next door' romance. In-fact, quite the opposite... as Bon Jovi once said; 'This ain't a love song.'
However, that doesn't mean there are no tummy-tingling heartfelt moments - trust me, there are certainly one or two of those!
Mike... oh my, the boy doesn't mess around! He stoked the fire ladies, so be prepared for a cold shower after one sexually explosive backstage scene that scratched more then just an itch, if ya know what I mean... ;)
Fallen for Rock has a great hook, because it is different and doesn't focus entirely on bedroom theatrics and notorious bad boy ways, but more on budding friendships, personal soul-searching and mending ways.
A fun, witty, rock 'n' roll thrill ride with true British edge that will appeal to fans of contemporary romance and music lovers, everywhere.
This is a standalone read with an HEA.
Emma - 4 Crowns
Oh I do love a Rock Romance. Generally, the ones I love tend to be located over the other side of the pond, so imagine my excitement when I read the author's note and realised that Fallen for Rock is actually based here in the U.K. We have a fantastic rock pedigree here in blighty, so I knew this was going to be a fab slice of the British music scene... I wasn't wrong!
Emily Trenton is a 27-year-old City Banker. Her life consists of work, work and more work, leaving very little time for anything else. She loves Classical music and wears only designer clothes; so when she met Nate, a wannabe rock star, life was bound to get a little complicated. After a fun if not stressful 6 months, (putting up with his music and guitars) things come to a head and they split.
We join the story as Emily receives VIP tickets for the newest big rock band MonX. Unbeknownst to her, Nate had entered a radio competition in her name. Of course she has heard of MonX, they were Nate's favourite band and he played their album non-stop; but they are certainly not her thing, so she is left with 2 tickets to a band she would never wish to see and without the ex to share them with.
After trying in earnest to get hold of Nate in the hope of sharing the tickets and rekindling their romance, she makes the decision to go it alone; hoping that her messages have reached Nate and he will be waiting for her with open arms. Alas, he isn't; but what waits for Emily at the Hammersmith Apollo will change her outlook on life, love and of course ROCK!
Will Emily open her heart to the music? Will she open her mind to new experiences? And will she find her Carpe Diem moment?
Well, I will leave you to find that out. What I will say is that this is a brilliant rock romance with a twist. It is sexy without it dominating the story, with a distinct British flavour.
The characters are fun and interesting. Emily is a very straight and buttoned up character at the beginning of the book so I enjoyed watching her transition throughout the book. I loved that you see her turning into someone that is happy, carefree and most importantly comfortable with herself.
Mike is the lead singer of MonX and is your quintessential British rocker. He opens Emily's eyes to how fun life can be if you give it a chance, AND he is a bloody sweetheart! There are a few other characters in the book, some more important then others; you will both like and dislike them.
This is my first Nicky Wells read, but it certainly won't be my last. Nicky's writing is fun, and above all, witty. She has a true gift of sucking you into the world she has created - A world of ROCK!
If you are looking for a light-hearted rock star read with love, friendship and self-discovery - Fallen for Rock is a MUST READ!!