Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.
After finishing Rock Addiction there were two things that I knew were coming down the chute when it came to the Rock Kiss series.
- That Noah and Kit would end up with a book
- That it would send me on a roller coaster of an emotional ride.
I already loved both Kit and Noah after devouring Rock Addiction and jumped to adoration with this book. Learning about Kit’s background and the steps she took to attain the status as an actress to be looked at in Hollywood was admirable and showed that she wasn’t, and isn’t, about getting a free ride. She understands how the system works and will use it to her advantage, but doesn’t go overboard. She is also a warm, loving and caring person who will give the shirt off her back for those she cares about and is loyal to the extreme to those who are loyal to her.
Noah. I think chasing oblivion is an understatement when it comes to the choices that he’s made to quiet the demons of his past. There was quite a bit that I didn’t agree with, what happened with Kit being one of them, but he has his reasons and dear lord when you finally found out what he went through and it’s aftermath all you want to do is hug him tight and throttle those involved in it. But what we come to learn about the damaged guitar player is just how sweet he is. His loyalty to the guys in School Boy Choir and those he considers friends was already known, but his seet, considerate and even vulnerable side make him someone that you’d go to the ends of the earth to save.
Noah and Kit’s journey to their HEA is admittedly a long one. They were friends first and had an undeniable connection and chemistry with each other that hinted that there could be something more, but was squashed by the choice Noah made one fateful night, so what much of this book is about is the two of them becoming friends once more and moving forward. As I said, their journey is a long one and some may not care for the pacing of it, but I found it to be perfect for the situation that Kit and Noah find themselves in and shows once again why Ms. Singh is one of my favorite authors, she stayed true to her characters and didn’t rush their courtship and showed why they belong together.
The writing, as always, was amazing! I don’t think there has been a book by Nalini Singh that I haven’t experienced some level of a book hangover upon finishing and Rock Redemption is no different. Not only do we get a beautifully written second chance-ish romance that shows that forgiveness and redemption are possible, but a nice little look into the life of a Hollywood starlet, a dash of mystery/suspense (I did try to solve it and failed miserably) and we get some quality time with the School Boy Choir gang and extended friends and family, which is probably my favorite part of the book outside of the H/h’s story. If you didn’t love Fox, Molly, David, Thea and Abe before, you will after finishing this one. They truly are a family. They push when necessary and are honest even when it may hurt, but no matter what they have each other’s backs. And while Charlie is only mentioned briefly, we do get to spend a little time with Maxwell and get a little more knowledge about Abe.
The Bottom Line: Loved Noah and Kit and can’t wait to for Abe’s story and will keep my toes crossed that we get to catch up a bit with Ms. Baird and The Bishop *Grins*
~ ARC received. in exchange for an honest review ~
I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.
I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).
So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.