I swear no matter which series I’m reading, Ms. Singh hooks me from the first page, has me go through all the feels that one could possibly experience, then leaves me with a huge dopey smile book hangover and Rock Wedding definitely did that and more!
When it became apparent that Abe and Sarah were going to be getting a second chance at love HEA I knew that it would be an emotional roller coaster ride based on the hints that had been dropped throughout the series, but nothing prepared me for the emotional mine field of the first few chapters. Those chapters had me wondering just how in the world Abe and Sarah would work through their painful past to have their HEA, but with Abe fully committed to his sobriety and Sarah standing firmly on her own two feet fate throws them back together again. But of course things aren’t always that simple and while I had a “mmmhhhmmmm” moment when the twist was revealed, I have to admit it was the best vehicle to get them started on their journey.
Through this twist of fate Abe and Sarah had no choice but to confront their painful pasts and come clean about the demons and insecurities that caused their marriage to implode. It was heartbreaking and yet highly satisfying at the same time because as they finally broke the walls they had around them down it became crystal clear that they were always meant to be together. And though there were a good number of angsty moments there were tempered by an equal number of swoon worthy moments not only brought on by Abe, but also by Sarah, so it made for an epic love story.
Now, while I loved Abe and Sarah and their journey back to each other, the icing on the cake for me, and what made this book a 5 star read for me, was getting to catch up with all the couples from the previous books. Yes, this was going to happen no matter what, but getting to spend time with all of them and seeing them all rally around each other and seeing how blissfully happy they are made me happy. I loved seeing them all interact and show what true friendship looks like.
And though I’m a little sad that this is the last book in the Rock Kiss series, I loved how everything worked out and what tempers the sadness and actually makes me all kinds of twitterpated is the knowledge that there will be a spin off series featuring T-Rex’s brothers (Note: I ADORE Gabriel Bishop) Rugby, rugby players, Aotearoa and spending time with Esera clan, especially Sweetie Pie and Boo...yeah, I’m so there!
~ ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
After a lifetime of longing for a real family, Sarah Smith thought she’d finally found her home with rock star Abe Bellamy, even if she knew Abe didn’t love her the way she loved him. But their brief relationship, filled with tragedy and heartache, nearly destroyed her. Alone, emotions in turmoil, and already shaky self-esteem shattered, Sarah struggles to pick up the pieces in the wake of their divorce.
Abe knows he’s to blame for the end of his marriage. Caught in a web of painful memories, he pushed away the best thing in his life – the sexy, smart woman he adores – breaking them both in the process. Then fate throws him a second chance to get things right, to prove to Sarah that she means everything to him. Abe desperately wants that second chance at love...even if he knows he doesn’t deserve it.
But can he convince Sarah – now strong and independent without him – to risk her wounded heart one more time?
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.