Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in book review / 16 comments

Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini SinghRock Addiction by Nalini Singh
Publisher: TKA Distribution on September 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 356
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars

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…

At A Glance

Started out bad, but it got better.

The Good

So far, everything I read from Singh has been paranormal, so I was excited to try a contemporary from her. It was interesting, that’s for sure. Rock Addiction had a very new adult feel, which I loved. The rock star aspect was the major appeal for me though. I fell in love with experiencing Fox’s world through his and Molly’s eyes. So exciting and exotic.

The contrast between Molly and Fox was fun if not a little cliché. Molly is the quiet librarian who hates the spotlight due to her past. Fox is sexy, fun, and so alpha male. They so don’t go together, but for some reason they work.

I didn’t like Fox and Molly together at first, but they grew on me. They were annoying but interesting. In the end, I kind of liked that I didn’t like them that much. It’s hard to explain, but the same cute couple after cute couple gets boing. These two weren’t boring.

The plot was good and some of the other characters caught my interest. I would try book #2 out for sure.

The Bad

Oh God, the insta-love/lust. Seriously, it was bad. Fox just knew Molly was The Girl from the second he saw her across the room. Kill. Me. Now.

The first quarter of the book had this odd writing style. Like everything was fast-forward and jumbled a bit. It did get better though.

The ending, with all the fan support for a certain incident, wasn’t believable. That’s not the way the world works.

The Snuggly

The sex! Lot’s of sex. Sex happens within the first few pages and is there right in the end as well. But Singh makes it seem normal. It didn’t feel like too much. And it was hot. The best part of the book actually.

Final Thoughts

I was disappointed because I do expect more out of Singh. But they can’t all be gems. Rock Addiction was still good, just not amazing. I am going to try book #2 and see if I want to continue the series from there. Recommended.


“That’s why I need a ride, Molly,” his lip ring brushing the shell of her ear. “I don’t know where you live.”


“This song is for my Molly, who is the best fucking thing that´s ever happened to me. Also, for those suicidal idiots sending her fan mail asking her to run away with them, I will hunt you down and rip off you nuts.”


“You know when you get the whisper of a melody in your head, or the murmur of a song? And you have the gut feeling that if you could just hear the rest of it, just capture the music”–the need an ache as frustrating as it was piercing–”you’d have something fucking amazing?”
Noah nodded.
“Yeah well, that’s what it feels like with Molly.” The most compelling whisper of his life. “I’m not about to walk away from that.”


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16 Responses to “Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh”

  1. kindlemom1

    Parts of your review have me cringing (insta-love) and wanting to stay as far away from this as possible but other parts sound appealing as well LOL!
    Wonderful honest review! I do hope this series (and the writing) get better!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I really hope so to. Singh is one of my fav authors and I hope no one judges her by this book.

  2. Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books

    I would definitely be curious to try it out, especially since Singh is like synonymous with Paranormal in my mind, lol. Still not over the Contemporary funk though, so I’m gonna hold off on giving it try yet. Maybe wait for you to try out #2 and go from there 😀 Shameless, yes, I know, mwahaha

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    EEEK the kind of insta love is nauseating. I’m glad the weird writing sorted itself out though. I haven’t actually read Singh yet, but I’ve heard great things. Wonderful review!

  4. Melliane

    I have only read a book by her from her other series but I have book 2 and 3 (I really need to get into them), but why not try this one, one day after finishing it.

  5. Christy

    Dude, I need to read something by this author so bad. I already have a couple of books from her ‘Psy’ series. Well, since this got better as it went, maybe the next book will be even better.

  6. Lily

    I actually started this one and got 30% in before I got tired of rolling my eyes. The writing was just odd and the characters were lackluster. Nope, I wasn’t inpressed 🙁
    But since you love this author so much i’m tempted to give her paranormal books a try. Just too see and give her a shot.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      yeah, the writing was sooooo weird. I don’t understand what happened. But yes, her paranormal stuff is amazing.

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