Review: Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh

Posted December 27th, 2016 in book review / 6 comments

Review: Rock Wedding by Nalini SinghRock Wedding by Nalini Singh
on July 19, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 345
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars
Heat: three-flames

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?

Side Note: I seriously sliced off a chunk of my thumb the other night. The flap of skin was held on by a bit of skin so I just laid it back on, cleaned it up (after 20 minutes of constant bleeding), put antibiotic ointment on, and wrapped it up. I’m hoping for the best. I hope my skin will reattach as it heals but if not that effing sucks. I so don’t want to have to go to the doctor to get zombie skin taken off. UGH!!!

At A Glance

I loved the unique premise but I needed more one-on-one time with the couple.

The Good

I read Rock Addiction, the first book of the Rock Kiss series, and I liked it but there was room for improvement. I feel the same way about Rock Wedding, the fourth book in the series. I didn’t read the middle ones, but I didn’t feel like I missed too much.

I really loved the premise. It was really different. Abe and Sarah were married for some time but Abe’s verbal abuse finally pushes Sarah into leaving him. She has a lot of insecurities and a lot of past hurts that made her latch onto Abe. But no more. Even though there were a few bumps, she paved her own road and has become independent and more confident. Abe finally sobers up and goes full force in getting Sarah back, but it’s not going to be easy.

I hated Abe. He was such an asshole to Sarah and it was heartbreaking to read about. I thought there was no way I would ever like him, but Singh did it somehow. Abe actually did change. I know, it seems impossible. But his transformation was believable to me and I was actually rooting for him.

Sarah was such a meek and self-conscious character. I wanted to fold her up and put her in my pocket to keep her safe. But she also had her own transformation. She started her own company, she became independent, and she ran her own life without relying on anyone else, which she had done for so many years.

I really enjoyed seeing Abe and Sarah slowly get back together. Sarah’s reluctance was warranted, obviously, so it was a slow build but worth it. This was a good conclusion to the series, though I may have to go back and read the middle books now.

The Bad

There was too much focus on the other members of the band and their girlfriends/wives. I wanted more time with just Abe and Sarah, not them with a whole bunch of couples. It really took away from their story.

The Snuggly

The sex was yummy in all the right ways.

Final Thoughts

I enjoyed Rock Wedding immensely, though it was not perfect. It needed more of a focus, but Abe and Sarah’s story was well worth the read. Very recommended.

Quotes

“She had to keep her distance if she was to have any chance of protecting he battered heart. Because this Abe? The one who sent her flowers and books and who dropped by to make sure she was all right? He was more dangerous than the man who’d broker her to pieces.”

“I’m a coward Sarah… so terrified of having my heart torn out of my chest that I tried to push you away, deny my love… But you’re it for me Sarah. The only woman I will ever love.”

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6 Responses to “Review: Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh”

  1. Lekeisha

    I’ve not read RA yet, but I grabbed it when it was free a while ago. Everyone seems to love this series.

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