Friday, February 27, 2015

Rock My World by Michelle A. Valentine [Review]

 Rock My World by Michelle A. Valentine
Rock My World (Black Falcon #2.5) by Michelle A. Valentine
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 11/9/14
Date read: November 29, 2014

Black Falcon
1. Rock the Heart
1.5. Rock the Band
2. Rock My Bed
2.5. Rock My World - Kindle
3. Rock the Beat
4. Rock My Body

Michelle A. Valentine
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
After Aubrey Jenson is wrongly dismissed from her job at Center Stage Marketing, she seeks legal advice from her father, The Judge, to see what grounds she has to get her position reinstated. Her surprise visit to her family doesn’t go as smoothly as she hopes when she brings home her new boyfriend, Zach, Black Falcon’s lead guitarist. She soon discovers that father doesn’t always know best when it comes to matters of the heart.

When Zach meets Aubrey’s family, he’s immediately faced with his deepest fear: The love he so desperately wants, he doesn’t deserve. The Judge makes no attempt to hide his disdain for Zach, and will stop at nothing to keep him away from his daughter. But an unexpected twist turns everyone’s plans upside down and no one’s world will ever be the same.

Outside forces attempting to pull them apart are strong and it’s going to take every bit of Zach and Aubrey’s love for one another to withstand the fall-out. Soon, they discover making love last is harder than finding it to begin with and sometimes you pay the ultimate price for true love.
Thoughts on Rock My World: Going into this novella, I was hoping we'd get to see more of Zach's damaged side as he continues to come to terms with the happiness he's found with Aubrey. I don't know if I got exactly what I was hoping for, but we definitely got to see more of Zach.

What I keep coming back to is that while he's committed to Aubrey and their relationship, his knee jerk reaction when things get tough is to lash out and run. He did it in their book and he did it in this novella. Sure, he came back when he was needed, but the doing something to hurt their significant other thing doesn't seem like a great start to a solid relationship.

Meanwhile, I can't say I care for Aubrey's family. Her brother's okay in the sense that he accepted Zach, but he seemed more focused on what having Riff around would do for him. On the other hand, at least he didn't try to buy Zach out of Aubrey's life. So, there's a plus.

Again, I'm not deeply in love with this series, but I'm still curious to see how things play out for Trip and Tyke.

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