Friday, February 6, 2015

Rocked by Clara Bayard [Review]

 Rocked by Clara Bayard
Rocked (Rocked #1) by Clara Bayard
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 11/9/14
Date read: November 11, 2014

1. Rocked - Paperback | Kindle
2. Rocked On the Road
3. Rocked to the Core
3.5. Lost Weekend
4. Hard Rocked
5. Deep Rocked
6. Well Rocked
7. Rocked in the Dark
8. Rocked All Night
9. Rocked in the Light

Clara Bayard
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
She's dreaming of a life of excitement and romance.

When rising rock star Joe Hawk wanders into the diner where Liss works her dark night is brightened by his incredibly blue eyes and sexy smile. The attraction is immediate and every moment is charged with erotic heat.

He's searching for something real.

The first impression is easy. Taking the next step is much harder. The plus sized beauty has to overcome her insecurities to take a risk on a man whose life is the opposite of everything she's ever known and changing faster than either of them realizes.

From the first electric touch their chemistry is undeniable and the possibilities are endless.
Thoughts on Rocked: I've been on a bit of a NA rock star kick lately (blame Kylie Scott for that. She gave us the men of Stage Dive and I haven't been able to get enough since). So I've been reading A LOT of books starring rock stars and the women who help keep them grounded. (and while it could arguably go the other way, too, I've been reading about male rock stars, so... yeah. I like my rock stars hard bodied and dude-like, apparently.)

But let's talk about this book. Here we have Joe and Liss. Liss is working a night job that leaves her little time for a social life. Her friends have all moved onto bigger and better things and she's lonely. Enter Joe. He treats her like she's important and there are immediate sparks.

Literal sparks, as it turns out.

What Joe neglects to tell Liss is that he's a rock star on the verge of making it big. Which could be problematic, but works out nicely once everything gets straightened out. I do appreciate a man who finds a way to express himself to the lady of his dreams no matter the distance between them.

A solid entry in my NA rock star binge. I liked Joe and I get where he was coming from when he tried to be a normal guy for a night. Fame had hit his band hard and fast and sometimes he just wanted to talk to a girl who liked him for him, not because of who he was. Liss's insecurities are understandable, too. Once she finds out who he is, she can't understand what a rock star would want with a normal girl like her.

Bottom line, I liked it and wouldn't mind reading more about Joe and Liss figuring out how to make things work as their relationship deepens.


  1. You convinced me, I just bought it ;)

    1. FYI, it's no Mal Ericson (MAL!), but it has its own sort of charm.