ARC Review: Rock With You by Rachel Lacey

Posted August 6, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Rock With You by Rachel Lacey
Rock With You
by Rachel Lacey

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 2nd 2016
Series: Risking It All #0.5
Published by Forever
Format: eARC
 

“But although I did enjoy reading ROCK WITH YOU, it was short.”
~ Under the Covers

ROCK WITH YOU is the novella kicking off the new series by Rachel Lacey, Risking It All.  I’ve enjoyed Ms. Lacey’s small town contemporaries before so I’m really excited about a new series.  But although I did enjoy reading ROCK WITH YOU, it was short.  And I think a few things that we missed out on by being so short were more development of the romance and a better setup for the series.

The premise of this novella is always a fun one.  Two basic strangers get stranded in a house during some bad weather, in this case an ice storm.  I had to crank down my AC to read this!  This gets more interesting when one of them is a famous rock star hiding out and writing his next hit album.

I really enjoyed that they had met already once before that day and we already knew there was an attraction on both sides, so it didn’t have that edge of danger with the unknown.  I thought their time together was enjoyable and it was really easy to read.  Overall, I enjoyed what we saw of the characters and their torrid few days affair.  I just wasn’t so sure how that translated into jumping into a full on relationship and I love yous right away.  And I would’ve loved to see them fleshed out a bit more as well.  I know this is extremely hard to do with the page count of this novella, and it’s probably the reason why I usually do so much better with short novellas about a second chance romance.  My brain just can’t wrap itself around this!

As always, I enjoyed the writing in this one and the way I could immediate feel a connection with the characters.  I liked Carly from the very first paragraph and of course, Sam was easy to fall for.  Who wouldn’t with a guy that writes songs about you!  I wish I could say I’m now dying for the next book but I don’t think this was setup enough in this novella.  I do believe the series will be set in Haven, NC and I would’ve loved to see some of those characters bleed through just a little bit here to give us a taste.  Nevertheless, still looking forward to reading it soon!

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About Rachel Lacey

Rachel Lacey lives in North Carolina, with her husband, son, and their own rescued pup. She volunteers her spare time with Carolina Boxer Rescue and truly has a passion for helping our furry friends. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as her local Heart of Carolina RWA chapter. Keep up with the latest news at rachellacey.com.

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Still, I do like Rachel’s books…

Timitra
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Thanks Francesca for sharing your thoughts

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Stinks when a story is good but isn’t long enough..

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Thanks for the review.

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“I hear songs in my head when I make love to you.” His voice was a whisper against his neck. “I thought I’d lost my muse, but I’d found her again. She’s y “I hear songs in my head when I make love to you.” His voice was a whisper against his neck. “I thought I’d lost my muse, but I’d found her again. She’s you “