‘A thrilling and delicious story of love and self-discovery woven around a broken romance that will make you turn page after page and cheer to the end.’
Love, life, loyalties. Nothing stays the same when Emily gets drawn into the world of rock.
Glossy and sophisticated professional high-flyer Emily has no time for nonsense such as the rock music her ex-boyfriend Nate adored so much. Yet when she unexpectedly comes into possession of VIP tickets—access all areas—for new rock band phenomenon, MonX, she can’t resist the temptation.
The fateful gig turns into more than one night, and Emily finds herself strangely drawn to this new and unfamiliar glittery world. However, only weeks later, MonX and her own universe fall apart with devastating consequences for all. When MonX lead singer Mike appeals for her help, she reluctantly embraces a new opportunity. But she soon discovers that while she may be a rock chick after all, a groupie she is not… Or is she?
Just exactly where do her loyalties lie? And what direction will her life take now that she’s left behind everything she treasured?
Warning! Fallen For Rock contains some explicit content and strong language that may not be suitable for readers under eighteen years of age.
I love band books, rockers and their wild nights… but there is something unique about Fallen For Rock and I just adored this book. I wanted Mike to take on the world when things got rough, I wanted Emily to decide that Mike wasn’t a rebound… I wanted so much from this book… but what I got was anything but what I expected. It was awesome!
Emily doesn’t do rock. She doesn’t understand it and it really has no place in her world. She doesn’t operate that way. But her ex-boyfriend did. He lived it and loved it. But it was just too much for Emily to handle. He was just too obsessed with it. Ultimately that is what broke them up, but what happened after that was anything but what Emily was expecting.
Nate had entered a contest when they were still together to win tickets to a MonX concert and VIP treatment. He won the concert and had the passes sent to Emily’s. Only problem… he wasn’t returning any of her calls, clearly done with the entire relationship. But she tried to contact him over and over to no avail. So she went to the show. This was going to be a new experience for her. She had never been to a rock concert. She had no idea what to expect.
But everything she thought she was expecting turned into so much more when she ended up on the tour bus after spending a lot of time with Mike’s brother behind the scenes. When she finally met Mike, she decided that she was going to cut loose a little. Live a little, rock a little… She had taken time off from her job and this was her chance to get out there and experience life.
I am not sure she was expecting what she got herself into, but once she was there, she knew she was going to take advantage of the situation she found herself in. Mike and Emily became fast friends, in and outside of the bedroom. But could there be potential for anything more there? Could she forget how much she loved Nate and just move on? Could Mike change who he was and want anything more than a fling with Emily? And what about the rest of the band? How will they react to their new traveling companion?
This book was just amazing. It had fun twists and turns and new binds at every turn, but it was so much more than that. It was a great journey of self discovery. Emily finally had the chance to step away from her carefully planned life and find out who she really was. What she wanted out of life and she found the courage and determination to follow through with what she wanted and she found the strength to find love all over again.
I will admit, I was a little nervous at the beginning when I found out that this would all be written in the language of the locale. I thought that it would be a bit distracting as I usually have to pause and remember where an author lives when words aren’t spelled the same and there are new twists on phrases that I am used to hearing. It typically makes me take pause when I come to words like realise and pyjamas and cute phrases that we say in everyday life, “He looked like a million pounds.” Now for those across the ocean these are normal words and phrases. But it worked really well in this book, because the scene was set in the location of the language. I actually grew really fond of it in this book. It doesn’t work in a lot of books, but in this one it does.
This book was hot, it was sweet and it shows the power of friends, faith and staying true to who you are, even if you are rediscovering who you are supposed to be. Nicky Wells writes with a great passion for rock and it shows throughout the pages of this book.
Ten things you didn’t know about the rock star life — by Mike Loud
- You’re never alone. Ever. Not even on the toilet. Once you make it big, there’s always someone lurking somewhere, quite possibly with a camera.
- Rock stars work the most unsociable hours imaginable. When we’re recording, we’ll quite often start at two or three pm and then work through until four or five in the morning. No kidding. It’s intense!
- Temptation is everywhere, in every sense of the word, in every way you can imagine. The biggest temptation of all is to think you’ve made it big, and to let go of reality. I call that falling ‘off the cliff.’ Sadly, it happened to my lead guitarist, and the band was never the same.
- Contrary to popular belief, you don’t just get free upgrades to first class by airline staff, at least not anymore. I’ve tried.
- However, you can be certain to walk into almost any restaurant and be given a table at a moment’s notice. That’s got something to be said for it if you can’t be bothered to cook and the label is picking up the tab!
- The rock star life is actually pretty boring when we’re not touring or recording. They call it ‘resting’ but it drives me mad. I don’t do resting.
- We do have to pay rent and/or mortgages. That’s why most of us live in fairly ‘normal’ places unless the millions are literally rolling in.
- Self-doubt is an occupational hazard. Every song I write is ‘shite’ at some point. In fact, only the songs that don’t go through the ‘shite’ cycle turn out to be really crap. Sometimes, just sometimes, I wonder what my life wouldn’t have been easier if I’d stayed an architect. NOT!
- We’re hell to live with. Ladies, if you have visions of living in blissful harmony with your resident rock star idol, think again. We’re notoriously bad-tempered in the morning. Actually, we’re notoriously bad-tempered in the afternoon too. We hate being interrupted when we’re working. Ask Emily, she’ll tell you a story or three. We’re not proud of the fact but… we can’t help it.
- Being a rock star is like being a vicar. You don’t decide to be a rock star. It’s a calling and a vocation and an addiction. Once you know what you’ve got to do, you’re done for and there’s no way out. Bing a rock star totally rocks. Being on stage and seeing all of you cheer and clap and sing along gives me a high like nothing else. I’m totally addicted to it and wouldn’t do anything else, ever, not even in the darkest moments of point 8 above. It’s who I am and what I do.
Fallen for Rock SWAG Giveaway!
To celebrate the launch of Fallen for Rock and to spread some joy, Nicky Wells is giving away the following items:
One Large Signed Poster of “Fallen for Rock”
Three Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Swag (Postcards and Bookmarks)
Three Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock SWAG SPECIAL” including 2 bookmarks, 2 postcards and 2 guitar picks
Five Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Guitar Picks (two picks per set)
One Set of “The Complete Nicky Wells Swag” (signed): Bookmarks and postcards for Sophie’s Turn, Sophie’s Run, Sophie’s Encore, Spirits of Christmas and Fallen for Rock
One Audio CD: Bon Jovi “Greatest Hits” (2010)
One Amazon Gift Certificate for £5/$7 or equivalent
Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway entrants must be aged 18 or over. Giveaway closes at midnight on 14 August 2014. Winners will be notified by email.
Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!
Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.
Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!