Title: Sex, Desires & Rock n Roll (Redemption Tour, #1)
Author: Michelle Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2014
Cover Design: Jada D’ Lee Designs
He holds me captive with his brilliant blue eyes.
His crooked smile melts me every time.
His voice wraps around me when he sings.
His words break through and dive straight to my heart.
Dash Ford, lead singer of Redemption, is unlike any man I’ve ever met and I’m drawn to not only his lyrics but the man behind the voice.
But I am broken—beyond broken.
I had no intention of falling for him. But when we met, I had no other option. With him, I embrace the present while trying to put my past behind me. I find myself in a world I never expected, a world I’m not entirely sure I can handle.
Am I strong enough?
Will I be enough for a man who has everything?
Can I finally let go and give into the love I’ve wanted my whole life? Or will my past forever define and haunt me, keeping me from all I desire?
This book was powerful. It was heartbreaking and healing. it was more than just a typical rock star romance. It was about he pain and scars the past can leave behind, but also the need and want to heal the past so you can have a future full of love.
Jules love her job and her two closest friends. There is no romance in her life. She doesn’t need that to live. Eventually she knows she will fall in love again and give it to a man that is completely worthy of it. If she can ever let him in without having a panic attack. Blake really did break her. She knows it.
But after meeting Dash, she knows it is time to get the help she needs and to move on with her life. Now Dash isn’t a typical guy next door. He is strength, power, sexy and he also happens to be the lead singer in a bad. But Jules knows nothing about his band or him. It’s not her scene. But her best friends convinced her to go to a concert with them, a concert Jules would ever go to on her own. But once the music starts, she is lost in it, captivated by the words, the emotions… but more so, once she meets that lead singer, she know she is just pain captivated by him. There is a connection, it’s undeniable and it’s strong.
But convincing her broken self that Dash is looking to her with desire is going to be easier said than done. She may have thought she was ready, but the panic attacks are frequent and frightening. Dash is the one that calms her and keeps her steady.
I absolutely loved Dash, not because he was the all powerful rock star, but because he was so perfect for Jules. Ultimately he was just what she needed in her recovery. He was safe. She needed to feel protected. He was strong and comforting. He never let her forget how much she was worth in his eyes.
Despite all of her “brokenness” I still really liked the character of Jules. Typically characters like this with her kind of past would annoy me, not because I can’t empathize with them, but because I feel like they need sympathy to relate to them and sometimes the sympathy card just takes over the storyline. But Michelle Lee didn’t do that. Instead, she portrayed Jules as a character wanting to heal from her past, as tragic as it was. She wanted to move forward and stop living in fear. She had a past, but instead of letting it destroy everything in her life, she wanted to make it go away, she wanted to be more than who she felt she was. I really liked seeing the strength she possessed to get through the situation.
The ending caught me off guard and I really was left wanting to know more. I wanted to know how Jules would ultimately handle the situation she was in. Who would win in the end.
This is a fabulously written book with characters that fit so well together and a storyline that doesn’t quit. I fell in love with the writing, the characters and the story. I cannot wait for more of Jules and Dash…
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At center stage stands the lead singer, his head down, gripping the microphone. He opens his mouth, and the voice that oozes out of it sends a shiver down my spine. The screeching I heard earlier today is nowhere to be found. His voice is raw, deep, and raspy, its richness soothing. My ears are in love with his voice. I’m captivated, as he begins to sing the first line of the song. My heart pounds in my chest, my breathing accelerates, and I am mesmerized. He continues to sing, and the grittiness of his voice ignites a fire inside me that can’t be contained.
I find myself standing, hollering, and surprising the shit out of Tracy and Val. Hell, I’m surprising myself. The lyrics permeate my brain and float around in my head, turning me to goo. His words of hurt and anger resonate in my soul. It’s as if what he’s singing, he’s feeling and has lived. My heart aches in my chest for him if there is any truth behind his words. I finally notice the two enormous Jumbotron-like TV screens on either side of the stage. The camera focuses on him and he stares directly into the lens. His steel-blue eyes smolder and captivate me. I feel like I am under his spell.
It goes on like this through the entire concert. Each song he sings I’m entranced by him, unable to break the chains that his voice and eyes bind me with. Finally the lights go out, the music stops, and I am no longer spellbound—a sense of loss fills me.
About the Author
Michelle Lee lives in the heart of Nascar Country in Concord, North Carolina with her husband and daughter. When she’s not busy working, her days are filled with hanging out with her family and friends, reading, drinking Starbucks, shopping (lots and lots of shopping), and religiously watching the Food Network.