He's a rock star with a secret, she's a pop princess with a painful past - can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?
I've earned my bad reputation.
A few years ago, I was New York City's hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now... I'm rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I'm an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.
They're not entirely wrong. I don't give a damn what other people think, and I'm all for breaking the rules... except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.
Rock gods don't tour with pop princesses.
It's not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity's incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is... intriguing. But I'm convinced the skeletons in Verity's closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we're not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I'm determined to keep hidden.
Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . . But since when do I give a damn about the rules?
"Tara Leigh delivers a gripping rock-star romance that hits all the right notes and is sure to steal your heart." -- USA Today Happy Ever After on Rock Legend
"Entertaining, sexy, and heartwarming.... Fans of Kristen Callihan, Kylie Scott, and Erika Kelly will love Rock Rebel." -- Harlequin Junkie
Raw, intense, and so good
This book was raw, intense, and so good. I’m giving this 4.5 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion.
I’ve enjoyed this series immensely, and each book was a little intense/dark sometimes, but this one felt more intense for me; I think it was because of its social relevance in today’s society. This might trigger some people, so I’m giving you a warning that there was quite a big focus on the #metoo movement, and leave it at that.
We saw both of these characters in previous books, but only for small amounts from what I remember. Even though Dax is part of Nothing But Trouble, he kept to himself, so we didn’t know a lot about him before getting inside his head. I loved the dual POV in this one, and I think Dax might be my favorite guy from the band, but I’m not sure.
Verity…all I can say is wow about her. I adored her character, and I really loved these two together. Yes to #Daxity! I enjoyed getting to see the NBT family we’ve come to know and love in the previous book. This book was too intense for me to binge read, but regardless of that, it was great. The last member of the band is Jett, but I don’t think he will be getting a book of his own. I would love to read about him though! Can we make it happen Tara?!?
I’m not one that generally falls for rocker books but there’s been a few! Rock Rebel is a fantastic story! I seriously adored Verity Moore. She reminds me so much of myself as a teenager. I remember going hog wild with a bit of freedom. This is what happens for Verity. She’s been managed for years by her mom. Her mom has some short reigns on her. Now here we are, of age, and Verity is ready for a taste of freedom. She makes some mistake and has some good ol’ wild times. Now she’s on track… she’s getting her life back together… she’s ready to sign and have a manager that only manages her career, not her life.
Dax Hughes is fabulous! He’s totally a strong character. A child prodigy who’s the lead guitarist for a major band, Nothing But Trouble. Dax had his heart broken and so closed that part of himself off. He doesn’t love. He doesn’t trust. He doesn’t date women in the music industry. But… there’s Verity. Young and vibrant with insane chemistry. I fell head over heels watching Dax fall!
Tara Leigh shows us what it’s like to fall in love when you have closed yourself off… what it’s like to learn to trust and to open up again. Verity and Dax are like apples and cinnamon… fantastic and beautiful together but everything goes to another level when they combine. Leigh’s writing flows. It’s beautiful and warmed my heart. The steady build up of the story and the relationship. The sexual tension between these two was vibrant… was strong… real.
I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review
I loved Tara Leigh. She's one of my new favorite authors of the year. I loved getting to know her rock gods. Rock Rebel is no exception to that love. I think this might be my favorite book so far in this series. I loved how relatable these characters are. I love how I fell so incredibly hard for Dax and Verity.
My heart broke for these two at times. They have both been through so much. Fame isn't all we think it might be. Especially when things don't go the way we hope. Verity is trying to get back on track. And with the help of Travis, that might be possible. I loved the vulnerability between these two. I loved watching them fall. I loved seeing them become what they want.
Please check out this amazing story. I promise you will not be disappointed.