Book 1 in the Hard Rock Harlots Series
WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain, pearl-clutching bitties, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses, or anyone under the age of 18. The vile, base language and shocking, unholy sexual acts contained herein are not condoned by anyone with a lick of sense and should certainly not be reproduced without proper training and protection. The potty-mouthed and perpetually horny "heroine" (the term is used loosely) of this book does not resemble a normal, well-adjusted, or remotely believable person in any way, shape, or form. The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it.
* Readers are strongly advised to wear latex gloves whilst reading to minimize contamination risks.
Free-spirited musician Letty Dillinger adheres to a strict, “no strings attached” policy when it comes to men. After a wild night of unabashed sex in a fancy hotel room, she never expects to see the adventurous stud she dubs “Shades” again. When her all-girl rock trio books a tour at the last minute as the opening act for their archenemies, Letty’s shocked to discover she knows the competition’s new lead singer. Intimately. Shades is no longer a one-night stand. Now he’s the guy she has to one-up on stage every night for the sake of her career.
Sharing close quarters on a bus with her sexy nemesis and his bad-boy buddies puts Letty’s Golden Rule to the test. On this tour, guitar strings aren’t the only things being played. And when heartstrings are pulled too hard, they’re bound to snap sooner or later.
Rockstars, sex, profanity... what's not to love?
I'm posting this review on all three books in this series. I love the series overall and, since I don't like to give away too much in a review, just a couple of changes will be noticeable, depending on the book.
Be aware that they contain very graphic language and sex, and some sexual activities that you may not consider acceptable, however, since you're not doing them, it's all good, right?
The series starts with Strings, the story of Letty and Shades. Then there's beats, the story of Toombs and Jinx and Rax. Just out is Nocturnes, wherein Rax's story continues. All three books are fun and entertaining, sexy and downright dirty, and very well written. Kendall Grey has a voice and she uses it to tell some great stories.
The premise here is that Cherry Buzz Float, Letty's band, is set to go on tour opening for a bigger band. Things happen and the two become one band, minus a few people. The hookups begin and relationships are forged and the music plays on and on and on. What happens is magic, the music is more than just the sum of its parts, and the band is on its way. The members? They're on their way, too.
These books are about people finding the thing they need. It's not easy, either. They have to re-examine their dreams and desires, and they have to let go of their public personas to expose to one another the beating hearts within. Rax's fight in particular is a relateable one and it's not all hearts and rainbows.
As always, I don't want to give away anything, and it's hard to review a book without giving away any spoilers, but I'm trying here. All I can tell you is that the members of Killer Buzz Float are just looking for love and acceptance, like the rest of us. And they may or may not find it with each other. You'll have to read and find out.
Some things I really liked about this book:
The girl rockers are just as horny and slutty as the boy rockers, and they make not one apology for it. Grey has given us women who own their sexuality, aren't afraid to experiment, and who dare anyone to slut shame them for their behavior. I love these girls and I'm happy that Grey gave us characters who don't succumb to society's double-standard mores.
There's kink! Kinky sex is fast becoming common in the bedrooms of America and, while there are things in these books some people might never find, there's also some fantasy fodder here. Good to have a dirty book with some real dirt in it!
These books are just fun and Grey isn't trying to make them provide the answers to the world's problems. It's so much fun reading these, that I WANT a Killer Buzz Float T-shirt. I want to wear the shirt and listen to the CD and go to the concerts and meet these people. And I can't. Because they're not real. Well, the T-shirts are, but they were on sale for a limited time and I missed it, so ... wah. I'll get over it.
The band members in these books are family. Even when they fight, they've got each other's backs. When things are hard, they may try to pull apart, but they always come back together. In an organic way. The best example of this is in book 3, Nocturnes, but you've got to read the first two stories before you get to that one. Trust me, it's better that way.
If you can suspend your need for Deep Thoughts, and if you can put your grandmother's morality in that junk drawer you've got in the kitchen, you're really going to love these books. You might need a fire extinguisher handy when you need the sex scenes, though; there's one in the first book that nearly made my Kindle combust.
If filthy mouths, strippers, prostitutes, three-ways, bisexuality, and hard-living bad boys and girls living it up like rock stars do are not your thing? Don't bother.
Loved this book, even with it's silly one liners. This was a great read with some hot steamy sex!
This one is not for everyone but I enjoyed it and have recommended it to friends!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Where to start...I am not so good at reviews, but, let me tell you this book rocked my socks off. Aside from all the hot sex, and vulgar language; there is an amazing story. I loved Letty's character. She had a "take no prisoners" attitude and at the same time she had an extreme vulnerability underneath. This book had me captured from the minute I started reading it, and I didn't put it down until I was finished! A great read.