Also in this series: Rock Addiction, Rock Courtship, Rock Hard, Rock Wedding
Series: Rock Kiss #3
Published by TKA Distribution on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Stars
Length: 11 Hours and 47 Mins
From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series…
Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.
Kit Devigny, has been half in love with Noah St. John. They had a solid friendship that could have been a whole lot more but Kit stumbled upon Noah betrayed her and it changed everything. One night she gets a frantic call from Noah, and she can’t help but be worried sick when she thinks he has gone off the deep end. All Noah wants is Kit, but he knows he can never have her because he wouldn’t ever taint her with his horrible past or what haunts his soul day and night. But he craves her friendship, he needs to have some part of her in his life.
“I don’t expect you to forgive me, but please don’t shut me out… I can’t breathe knowing you hate me.”
When he does the worst, he knows he must repair some of the damage. Kit and Noah start to rebuild their friendship although it definitely has some rocky beginning in rekindling what they once had, but Noah’s betrayal still haunts both of them. Kit can’t help but continue to feel hurt, knowing she isn’t good enough for sexy rock star Noah St. John. She would give anything for him to trust her. Can Noah open his full heart to Kit and find that happy ever after he never thought he would find?
Plot and Story Line
Rock Redemption is a story I was eager to read and/or listen to. I knew it would be an emotional roller coaster from friend reviews I had read previously, but boy I never imagined what Singh would put me through with this one. It definitely is heart wrenching in many ways but such a beautifully woven love story that I couldn’t get enough of it. I just wanted more and more of Noah and Kit. And I will warn you, that reading this makes you want to re read the previous books (which I am totally down with…..re read of the Rock Kiss series anyone??)
So what makes Rock Redemption such a win win read? Well let me tell you. Nalini Singh continues to impress me with her talent of writing with any kind of genre…she is a rock star and its evident in Rock Redemption. We have a friendship to lovers trope. It starts off with a heart breaking scene that sets the stage for the story. The heroine really struggles with what Noah has done. She put her whole heart into their relationship and Noah hurts her more than he probably even realizes. We also see how much the other band members love Kit as well. After Noah and Kit come to certain terms, they start to spend time together as just “friends”. But then the worst happens, and Kit’s career as a actress is going to go down the drain if they don’t “ACT” like a doting romantic couple for the tabloids for at least a month. At first Kit, is willing to let her career go because she won’t force anything on Noah. He hasn’t had an easy life, and even though she doesn’t know what his secret is, she knows its bad and she refuses to put him in a bad spot.
Kit didn’t know how to deal with this–Noah’s pain wasn’t something that could be fixed with kisses and hugs and love. This was a down to the soul wound, one that was still bleeding. But she knew one thing, and that was that she loved Noah.
This is where I really admired the heroine. She puts the welfare of the man she loves above her own. But Noah loves Kit too, and refuses to let her take the fall for his mistake. This is the turning point in their relationship, where Noah realizes he might be able to have something with Kit. We also see a tiny sub plot with another band member and I have a feeling he will be the next book.
The romance is slow going, it gradually builds up (which it would have to be this way), but when they finally get together for sure….they explode. Its passionate and wild and highly emotional. This is a love story that is one you have to fight for from beginning to end. These two find themselves fighting for each other in different ways…but their relationship is full of drama, conflict but also a poignant love to capture any reader’s heart.
I have enjoyed this narrator. I recently discovered her this year and fell in love. I enjoyed her voice and the way she portrays the different characters and the emotions of the story just come out through her voice in such a captivating way.
I just love this cover!!! We have the rock band theme of course, but I love the guitar and he is sexy even with a shirt on!!!
Rock Redemption is an emotionally provoking romance that is tough and gritty and bound to tear at emotions and slowly enchant you. A love story of tragedy, forgiveness and the healing power of love. A ROCKIN’ GEM TO TAKE YOU TO THE STARS!!!
“I can’t be what you need,” he whispered against the side of her head. “But be with me anyway.”