Blog Tour and Book Review: Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh

Posted 21 July, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review | 2 Comments

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Rock Kiss series with a hot, sweet, emotional contemporary romance about love and forgiveness…

ROCK WEDDING IS NOW AVAILABLE! (And don’t forget to check out the excerpt and giveaway at the end of the post!)

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Blog Tour and Book Review: Rock Wedding by Nalini SinghRock Wedding by Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #4
on July 19, 2016
Pages: 345

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Rock Kiss series with a hot, sweet, emotional contemporary romance about love and forgiveness…
After a lifetime of longing for a real family, Sarah Smith thought she’d finally found her home with rock star Abe Bellamy, even if she knew Abe didn’t love her the way she loved him. But their brief relationship, filled with tragedy and heartache, nearly destroyed her. Alone, emotions in turmoil, and already shaky self-esteem shattered, Sarah struggles to pick up the pieces in the wake of their divorce.
Abe knows he’s to blame for the end of his marriage. Caught in a web of painful memories, he pushed away the best thing in his life – the sexy, smart woman he adores – breaking them both in the process. Then fate throws him a second chance to get things right, to prove to Sarah that she means everything to him. Abe desperately wants that second chance at love…even if he knows he doesn’t deserve it.
But can he convince Sarah – now strong and independent without him – to risk her wounded heart one more time?

What is it about big, bad rockers and the women who love them? There’s just something there that makes me smile and immediately go and pick up that book. Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss series hits that sweet spot. The fourth book in the series, Rock Wedding, features Abe and Sarah and their second shot at romance.

Sarah’s stuck by Abe through the good times and the bad and the very bad, when Abe was incoherent with drugs and alcohol. When sober, Abe was so incredibly sweet to her but, even after two years of marriage, Sarah never felt like she quite fit or was good enough for him and his family or that she had his heart the way a wife should have. After Abe morphs into an asshole while high yet again (again to both the being high and being an asshole), Sarah finally leaves him.

It takes her two years but she finally puts him in her past, pulls herself up by her bootstraps, and builds her confidence in who she is. And that’s when Abe saunters back into her life.

Abe finally is on the right path, after a stint in rehab. He’s clean, he’s fit and he’s go a LOT of making up to do if he ever wants Sarah back in his life permanently. And he definitely wants her back.

Second chance romances aren’t always my cup of tea (I’m more of a vengeful, cut-his-balls-off-and-leave-him-bleeding kind of girl…at least in my books) but this one was just so sweet. Abe knows he’s been an absolute top-of-the-line dick to her and he knows he’s got to prove to her that he’s worthy of her attention and her love. Sarah’s time away from Abe allowed the young girl that she was to mature into a smart businesswoman who knows herself and her heart. She also knows that if she bends even just a little, she’s going to fall for Abe all over again. *swoon* Such a good story — plus, we get to hang out with all of the couples of the previous books. Singh is a masterful storyteller.

Excerpt from ROCK WEDDING by Nalini Singh

Plowing his gloved fists into the punching bag in front of him on the morning of the fourth day, Abe blocked out the other sounds in the gym and attempted to lose himself in the rhythm of the mindless action. It worked for about a minute before his mind filled with Sarah again. Her shy smile when he gave her a compliment. The way she’d sit curled up under his arm and read to him on lazy summer days.

Hard on the heels of that memory came one of him throwing her books in the pool in a drug-fueled rage. She’d been sobbing as she tried to save them.

“Fucking bastard,” Abe muttered, talking to his past self. He punched the bag so hard that it threatened to swing back right into his face. He didn’t care. He deserved to have his face beaten in.

Ripping off his gloves afterward, he showered, then went straight to a bookshop.

It was too little too late, but now that he’d remembered his asshole behavior, he couldn’t just leave it. Ball cap pulled low, he wandered the aisles… then realized most people here didn’t care who he was; they were more interested in the volumes that lined the shelves. He spent an hour inside the murmuring quiet of the store, searching for the titles he remembered seeing on their bedside table. She’d definitely read him Jane Austen.

He couldn’t remember which one though, so he bought the entire set.

And there was this one romance novel she loved and had read over and over again. He’d teased her it would fall apart in her hands one day. She’d just smiled and read him a paragraph that she’d told him was part of her favorite scene. What the hell had it been? Yes, that was it. In the end, it turned out the store didn’t have that book in stock, so he bought her a bunch of new releases featuring people with dogs or puppies on the covers. He definitely remembered seeing covers like that in their home

After spotting it in a display, he added in a nonfiction book about a woman who’d set up her own company while nearly flat broke and who was now a millionaire. At the counter, he paid extra to have the books wrapped up and packaged.

He’d called his car service earlier; the driver shot him a funny look when he put the package in the passenger seat and gave him Sarah’s address. “I’m a courier now?” the stocky middle-aged man asked, having worked long enough for Schoolboy Choir that he was a friend. They’d all missed his calm demeanor and total trustworthiness when he broke his leg recently and had been out for a while.

“Best in the business,” Abe responded.

The other man snorted. “I’ll get it to her now.”

Blowing out a breath after the gleaming black town car pulled away, Abe went to where he’d parked his SUV and got in. He didn’t want to go home to his empty house, but he didn’t want to barge in on his friends either. David and Thea, Noah and Kit, they needed time alone. As for Molly and Fox, while the newlyweds were back home after a short wedding trip, having postponed their honeymoon until later in the year, Abe wasn’t about to bust up their love nest.

Gabriel and Charlotte probably wouldn’t have minded the company since they’d been doing the sightseeing thing, but the other couple had flown back to New Zealand twenty-four hours earlier—after inviting all of them to their own wedding.

His phone buzzed right then.

Picking it up, he saw a message from Fox. Molly and I are at that Thai place with the noodles you like. We saved you a seat if you want to join us for lunch.

Damn, he loved his bandmates. On my way, he messaged back.

Starting the engine, he tried not to obsess over if Sarah would call him after receiving his long overdue gift. Hell, he’d be content with her throwing the books at his head. All he wanted was for her to talk to him, to let him show her he wasn’t that guy anymore, the one who’d destroyed them both.

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About the Author:

nalini SinghNalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.

If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts and free short stories on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. The Rock Kiss books are all stand alone and can be read in any order.

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Rock Courtship (Book 1.5) A Rock Kiss Novel:
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Rock Hard (Book Two) Rock Kiss Series
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