Today we have the blog tour for ROCK KING by Tara Leigh! I’m so excited to share this with you—be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: ROCK KING
Author: Tara Leigh
Genre: Rockstar Romance
About Rock King:
Fans of Kristen Callihan and Kylie Scott will scream for this sizzling bad boy rock star romance!
I’m not who you think I am.
Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that’s what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money – and women – than I know what to do with. But what you don’t see is the wreckage I’ve caused. The memories and pain I can’t escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold.
I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn’t work. It hurt me and – worse – it hurt my band. That’s the last thing I want to do, so I’m cleaning up my act… starting with Delaney Fraser.
Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice – Delaney is the perfect “girlfriend.” When I’m with her I don’t have to pretend. It’s like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that’s dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn’t actually exist. He’s a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer.
And it’s impossible to love a lie, right?
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Shane has been living a lie for so long that he isn’t sure where the public persona ends and the real man begins. His demons are never far away, and now that he no longer leans on drugs or alcohol to help keep his guilt at bay, he has found another distraction: women who appear with him as his girlfriends to keep the groupies at arms length and to assist him with staying on the right path. His latest contract has expired, so his agent is on the hunt for a new person to go on tour with Shane and Nothing but Trouble.
Delaney’s life took a tragic and unexpected detour as well, and while she has found some semblance of a life on the West Coast, she is just barely scraping by and has no real plan for what the future holds. When Piper, an old acquaintance and former mean girl from her prior life, shows up in the restaurant where Delaney is waitressing, neither woman expects the shift Delaney’s life is about to make. Piper’s boss is Shane’s agent, and Travis recognizes a perfect fit for Shane when he sees it. The only problem is that Delaney is no easy sell. She prefers books and Netflix binges to a life in a spotlight, and Shane’s life is so far outside her comfort zone that it isn’t even in the same galaxy. She can’t deny the attraction between them and the sense that they are equally damaged by past events somehow, but the thought that she would be selling herself for the next 6 months despite the contract’s provisions that sex is not required makes her squeamish. Travis goes in for the kill with the one thing that will change her mind: he will get her father transferred to a minimum security prison if she stays for six months.
Delaney has a pretty powerful secret of her own, and she is terrified that her involvement in Shane’s life will bring it into the open. As she gets to know Shane, he reveals more of the man behind the public face to her and she is shocked to discover how much they actually have in common. Shane is equally surprised by the connection he feels to her, and for the first time in a long time, he is willing to take a chance on something in his life being out of his control. He wants to call the contract null and void, and he isn’t sure what to do with that. Delaney pushes him to face his past little by little, and the relief he feels after taking her advice is unexpected and welcome.
Of course both their secrets cannot remain hidden forever, and the fallout is going to be epic! Shane’s turn in the meat grinder of public opinion comes about first, but fortunately he has a lot of experience dealing with the media- and he has a wonderful team supporting him, including one person he had lost from his life but is only too happy to have back at his side again. Unfortunately Delaney doesn’t open up to him in the same way he trusted her, and when her secrets are revealed, it results in a pretty rough ride for them.
I really enjoyed Rock King! Despite his rock god status, Shane is still a lost boy in a lot of ways who needs to find a way to forgive himself for the mistakes of his past if he is ever going to move on. Delaney has a certain innocence about her, but she definitely fits him in all the ways that matter. I loved that the author didn’t feel a need to insert groupies/ other women/ cheating into the story line to create drama too. If you love a great rock star romance that will make you feel, then grab a copy of Rock King and settle in to enjoy the ride!
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About Tara Leigh:
Tara Leigh attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.
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