Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Rock It (Rulebreakers #1) by Jennifer Chance

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Rock It
By:  Jennifer Chance
By:  Random House (Loveswept)
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content

GR's Summary:

Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever.

Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.

For gals who love bad boys and musicians, Jennifer Chance brings ROCK IT - “the tale of a smoldering rocker and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.” This is the first novel in the New Adult series, Rulebreakers , published by Random House’s Loveswept imprint. 

My Thoughts:

Rock It, by Jennifer chance was a quick, fun, and steamy read!  I enjoy stories about rock stars, so I was very excited and intrigued, when I got offered, Rock It, for review.  I loved the premise.  Lacey has been a huge fan of Dante Falcone's for ten years.  She's followed his career from when he was just starting out, till he turned in to a huge pop star, and finally to where he is today, a rock legend.  She has fifteen scrapbooks to prove it, and wrote him one hundred letters in one year.  Lacey has repeatedly fantasized about Dante, and any woman who has had a celebrity crush could relate to her on some level.  Lacey ends up working for IMO, a worldwide media company who works with the largest clients!  Dante Falcone is IMO's newest client, and it becomes a dream come true when Lacey, the newest, and youngest junior agent, gets to work closely with him for the next two weeks, at his request.

Rock It was told from both Lacey and Dante's point of views.  I loved the intense attraction and sexual chemistry these two felt for one another from the very beginning.  Lacey was determined to keep things professional between herself and Dante, but he had other ideas!  I loved how much Lacey changed and evolved throughout the story.  She started off as very formal, conservative, a bit stiff, and insecure.  Throughout the story, she really blossomed and came in to her own.  She became a much more fun character, and her self awareness, confidence, and wild and daring side came out!  I also enjoyed how at first Lacey viewed Dante as a fantasy, and saw him through the eyes of a fan, to really getting to know him on a deeper level, and seeing the real person behind the rock star image.  Lacey and Dante had other dreams and hidden pieces of themselves that they shared with one another, and while the attraction started off as purely sexual, it eventually evolved into a deeper, and more emotional connection.

I loved the secondary characters in this story as well, and hope to learn more about Lacey's good friends, Anna, Erin, and Dani.  The girls had such a great friendship, and I loved the few scenes where they interacted with one another.  I'm hoping that the future installments in the series will be about these girls!  I couldn't stand, Lacey's boss, Brenda.  The woman was conniving, underhanded, and evil!  I enjoyed getting to know the guys in the band as well.  My favorite was Harry, who really cared about Dante, and was good to Lacey.  I enjoyed the fact that he really knew who Dante was as a person, and gave Lacey insight and advice.  

The story had a few plot twists that made for some really fun scenes, but for the most part was about Lacey and Dante evolving individually, and together.  It was interesting getting a glimpse in to the day in and day out life of a rockstar, along with all the teamwork and effort that go in to a concert running smoothly. We also get a glimpse of the cut throat nature of the entertainment business, as well as how lonely it must be to be famous, yet surrounded by people that just see an image, instead of who you really are as a person.

My Rating:

Rock It by Jennifer Chance was a fun escape!  I loved Dante and Lacey, as well as many of the secondary characters!  I give this story 3.5 Fun, Flirty, Adventurous, Swoony Rock Idol Filled Stars!  If your looking for a story without angst, but with lots of steamy, and sexy fun, Rock It, is a good story to read!

My Favorite Quotes:

"And he'd learned early on that this business was about keeping your distance, not getting attached to anything--even yourself.  You were a commodity, a product.  Your music was yours, sure.  But the expression of that music was something something you had sold to the highest bidder, and there was a price for that.  There was always a price for it.  The bigger you got, the grander the stage, the higher the price.  And the currency you were dealing in wasn't just your sense of self, your artistry, your time and your focus--it was maybe a little part of your soul."  (eARC, Loc. 1514)


"So you're finally going to have sex with me, Dante Falcone?"  Dante's beautiful perfectly-sculpted lips twisted.  "Everybody wants to have sex with you, Ms. Dawes," he said.  "I, on the other hand, I want to make love to you."  (eARC, Loc. 2564)


"Her body was an instrument under his fingers, and he was tuning it to the exactly right vibration to sing.  He'd never felt so perfectly in sync with a woman as this, and he felt his own nerves fire at the experience, the sensual blaze searing into him, imprinting on his memory."  (eARC, Loc. 2597)


"She'd known him, in her way, for more than ten years, and he'd been looking for her just as long.  Someone who saw him for who he was--and who he could be.  Someone who reminded him of what was important."  (eARC, Loc. 3009)


About Jennifer Chance:

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio. 

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  1. This looks yummy. Sounds very character driven which I like.

  2. This sounds like a fun romp, and yeah I could fall for a rock star. LOL

  3. Sounds so fun! I love great secondary characters, they can really enhance the story for me.

  4. Great review Lindy! I enjoyed this book too. It was a fun, sizzling read. And I liked Lacey's roomates... and that Boss, such a cow! I'm looking forward to more in this series!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. Thanks Naomi! Oh yeah! Brenda was horrible!!!! I couldn't stand her! I hope we get each of the roommates stories!

  5. I always enjoy rock star romances, and now I'm wondering why I haven't read many lately. I'm glad you enjoyed Rock It, Lindy. I think I would too!

  6. Thanks, Lindy, for hosting me on your blog! Just stopping by makes me wonder why I'm not on a tropical island somewhere. :) (sigh). I appreciate you reading Rock It and taking the time to review it, and I hope you have a great week!

  7. I have a special place in my heart for stories involving music and stars, too, Lindy, so Rock It will definitely arrive on my TBR shelf :) Your review made me really want to get to know the characters, especially Lacey :)

    I hope you're having an excellent week, my friend!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Thanks Lexx! I hope you're having a great week too, and not working too hard!


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