Blog Tour: Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss #3) by Nalini Singh
Rock Redemption Rock Kiss, #3 by Nalini Singh Release Date: October 6th, 2015 Publisher: Source: eARC received in exchange of honest review Add to Goodreads Synopsis: 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 groaned at the sound of her phone. Reaching out blindly toward the nightstand, she hurled mental curses upon herself for forgetting to turn it off so she could catch some uninterrupted sleep before her four-a.m. makeup call. It’d be fun and great for her career, her agent had said when recommending Kit take the superhero flick. Coming off two serious and emotionally wrenching projects, Kit had taken Harper’s advice and jumped on board the high-budget, high-octane venture. Unfortunately, Harper had forgotten to mention the four hours it would take to put her into the head-to-toe makeup required for the role. Daily. “What?” she snarled into the phone without checking to see who it was. “Hey, Katie.” Every cell in her body snapped wide awake. Lifting her eyelids, she just stared at the ceiling through gritty eyes. Her heart thumped, her throat moving convulsively as she swallowed. She hated that he could still do this to her, hated it, but her visceral response to Noah wasn’t something she could stop. She knew because she’d tried for the past two years and three months. “Noah,” she said flatly. “Do you know what time it is?” “Two fifteen,” he answered. Kit should’ve hung up. God, he’d hurt her. So much. But there was something in his voice that had her sitting up. “Are you drunk?” One thing she knew about Noah: no matter his bad-boy rep, he was never wasted. He might give a good indication of it, but look closely and those dark gray eyes were always sober. “Probably.” A silence, followed by, “I just wanted to hear your voice. Sorry for waking you.” “Wait,” she said when he would’ve hung up. “Where are you?” “Some dive.” He took a deep breath, released it in a harsh exhale. “I’m sorry for being an asshole. I wanted to tell you that. I don’t want to go without saying that.” “Noah,” she said, a horrible feeling in her stomach. “Where exactly are you?” “The Blue Flamingo Inn off Hollywood Boulevard. Far, far, far off.” He laughed, and it held no humor. “It has a neon sign of a blue—surprise!—flamingo that’s flashing right through my window. Looks like someone stole the curtains.” Having already grabbed her laptop, which she’d left beside the bed after answering some e-mails before sleep claimed her, she found the Blue Flamingo Inn. But Noah was already gone, having said, “I love your voice, Kit,” in an oddly raw tone before hanging up. He didn’t pick up when she called back. “Damn it! Damn it!” She shoved aside the blanket under which she’d been buried, having turned the AC to ice-cold as she usually did at night. Shivering, she tugged on a pair of jeans and an old sweatshirt over the panties and tank top in which she’d gone to sleep. Pulling her black hair into a rough ponytail to keep it out of her eyes, she ran through the house, phone in one pocket, credit card and driver’s license in the other. In the kitchen, she grabbed her keys off the counter and shoved her feet into the tennis shoes by the door that led to the garage. She was in her car and on the way to the motel three minutes after Noah had hung up, mouth dry and an ugliness in her gut. “Please be okay, please be okay, please be okay,” she kept saying, the mantra doing nothing to calm her down, but at least it kept her mind focused. She wanted to call Molly and Fox, or the others in the band, but no one was currently in the city. Schoolboy Choir had completed the final show in the band’s hugely successful tour just over two weeks earlier. Day after that, they’d all gone their separate ways to recharge and regroup. “Much as I love these guys,” David had said with a grin that reached the dark gold of his eyes, “I’ve been looking at their ugly mugs daily for months. We need to go blow off some steam separately before we start snarling at each other.” At the time, Kit had nodded in understanding, having had that same experience while working on location for long periods. Tonight, however, she wished the others were all here, not scattered across the country, because something was very wrong with Noah. “Noah doesn’t do drugs,” she told herself as she drove as fast as she dared, not wanting to risk getting pulled over and further delayed. “He isn’t the kind to—” She couldn’t say it, couldn’t even think of Noah ending his life. “No,” she said firmly, her hands white-knuckled on the steering wheel. “Noah isn’t like that.” If you’d like to read the rest of this chapter, as well as the next, click this link:http://nalinisingh.com/books/rock-kiss-series/rock-redemption/
Sexy guitarist for, 'Schoolboy Choir', Noah St. John, is known for his bad boy ways and sleeping with numerous groupies. Kathleen "Kit" Devigny used to be Noah's best friend. They shared a special intimacy and sizzling attraction that Noah had never experienced before. However, Noah, has demons from his past that plague him. He has trouble with insomnia and horrific nightmares. The only thing that helps Noah sleep is sex, but he doesn't enjoy it. When Kit started to become too close to Noah, he sabotaged their special relationship, because he knew that he could not be the man that she needed and deserved. Unfortunately, he also sabotaged the friendship that meant everything to the both of them. Now that some time has passed by, Noah is trying to fix the friendship that he destroyed. Kit loves Noah with all her heart, but is scared if she let's him get too close, he will break her heart again. However, as she see's how badly Noah needs her friendship, she decides to give him one more chance. As Kit and Noah begin to spend quality time together, the paparazzi begins to get the wrong idea. As a budding actress, the publicity is excellent for Kit's career. When Thea, Kit's publicist, proposes that Kit and Noah pretend to be a couple for the excellent publicity, Kit declines. She will not use Noah for her own selfish gains. However, Noah insists that they go along with the facade. He wants to help Kit in any way that he can. What happens when a pretend relationship blossoms in to something real? Noah and Kit don't want things to end, but Noah's past demons threaten their happiness together.... Rock Redemption gave us a beautiful friendship and love story between Noah and Kit. It showed us how a painful past can shape a person's future. People make mistakes, but when you love someone you learn to forgive. Kit was very patient and forgiving with Noah. She saw through his "bad boy" image, into the scarred little boy, and the man with a heart of gold. This story also delivered an element of suspense, as Kit is being stalked by a deranged maniac. Excellent secondary characters, brought a sense of family, love, and warmth to the story. I am looking forward to continuing this series.
I give, Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh, 4 Visceral, Angst & Healing, Love Mends, Filled Stars! Noah and Kit's story is an emotional journey, that will put your emotions through the wringer!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a beautiful, charismatic guitarist with a dark past. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.
Nalini 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 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. Also, don't forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.