I am very excited today to join the ROCK IT Blog Tour with a review and giveaway! You can find the other stops listed here!
ROCK IT (Rule Breakers #1)
by Jennifer ChanceGoodreads:
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Jennifer Chance unleashes her hot new series with the tale of a smoldering rocker and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.
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.
An iPod Shuffle (open to US entrants only, if international entrant is chosen they'll receive a $50 gift card to the eTailer of their choice). Additionally, Random House is sponsoring the tour with a $50 e-giftcard, and swag including a Loveswept mug and tote (open to US entrants only).
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When I find a band that I like, I get a little obsessive and by "a little," I mean that I offer my firstborn child up to get a chance to hug all of the members of the band and feel them up a bit. I have a serious soft spot for musicians and I'm not afraid to admit it. So when I heard about Rock It, which basically encompasses the fangirlishness that I totally stand for, I knew I had to give it a shot. I mean, the main character is pretty much me (times one hundred).
Lacey Dawes is in love with Dante Falcone, the Disney star turned rock musician. Since his days on the Disney channel, she's been utterly obsessed to the point where she makes scrapbooks about him and the phases he's in, and attends most of his concerts. Even as an adult, she can't seem to let him go. When she is given the opportunity to travel with his band as a working manager, she struggles to keep herself professional while falling in love with Dante all over again. But getting too close can have its risks, too--because the last thing she wants is for Dante to find out about her long-winded obsession and see her as just another groupie.
This was a fun book. It kept my attention and was short enough for me to read in one sitting. I really liked the book. It was a laid-back and satisfying read. It's not something that you have to force or push yourself to finish. Rock It is good for a lazy day where you just want to read about some sexy boys and some sweet romance. It has a steady pace, and never bored me.
The characterizations were done pretty well. Jennifer Chance definitely did a great job in fleshing out the story and its characters. Lacey and Dante also had great, and obvious, chemistry. I loved reading their interactions and found myself pulled into their relationship quite easily. The minor characters were fun, too. I am looking forward to seeing how they appear in future books!
The only "problem" that I had with Rock It was that there never seemed like any real conflict between the love interests. Lacey has been crazy obsessed with Dante for years and he accepts it without batting an eye. That didn't seem realistic to me. Sure, he really loves her, but even my loved ones would make me uncomfortable if weird revelations came up.
I really liked this book, and I will definitely be continuing the series. It's a fun, guilty pleasure that many will enjoy as it reminds of us of a fantasy that we've all had one time or another. It's simple, sweet and sexy. Rock It is a book that is bound to entertain.
Big thanks to Random House and Barclay Publicity for allowing me to participate in this tour!