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Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #4
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Rock Band
Kit Devigny knows all about living in the spotlight of the public having been born of two well-known public figures. Now she is trying to break into Hollywood on her own. Heck, she even goes by a stage name so that the only fame she is known by is what she has earned on her own. Kit became good friends with the guys of Schoolboy Choir when they were just starting out, too. Now, they are world famous rock stars, and Kit has a chance to mark her place in movies and Hollywood forever with a great movie. Everything seems great in Kit’s world except for the heartbreak that she was dealt intentionally by Noah.
Noah St. John knew that he and Kit were beginning to build something special and because of issues he has never been able to outgrow, Noah made sure that Kit caught him doing something that was sure to break them apart. Noah never wanted to hurt Kit, which is why he did what he did, and yet that is exactly what he did that night. Now, he has lost one of the only friends he had outside of the band. Noah would give anything to find a way to get Kit back as his friend again, even if it means facing the reoccurring nightmares that have haunted him since childhood.
Kit isn’t about to give Noah another chance to break her heart, but when she finds him after a strange phone call, Kit does the only thing she can think of—
she takes him home and makes sure he is okay and not out to hurt anyone, especially himself. Noah knows this might be his only chance to get his friendship with Kit back again. Things are seriously strained between them as new boundaries to their friendship and the past are put into place. When a media report suddenly places them as the couple of the year, if not longer, at first they agree to deny it. That is, before Kit finds out that her chance at getting the part of her lifetime is now tied to her positive media attention. Kit is not about to use Noah and their refreshed friendship like that, and yet Noah is determined to support Kit and if it means playing the boyfriend, he is all for it, no matter what it might cost him. As their media relationship goes on, it becomes very apparent that their previous feelings are back and growing stronger by the day. The true question is, can Noah find a way to tell Kit just what made him act the way he has and can Kit find away help Noah be the man she sees and not what his imagination shows him?
The celebrity spotlight has been known to tear apart more couples than it brings together, and yet in Kit and Noah’s case it might just be the trigger that provides the nudge needed for their forever romance. Rock Redemption is the hard and yet loving journey that Kit and Noah take from heartbreak to passion to lasting love. I had seen the many clues that something in Noah’s past made him the hardcore player he seemed to be, and yet I had seen other clues telling me that Noah’s actions were just a shell he showed the public. My heart hurt as I learned just what in Noah’s past had hurt him so badly. I knew that Kit had every right to just turn her back on Noah, and yet it was both of their inner goodness and strength which paved the way for understanding and healing for both of them. I really loved how Noah immediately agreed to play Kit’s boyfriend even knowing what it would do to him. I also loved how Kit grabbed the ribbon of their happiness and didn’t let anything, and I mean anything, put up a wall between her and Noah ever again.
For these reasons and so many more, I am giving Rock Redemption a recommended read. This is a story you will not want to miss, even if you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series, although I am pretty sure you will want to after this. Noah and Kit’s story has just bounced to my favorite in the Rock Kiss series. To know exactly why, pick up this book and read it—you won’t regret it.