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Rock Dirty by Virna DePaul
Series: Rock Candy #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
Dominique “Nikki” Lorenz is determined to escape her past. As the heiress to her mother’s magazine empire, Nikki is always in the limelight and sometimes the tabloid makes her out to be an uncontrollable, distressing girl. However, with the upcoming release of her new shoe line, Nikki will finally make a respectable name for herself.
Tucker Benning is the drummer of a famous rock band, Point Break. Tucker is flabbergasted and secretly heartbroken when his lead singer cancels their world tour due to his upcoming wedding plans. With nothing to do and nowhere to go for the summer, Tucker decides to embark upon a spur of the moment sexual escapade with a beautiful, classy woman that he meets in the airport.
Whereas I truly enjoyed book one in this series, Rock Dirty does not work for me. The chemistry between Nikki and Tucker is super-hot; however, I did not feel the connection between them. At times I found myself wanting to hit Tucker over the head for his offensive conduct but in the end, he redeems himself in my eyes because he realizes his behavior was based on jealousy. Add in Nikki’s mommy issues, and I am not sure how this couple manages to make their relationship work. Nevertheless, their affection for one another wins out and they form a deep, meaningful connection.
Rock Dirty can be read as a standalone. Regardless, of my less desired opinion of this book, I still look forward to future reads within this series.