3 stars · Contemporary Romance · Rock Star

Rocked Up by Karina Halle, Scott Mackenzie

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Karina Halle, Scott Mackenzie
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
May 17th, 2017


Rocked Up is a STANDALONE rockstar romantic comedy and the fun and sexy brainchild of New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle and her husband Scott Mackenzie.

I have been watching him since I was a child. 

He didn't notice me back then and it didn't matter. Brad Snyder, guitarist and singer for one of the world's greatest bands, was my entire life.

My father, the CEO of Ramsey Records, takes credit for all of Brad's success, trying to control him in the same way he's controlled me.

But I finally get an opportunity to prove myself. 

To be wild. 

To be free.

Today I'm auditioning to be the replacement bass player for Brad's band. If I get the job, I'll go on tour and work with Brad every day, in very close proximity.

There's only one rule: he's not allowed to touch the boss's daughter.

Remember when I said that Brad never used to notice little ol' me?

Well, Brad's noticing me now.

In a way that's going to get us both in trouble.

My name is Lael Ramsey and we all know how this will turn out.

Maria’s Review


➦I have to be honest and say that this book totally and completely sucked me in from the very beginning. Brad, a boy who has nothing get picked up by a major recording label and is made into a star. There’s a backstory which I enjoyed very much and it certainly made a strong opening for this book.

➦Years later Brad’s band is looking for a bassist for the tour and hires a young talented female who brings a unique sound to their performances. Well, it turns out she’s a daughter of the big boss Ramsey, the creator of the label the band is signed with. Ramsey is certainly not happy but decides to let her have a taste of the life on the road, convinced she will realize it’s not for her. What will happen during those weeks on the road?

➦I actually went into this book blind. And I suppose I won’t be giving any spoilers but there’s a pregnancy test on the cover. You can kind of sort of guess what happens on the road, can’t you?

➦To be completely honest, I struggled to finish this novel. The second part of the book was giving off a different vibe, almost like the writing style switched. I have no idea who wrote what parts but past the half way mark the things were mostly “told” to me instead of being “shown” through character interactions.

➦The hero of this novel was very hard to fall in love with. He was sort of a very passive person, being told what to do and how to live. By the end of the book I was kind of amazed at his ceaselessness, and not in a good way. I needed him to take a stand and fight. He took forever and I lost interest. The ending was somewhat anticlimactic and felt rushed. Followed by a lot of descriptions of scenes I had little interest in. Didn’t quite hit the mark for me, I’m afraid.


About the Author

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


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