Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mini Reviews: The Rocker That Holds Me, Trick, Real, and Damaged

I’ve been reading a ton of quick little eBook only New Adult romances that won’t really take up a whole day’s worth of a review. So I figured I’d bundle a few of them together, let you know what they’re about and what I thought and hopefully give you a taste of what’s out there in the eBook world of New Adult Romance!

The Rocker That Holds Me (The Rocker, #1) by Terri Ann Browning

Browning tells the story of a young rock and roll band who are gaining wide spread success. They have booze, guitars and all the women they could want. Including Emma, the childhood girl that they rescued from a life of abuse and neglect. Now their pseudo touring assistant, Emma gives them everything they want and hides her secret love for one in the band. Everything changes when her world is turned upside down and the boys find themselves in a situation they never thought possible.

I really liked this one. I read the story in one sitting and couldn’t help but feel happy afterwards. I’m a sucker for any story about a rocker who turns soft for the woman he loves... and who doesn’t? If you’re looking for a fun, flirty read, this one is for you! (7 out of 10)

Trick by Lori Garrett

Meet Gunner and Harlow. They had one summer of intensely passionate romance until Gunner stomped on Harlow’s heart and left her for greener pastures. Fast forward a few years, Harlow is back and she’s not about to take no for an answer. The Gunner she fell in love with is hiding behind his bad boy facade and she will stop at nothing to get him back.

While I enjoyed Trick, it wasn’t my favorite. I felt like the story was a little tired and the pacing was off. It was another book about the bad boy in town falling for the rich Daddy’s girl. It romance was interesting and it was a pretty steamy read but overall it was a book I quickly forgot after finishing. (5 out of 10)

Real (Real, Raw & Ripped, #1) by Kathy Evans

Real is about a troubled and dark underground fighting champion and a put together and strong women who becomes his sort of trainer/physical therapist. Remington is a fighter with serious problems but when he meets Brooke and he can’t think of anything but her.

This is one of those romance novels that could have been a lot more if there had been some serious editing. There were cases of “insta-love” and the almost primal need Remy has for Brooke was unbelievable, if not  slightly disturbing. I finished the book only to see how things ended, but I won’t be picking up any of the other stories in the series. (3 out of 10)

Damaged (Damaged, #1) by H.M. Ward

Damaged is about totally hot teacher Peter and his student Sydney. At a chance meeting, Sydney and Peter instantly hit it off and things get hot and heavy. Then, suddenly, Peter stops and shows Sydney the door. The next day, she comes to find that Peter is the new teacher in her department... talk about tension...

I just recently did a review for Losing It and it follows a similar line. Someone you almost hook up with the night before ends up as your teacher in the morning. While Damaged wasn’t my favorite book of all time, I really liked it. It was done way better than Losing It and while the characters were a little one-dimensional, I read Damaged in one sitting and I was happy I had read it. (6 out of 10)

All of these books have rave reviews on so even if I wasn’t a big fan, they are all definitely worth checking out. If you’re bored on a lazy Sunday, these are great, quick reads to relax the day away!

Happy Reading :)



  1. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews for Real, but after reading yours, I can tell I wouldn't enjoy it. Insta-love? Meh. I've always been interested about Trick, but I haven't really read reviews for it. Sounds just okay. The one that calls out to me out of all of these is the first one! Rockers, God, they get you every time!

    1. Trick was okay, it was just kind of all over the place. I would definitely recommend Rocker That Holds Me! Rockers (and princes) get me every time!