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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Review: Rock It (Rule Breakers) by Jennifer Chance

Rock It (Rule Breaker - Book #1)
by Jennifer Chance
Kindle Edition, 213 pages
ASIN: B00GQAMAJM
Source: Ebook - Own

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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.
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I like it when I pick out a book to read on my TBR list and it is an author I have never read before. I like it because there are jewels and gems waiting to be discovered. This is one of those books. And I will look forward to more in this series to come as well as other books from this author.

Dante Falcone is a rock star. He has been since the age of 14. He knows this life well. He knows not 
to get to close and never to love.

Lacey Dawes is a super fan of mega proportions. She has 15 scrapbooks to prove her dedication, love, and admiration for Dante. Lacey has followed him since the very first show of Battle of the Bands when he was 14 years old. 

Lacey Dawes has a new career as a junior agent at IMO and now has the opportunity to work on Dante's campaign. Of course her boss Brenda is a complete WITCH but she tolerates her with a smile because that is what Lacey does. She is completely professional.

When Dante walks into the meeting with IMO without his manager which he just fired a couple of days ago he knows he has seen Lacey somewhere before. He could swear she was at his concert the night before but she looks completely different in a suit and her hair in a bun. Dante knows right away he wants Lacey to be his executive on this 2 week promotional tour, he knows after the tour he wants her to be his manager, and he knows he wants her in his bed. Now, he needs to know how to make all of that happen.

Dante tells IMO he wants Lacey on the tour with him and not Brenda.  Brenda is shocked and very angry that she is dismissed so easily. After all her hard work put most of his sponsors together. So after reluctantly agreeing, because Dante is insistent, she agrees that Lacey can do the tour. Of course, Lacey will fail and call Brenda in to take over. At least that is what Brenda tells Lacey what will happen. When things don't go Brenda's way she sabotages Lacey to get her removed from the tour but Dante has had a taste of Lacey and he is not letting her go.

Dante agrees to help Lacey out of the mess Brenda has put her in by going along with a crazy stunt to  put the focus back on the tour and Dante's band. Things go pretty well with the plan and Brenda is upset that her plan failed to remove Lacey. Now Lacey's future with IMO is in jeopardy and she only has a few more days with the tour. Dante is falling for Lacey hard and fast and he believes that Lacey loves him as well but she is guarded and unsure of herself and her future.

I love Lacey's character. She battles within herself all the fantasies of Dante that she has had since she was 16 years old. She tries to be the professional executive and not lose her cool but her professional mask keeps slipping out of place to be replaced by the teen girl she once was with all the fantasies of being naked with Dante Falcone. This goes on for several days with slips here and there in Dante's presents. And I like the way that Dante is intrigued by what he sees slipping through that reserved professional mask. I like that Dante wants to figure Lacey out and knows there is more to her story than just her being assigned to this tour with him. She knows way more than any agency could ever tell her.

The relationship that builds with Dante and Lacey is great. I love the chemistry, sexual frustration, and the wanting to break through the barriers of both of the characters together. I like that Lacey struggles to be who she always has been and to see the man she has always loved right in front of her for her taking. And I like that Dante remembers the letters of a superfan that was always telling him to take care of himself, make sure he got enough sleep, and to keep writing awesome music. I felt Dante's character fall more in love with Lacey the moment he realizes that she is that Fangirl from years ago.

All in all a nice read, not to many conflicts, the story flowed nicely, and not to many grammatical errors.  

RATING: 4 STARS




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