Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rock Steady by Dawn Ryder

He kept it casual

Superstar guitarist Ramsey's reputation as a bad-boy rocker is exceeded only by his dedication to his music. He's worked hard for the success of his hit metal band Toxsin, and he intends to enjoy it-completely. When a jilted groupie gets back at him for a one-night stand with an intimate-and completely inappropriate-tattoo, he needs it fixed, and fast. Sparks fly between Ramsey and his new tattoo artist, and Ramsey finds himself hoping for more than new ink.

Until she made him want more

When a high-profile tattoo job lands Jewel an invite on Toxsin's latest tour, she can't say no. It'll be great exposure, after all. What she's really worried about is ruining the gig by hooking up with the first guy to completely rock her world. She knows she should resist – Ramsey's not the kind to stick around for a morning after. But the way he makes her feel-as an artist and a woman-could be worth any risk.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

After reading the first book in this series, I was on board for #2 immediately. Dawn Ryder is a new to me author and her first book was awesome. I was interested to see her progression because I thought she had a good storyline going and interesting characters to build on. This installment is about Ramsey, lead guitarist of the band, Toxsin. He's a party boy, always looking for the easy, the quick, and the least involvement possible in his women. One such conquest gets back at Ramsey by getting him drunk & tattooed...with a very flowery tat. The boys from Toxsin need to get this fixed quick before tomorrow's concert and they take him to a local, but well reviewed, tattoo parlor and there we meet Jewel. She's damn good at what she does, but she's up and coming and not very well known. Creating a one of a kind tattoo for Ramsey, she earns his and the boys’ respect...but can she keep it? Not wanting to ride his rock star coattails, but falling for him quickly and wholeheartedly. She worries his overbearing persona will make her lose herself and her aspirations. The story is compelling, I liked Jewel's character, she stood up and wouldn't be walked on. Ramsey is a great alpha, bad boy, rock star. He is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it. The first few chapters were spent really driving home Ramsey's over the top sexuality and charisma...a bit overdone for me, I almost had to give up, but I was glad I kept reading. Bringing Ramsey down to earth and his finding his heart again with Jewel was worth getting through the first few chapters, adding in the strife from Ramsey's old lover and it's a fun read.

Jewel is trying to make it on her own, and that means working the graveyard shift at one of the best tattoo shops in town.
Ramsey, the bad boy rocker, needs the help of a talented tattooist to help fix a tattoo gone wrong at the hands of a scornful ex.
The book is pretty hot. I enjoyed the characters. Ramsey required a lot of forgiving from Jewel, which got a little tiresome, but what do you expect from a bad boy rocker.

This book was a good addition to the series. I will be reading the next one.

4.5 Fast and fabulous stars!

This is the second in the series, and I think it is even better than the first – as soon as I started reading, I remembered the whole leather clothing making scenario, and was quite confident of a hot, fast, and furious ride. Well, I got that and a whole lot more. Do read book one first as it puts the situation in context, and we do see Syon and Kate, and get a touch more of their deliciousness.

Ramsey is not on a good path, and his band members are very protective of him and each other – but a momentary lapse results in an error which most definitely needs covering up. Enter Jewel, to not just save the day, but make an amazing statement on Ramsey's body...but it is not just his body that has her all hot and bothered, she sees something in him that even he seems to have forgotten, so deep is it hidden. As she peels back the layers, there is a fight or flight to survive. I loved their intimate moments for the pull of the attraction, yet the fear of giving up the screens behind which they both hide. It is very sensual, and beautifully written. Some of the humour was priceless, the dialogue is spot on, and the romance is hot. I was absolutely transported to the rock star lifestyle, and the lack of ordinary, which confuses and damages those in its grasp. Lovely to see Kate happy, and the rest of the gang – I am looking forward to who is next to fall!

Also Available in the Rock Band Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Me Two Times post.

Dawn Ryder is the erotic romance pen name of a bestselling author of historical romances. She has been publishing her stories for over 8 years to a growing and appreciative audience. She is commercially published in mass market and trade paper, and digi-first published with trade paper releases. She is hugely committed to her career as an author, as well as to other authors and to her readership. She resides in Southern California.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rock Steady (Rock Band #2) by Dawn Ryder to read and review.

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