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Book Review: Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance, Novella
Series: Rock Kiss #1.5
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients–or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.


My Review: Rock Courtship was a quick friends to lovers novella that I enjoyed reading. Thea and David are well-rounded, likable characters with great backstories and a red-hot chemistry.

Thea is a boss publicist and co-business owner. She’s tough as nails, kind-hearted, and loyal, which is why her ex cheating on her was such a devastating blow. I can understand why she was very reluctant to be with David who is her client first and foremost.

David, rightly dubbed the “Gentleman of Rock,” is so cute and such a sweet guy. He has never cared for fame; he lives and breathes music. He’s more subdued than the rest of his bandmates in Schoolboy Choir (btw, great band name!) and “too boring” for paparazzi.

David has loved Thea for years but has respected that he’s technically her boss and was loyal to her prior relationship. It’s that respect and other endearing qualities that makes me love his character so much.

I wanted more from the plot. The parts where Thea and David are apart were somewhat slow going. But I loved their banter in the form of formal memos that they sent each other.

I liked how concurrent this story is with other books in the Rock Kiss series. I love the close familial relationships between characters related to each other or not. And I love the backstory of how the band came together.

I don’t often read novellas but I’m glad I read this one. Rock Courtship is a short but sweet addition to the Rock Kiss series that is worth the read.

More by Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss
Rock Hard (#2)

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