Apr 1, 2016

Rock by JA Huss *Megan's Review*


My American Dream just shattered and they think I did it on purpose. They have sentenced me to hell by sending me back to the last place I want to be. They have people watching me twenty-four-seven. They want the truth about how my band mates died, and they’re going to get it, no matter what.

No matter how hard I fight. No matter how many times I deny it. No matter what it takes, the truth is going to catch up with me.

I am Rowan Kyle Saber. I am RK. I am Rock. Ex-lead-singer for Son of a Jack. Ex-addict, ex-friend, ex-boyfriend, ex-brother… and presently in denial.

Welcome to Grand Lake, Colorado, where all my nightmares started. Welcome to the past. Welcome to the present. Welcome to RK’s fucked up life.

The only thing holding me together is her. But even that might be a lie.





Posted on The Reading Room Book Blog
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So, I started Rock today because I like the author's past work and because the cover is hot.

Ever read a book where it moves too fast and too slow all at the same time? That's how I felt reading this book. I can't say much because there is a lot going on and any spoilers would suck for this story.

I think the story had a good premise, but it needed to be fleshed out more. I couldn't connect with the characters. I couldn't connect with their emotions. I didn't get to know the characters growing up and their asshole dads. I didn't get to know the band and how they meshed together. I didn't get to become emotionally invested in the feelings so I struggled to remain in the story when all of it was unfolding.

There are some bizarre aspects to this book and it is a thriller with a bit of romance. I just kept waiting for the BIG SCENE and I was turning pages (and I skipped a sentence here or there) and then I got to the ending and I was..........
What was I?
Annoyed?
Frustrated?
Disappointed?
Sounds about right. I was just thinking...

THAT'S IT? All of this for that? It almost made the other incidents seem irrelevant like the story could have survived without the Vetti sister incident. I truly expected some crazy mind-fuck and I didn't get that this time around.

I did like the very very end. Plus, the book is completely done from a male POV and it was a good voice. The holes in the plot just didn't work.

Of course I will read this author again in the future. I just was looking for more here and I didn't get it. 
 

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