Series: Rocked #1
Format: Digital ARC
Release Date: January 3, 2013
Source: From Author for Review
Publisher: Liz Thomas
Kip Jones is a hard living, good natured rock star. But there is so much more to tell about his life than what the fans see upon stage. So when he is approached by a smoking hot award winning biographer, he accepts her offer to let her tell his tale. When he sees her for the first time, he wants to give her more than just his story. But Annie isn’t having it. She’s a dedicated journalist, and won’t cross that line.But Kip has so much of his life that he isn’t sure he wants in the pages of a book, so he holds back these parts of life because they are still too painful to visit. But Annie knows that there is more and she is determined to get it all into print.
There were a few issues with this book that grated my nerves such as…
Poor Editing - I am not a writer and not the most grammatically correct person but when I notice typos, editing and grammatical errors then I know there is definitely something wrong with the book. Poor editing has never stopped me from finishing a book but I will take notice of it when it happens repeatedly.
Poor Characters - The two main characters in this book did nothing for me. Neither one captured my attention which really surprised me because I would have at least thought the rockstar in the story would have somewhat captivated me. For those of you who know me, than you know I love me some rockstars but there was nothing about Kip that attracted me to him.
Cheesy Dirty Talk - I've read my share of erotica but honestly who uses terms like "dripping fuck hole", "dripping honey hole", and "love cream"? It just made the sex scenes ridiculous and I honestly don't want to hear about a guy wanting to "give her a bath in his love cream." OH! And the guys also like to refer to his genitalia as his "meat".
Racisct/Politically Incorrect terms - The racists and politically incorrect terms is what finally put the final nail in the coffin for this book. The first time it occurred was when rockstar Kip was retelling his story about the extended amount of time he'd spent being capture, beaten, and tortured while in Afghanistan. He'd referred to his captors as "rag heads". Normally I would have found the usage of the term as racist but I was being lenient because he obviously still suffers from his memories but the next time the character/author decided to spew something racists and politically incorrect I just wanted to chuck my iPad across the room.
Annie laughed. "I think I saw a PF Chang's at the far end of the mall. I am famished," she said.
"If that's what it takes to maintain your curves, I am ready for some oriental." Kip said. Then later, some ching chang bada bing bang.
Are you fucking me with this shit?! Oriental? Ching Chang Bada Bing Bang? Where the fuck did these people come from? Unless PF Changs started selling rugs I thought they were a Chinese/Asian restaurant chain. As an Asian woman, I was completely offended and shocked that an author would actually allow their characters to use such offensive terms. After reading that little tid bit I immediately stopped reading and removed the book from iPad.
The only good thing about this book was the cover. I mean honestly it's a hot cover and I was totally bamboozled into reading this book after seeing that cover. This will be my first and last book read by this author.