Wednesday, 17 May 2017

⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Rocked Up by Karina Halle & Scott MacKenzie

Rocked Up by Karina Halle & Scott MacKenzie
TITLE: Rocked up
AUTHORS: Karina Halle & Scott MacKenzie
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: May 17th, 2017
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Rocked Up is a STANDALONE rockstar romantic comedy and the fun and sexy brainchild of New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle and her husband Scott Mackenzie.

I have been watching him since I was a child. 

He didn't notice me back then and it didn't matter. Brad Snyder, guitarist and singer for one of the world's greatest bands, was my entire life.

My father, the CEO of Ramsey Records, takes credit for all of Brad's success, trying to control him in the same way he's controlled me.

But I finally get an opportunity to prove myself. 

To be wild. 

To be free.

Today I'm auditioning to be the replacement bass player for Brad's band. If I get the job, I'll go on tour and work with Brad every day, in very close proximity.

There's only one rule: he's not allowed to touch the boss's daughter.

Remember when I said that Brad never used to notice little ol' me?

Well, Brad's noticing me now.

In a way that's going to get us both in trouble.


My name is Lael Ramsey and we all know how this will turn out.

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ROCKED UP: is a STANDALONE rockstar romantic comedy co written by Karina Halle and her husband Scott Mackenzie.

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Seven years ago a fourteen year old Lael noticed twenty year old Brad Synder, he’s the lead singer and guitarists for one of her all time favourite bands who are represented by her father's record label ‘Ramsey Records’

Now she’s on her way to the venue where he and his band is playing, even though her father represents them she’s never seen them live or even met the band. 

It’s like I feel connected to him through his music, like his songs speak to me and me alone. There’s a lonely boy behind the hot facade, someone with loneliness can understand. 

Backstage passes in hand, she finally meets the boy she fantasises about in her dreams, her wish comes true, only to land flat on her face from fainting. She vows that the next time she meets him is going to be different. For starters she won’t be fainting again in a hurry!!

Fast forward 5 years 

Brad is what you would term owned by Ronald Ramsey of Ramsey Records and Lael is Ramsey’s only child. She’s 21 and he’s 27, now she’s also the new bass player in their band. Age isn’t a factor any more. 

He's just perfectly imperfect. And every moment we have, we end up spending it together. Like gravity is pulling us into each other's orbit and there's no choice but to either collide or keep rotating around each other. 

Brad owes everything he is to Ronald, at the age of fourteen until he was discovered he was a foster child bounced from home to home with nothing to his name, music was his only outlet, the one thing that never let him down in life, util Ronald swept in and saved the day and made him a household name. 

The only problem these two have is Lael’s father the biggest obstacle they have to tackle. He’s specifically stated that there is to e no socialising between the two, he’s also warned Brad that he’s prepared to drop him faster than a hot pancake. To the point he will make it that no one will sign with him again. 

For the last couple of months, I've been falling deeper and deeper, head over bass, until I'm rocked by it, by my very love for him. 

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Rocked Up has been pegged as a rockstar romantic comedy which I think is totally off the mark, I did giggle once and that was all thanks to a crazy rockstar brandishing snakes but other than that small giggle that escaped I wouldn't call this a comedy. More along the lines of 'Contemporary Romance' 

Now with past 'Rocker' books I've read you go in expecting the man whore persona, the free flowing drugs and sex on tap, and all the rock n roll taboo things one would expect when jumping into a Rocker book, 'Rocked Up' to me was as if I was reading about teenie boppers starting off, they didn't come across as guys in their late 20's living the lifestyle of rockers. It wasn’t until I reached about the 30% mark in the book that this started coming into it’s own. 

And it pains me to say this because I had such high expectations for this married duo co-writing this book together.


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