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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hard Rock Harlots Book 1 - Strings and Book 2 - Beats by Kendall Grey

Strings (Hard Rock Harlots, #1)


WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain, pearl-clutching bitties, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses, or anyone under the age of 18. The vile, base language and shocking, unholy sexual acts contained herein are not condoned by anyone with a lick of sense and should certainly not be reproduced without proper training and protection. The potty-mouthed and perpetually horny "heroine" (the term is used loosely) of this book does not resemble a normal, well-adjusted, or remotely believable person in any way, shape, or form. The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it.

* Readers are strongly advised to wear latex gloves whilst reading to minimize contamination risks.

Free-spirited musician Letty Dillinger adheres to a strict, “no strings attached” policy when it comes to men. After a wild night of unabashed sex in a fancy hotel room, she never expects to see the adventurous stud she dubs “Shades” again. When her all-girl rock trio books a tour at the last minute as the opening act for their archenemies, Letty’s shocked to discover she knows the competition’s new lead singer. Intimately. Shades is no longer a one-night stand. Now he’s the guy she has to one-up on stage every night for the sake of her career.

Sharing close quarters on a bus with her sexy nemesis and his bad-boy buddies puts Letty’s Golden Rule to the test. On this tour, guitar strings aren’t the only things being played. And when heartstrings are pulled too hard, they’re bound to snap sooner or later.

Angie J's Review:

I bought this book after seeing the promo's for the 2nd book Beats that was releasing. I read some reviews from friends and the blurb and said "OMG I need to read this book".  I tried (unsuccessfully) to borrow the book from another Kindle user friend I know but me and technology is an epic fail so I said screw it.  I bought it.  It is $3.00 so even if it was bad it was $3.00 right?? 

OMG I have never laughed as hard as I did at this book.  Crass, Raunchy, Ridiculous, sexy, naughty and even JUST WRONG are phrases/words to describe this book BUT people I loved it........But I am kinda a naughty girl myself sooooooooooo...........

First up, I you read the blurb you will totally get what you read.  SO if any of that sounds like something you dont like...dont read.  If you laughed your ass off like I did reading it, then buy the book.  You will not be disappointed.

So Letty, our "Heroine" has a craptastic birthday but meets a hot guy for a one night stand.  They have one HELL of a night and she says "see ya" and figures she will never see the hottie she names "Shades" again.  WRONG!!  Turns out he is the new bass player for the one band in town she cannot associate with.  He is a member of a band who stole one of their songs!!  Not Good!!!

Well The 2 bands end up going on tour together.  Letty is trying to ignore the way she feels about Shades and he her BUT of course it doesn't work.  They have to keep their 'hook ups" secret or her band mates will quit the tour.

The sex scenes were hot and at times a bit gross (making me a gag a few times) but I loved it.  Letty doesn't make an apologizes for her sexual freedom.  Shades and her have a lot of fun and even try a 3way with another of his bandmates.  I was shocked because that band mate is kinda a major DB but it was interesting.  Shades is also very free with his sexual encounters and i will say that 3 way was VERY eye opening!!!! 

Honestly, I dont want to tell you much about the plot because I want you to READ this damn book.  It cracked me up sooooo much.  The plot twist were great and the band issues are solved wonderfully so I cannot wait to read the next book.

Melinda's review: 

I bought this book when my fellow blogger told me about it and said I had to read it.  Then when I read what it was about and saw it was a Rocker book, and not just any rocker book but one about a girl band, Oh yeah I’m in. 

Please note there is a very fitting warning label PLEASE if you do nothing else read this FIRST before purchasing the book.  If you find anything offending in the warning this will not be a book for you because it is raunchy, sexy, and humorous.  

First off I never read the titles of the chapters but for some reason I did and OMG love it, let me list a few…..

·         Shit, Meet Fan

·         Man Pasties and G-string Banana Hammocks

·         I’d Wear a Dick Hat on Stage

·         Stage Christening

·         Slap My Bare Ass and Call Me Sassy

What have I gotten myself into this has got to be good.

Letty is the bass player/singer in her band Cherry Buzz Float who on her birthday decides to have a one night stand with a guy she calls “Shades” knowing she will never see him again.  Letty’s manager convinces the band to go on tour with a rival guy band, which just happened to steal one of their songs a few years back.  Enter the guy band and Todd, aka Shades, the new bass player.  That’s right Letty’s never to see again one night stand is going on tour with her. 

Letty is a no holds bar woman who will say what she wants, when she wants it, and how she wants it.  She likes to be in control.  Who can resist a bad ass rocker chic? Shades also likes to be in control but is up for new adventures when it comes to Letty.  Oh the things he lets her do and lets her think she is in charge while doing it. 

This is a great story of the two bands trying to make it big and Letty and Todd trying to keep their one night stand and secret get togethers from the other band members.  I loved this rocker book it was raw and in your face.  There is conflict, blowups, and then the coming together (snickers…this can be taken so many ways).  I cannot wait to read the next one; I am downloading it as soon as I’m done writing this review.  I give this book 4.5 star rating.


Book 2 in the Hard Rock Harlots Series
WARNING: BEATS is specially formulated for horn dogs, porn oglers, smut peddlers, BDSM junkies, M/M and M/M/F addicts, DP dabblers, body modification connoisseurs, and lovers of A2M backdoor sexy times. If you don’t fall into these categories, can’t stomach hot man-on-man action, or if you have no idea what the above acronyms mean, please back away from BEATS now. This isn’t the book you’re looking for. Failure to heed this warning could inadvertently throw unauthorized users into a persistent vegetative state, or at the very least, require administration of a defibrillator to the chest and/or groin area. Nobody wants that.

For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark, and scary bandmate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot—they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all—Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune—when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. She has to go through Rax to get it.

Angie J's Review:

I bought this book after starting book 1 and loving it completely.  I saw that this book was releasing and grabbed it.  I couldn't put it down.  OMG These books are great.  Book 1 was raunchy and naughty but book 2 was a lot deeper and more serious. 

In book 1, we saw Jinx and Toombs pining for each other and we wondered how things would go.  Well we find out in a big way what is up.  Toombs is Rax's submissive and will do any and all things Rax tells him.  Well Jinx walks in on Rax and Toombs "fun time" and Rax WANTS her but he knows she wants Toombs and Toombs wants Jinx.  Toombs is embarrassed because he doesn't feel he is good enough for Jinx.  She is so "pure" in contrast to him.  The dynamic of the relationship between Rax and Toombs is sad and confusing.  I was like "AUGHHHH" alot with Toombs because we, like Jinx, have no clue the history of the 2 men.

One night Jinx walks in on Rax and Toombs with a groupie and she gets a "handful" of Toombs but is sad when he rebuffs her kiss.  She is so embarrassed.  The following day Rax approaches her and says she can have Toombs but with him too.  What is Jinx to do?????  She says yes.
The sex that night is crazy and Jinx will not let Rax take control of the situation and totally undermines his 'authority".  I love what she does to him....wanna know then read it.  I will say that Rax is stunned by our quiet, little Jinx and the fire in her belly.

Well while all this is going on Jinx has some family drama and Rax says he can help with it IF she gives him one night along.  She agrees only because she gets a night alone with Toombs.   But her one night with Toombs is a disaster because he is more concerned with helping her find her "beats".  She seems to have lost her creative juices so to say and he wants her to get back on track before she is fired from the band.

I can't really tell more about the book because the plot line is amazing and deep.  It had Letty and Shades being Letty and Shades but the vibe is soooo different from book 1.  To be honest, Book 2 kicks book 1's ass.  The author totally made my head spin.  I expected totally raunchy, crass comedy but what I got was gut wrenching and heart wrenching.

I am on pins and needles for more of this series.  I need to know how everyone shakes out after the ending confrontation. 


Melinda's Review:

My fellow blogger told me I had to read Strings.  Well after I read Strings I just had to buy and read Beats.   I mean who can resist a Rocker book and not just any rocker book but one that has chicks that can rock as hard as and better than the guys. 

Please note there is a very fitting warning label PLEASE if you do nothing else read this FIRST before purchasing the book.  If you find anything offending in the warning this will not be a book for you because you will read everything that is in the warning.

Jinx it the shy quite one in the band that has feeling for Toombs who is frightening and seems to have dark secrets.  I love that everyone thinks they have Jinx figured out and that she is a meek quite shy girl and really she is as she calls herself a chameleon.  Jinx realizes she is in love with Toombs but Toombs is in love with their lead guitarist Rax - ass extraordinaire.  Everyone can see that Jinx has a thing for Toombs even Rax.  Rax makes Jinx an offer to let her be with Toombs but she has to be with him too. 

I loved this story.  First, the personalities were great.  Jinx who you think is shy and quite but when you get to know her is so not she has spunk and can hold her own when pushed.  You have Toombs who is scary and just not sure of him but he has this sweet kind side once you get past his ruff exterior.  Then there is Rax well he seems to be all he is an Ass no in between.  I really hope the next book is his and he redeems himself.  I still love Letty and her no holds bar attitude and mouth and then there is Shades yummy I see why Letty likes him so.  I wished the story was a little longer; I got to the end and found myself wanting more. 

Second, the books were totally different.  In most series the books seem to be the same.  In Strings it was raunchy, sexy, and humorous.   With Beats it was rawer, had more depth, darkness, and so many layers.  There was just so much more to Jinx and Toombs that I never saw some things coming and things you find out about each of them…amazing.  It just proves you think you know someone but until they let you into their mind and heart you have no idea. 

My favorite part is when Jinx lets loose and punches Rax in the face, I wanted to yell “go Jinx go do it again.” My second favorite is a video chat with Jinx, her brother and Toombs – I got a little choked up on that. All I can say is Kendall Gray you have me hooked cannot wait for the next book.  I give this book a 5 star rating.

 Kendall's Bio:
Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she's not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don't have to.
Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia but don't hold that against her. 
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