Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 249 Pages
The Rocking Romance books are a COLLECTION not a SERIES, so there is no need to read them in order. Different characters, different settings. All involve rock star main characters.
Heath “Hawk” McGowan is a young, single, cop and father. Jasmine Barrett is the rock star who has just discovered her best friend murdered in her own bed. Jasmine, or “Jazz”, as her fans call her, is not at all what Heath expects when he first meets her. Anticipating having to work with a prima donna, he is surprised to find her sweet and completely unassuming, in addition to being as sexy as her onstage persona. After outlining a number of reasons why he shouldn’t become involved with her—the top reason being he is the lead investigator in the murder of her best friend—Heath finds that he can’t stop himself from falling in love.
Things heat up between the two, especially after Jazz discovers another body in the condominium’s garage, and her terror drives her closer to Heath. Will Heath be able to solve the murders before Jasmine becomes the next victim? Or will he save Jazz, while, at the same time, losing his heart to her?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Unlike its series predecessors Between Rock and a Hard Place combines the romance and suspense from the first chapter. The love story is entwined within a murder case and it brings a new aspect to the cop/victim relationship.
“He loved the way she blushed and glanced away. Professionalism is over rated. To hell with it.”
Heath is a good cop, but Jazz stirs something in him that pushes his lines, making them blurry as hell. He wants to catch the killer and keep her safe, but he also wants to keep her.
“Every time I’m near you, I get this overwhelming urge to kiss you.”
Jazz isn’t the rock star image she portrays; she’s sweet and caring and has a past that sticks with her. For the first time in her life, being with Heath allows her the freedom of enjoying her life without being controlled, and she loves it. Being with him, his son, and his brothers is where she wants to be.
“That’s okay, it’s true, you do kiss me.” She stared straight ahead, as if concentrating, but then added, “But not enough.”
Between Rock and a Hard Place is a sweet romance that has you cheering for both Heath and Jazz, but at the same time it’s filled with graphic crime scenes and a psycho who needs to be caught, which leaves you on edge until he is.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: Heath and Dippin’ Dots.
“Dad, stick your thumb on the roof of your mouth. I’m telling you, it works.”
“I’m not doing that. I’ll look like an idiot.”
“Oh, ’cause that looks so much better,” she quipped and then dodged when he tried to grab her. “Is Mr. Big-Bad-Police-Officer being done in by the little Dippin’ Dots?”
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