Tuesday 5 February 2013

Rock the Heart Review

For the last four years, good girl Laine has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she told him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marketing company where Laine is an intern, she’s forced to see him again. If she wants to land her dream job as executive within the company, she has to win him over and secure his account. Too bad Noel is still pissed at her for breaking his heart.

When Lane’s company flies her to a Black Falcon concert to gain Noel’s attention, emotions run high the moment she sees him and realizes she’s far from over him. But Noel’s countless trysts with groupies and his cocky attitude make Laine believe he isn’t the same guy she once loved—now he seems to only want her body. Then after Laone discloses she needs him to procure a job, Noel proves he’s a changed man by forcing her to go on the road with him in order to get it.

After Laine reluctantly takes Noel up on his offer, she becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep him satisfied, even if it means succumbing to his seductive ways. Laine soon finds deception is a dangerous game and she’s not the only one playing.

“This next song goes out to the girl who shredded my heart without hesitation back in high school. It's called Ball Busting Bitch, and Laine this one's for you.”

When I read the first chapter for Rock the Heart on Michelle’s blog, I was immediately HOOKED and the quote used above is probably one of my favourite lines EVER in a book.  When I first started reading, it reminded me a lot of Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning – a rock star bad boy and a girl who has to go on tour with them but thankfully, that’s where the comparison ends as they are both completely different stories.  For one, Laine has a history with Noel.  There were in a relationship four years ago until Laine ended things and told Noel he needed to stop chasing after his dreams and get a real job.  She wanted security; a future with him and for him to go to college with her but Noel had other plans.  I’m glad he did as now he’s the front man for “Black Falcon”, one of the biggest rock bands in the world and I think he only would have ended up resenting Laine if he hadn’t tried to make it.

Laine is an intern for a top PR/Marketing company in NYC and is asked to help with handling an account – a charity founded by none other than Noel Falcon.  Laine ends up going on tour with the band and is tricked into sharing the only real bedroom on the tour bus...with Noel.  It’s only a matter of time people.  The upshot is that they’re still a little crazy about each other and for the first half of the book, the sexual tension is flying off the pages.  Someone needs to invent a way to read under dripping water as a lot of cold showers are needed!!  These two are on a collision course for each other whether fate allows them to know it or not and it makes for an entertaining ride.  

It’s easy to love Noel (isn’t that right LAINE?! *nudge*) as he might be a bad boy with an attitude but he wears his heart on his sleeve and you can’t help feeling for him after he lost Laine.  I don’t feel too sorry for the good looking, rich and successful rock star though ;)  I just think he’s hot.  I totally understand why Laine broke it off but I’m glad that they got a second chance as it was obvious that it wasn’t over...Which reminds me of this scene from The Notebook...

Despite some minor editing issues, I really enjoyed the book and I can’t wait for the next one in the series.  ROCK ON!

Rock the Heart was published on 15th November, 2012.  The sequel entitled Rock the Band is published on 29th January, 2013.  To find out more about Michelle and her books, please click here to visit her website.


  1. Thank you!! You rock!! <3 <3 <3

  2. I absolutely loved this book! I too, was hooked from the beginning. I've now read this and the second book to the series, Rock The Band and I'm so glad I found these books! I adore Noel Falcon! So swoonworthy and he's officially my new book boyfriend ;) Enjoyed reading his & Lane story and hope we get to read more about them in the near future!!

    1. I'm sure we will although I feel the spotlight will shift slightly to some of the other members of the band ;)