Rock Kiss #4
19th July 2016
After a lifetime of longing for a real family, Sarah Smith thought she’d finally found her home with rock star Abe Bellamy, even if she knew Abe didn’t love her the way she loved him. But their brief relationship, filled with tragedy and heartache, nearly destroyed her. Alone, emotions in turmoil, and already shaky self-esteem shattered, Sarah struggles to pick up the pieces in the wake of their divorce. Abe knows he’s to blame for the end of his marriage. Caught in a web of painful memories, he pushed away the best thing in his life – the sexy, smart woman he adores – breaking them both in the process. Then fate throws him a second chance to get things right, to prove to Sarah that she means everything to him. Abe desperately wants that second chance at love…even if he knows he doesn’t deserve it. But can he convince Sarah – now strong and independent without him – to risk her wounded heart one more time?
This is the book most people have been waiting for in the Rock Kiss series and it is a jam packed book that’s for sure. Rock Wedding was possibly my least favourite of the series. I just didn’t and couldn’t connect with Abe or Sarah.
However, I felt like a lot of this book was about everyone else and not as much about Abe and Sarah which is partly why I just couldn’t connect with them. Even though parts of Abe and Sarah’s relationship had been in the other books, I think, because of that I expected more. So much more from their story and I didn’t feel like I got it.
Yes, it’s great that Abe and Sarah finally got back together and found a way to make it work now they were different and better people but at times I just found it too angsty and disconnected because the focus wasn’t just on Abe and Sarah. I understand why this was because it was the last book in the series and everyone has reached their happy ever after but because each couple had already gotten their happy ever after in their own books I then didn’t need them to be wrapped in a tidy bow to end the series, because there will be a spin-off series featuring the siblings from Gabriel’s book Rock Hard
and I’d guess we’ll see some, if not all of these characters in the spin-off.
My favourite scene in the book had to be when Abe rebuys Sarah her beloved books, because book girl at heart here! Also, I really cringed when it was revealed what Abe did to Sarah’s books for him to have to rebuy them. It was a sweet gesture that this book nerd really enjoyed.
Overall, I didn’t love or hate Rock Wedding. It was an ok book with a nice ending to the entire series. But I am looking forward to the spin-off series that is meant to be coming.
You can read the rest of the reviews for the Rock Kiss series here.
This review is based on the ARC of Rock Wedding, provided by Netgalley. Thanks to NetGalley and TKA Distribution for providing a review copy of this book.