Rock Fiction Coveting: Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

Posted: November 7, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I’m stealing the site back from Jett for a few minutes here because Nalini Singh has long been on my I need to read this author and see what the fuss is about list. I hear things about her structure, her talent, her ability… she’s like a goddess in certain circles. One of the best writers of the moment.

But as anyone who hangs at West of Mars knows, I’m a pretty busy camper, running a small business and being a single mom and all. So reading… often falls by the wayside. And even then, a number of years ago, I dug myself a sinkhole of books that I try not to add to. So I’m reading stuff that’s been waiting for me for years.

Sadly, Nalini’s books aren’t in that pile. (I don’t think. At 500+ books, it can be hard to keep straight. But you’d think I’d have looked and you’d think if any had been there, I’d have read them.)

But now I’ve got a reason to pick one up. Or at least a reason to pass it on to Jett, who I can hear whooping in the background. Yep, Nalini has written some Rock Fiction.

Rock Courtship is the name of it, and here’s the description:

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

Oh, no! It’s the employee trope again! I gotta admit, I’m disappointed to see this from such a well-regarded author. And while I know there are only so many plots that exist in the world, the whole “I’m gonna sleep with my boss/employee” thing really irks me. Oh, I know it happens in the music biz. It happens on a daily basis. But in fiction, it bugs me; it’s too convenient and I continue to wonder, time and again, what sort of reputation these women — because it’s always the women who are the publicists and managers and whatnot — wind up with. Not among the public, but in the industry. “Oh, we just hired a new one. Figure she’ll be here for six months before she runs off with one of the clients. I’m already checking resumes for her replacement.”

THAT sort of reputation. Do you think band management ever says, “Hey, let’s hire firm so-and-so for our publicity/touring/insert-band-job-here because our guitarist needs to fall in love and settle down.”

And do you think we can EVER find a rocker who DOESN’T have groupies all over him? Again, I know: it’s part of the lifestyle, but on the other hand, in Rock Fiction, it’s almost like the two go hand in hand. The love interest always is dripping in girls. But look! He’s rarely the manwhore he lets the public think he is. He’s really a good guy and…

Well, I’m told if there’s anyone who can rise above, it’s Nalini, so bring it, girl. Set a new bar for Rock Fiction.

  1. […] been kinda disappointed by the plotlines of the first two Rock Fiction books Nalini has written. (Rock Courtship here and Rock Addiction here.) But she sells something like billions and trillions of books and […]

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