Fall by Karina Bliss
Series: Rock Solid #2
Also in this series: Rise
Published by Karina Bliss
Publication Date: November 15th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Keep Rage together at all costs...
Powerhouse PA Dimity Graham is off her game. Her career is everything to her and she never lets anything personal mess that up. So how can she explain getting busy between the sheets with Rage's nice-guy drummer Seth Curran? She's supposed to be keeping this band out of trouble, not getting into it. But before she can put everything back where it belongs, Seth needs her help.
Faking a relationship seemed like a good idea that night, right before they fell into bed together. But standing on New Zealand soil, facing the people he disappointed to pursue his dream, Seth doubts he and Dimity will convince anyone they're hot and crazy for each other. To his surprise, Dimity is working her magic on everyone and they're all convinced this is the real deal. The problem is, he's almost convinced, too.
Dimity is out and about with Rage drummer, Seth Curran. She’s looking to get laid but he’s drowning himself in alcohol because his childhood sweetheart, who had recently broken up with him, told him that she’s already engaged. Dimity is trying to help him when she sends some texts to his ex – with the thought that she will help him get her back. Seth is all for it. Of course they both drink a lot and then end up sleeping together which brings up feelings Dimity didn’t know she had for Seth. He’s determined to get back with his ex, however, so Dimity shoves her growing feelings for Seth to the side.
Once the pair arrives in New Zealand – Seth’s home country – he’s excited to see his family again and try to reconcile with his father who wasn’t happy when he left his family business to become a rock star. Dimity is anxious to hear the result of her boss Zander’s surgery. As it turns out, Seth ends up helping Dimity as much as she ends up helping him by being his fake girlfriend. In the process Seth realizes that it’s not his ex that he wants in his life.
I was looking forward to this book because I really liked both Seth and Dimity in the first book, Rise. That was a great story and I had high hopes for the second book in the series. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed. Not that this book was bad, it wasn’t, I just had some issues with it.
My biggest issue with the story was Dimity. On the one had I really liked her and what she was trying to do with Seth and helping him get back with his ex. I liked her dedication to the band as well. Overall she wasn’t a bad person at all. What I didn’t like was her temper and her selfishness in some instances. At one point in the book she just goes off on some people and it brought my respect for her down a few notches. I don’t care if the people you went off on forgive you – you should have never said some of those things in the first place. Rude, disrespectful and self-serving is what she was– and to people who were her friends! I get the reasons behind why she felt justified in acting that way but it didn’t excuse the actual act. Then she sneakily went around trying to sabotage their relationship. Gah! Don’t get me started. I was so annoyed at her I had a hard time continuing to read.
Seth was a great guy, really. He pretty much saved the book for me because he was so wonderful. I wanted his dad to see what a good guy he was too but he was stubborn. I wish that we could have seen a bit more development in his relationship to Dimity after his epiphany about his ex and their life together. Despite that I thought he was the glue that held the story together.
In the end a good story but definitely one I had issues with. Even though I had issues with it I’m still looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5