Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #4
Also in this series: Rock Courtship, Rock Addiction, Rock Courtship, Rock Hard, Rock Hard, Rock Redemption, Rock Redemption, Rock Redemption, Rock Addiction, Rock Courtship, Rock Hard, Rock Wedding, Rock Wedding, Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1), Rock Hard (Rock Kiss, #2), Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss, #3), Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss, #4), Rock Addiction, Rock Addiciton
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Rock Kiss series with a hot, sweet, emotional contemporary romance about love and forgiveness…
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?
Fans of this series will remember Abe and Sara from throughout the other books. Their book starts after they got married and then divorced. If you’ve read the other books, you’ll remember that Abe is the band member with a substance abuse problem. He was a terrible husband to Sara and he ends up driving Sara away and is surprised when she files for divorce.
Abe is clean and sober and still in love with his ex-wife. She’s moved on to someone new but when that someone new hurts her, Abe puts himself back into her life. He wants to fix their broken relationship and he wants to prove to her and to himself that he’s not the same guy that she was married to. He wants to make up for all of the asshole things he did to her when they were married.
He wants his wife back.
Sarah isn’t the same woman she was when she was married to Abe and she’s glad for it. She’s learned a lot about herself and about life since she left Abe. She knows that Abe didn’t love her enough to keep her, to fight for her and she knows that she deserves better than the marriage they once had.
Watching these two fall in love all over again was at times frustrating but for the most part, I really liked it. I liked seeing them learn each other again and liking the changes they saw in the other. Abe’s come a long way from the first time we ‘met’ him in the books before this one and I really liked seeing him come into his own. I liked seeing him fall head over heels in love with the woman Sarah became and I loved seeing him just want to be around her.
Sarah was a strong heroine and she overcame a lot to really turn her life around. She went from being that lost little girl who loved her husband but was stuck with him because he funded her life and she became an independent woman who supported herself and didn’t need a man to pay for anything. I did get frustrated with how long it took for her to open up to Abe again, to trust him but I understood why she was the way that she was with him. Their marriage before hurt her and she knew that her love for Abe would completely destroy her again and it wasn’t something to take lightly but I was so glad when they finally got their shit together in the end.
Nalini Singh always does a fantastic job with the romance in her books and Abe and Sarah’s romance wasn’t any different. I loved how steamy their romance was and hot they were for each other. This book was filled to the brim with sweet scenes, laugh out loud scenes and a cast of characters I have come to love so freaking much. I loved seeing everyone from the band and being there for Fox and Molly’s wedding and then David and Thea’s. I’m even more excited for more Gabriel and Charlotte in the spinoff series.
This was a great way to end a series on a high note and I’m so glad that I read it.
Grade: 4 out of 5