4.5 Rockin' Star Review by Ashley
Well Gia Riley has done it once again. Her ability to venture into any genre of romance and write a page turner blows my mind. Rock the Boat was so different from her other books, here she really upped the sexiness. However, it still had the same charm and touches of humor that I've come to know and love from her work.
I really liked Lark. She is equal parts shy and sexy, sarcastic and soulful. She was a beautiful mess- and rightfully so after what her jerk of an ex did to her. Thank goodness for her best friend Noelle to help pull her out of her Ben & Jerry's funk and get her out in the world again. Noelle's plan can go one of two ways...spectacularly awful or beyond amazing. Lark is skeptical to say the least but goes for it anyway. Enter Easton. He is trying to out sail his heartbreak and it isn't really working. He's busy drowning himself in sorrow and songs while he tires to get his heart around the loss that shattered his world. With a little scheming from one of his best friends Easton sets off to meet his match. The first meeting between these two was ripe with sexual tension and sparks flew for sure but there was also something that neither could explain.
After spending some time together, they both know that there is something there and decide to just go with it. I loved seeing them both open up and Lark setting her limits with what she will and won't stand for. But the biggest change was in Easton. It showed in his actions and his music. At his core, he is such a good guy but it has been shadowed by his grief. I loved that they could just be with each other. Neither was expecting to fall so fast or hard but that is just the way love works. It blindsided them and put everything they thought they wanted into question. But time is against them and decisions have to be made. Easton thinks he has it mostly sorted however Lark has a different ideas. While her actions were selfless and she had everyone's best interest at heart it still hurt. UGH- I just wanted to shake some sense into her!
But Easton was sticking to his guns. It took some finagling but he was relentless and I loved seeing this determined side of him. He went for it, put all his cards on the table and held his breath, just like I did to see what Lark would do. What a whirlwind Gia Riley took me for. She went for it big time with this book and it paid off; this was so much more than a typical rocker romance. I cringed, laughed, fanned myself, shook my head and fist pumped in victory! Rock the Boat was a true page turner that left me wanting so much more of not just Easton and Lark but of the whole crew. Fingers crossed that I get to see them again somewhere down the line!
About the Author
Gia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She's a lover of all things romance - a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. She loves strawberry smoothies almost as much as she loves reality TV. When she's not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland's, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for Big Brother. Her newest addiction is a Starbucks iced mocha - they keep her up late, doing terrible things to her characters.
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