By Protector of literacy
For some reason it’s always hard for me to read books where the roles of women & men are reversed. But that’s more of a me problem then the book.
Overall I though it had depth that I often find lacking in erotica/ contemporary romance. There was good dialogue between the characters & great character development. The only reason it’s not a 5 because I didn’t like how easily she had sex with ppl who weren’t LUCKY . But again, that’s more of a personal problem.
Sexy and empowering
By Cyndi Becker
What can I say about Rock F*ck Club? This story is EXACTLY what you'd expect..and so much more! Michelle Mankin rocked with RFC. The premise is unique, the characters engaging and it's perfectly executed . If there is one "lifestyle" that is the epitome of drama it's the world of rock-n-roll, and it's clear Mankin knows this world and how to how plot some drama. It's a world that is not for the faint of heart and there are moments that RFC gets pretty darn intense, deliciously intense that is.
The story opens with a young woman in tears as Raven discovers her rock star boyfriend in a compromising position. Rock stars, go figure? But Raven devises the best revenge plan. One that empowers her. She'll be in charge and she's decide who among the primo rock musicians she'll sleep with. All on her terms. With her bestie Marsha, she sets out to level the playing field and the Rock F*ck Club becomes a movement.
Mankin captures the rawness and churn of the emotions that Raven experiences throughout the "tour". There are a few "trophies" (potential and actual) that force Raven to make choices that lead to some potentially soul damaging predicaments, leading her to make choices she might have avoided. Attraction and revulsion co-mingle as plans get derailed and interactions go sideways. However, with risk comes reward. There may be a certain candidate who manages to get under Ravens' skin (and vice versa). This man among boys, I'll call him the "favorite potential inductee" is one lovable and luscious luminary. But most importantly, he cares and he's genuine. Their connection complicates her task and makes for some interesting escapades.
Mankins characters are complex without being overly complicated and fussy. Backstories serve their purpose well, they flush out who they are and why they've become what they've become. Raven is endearing; loyal, logical and driven, and she's also very kind. Nothing she does hurts anyone else and she's mindful of that. As you'd expect, there's a fair amount of secondary characters that advance the story and Raven's plight. Mankin brings in some of the characters from her other series and mixes things up by putting Raven firmly in the hot seat. She's got a path, but does she want to stick to it. Does she have a choice?
I'll admit I came into this read with the standard assumptions about rock stars and life on tour. Mankin took my expectations of the lifestyle to a new level of fantasy (not that I'll ever be able to witness it but a girl can dream ~ ). Her writing style is descriptive and made me feel as though I was a part of the tour, on the bus and ready hit the highway. I have more highlights than I can count. I don't believe this is a part of a series but I sure would love to check in on Sky, Rocky and the boys (wink wink, nudge nudge) RFC is 5 stars of well paced adventure and fun. I recommend this to all you lovers of rock star romance! #girlpower #rockallstars
I Loved It
By Susan D's Reviews
This author was unknown to me, when I was given the chance to read an ARC of this book. I read over the description of it, and it caught my interest, so I decided to read it. From what I had read, I knew it would be hot, and it is, sizzling hot, but it is also so much more. It grabbed my attention at the beginning of the book, and kept it throughout. I am a very responsible person, and rarely miss work, but I have to very quietly say, I could not put it down, so I called out of work to finish it. In the midst of that hotness, there is also a story of growing up, forgiveness, and love. This is love between friends, in the family, and that one true love. Then, there is also sexy rock stars. I loved Lucky and his family, which also included his rock band. They are very special. Without giving anything way, the ending is just the best. I voluntarily reviewed this advance copy, and now that I have found this author, I plan to read more of hers. (less)
Rise and Take Charge
By Thia Finn
When Raven decides to set the rock world to her own tune, she flips the tables on the men of rock and roll!
Mankin does a beautiful job with this unconventional story of Raven and her friend, Marsha (Mars), and the hot rocker that ultimately wins Raven’s heart.
Owning Your Sexuality
I love this book. Raven walked in on her boyfriend with another woman and decided that woman can own their own sexuality and decide their own faith. Raven never expected to find her soulmate while being on her quest. Lucky came out of nowhere and rocked Raven's world. I love how Lucky was able to bring Ravens life back to completion.
By Sobo Chick
I was hooked within the first few chapters and flew through this book. Lucky is super hot and he and Raven’s romance is swoony. Off to find the next book!! This is a must read for rock romance lovers.
I am so lucky that I got to read this book!!!
This book will grab you at the synopsis and take you on on incredible ride! Two crazy best friends Raven & Marsha go on a trip fueled by revenge and experience a journey of self discovery filled with girl power! The characters they meet along the way are super cool and sexy! The story is filled with surprises and twists to keep you entertained along the way. After reading this book I'm reminded to be Bold and Brave!!
I loved this book! It’s an awesome start to a series. I loved the characters & I can’t wait for more! Lucky is definitely a new book boyfriend!
I was a little unsure going into this book but I have read other books by the author and enjoyed them so I gave it a try. Raven caught her rock star boyfriend cheating so she starts ranting about what if the tables were turned. What if the girls would just love 'em and leave 'em. She wants to go around to concerts and get with someone in the band and then leave him. Her best friend records her saying this and women all over are supporting her. Then a network calls to make it into a reality TV show. But what happens when she actually falls in love along the way? This book had my emotions all over the place. I would be happy for Raven, then sad, then mad at her for the choices she was making. I even found myself judging her which I thought, I wouldn't be judging a guy in a book doing this, which is the point. Guys get away with this behavior so why can't a girl have some fun. The book is interesting and nothing really what I thought because how can there be a romance when she is on a tour to sleep with multiple guys? Things are definitely complicated. The book is really about self discovery. Raven has family issues and has suffered much loss and she really just wants to figure out who she really is. The author has written other series with Rock Bands and she gives those bands a shout out in this book so I thought that was fun.
Great start for this series
I was skeptical while reading this book...you could clearly tell who the main guy in this book was but you really had no clue how the couple would get around the whole RFC thing. Overall this was a pretty good book, it was well written and the characters were well developed as was the story. There were things that irritated me about Raven throughout the book like her hero complex that she had. I understand wanting to help out a friend but the whole RFC thing she did pretty much just for the money to get Marsha out of debt...which okay you are best friends yeah I get it but why didn't Marsha say "Hey guys if Raven doesn't feel comfortable anymore then I will take over." but no she didn't and I honestly don't think she would have.
Regardless of how I really didn't care for Marsha the rest of the characters were good, some great even. I especially loved Sky and would LOVE to see a Sky and Rocky book in the future. There is obviously something there between the two.
If your are an avid reader of rock star book then you will more than likely love this book as there were TONS of rockers in this book.