Review: Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh

Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh

Title: Rock Redemption (A Rock Kiss Novel, 3)
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: TKA Distribution (18th September 2015)

From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series . . .

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness . . . until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.

Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving gace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.

When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting – needing – to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agress to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, to beautiful . . . and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

Rating: **** (4 stars)

ROCK REDEMPTION by Nalini Singh is the third book in her fantastic Rock Kiss Novel series. In this book Nalini returns to Schoolboy Choir, this time with Noah St. John taking centre stage. Kit Devigny loved Noah once, until he broke her heart. Kit is in the running for a role of a lifetime, but media scandal ties her to Noah. Forcing them to play the happy couple, if she wants a chance of getting the part. Pretty soon fantasy is becoming dangerously close to reality.

This is a really good read. Both Noah and Kit have been around as background characters since ROCK ADDICTION (review), and it is nice to see them centre stage. One of the things I really like about this book is how brave Kit is, and at the same time she’s very aware of the risks she’s taking. I liked that past actions and their consequences aren’t taken lightly. I also really appreciated the fact that there was no “insta-fix” to anything. I liked the fact that we got to see things from both Noah and Kit’s point of views, for me this really added an extra dimension to the narrative. Although it deals with some tough subjects, ROCK REDEMPTION is an entertaining read.

If you have read any of the previous books, or novellas, in this series then you’ll have a very good idea of the basic premise of this book. Personally I really quite enjoy this as it means I know pretty much what I am getting into – I say pretty much, because there’s always the opportunity for surprises. And as I mentioned earlier, the narrative is split between Noah and Kit. Singh handled the issues in this book in a sensitive manner; I don’t want to go into it in too much detail because of spoilers, but some people may find some of the events in this book triggering. This isn’t something I usually talk about in reviews, but I don’t want people to walk into this blind. The pacing of the novel is a little slow for me in places, but I found myself rooting for the characters and really liking the story.

I enjoyed getting to know Kit and Noah in this book. They’ve both made appearances in previous books, and I’m glad that Singh decided to give them their own book. I found them both to be likeable characters. One of the things that I really appreciated about Kit was that before anything else she wanted to be – and was – a good friend. I also really enjoyed the return of familiar faces, although only as secondary characters to Noah and Kit’s story. It was nice to get a bit of an update into how the lives of the members of Schoolboy Choir are going. There’s also a bit of set up for the next book I think, which I’m excited for. Overall I think ROCK REDEMPTION is a brilliant addition to the Rock Kiss Novel series. Singh tells an intricate love story that will capture your attention.

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