Sunday, August 4, 2013

Real Ugly (Hard Rock Roots)-- C.M. Stunich

So this is the second book I have read by this author, and I gotta say- she is the shizz people!! It was fantastic, just like the other one was. So, I would say that she is a keeper on my authors to read list!!! This is a rock star romance/ mystery/ suspense novel- with a serious side of hot and steamy sex thrown it. Naomi and Turner, our female and male leads are both rock stars in two different bands currently on tour together, but their story goes back about six years prior to where the story kicks off. Naomi meets Turner, already a rock god, six years prior (after idolizing him for quite some time)- he rescues her from a bad situation, they get drunk, get tattoos of each others name, have sex and pass out. She is a virgin at that time by the way, and is totally in love with him, so she doesn't think too much about it when he doesn't whip out protection before the act, which results in an unplanned pregnancy......... But he doesn't stick around for that (don't hate him yet!!)
Fast forward six years later, he comes across her on the tour and it sparks some recognition, because up until this point, he doesn't remember their time together as he was wasted during it. She hates him by this time, so she totally bucks up against him and treats him like the biggest asshole on the planet, which drives him insane as he demands respect from everyone. The fact that she doesn't, makes him want her even more, and makes him more determined to figure out where he knows her from. He finally pisses her off enough that she blows up and it all comes out, the history that they have, the pregnancy and the fact that she hates the air he breathes. He immediately wants to know where his kid is, as he is determined to be the best father that he can be to his child (he had a shitty childhood himself)........ So, he makes her tell him everything, including the thing that breaks his heart- that she had an abortion. This broke my heart too- I could feel how much he wanted a child, how much he needed someone to love, and to have someone to love him. Of course, the revelation makes him furious with her, so you would think that would be the end for them- that he would be disgusted by her, and want nothing to do with her. Yeah, that's what I thought too. But um no, this dude is hooked so deep in her that he doesn't even realize it. I almost laughed when he realized that he was in love, mainly because the guy never had experienced any of it in his life, so he had no clue what the hell was going on. It really was funny, but sweet all the same, because as soon as he realized it- he let her know. He didn't hold back at all, and he was completely and utterly done with any other woman. He wanted Naomi, forever and always, no questions asked. If only she could have been as easy to come to terms with her feelings. No, that wasn't happening- she still hates him with a passion, and refuses to let him back into her heart again. She does everything that she can to deny her feelings, even though the sexual tension between them is so freaking hot. Her body really betrays her, let's just say that.
Now, onto the mystery and suspense. Naomi has a past- something that she did years ago, something horrible, something that would probably send her to prison for the rest of her life. For years, she has lived with the knowledge that she seemed to have gotten away with it- until her past comes back to haunt her. Then it threatens her, and just gets downright scary. And finally, that shit gets real, real scary, real fast. And we are left with questions, lots of questions, as we have one of the worst cliffhangers I have ever seen!! I hated it- hated that I didn't know what happened to who, and who was behind it all. Luckily, the second book is out, so I dived right into it, Get Bent......
5 freaking big stars!!

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