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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn

Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (205 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Loving him couldn’t be worse than losing him. Could it?

Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her.

As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more.

Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn’t need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell.

Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world.

You want a story that’s hot from the word go? Then you very much so need to read Rock Me.

I love a story where the bad boy and the good girl try to make a go of things. Ms Lynn’s story had me from hello. Things start hot and never let up. I felt like I was the one sitting there in the tattoo artist’s chair waiting for my new ink—and I’m too squeamish to get body art. But this story had me thinking otherwise.

I also love characters that redeem themselves. In this case, Brian is the true rebel. He plays by his own rules and does what he wants, but at heart, he’s not as bad as he wants us to think he is. That said, that little detail is what truly endeared him to me. He’s realistic. Yes, he can probably bend steel with his bare hands and can scare small children and the elderly with his body art, but for me, that made him sexier. There’s a certain fragility under his tough exterior that made him sweet and tart at the same time.

Candace is great, too. She’s what I’ve always wanted to be — rebellious. She’s lived by the rules of others and wants that one moment to be her own person. I could relate to her. She’s a combination of sassy, sweet, and soul, all confuddled in a plays-by-the-rules package. Her struggle to find her own personal balance was raw and believable. I wanted to see her spend the rest of her life with Brian.

If you want a story that’s super sexy and will stick with you long after the last page, then you need to read Rock Me. This is one for my keeper shelf.