on November 11, 2014
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Tyke Douglas is tired of being the glue that holds the hottest band in the world together. If the rest of the guys are out doing their own thing, then why shouldn’t he? He’s about to turn things up a notch and bring a whole new level of crazy into Black Falcon’s world.
Francine Mead is putting her sordid past behind and is determined to help others overcome their demons along side her. The first step in her new life is taking a job as an addiction counselor, where she can mentor others through their struggles. Francine never expected to be lured back into temptation when her first sexy celebrity client, Tyke Douglas walks through her door. The moment she lays eyes on him, she’s in trouble.
Both Tyke and Francine know a relationship between them would be a disaster, but with each session, things continue to heat up, making it impossible to deny the connection they share. Boundaries cross, attractions heighten and both of their willpowers will be tested to the very limit.
Novel centers around Tyke Douglas, bassist of Black Falcon, and is final book in the series.
Reading this book had me feeling a strong rush of nostalgia. Remembering the emotional and swoon worthy journey I took with the Black Falcon guys, I can say that it is indeed one of the best series I’ve read since I started blogging. I nearly cried just reading the summary as I know it’s going to be the last book in the series. Last, but certainly not the least!
I have always been a Riff girl, but Tyke surprised me in ways I never thought possible. His story is deep, raw and just plain beautiful. It steamrolls through your heart and then you realize, by the last page, that Michelle Valentine has been so subtly rebuilding those pieces of your heart ensuring that it’s still intact.
Rock My Body is not just your usual romance novel. It’s a story that speaks about friendship, brotherhood, how one person deals with his frustrations and vices and how true love becomes the master key that opens his gates of genuine happiness.
Tyke has been the glue that has held Black Falcon together. While the other members of the band have found their greatest love and decided to step back in the limelight to focus on family life, Tyke has been left doing everything for the team. Music is his soul. Black Falcon is his life. But the pressure of keeping them in tact take its toll on him. He is drawn deeper and deeper into the shadow world of drug abuse. The guys are too worried about him especially his twin brother Trip, so he is forced to leave the band for a while until he gets cleaned. Rehab is the only way they know how.
Music is the one thing I can completely lose myself in. When I’m in the moment, feeling the beat, I’m untouchable; nothing else matters… It’s what I was born to do.
Frannie Mead (Oh I Love her!) has her own share of vices and dark past. Trying to move forward, she is now the counselor at the same rehab center that Tyke is in and maybe, just maybe, the ONLY PERSON that could help cure Tyke’s addiction. But when her mind is filled with dos and don’ts, how can Frannie let love in?
“How am I ever supposed to concentrate on helping this man when he’s my own personal brand of tattooed man-flavored candy?”
I really enjoyed the romance aspect of this story. It felt like it fell into place just perfectly and was so romantic, hot and very worth of the swoon. I loved how it developed and the complications that went along with it.
As much as I wish we could have a fairy tale romance, I know this is reality and happily ever afters don’t happen to broken people like us.
I thought Frannie was easy to relate to and I thought she was incredibly realistic. I love that she’s tough and exactly knows what she wanted and fought for it. She deals with a lot things in this book and I think, though there are ups and downs, she handles it gracefully. Tyke on the other hand, wasn’t a perfect character, you wanted to smack him upside the head sometimes but ultimately you could feel for him.
“You , Frannie- you make me feel needed, and that’s why I’m fighting for you.”
Overall, I thought Rock My Body was a really great read that had a little bit of everything in it. I loved that it wasn’t just a romance but a story about friendship, too. It’s filled with romantic tension as Frannie tries to fight her feelings towards Tyke. But when love comes so strong, there is no right or wrong.
“All this time I never understood that in order to find love again, all I had to do was open up my heart to the possibility of it.”
Truly, I can’t really think of anything that bothered me or that I didn’t like about it. Plus I love seeing the old crew with their partners and learning where they are right now. The songs at the beginning of each chapter added an interesting touch and the epilogue, well let’s just say I got a bit teary eyed there. So do yourself a favor, read it. Enjoy it! I would 100% recommend it!
So many emotions were triggered with this book. The most I felt being gutted. I never thought that another Black Falcon man would take my heart away from Riff, but Tyke did just that. My chest heaved when he went trough his trouble. I love this series so much because of my love of music. I love when an author incorporates music into their stories. It puts my two loves together and I think it makes the story so much better. I love the playlist for this book. It captures the emotions and the scenes perfectly.
Tyke, what can I say? He completely captured my heart with his struggles. I felt his pain of loss. I cried for him as he struggled with the changes and lost control of himself. Never in my time reading has a character made me hurt so bad for him. If he was real, I would hug him to death and never let him go. I think it’s great that she saved him for last. It really was a great ending to the series.
Frannie, I loved her. I really liked that she fought for what she wanted. She didn’t easily give up and she showed real strength. It’s no surprise that I love strong, sassy, confident female leads and Frannie was all of those things. One part when her sass came out, I wanted to fist bump her and say, “You go girl!” I really connected with the way she was written.
Overall, this book made me cry happy and sad tears. I’m so sad to see the end of this series and I’m going to miss the boys of Black Falcon. I loved every word, loving and heart breaking. I think this is by far the deepest book in the series and I can’t begin to tell you how moved I was reading it. I devoured this book. Thank You, Michelle for the perfect ending. Noel, Riff, Trip and Tyke will forever live in my heart.