Rock Steady by Dawn Ryder
Description: He kept it casual
Superstar guitarist Ramsey’s reputation as a bad-boy rocker is exceeded only by his dedication to his music. He’s worked hard for the success of his hit metal band Toxsin, and he intends to enjoy it-completely. When a jilted groupie gets back at him for a one-night stand with an intimate-and completely inappropriate-tattoo, he needs it fixed, and fast. Sparks fly between Ramsey and his new tattoo artist, and Ramsey finds himself hoping for more than new ink.
Until she made him want more
When a high-profile tattoo job lands Jewel an invite on Toxsin’s latest tour, she can’t say no. It’ll be great exposure, after all. What she’s really worried about is ruining the gig by hooking up with the first guy to completely rock her world. She knows she should resist-Ramsey’s not the kind to stick around for a morning after. But the way he makes her feel-as an artist and a woman-could be worth any risk.
To tell the truth, I had a hard time getting into this book. For most of the story, I didn’t really understand the motivations or the back-stories of the main characters.The hero, Ramsey, made stupid choices. He fought with himself over not wanting to be in a relationship with Jewel. When he made stupid choices which hurt her emotionally, she kept forgiving him. When he did finally come around, he didn’t grovel enough. I truly enjoy a good grovelling scene and I was sadly disappointed. Also, there were plot points that didn’t seem believable in the story, i.e. why he needed even a personal tattoo artist to travel on tour with him. Honestly, while I did finish the entire book, I was overall disappointed by the plot but I did like the author’s writing style. I usually love both rock-star and tattoo artist novels and really liked that the tattoo artist was a woman. I just felt like some of the plot and the relationship between the main characters was undeveloped. That being said, the things I didn’t like about the book did not stop me from finishing it. I just think it was an average read.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.
Received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.