Rock Rebel Review
Title: Rock Rebel (Nothing But Trouble, #3)
Author: Tara Leigh
Publication Date: December 11, 2018
Publisher: Forever Yours
He's a rock star with a secret; she's a pop princess with a painful past, can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?
I've earned my bad reputation.
A few years ago, I was New York City's hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now... I'm rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I'm an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.
They're not entirely wrong. I don't give a damn what other people think, and I'm all for breaking the rules... except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.
Rock gods don't tour with pop princesses.
It's not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity's incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is... intriguing. But I'm convinced the skeletons in Verity's closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we're not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I'm determined to keep hidden.
Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules?
This was one hell of a mother-flowering book!!!! It was more than just amazing- It gets all the stars!!!!!! I thought Rock Legend was my favorite but now I think this one takes the cake. It was so powerful and so relevant. The Me Too movement has been a force to be reckoned with and I love that this book took that into account. Reading it really hit a cord with me as it should with every person. I couldn’t stop reading it and was annoyed I had things to do in my life and couldn’t constantly read.
I connected to Verity on so many levels. She just wants to be loved and cared for based on who she is. But she had to learn to love and believe in herself, which is something so many people need to do. Watching her take charge of her life was almost magical and empowering.
Dax was the type of guy you just can’t help but love. He is a talented, sexy, amazing character. Dax and Verity bring out the best in each other in such a simple and humble way. Their love is so endearing!!!
And, the TWIST!!! The twist just- ugh!!!! Leigh got me, she soooo got me! I will say no more…
The one thing that really stuck out for me was the fact that I could picture countless singers and actors that could be Verity. Kesha was the main person I imagined while reading Verity’s story and it just struck home how the draw of fame and fortune can be so detrimental. That the dream of being a singer or dancer or actor can come with a price it never should come with- how power can corrupt some and victimize others. It’s a terrify thought that millions upon millions of people live with every day. I’m so grateful for the fact that Leigh sheds light on the issue and takes a stand against the abusers.
Rock Rebel is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and completely wonderful story that will hold a special place in my heart for years to come! I’m so impressed by this book and overwhelmed with the emotion it brought out in me. Enough said!