HARD ROCK LOVE by Athena Wright: Review + GIVEAWAY

Title: Hard Rock Love
Series: Cherry Lips #4
Author: Athena Wright
Genre: New Adult/Rock Star Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2019
*can be read as a standalone*


He’s my big sister’s best friend. This rock star god knows I’m off-limits. Is that a rule he’s willing to break?

Seth Powers is wild. He’s devilish. He’s hot as sin.
He’s also my big sister's best friend and a rock star drummer in one of the hottest bands around.
My silly schoolgirl crush from years ago has turned into a burning desire. I crave his strong fingers caressing my skin. I long for his lips to capture mine.
But if Everly has one rule when it comes to Seth, it’s this: Hands off my little sister.
I know he wouldn’t break his friend’s trust like that.
But with his lingering looks and his quick, intimate touches, I can’t help but wonder…
Is that a rule Seth is willing to break?

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4.5 stars I don’t know what it is about this author, but she has the ability to make me fall in love with all of her characters.  I have been not-so-patiently waiting for Seth’s book and it was definitely worth the wait!  Seth is the gregarious drummer from Cherry Lips while Abby is a bookish college student who is also the younger sister of Seth’s best friend Everly.  Of course, this means that Abby is completely off limits. 

I adored Seth.  He comes across as the jokester, but he has hidden depth.  Always putting the others before him, I wanted to give him a big hug as he grapples with the change in band family dynamics.  He is so sweet to Abby and one could not help, but love him.  Abby is a caring, serious girl which some insecurities.  I loved how she was able to “see” Seth.  I also enjoyed watching her journey to self discovery.  The two of them are great together and I am thrilled that they got their HEA. I also enjoyed seeing the other members of Cherry Lips (plus a cameo of August!) even though at times I wanted to tell them to wake up.

Unlike this author’s other books, Hard Rock Love is pretty low on angst and drama.  The characters are likable, engaging, and well developed.  The storyline was good and moved at a great pace. I am sad that Hard Rock Love is the last book in the Cherry Lip series, but I just know the author has more in store for us readers!  I received this book for free and I voluntarily leave this review.


My whole body shook, still angry and upset at my sister's words.
I grabbed Seth’s shirt and pulled him to me. His bright green eyes went wide, eyebrows nearly raising off his forehead.

“Um, Abby…” he began.

In a fit of pique, I surged forward and crushed my lips to his. They were full and soft, gone slack. I pressed myself against him, tugging him closer desperately.

Seth let out a huff of surprise. He brought one hand to my shoulder and I thought he might push me away. Instead, his lips firmed and he pressed me closer.

Our mouths moved together, hot and slick. He tasted of peppermint and black licorice, a delicious combination. I moaned into his mouth, molding against him as all conscious thought went out the window.

“Fuck, Abby…” he murmured in between kisses. “What are we doing?”

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Author Bio

Athena Wright is a USA Today Bestselling author of New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She loves to write about cocky men and the girls who tame their wild hearts. Hobbies include cooking, eating and living out her rock star dreams at karaoke bars. Athena is perpetually on the hunt for her next caffeine fix.

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