Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss #3)
by Nalini Singh
Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.
Themes: contemporaryRating: 4.75 stars
For previous fans of this series we have waited and wondered for a while when and if Noah would ever find his HEA and the woman that could settle his fears and heart. Kit has been an important part of his life for so long that we might not have expected she would be the one to do it, but Noah found his mate for sure. This story was so full of pain, heartbreak and forgiveness that I cried about 70% of the time I was reading it. That being said the writing and storytelling skill that Singh fans have come to expect from any of her works is definitely found in every scene and it makes the love between Kit and Noah all the more perfect for its pure imperfectness. The flaws that exist in all humans is what keeps us all wondering if we will find our perfect match, some more dangerous to our souls than others, and Singh brings that to life with Noah's life and love. This story continues the lives and loves of the outrageously sexy and sensual rock stars that have personally all captured my heart and I cannot wait to see where the series goes at its continues and we get to learn more about Abe and his past.
Noah and Kit's story is full of angst, betrayal, forgiveness, and drama. The story revolves around their horribly troubled relationship and the way they each have to come to terms with their pasts. Thrown in with all of that is a stalker that is currently after Kit. There is so much going on in this story that giving any details would be major spoilers and the story is too good to do that to my fellow readers. I'll just say that the fears and traumas of Noah's past and his not-so-smart way of handling things often causes him to push away Kit and break her heart to keep his secrets safe.
All in all this story was one that will break your heart, again and again, but the things that the readers experience alongside Kit and Noah could just as easily be a story you are hearing from your best friend. Noah is a good guy, but he is beyond lost as he deals with the emotions and horrors of his life to this point and dealing with the emotions that his love for Kit brings out leave him flounder more often than not. His fear of losing her is the only thing strong enough to make him work through his issues and find a way to be the man she needs him to be. Kit on the other hand is the kind of woman that all of us can relate to--hopelessly in love and unwilling to give up, no matter how many times Noah breaks her heart. Her compassion and understanding, her willingness to forgive, along with her passion and love for Noah is what brings him back to her again and again even though he tries to resist her. The passion between Noah and Kit, though palpable, was not the most important part of this story. Instead it is the obviously deep love they each have for one another and how that love saves them both and gives them a chance to have a future together. It was great to see the previous band members with their women and seeing how they come together to support each other shows they are the truest type of family. I am greatly looking forward to Abe's story in the near future and I cannot wait to see him find his personal and emotional equilibrium and hopefully his HEA with the woman of his dreams. Keep the hits coming Nalini, making your fans the happiest on earth.
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