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23 February 2013

Blog Tour and Book Review: Rocked Under, Cora Hawkes

Reading Level:Contemporary Romance/New Adult




Self-Pubbed 12/31/12



Emma has left her native England to embark on a new life and new college in the US with her cousin. They happen to rent an apartment where an up and coming rock star is living. What happens from there is your typical girl sees boy performing, gets excited. Boy sees girl, likes what he sees, but she's going to play hard to get.

At first I had a hard time getting into the story. I liked Emma enough, but Scott just seemed to into himself and came across as God's answer to women. Emma was able to talk him down a notch; however, it becomes difficult to fight the attraction, but of course, we know that these two will do what they can to try to what they can to maintain a facade of friendship while smoldering with a frenzied heat.

A fun read.

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Excerpt from ROCKED UNDER:

His eyes widened and he looked up at the sky for a moment. "Why do you ask?" His voice was quiet.
"Ash told me that you've never had a girlfriend." Why was I talking about this with him?
He sighed before looking back down at me. "She told you that, but what she was really doing was warning you off me." He was looking at me seriously now.
"No," I lied, “she just told me." I looked away.
"I don't believe you, but I can understand her wanting to protect you, especially from me.” He shook his head. His tone had been serious but then he smiled softly at me.
   I was momentarily stunned by him.
"You still haven't answered my question,” I reminded him gently.
“I…I’m not into relationships,” he shrugged as if it was nothing, but I knew he was lying.
"So, basically, you sleep around because you can get away with it and you think that having a girlfriend would hold you back and you'd get bored."
Very briefly, I saw his face crease with pain, but it happened so fast that I could have imagined it.
"Why? Were you thinking of applying for the position?" His grin was cheeky as he steered our conversation back onto safer ground.
I blushed. If only he knew how much I thought about him.
"Wow, is that a blush?" He looked surprised and then laughed loudly.
"Shut up!" I cringed as I punched his shoulder, my face burning hotter. "And no, I wasn't applying for anything, I'm seeing Adam, remember? I'm sort of taken,” I said proudly, holding my head high.
   He sobered then and looked up again at the sky.
"He's lucky,” I thought I heard him say under his breath.
"I said, ‘he's lucky’. But if he treats you bad, he's going to turn unlucky real quick." He looked serious.

Synopsis:  Falling in love isn't always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go...
Nineteen year-old Emma Harrington’s number one rule is; Never give your heart away to a man, no matter what. That lesson was learned early on in her life and she will never forget it.

Starting over in the USA, Emma starts college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do and live how she wants and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again.

That is until Scott Mason walks on stage…

Intense, bad boy Scott is the lead singer in a local and popular rock band. Ladies man and Ashley’s longtime friend, Emma is instantly drawn to him, even though he is everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette; light it, use it, and lose it.

For her cousin’s sake, she makes an effort to get along with Scott. She soon discovers that there is more to Scott which makes him even more dangerous in her eyes. Underneath the fa├žade of friendship; jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurities, fester and battle it out as she fights her attraction and history from repeating itself.

One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.

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Cora Hawkes lives in England with her man and their four children. She thinks the kindle is the greatest invention ever and hers is mostly filled with paranormal and fantasy romances. Favourite books are Kresley Cole's IAD series, Jennifer Armentrout's Covenant series and Heather killough-Walden's The Chosen Soul series.
Apart from family-time, reading and writing, she LOVES music and going to gigs. She hates soaps and rarely watches TV but loves The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Gossip Girl.


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