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Rock the Heart

(Black Falcon #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  30,198 ratings  ·  1,509 reviews
For the last four years, good girl Lane has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she told him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marketing company where Lane is an intern, she’s forced to see him again. I ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 330 pages
Published November 15th 2012 by Michelle A. Valentine Books (first published November 13th 2012)
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I've had this audiobook sitting on my Audible shelf for quite some time. Unable to decide what I was in the mood for, I decided to go with whichever title my finger landed on while the screen was scrolling down, and this was it. Luckily, it ended up being just what I needed!

'Rock the Heart' was sweet, angsty and, at times, heartbreaking. Although I wasn't surprised by the big "shocker" in the story, it still ripped me apart. Predictable or not, I was completely absorbed in this story.

The story c
DNF at 53 %. I will refrain from rating this book.


It's safe to say that YA & NA don't do anything for me, and I would really appreciate it immensely if every author would label their books accurately. Rock the Heart is by no means an Adult Romance. It's New Adult and if I'd've known it I wouldn't have read it in the first place. YA and NA are not my cuppa. Then again, I have to wonder why I loved the extremely young couple in Kristen Ashley's Games of the Heart so much. Maybe this was anothe
Michelle Valentine
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Gotta show love for my own book, right? LOL

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Kim Person
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Okay last night I got the ARC of this freaking awesome book and this was me.....

I was seriously stoked, jumping around, couldn't wait to read it, wait, why was I still jumping around I had the book so I calmed my arse down and got down to business......

This is a story of Lanie & Noel once high school sweethearts, first loves, first kiss well first everything! After high school graduation Lanie decides that Noel's music isn't really gonna go anywhere a
Jenny Levine
Oct 13, 2012 rated it liked it
The author had me at "Adam Levine is my inspiration for Noel Falcon."

Review to follow.
Sláinte Wanderlust
Cover & Title - 3 out of 5
Favorite Line - “This next song goes out to the girl who shredded my heart without hesitation back in high school. It's called Ball Busting Bitch, and Laine this one's for you.”
Favorite Character - Riff


I swear to fucking god i felt like i had already read this book this week! No wait a minute that was The Perfect Game, it totally reminded me of it, i cannot explain how without spoiling both books so i wont. I am not saying that either is a copy of either, i am tel
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}

You will never understand how desperate i was before that book!!!
For days, i couldn't read a whole book and after all that dissapointment...

...I thought... "Why don't i try a rock band book since i have a thing with these kind of stories???"
And thank God, it worked!!! I'm so happy right now!!!!

This book made my day!!!

Black Falcon is an absolutely amazing rock band and their leader singer, Noel Falcon, was such a georgeous dude!!!!
But this story started a little bit strange...

Akanksha❤ Søren♰
The guy on the cover looks like he is 35+ while in the book, the guy is 22.

I am sorry, but telling someone not to follow their dream and telling them that their dreams won't come true or are unrealistic is RUBBISH. Sorry Lane I would have slapped you hard if you ever fed me that shit.
Also, I am sorry, but not being with the love of your life just because of a 'JOB' is horrendous and so fucking stupid.

They were good together, the whole thing going with them was nice, cute and stuff but it mi
Nov 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF 60%

Amateurishly written. Unlikable characters. Dull and cliched rock star plot.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it

Lanie Vance is an intern at Center Stage Marketing. After earning her degree from the University of Texas, she's hoping to make a career for herself and a name at Center Stage. And the big opportunity she's been looking for has just landed in her lap. Except....

Noel Falcon, front man for rock group, Black Falcon is wanting Center Stage to handle the marketing of his children's charity. Four years ago, he was dumped by Lanie. She believed that like her, he should further his education and give u
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This book was fun, quick, and entertaining. I still can't decide if the very thing I didn't like about this book was the very thing I loved about it. Rock the Heart totally bipolared me! Noel Falcon was up, down and all over the place. He would proudly wave his asshole playboy flag one minute, but in the very next breath talk about how much he loved Lane and wanted her back. I would have loved to see more of a progression from cocky jackhole to bad boy in love instead of the constant back and fo ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 Ball Busting Bitch STARS

"The only mistake when it comes to love, is not going for it."

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of rock star books. Rock the Heart has now been added to my list of good rock star reads.

What makes is a good rock star read? Well for me it’s simple: One or more hot rock stars. Rock the Heart had that and so much more!

Lanie Vance is an intern looking for her big break at Center Stage. During a routine meeting Lanie finds herself picked to secure Noel Falcon’s business fo
May 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sfrc-spring-2018

Ok, what was this? I'm sorry, but I can't rate this more than 2 stars. It started out great...
“This next song goes out to the girl who shredded my heart back in high school. It’s called “Ball Busting Bitch,” and Lanie, this one’s for you.”

But two seconds after that quote he's totally in love with her and all the drama that follows is completely unnecessary and pointless.

I'm glad it was over fast. I don't think that I'll continue with this series, I'm just not interested in any of t
3.5 to 4 stars

This kind of reminded me of a toned down version of Olivia Cunning's Sinners books. Sinners lite, maybe? Where Lanie was concerned, Noel was a sweet, caring, jealous and an insecure mess all rolled into one hot piece of man. Lanie's "I want him, I don't want to want him. I love him, I can't be with him" routine got a little tedious. He's hot, he's a rock star and you love him! Get on that already! When Noel's big reveal finally happened, I didn't blame her for wanting to hit the ro
Emily Snow
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Epic gif-filled review to come. This book rocks my f*cking world! <3
Tammy  Zautner
Nov 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Sorry if this is kinda wordy, wasn't really sure how to word it and get all my thoughts in....

My friend and I bought this book together the other day and she actually read it before me. She wanted me to hurry up and read it so she could hear my thoughts on it. She thought it was a so so read for her compared to some of the other rock band stories she has currently read. The truth is I am MUCH harsher with books then she is so I was nervous to read this after some of the things she talked about.
Smitten's Book Blog

If you're a lover of sexy, rockstar love stories, you'll love this. Great for fans of The Sinners, The Mighty Storm, etc.

However, as much as I loved it, I found it a little too reminiscent of the books I mentioned above. It had a bit of each story thrown in to make one new book.

I loved Noel. He is seriously, drool worthy and will have any rock hero fanatic drooling from the very beginning. With his cocky self assured one liners and his desperate love for Lanie, you can't not fall in love with N
This book is like the love child of The Mighty Storm and the Sinners on Tour books, with very strong elements of both plotlines pulled into this story.

Noel and Lanie were childhood sweethearts who shared a deeply intense love for each other, but Noel was left shattered when Lanie broke his heart at 18 when she told him she couldn’t take second place to his love of music that would never take him anywhere. Four years later, and Lanie is interning at a marketing firm, and Noel is now the lead sin
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC copy from the author in return for an honest review.

I'll admit it, I love rock star books. But Michelle Valentine already had me when she admitted that Adam Levine was her muse for this book. The cockiness, the swagger, the gorgeous butt and above all else, his sincerity with his feelings had me fall in love with Noel Falcon. Lanie isn’t without her merits too, she is independent, wants to succeed in her new job, but like me, can’t get past Noel Falcon. He’s that k
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'm totally in the minority here. I look at the sea of reviews, and I am practically an island on this book. The beginning, I was there. My heart was aching. I wanted to root for the couple.

Then, I listened to more (it was the audiobook version.) *Sigh* The beginning was the highlight, it only went downhill from there. Let me first start this autopsy by naming the subject, Lanie- from this point on in the review she will be named Doormat. She's supposed to be this eager marketing intern trying t
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
3.5 stars

So I was quite excited to read Rock The Heart. I had purposely stayed away from the teasers. First off I want to say that “you cannot re-invent the wheel”. There are so many books in this genre out there that yes despite comparisons being inevitable and originality somewhat unreachable, to purely compare would be injustice to this book and its Author.

I love my rock star books, music and its artists are an obsession of mine, so yeah I am a sucker for hot rock star books!

Did Rock the Hear
Lady Raven RAVE!
Intimacy Level: GOOD
Enjoyment: GOOD
Length: 2673 kindle
Style: Contemporary Rocker Romance

The band, Black Falcon, they put the func in dysfunctional. Between the groupies and whose sleeping with who, it was a quick, entertaining read. Lane's marketing company sends her for a few weeks to hang around the rich, sexy, rocker, Noel Falcon, to get a big contract. The problem, he is her ex whom she dumped after graduation. Now that he actually made it and she is nowhere near to moving up the l
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful rockstar read... I don't care how many books I read about hot rockers- I never get sick of them ;D

After breaking up with her high school boyfriend Noel Falcon four years ago, Lanie ends up crossing paths with him again. Now Noel is a smoking hot rockstar and she is working as an intern to work in marketing. To get her dream job, she will have to follow Noel's tour for 2 weeks to come up with a marketing campaign for his charity. They both still have feelings for each other. Bi
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved, indie
4.5 Ulcer Inducing Stars!

Rock the Heart was a wild ride through a variety of emotional peaks and valleys. One moment I was happy and then the next I was so freaking mad I snapped at my husband who asked what time I would be starting dinner. Does he not know that when I am reading a good book I could care less about food? Then because I just had to know what happened after a fork went through my heart, I told him I had to “use” the restroom and snuck my iPhone into my hoodie, locked the door and
This is the story of Lane and Noel. They were each other first and only love and best friends since childhood, until when they’re eighteen, Lana break up with Noel because she’s tired of being put in second place, behind his dreams, that she don’t think he can achieve.
Four years later his dreams came true and he’s the lead singer and front man of the one of the best rock bands in the world, the Black Falcon. She is an intern in a big marketing company that wants to score a deal with the band. S
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is a MUST read! It will take your emotions on a ride...happy, excited, sad...oh so many more, you'll just have to read it! You will instantly love Lanie and Noel, the supporting characters are great too! Highly recommended! ...more
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hey this is FREE right now! 3/27/14
May 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
Noel Falcon is a tool and Lanie needs to grow a backbone.
That is all.
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Four Stars

“I’ll do anything you want to make this happen between us, including give you time because I can’t lose you again. It hurts too fucking much.” ~ Noel

Son of a bitch! Curse you, Rockgods! You know you’re one of my weaknesses; my kryptonite. I couldn’t help but pick this book up. I seriously have issues. I can’t say no to these hot and sexy tattooed gods. The only thing that would totally make me combust is if he was a British rockstar. Alas, he is not, but that’s okay. Noel Falcon i
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC from the author. Thank you so much Michelle! You rock!

I don't even know where to begin! I LOVE this book so much that love isn't even an adequate enough word to describe it! It is that good!!
The relationship and attraction between Noel and Lanie is so intense, that you feel yourself being completely consumed by them and their story! If not for my kids, I would have not put this book down until I was done! Even then I only put it down once!
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New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic romance and New Adult novels. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspired her BLACK FALCON series.

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