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After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Scarlett Moore discovers her boyfriend of five months is actually married with a child on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken, she decides it’s time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move to Atlanta and live with her. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta, where she works as an entertainmen ...more
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published June 30th 2013 by J.M. La Rocca (first published June 28th 2013)
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4.5 stars.

Decent debut novel! Ok so after Scarlett learns a secret about her boyfriend she bails from Alabama and heads to Georgia to live with her friend Jules. They go out to the club one night and are dancing and low and behold she sees sexy Kade Evans, singer of Perfectly Damaged. He apparently likes the way she shakes her booty and gets on the dance floor with her where they proceed to dry hump and get all hot and heavy.

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She then meets him again Monday morning when she learns she is ass
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, rock-god
5 Jumping Up and Down Stars

Glory Glory Hallelujah. What an awesome book. I mean awesome as have written 47 books and you finally wrote a good one EXCEPT this is Ms LaRocca's first book. So this is me.....

Scarlett is having a bad day. She just found out her boyfriend, Trey is married and expecting a baby. Yep...all the ingredients for a bad day right there.

I didn't intend to look at his phone.

Well you did sister and now what are you going to do? Scarlett decides to move to Atlanta and s
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing

WOW!!! What the fuck did I just read???

Lifeless is a shocker for sure! After reading the blurb for this book, I knew I NEEDED to read it. Not only for the mention of a Rock Star, but also because any good book (my fucked up opinion) has a secret. I'm a sucker for them.

Scarlett has recently discovered her boyfriend is not only married, but is also expecting his first child with his wife. Yeah, can we say FUCKTARD!!! Due to heartbreak and the lack of anything keeping her in her place, she de
Lexi Buchanan
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cannot believe this is the authors first work - it is well written, the flow is flawless.

The book doesn't jump straight in with "sex" and there is a getting to know you period. I loved the characters, well most of them and just wanted to carry on read.

Well done JM LaRocca!!! Hurry up with book 2 please.
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
I was so not expecting that!

I went info Lifeless not knowing anything about it. Judging by the cover, it seemed like a thriller to me. I don't know why but the cover girl looks freaky. Freaky as in scary. Ha

Anyways, I went into the book clueless. I was pleasantly surprised with the opening scene, it was nicely done. There we meet Scarlett and her boyfriend Trey, who just so happens to be married with a baby on the way. Gah, what a tool! Fast forward five months--Scarlett has moved in with her be
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Scarlett Moore has just graduated & is happy until she finds out that her boyfriend of 5 months, Trey, is married with a child on the way! Devastated she flees to Atlanta to live with her best friend Jules. She helps her secure a job as an entertainment insurance agent.

She is assigned a client that turns out to be the celebrated Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Their chemistry is sparking, but Kade has dark secrets. These become more apparent as the story progresses, and Scarlett makes it her
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

I liked it, but then I didn't. I barely tolerated the characters... This book screamed "teapot calling the kettle black"..

So our heroine finds the guy she lost her V card to is actually married and has been all this time.. So what does she do? She dumps him and moves to Atlanta with her bff.
In ATL she meets rocker rocker turned TV star, while she is preaching to the world about good morals and how you don't mix business with pleasure she is spreading it for him.. She was too all over the place f
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I hope we don't have to wait 79 years for book two!!!! ...more
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Oh dear sweet baby Jesus where do I begin? Um I could begin with this was one seriously kick ass book, or I could begin with WTF did JM give us to read and why did she wait so long to give it to us, or I could even just begin from the very beginning because this is defiantly a book yall don’t want to miss. So here goes nothin’.

Let me start with the characters. Okay so we have Scarlett, sweet, cute, and shy Scarlett. She is a character you can’t help but like because she is sweet to the very core
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

Don’t let the title fool you, “Lifeless” by J.M. La Rocca is anything but. Fast-paced and utterly addictive, this story sucked me in from page one. La Rocca has skillfully crafted two amazing leads that I fell hard for. There’s Scarlett, a hard-knock heroine with a heart of gold and a spirit of steel, and Kade, a swoon worthy damaged rock God that will have you breathing heavy while still feeling the need to occasionally shake some sense into
Maribel  Giusto
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
** I received an Advanced Readers Copy from the author for my honest review**

Yes! Amazing read from J.M. LaRocca! I'm left feeling like this at the moment....

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Lifeless grabs you from the very beginning and does not let you go until you have turned the last page! I need more Scarlett and Kade!!

I love Larocca's steamy scenes.. ***Bow-chicka-wow-wow!*** I got caught up in every scene. ...

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The love story between Scarlett and Kade... well kinda broke my heart a little bit. But it just worked some
Brandy Lynn
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. God. This book was total AMAZEBALLS! Seriously, it was nothing short of fan-fucking-tastic! I had a feeling when I first started reading the teasers on the author’s facebook page that Lifeless was going to be good, but boy oh boy Author J.M. La Rocca blew me away! You would NEVER know this is a debut novel – the writing is flawless! I was completely enthralled with the story line, plot, and characters! I read this baby in just under 5 hours and I am not even sure I stopped for a bathroom ...more
Jul 26, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. But for the record, Kade was smoking hot!

Scarlett is duped by her boyfriend of only 5 months. Married and expecting a baby...LOSER!!

She decides to leave and head to Atlanta to live with BFF Jules and work with her. They provide insurance for movie stars ;)

One night at the club and she's grinding all over a hot guy. Come Monday morning, said hot guy is her new client! Meet Kade, sexy lead singer turned actor. He has a history of drug use, so her job is to basically babysit him and make
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was able to read some reviews from readers who received an advanced copy of the book and knew going in that it was a cliffhanger. Still, I know there is so much more to learn but I’m happy that I read this book. Actually, more than happy. I love these characters and LaRocca has a wonderful storytelling ability. She let the reader get to know Scarlett and what makes her tick, but I LOVE her best friend Jules.

Kade, oh! what can I say. He’s hot and beneath all the Rock Star personality he’s reall
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
Jeez, what a ride this was, I really wasn't expecting to 'live' this book!

I cannot give this anything less than 5 stars. This has all the best ingredients to make for a grade A page turner. So many questions were floating in my head, I knew as I was plowing through it wasn't going to be an easy ride and that's what made me love it all the more.

I wanted to grab Kade and kiss the bejesus outta him and then just like Scarlett I wanted to slap him so hard! And what's with Bryce? Jeez throw another h
All I can say is are you fucking kidding me with that ending? Why?! I need more. I don't want to be left hanging like that. This is me whining.

And Jess... You are a bitch.

That's all. I can't really say much about this but that it was awesome... and then it was heartbreaking.
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh.My.Lord.... This book had my attention from the moment I read the first syllable. I ignored the cliffhanger warnings and plowed through this book like I was starving. You need to read this book, like yesterday. Book 2 needs to get with the program. I am in need!
Kim Person
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Before I get into my song & dance about Lifeless I will admit that I KNEW by the end of the first chapter this was a book that I wanted added to my collection of Rock Star Romances ~ yes I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion but I PURCHASED this cause it is a MUST read to me and frankly it had me totally....

Scarlett has just found out her boyfriend, Trey, of five months is MARRIED ~ Believe me the way she found out was downright AWFUL and it had me wanting to totally....

the jer
Swoon Worthy
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh dear sweet baby Jesus where do I begin? Um I could begin with this was one seriously kick ass book, or I could begin with WTF did JM give us to read and why did she wait so long to give it to us, or I could even just begin from the very beginning because this is defiantly a book yall don’t want to miss. So here goes nothin’.

Let me start with the characters. Okay so we have Scarlett, sweet, cute, and shy Scarlett. She is a character you can’t help but like because she is sweet to the very core
Amazing debut novel! Ms. LaRocca does not disappoint with this passionate and heartbreaking novel! Not knowing what to expect from this first-time author, I purchased this novel from it’s intriguing premise.

Scarlett Moore finds herself on vacation with her boyfriend. What she doesn’t know is that his life is not what it seems. And, will she ever be able to trust him again? I think not! So, she up and moves from her hometown in Alabama to best-friend, Jules’ current residence of Atlanta, Georgia.
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


Okaaaay. I think the teaser is enough to make you want more!!!


The opening is as explosive as the rest of the pages. J.M. La Rocca didn't waste any time or any pages of the book.

I don't think Lifeless is an apt title because this novel is everything but lifeless. It's hot, sensual, intense and sexy. I couldn't put it down if I wanted to. Kade was so consuming, like Scarlett, I was instantly drawn to him. I wanted to know him more. I wanted to know what his
Abby P.Cook
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lifeless by J.M. LaRocca

I don't tend to read books with a cliffhanger, but I am so glad that I did!! I would have hated missing out on this book!!!

This book starts off with Scarelett Moore finding out that her boyfriend of 5 months has a wife and a baby on the way. her long time best friend Jules ( LOVE HER!! ) talks her into moving in with her and gets her a job working where she works as an entertainment insurance agent. ( totally kool job ) She then get the sexy, smokin hot, and totally swoon
Khanique McDaniel
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
This story reminded me of a police report or statement. We spent a lot of time in the mind of Scarlett and conversations were few and unnecessary all at the same time. When there were conversations, they were of little to no importance and the things we should have spent time discussing were never touched.

I felt no connection between the characters, especially where it mattered, with Kade and Scarlett. Their back stories and relationship were not believable at all. I will give them the first sex
Tamsyn Bester

**WARNING: This book has a cliff-hanger**

Scarlett Moore had a hard life growing up - her father left when she was young and her mother turned to drugs and alcohol. Because of her childhood, she grew up thinking she was worthless.

After having her heart broken, she decides to move to Atlanta with her best friend Jules, where she gets a job as an Entertainment Insurance Agent. It's not her dream job but when the chance to start over comes up, she grabs it.

Part of her job means meeting an array of
Reading is my Time Out
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I literally could not put this book down!! Other than doing progress updates on Goodreads... I never even bookmarked this book!! I was stunned by 10% into Lifeless and was engrossed by 16%... I didn't eat, talk, or get up out of my comfy chair until I saw 100% on my Kindle. Then I sat there with my mouth gaped open staring at the screen and loudly screamed... "WHAT?!?!?!" This is a MUST read and ASAP!!

Scarlett Moore has just graduated from college with honors, thinks she has found the love of he
K.M. Galvin
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.75 stars!!

I'm still on the fence with the rating on this one because all of the problems I have with book will probably be solved since it is a series. I reserve the right to change after book 2 LOL! Stuff I had a problem with: I felt like the relationship progressed very fast. The author fast forwarded the relationship a month without really showing any of it which is ok but since the relationship is heavily based on sex, I feel like an actual relationship should
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!

*I received this book as an ARC from the author for an honest review*

This book was great! It has an awesome storyline that keeps you intrigued the whole way through and although it ends with a cliffhanger I definitely recommend it!

The main character Scarlett is one of the most relatable female characters that I have read in that she deals with everything thrown at her in a way that most women would. She comes off as your everyday woman which is refreshing to read. She is friendly, intel
Maria's Book Blog
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying this isn't your typical troubled girl/troubled guy story where the problems are in the past and now they just have to cope and grow from their experiences. Nope, in this novel the problems from the past never really went away & have followed them into adulthood and continue to wreak havoc. This is one story where I am NOT rooting for the bad boy. I honestly think he's too much trouble and way too dangerous to be worth it. I mean we're talking about some serious law bre ...more
LIFELESS is an enjoyable and cute story of sparks flying when a regular girl meets a famous musician.

Scarlett leaves Alabama for a fresh start in Georgia after she finds out her boyfriend is actually married with a child on the way. Her best friend, and now roommate, Jules, gets her a job and saves her from becoming a homebody.

On one of their girls’ nights out, Scarlett shares an extremely intense dance with a gorgeous stranger, only to find out that he’s Kade Evans, the lead singer of a famou
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy in exchange for my honest thoughts on this book.

I absolutely loved this book! Tattooed, bad boy alpha male hero? Check! Smart and strong heroin? Check! I loved Kade and Scarlett separately and I loved them even more together. Life hasn't been easy on Scarlett and after discovering that her boyfriend is married, she moves to Atlanta to start over. Only when she gets there, she is knocked off her feet by rock star Kade. Their chemistry is intense and so very hot, I couldn'
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“Do you feel the heat?"
I could feel his hot breath on my ear and it was sending lightning bolts down my body.
"Yes." I said, biting my lower lip.
He grabbed my hips and pulled me closer, nuzzling his face to my ear. "I feel that heat every time I look at you, Scarlett, since the first time I saw you." My breathing picked up speed. "You make me feel things that scare the fuck out of me, but I like the way they make me feel. Can you feel it too, Scarlett?" I could only nod.”
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