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Fall For Me

(The Rock Gods #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,146 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy – and possibly his Rock God status.

The unlikely fr
Kindle Edition, 407 pages
Published May 11th 2013 by SleighFarm Publishing Group
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

Yeah, THAT.

This book has not been edited, or it has been edited by a poor-ass slacker who needs to be bitch slapped. The typos and grammar errors were really distracting, particularly the plentiful use of the wrong word ("sign" instead of "sigh," for example) and the massively distracting utilization of the possessive in lieu of the plural: "He was scared to have his parent's visiting" and "The two girl's were all over him" (I'm paraphrasing slightly, but you get the idea.) This made me want to
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I have read almost all the books in this series (except the mmf, book 2) and the "Guarding the Gods" series. I have no idea why I skipped book one, but this is something I do from time to time and I must have had my reasons (likely one of the books in this series caught my attention and I was too impatient to start at the beginning)

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So I corrected my mistake, when Christelle reminded me about this book.

Having read most books in this series, I already knew Dagger and Ryan. So far I have actually l
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
The bare bones of this story was really good, it's a trope that I usually like (rock stars and gay for you/out for you), but I found the execution sorely lacking.

First of all, the editing absolutely sucked. This author really needs to learn how to use punctuation, things like commas, apostrophes, colons, and semicolons. I don't remember how many times I read things like "he had two girl's on his lap", "he took me to a sport's bar", "his parent's wanted to see him", it was just bad. And the comma
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DNF at 46%. I will refrain from rating.

Well, can't say I didn't try. The synopsis sounded so promising, but unfortunately I never did find myself getting into the story.

The writing style grated with me from the very beginning. The POVs kept hopping from one to the other with no clear transition. It made it confusing and very difficult to get into the story.

As far the story goes? Well, truthfully there wasn't much to it for me.

Dagger is a sexy rock star who's gay but doesn't want his fans to find
4 Stars Loved it <3 <3
I will admit that when I first looked at this book I was intrigued by the cover. I LOVE badboy rockstars and judging by the cover this one was going to be perfect for me. However as I began to read the book I was sad to discover that Dagger wasn't a bad boy like I had hoped. I think he tried to put on this image for the public of being a drinking sexed up rocker but infact he was quite the opposite behind closed doors.

Even with this being the case I still loved it as I
And things were going so well. Despite some headhopping at the beginning of the story and a general need of editing, I was enjoying it. It was heading for three stars until around 70% when (view spoiler) I was too angry to believe in ...more
Aղցela W.
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was book 1 in the "Rock Gods" series this was a really good book it was a little long but still very good. Ryan Pierce is an entertainment reporter who goes to interview bad boy rock Dagger Drummond of Black Ice. When Dagger first sees Ryan he is instantly attracted to him of course he forgot about the interview he has company in the shower with him and comes out in a towel. Ryan who is at a crossroads in his life, his live in girlfriend Beth dumped him and his life has gotten boring. Ryan ...more
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story about Dagger and Ryan. Dagger was great from the beginning, sexy and funny. His taunting Ryan during their phone calls was great to read. I didn't even mind the ex-girlfriend. Even with the instant attraction from Dagger and somewhat from Ryan, it was a slow build up of their relationship. Even though the book was pretty predictable with where it was headed, it was still a good story with strong characters. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Jul 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
DNF at 54%

The writing -- prose, storytelling, etc -- is SO. DAMN. BAD.

There is no story here. The repetition is wondrous. The head hopping is perplexing. The fact that someone who has no writing ability whatsoever got this published is astonishing. And the ratings on this, nothing short of confounding.

The moral of the story: beware of bribed ARC readers and their misleading stars.

ps: The author rated her own story five stars. Had I seen that I wouldn't have even purchased it.
Emily Seelye
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, arc, musicians
Ryan doesn’t know what to do with his attraction to his interview subject, rocker Dagger Drummond. I like that these two become friends before anything happens, and that Dagger never pressures him to do anything he’s not ready for. It helps that he’s no out either. I like that there Ryan’s ex, who is also his best friend encourages him to pursue his attraction and won’t let him feel guilty about their relationship.

My only criticism is I wasn’t thrilled with the inevitable conflict, and hated how
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
ohhh price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US! 11/3/13 :)
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! From the minute they met their chemistry was crazy. They were very hot and sweet together.! I loved them as a couple.
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Well, that was an experience.

3.5 stars

This is my first ever M/M read. I've read M/F/M books and I've read books with M/M scenes in, but never read a solely male on male book! To be honest, it's not even something I've really even considered a whole lot.

I've read and reviewed for this author before and when she asked me to give this a go, having really enjoyed her previous works, I readily agreed.

And I have to say, I quite enjoyed it. I didn't, like some people have said they did, forget that it
Trisha Harrington
I'm not really sure what I should say about this. The idea was really good and one I thought I would love. Some parts worked well and others didn't. I'm giving this 3.5 but that isn't a very sure rating for me. I'm rounding it up and down in my head all the time.

Things I liked.
- The gay for you. It was believable, I guess.
- The chemistry between the two MC's.
- The fact it's part of a series, but I won't be continuing it Had it worked more, that would have had me very excited.
- It has a HEA.

Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
No matter what we live or what we think, sometimes it takes just one person to come into our lives to make us challenge we believe. This was a fabulous story about two men, Ryan and Dagger. Ryan thought he would be alone for the rest of his life and not quite understanding why. Ryan, an entertainment journalist, met Dagger, lead singer of Black Ice, and realized all that he thought was his life was not what it was. Ryan always over thinks everything and needs logic in his life. Dagger put his ow ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I had a feeling this was going to let me down. Probably because I never have much luck with rock star stories. I would have liked this a lot more had Ryan been a bit less of a ninny.Seriously, how long does one person need to freak out about being attracted to someone of the same sex? Get over it, dude, there are worse things. Seriously. You've got a hot, rich rock star panting after you and you're just as attracted to him, but you're freaking out because he's a guy?

To make things worse, Ryan a
Ann Lister
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A great love story between two men unlikely to fall for each other. One is a famous rock star living his life in the closet. The other man is an entertainment reporter that has spent his entire adult life believing he is straight - until he meets the rock star, and he's forced to face who he really is; who he's always been.

Fall For Me, is Book One in a new rock star romance series, The Rock Gods.
Kim Person
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock-roll, arc, mm
The author provided me an ARC of Fall For Me in exchange for an honest review ~ I knew a little bit about the book from the synopsis, of course, and I knew it was M/M romance which is a genre I read and enjoy! What I didn't expect how quickly I would fall in love with both Ryan & Dagger I could've..

Ryan Pierce is a journalist for a music magazine in LA. His assignment was to interview Dagger Drummond the sexy lead singer for Black Ice ~ a chart topping, award winning rock band! Dagger is a sexy,
This wasn't baaad... but wasn't super good either. It was just okay.

I had massive issues with repetitiveness in thoughts for the MCs as well as how the story was told. The POVs of the MCs were a mess and the constant flipping did my head in.

The sexy times would've saved this but they were too many and I actually started skipping them after a while. Honestly, this could've easily have been about a 100 pages shorter and would've still kept the essence of the story.

As it was, it was too long.
T.M. Smith
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ryan Pierce is a journalist for a popular music magazine in LA. He’s interviewed more rock stars than he can remember. Unbeknownst to him, his next interview is going to turn his world upside down and make him question who he is. Dagger Drummond is rock star gold. Everything about him oozes sex appeal, from his striking good looks to his air of confidence. The fact that he truly is a talented singer/songwriter is just a plus. Ryan gets a great interview from the meeting, but when he returns for ...more
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
•••• reread review

4.5 Stars

So, do you ever read a book and not particularly care for it, then go back and reread it and love it? Well, that's what happened here. Fall For Me was my first ever Ann Lister book and frankly, the first time around I didn't care for either of the main characters all that much. But after two years and countless books by this author, after rereading the story, I saw the characters in a new light. I always thought Dagger was far too pushy, and I'm not sure why because al
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
I did kind of enjoy reading this book, but there were several things that bothered me:

First of all, the premise seems rather stupid - a rock star (Dagger) who's long known he's gay, but has to hide it, because it would destroy his career. This story seems to take place right now (there are smartphones present) - why would coming out as gay (or even bi, since he also has affairs with female groupies) damage a musician's career? This doesn't seem believable at all... Also, Dagger has lots of one-n
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read many rock star romance books which I have enjoyed but I must admit it is not my favourite genre. I saw a review of this book on ggr and was intrigued as it said this book was a perfect read. I totally agree with that review. Yes one of the main characters is a rock star and the other a music journalist but that's such a small part of this story. This is about raw love from two intelligent guys that have to find the power and strength to deal with the past, the future as we ...more
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book yesterday and I can't stop thinking about it.... I absolutely loved it. We meet rocker Dagger and entertainment journalist Ryan... Dagger is a closeted rock star and Ryan goes to interview him. From that very first meeting you feel the sparks between the two.. Problem is Ryan is "straight". They immediately strike up a friendship and even though Dagger knows Ryan is straight he never misses an opportunity to flirt.. Here is when Ryan starts to doubt his sexuality because he ...more
Valerie Degeorge
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a beautiful love story about how a journalist who always thought he was straight meets up with a rock star who he interviewed he accidentally found rock star Dagger was GAY
This story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride with Ryan trying to fight his feelings for Dagger
This is definitely a five star plus read its a must read you will not be disappointed
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I really did love this book! I just love how it all unfolds. The only problem is the lack of band members interaction I craved.
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All love stories are tales of beginnings. When we talk about falling in love, we go to the beginning, to pinpoint the moment of freefall. - Meghan O'Rourke

after Black Ice's sold out performance at the Staples Center, Ryan Pierce, entertainment journalist for Music Spin, heads backstage to a private trailer for an interview with the band's lead vocalist Dagger Drummond. before the night is over, not only does Ryan have a story to write but he also discovers a secret about Dagger that could shock
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
October marked the highly anticipated release of Book 9 in The Rock God Series, Reinventing Us. Side note: I have yet to don my big girl panties to read it, but once said courage is donned, I’ll dive right in *snorts* Yes, I am a wally.

The release left me feeling nostalgic - it made me think of the couple who started this epic journey and heralded the beginning of my love for this series and author. Ryan and Dagger hold a very special place in my heart. They were unleashed to the world on 9 Nov
I've been wanting to read one of this author's works for a while and so when the opportunity came about in a challenge I jumped at the chance to finally check out "Fall For Me"

Overall I enjoyed the world building and storyline of this book that featured a rock god closet musician and a straight music industry reporter meeting up only to find there is a chemistry they can't deny. There was enough angst and conflict to make things interesting while the erotic scenes hat some heat that is toe curli
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Shannon by: Cassandra
I thought this was a pretty good book and definitely didn't read like it was 408 pages. Typical "in the closet" rock star trope with a ton of editing errors but still entertaining. Loved their sexy times but felt their final reunion was a little flat. I needed some groveling or something. Dagger got off way to easily. I would have probably even read the next one if it didn't have girly bits in it.
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Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within t

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